Team

More than just code monkeys

We're not your average software dev team.

At Vertical Motion, we’re natural solvers and organizers with a passion for finding the cleanest way to eliminate an obstacle (or turn it into a stepping stone).

Through our office in Calgary and our new office in Kelowna, we act as agents of growth offering coaching, design, software development and support for all kinds of companies – from startups to fortune 100.

Vertical Motion offers full service software development, native and web-based mobile development, business analysis, enterprise integration, online marketing, and graphic design. We’ve developed multiple customized applications to solve real-world problems for businesses of all sizes. We’re a full-service team for everything from your idea-on-a-napkin, to website or app development, to maintenance, and support for your next great idea.

Mobile Apps

Take your work mobile

We use technology to eliminate inefficiencies left over from the old days of paper processes.

We’re an award-winning team with cumulative decades of web experience. We specialize in innovating web and mobile-based solutions to streamline business processes.

Clutch Top App Developers Canada 2015
Clutch Top App Developers Canada 2016
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Calgary 2018
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Canada 2019
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Canada 2020
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Jason Jones

  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS
  • SALES DEVELOPMENT
  • Jason’s strong business sense and entrepreneurial spirit are driving forces in his work. After selling his first retail business at the age of 19, he set out to be a pioneer in the emerging internet industry. Through his 20 year career, Jason has gathered a diverse client portfolio including Dell, HP, Bell, Canadian Pacific Railway, Shell, Shaw Communications Inc., Lloyd’s of London, and Stuart Olson. A practiced leader and team–builder, Jason has grown and managed successful web departments in the UK and helped mentor several Canadian startups. He capably organizes and directs resources in the service of internal and external customers through his own company, Vertical Motion, interpreting and facilitating business needs with careful efficiency. Jason has a multi–faceted background in several industries, and now as a Foresight Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR), he’s able to help bring decades of executive level experience to Cleantech Startups. He’s a consummate self–starter, equally able to direct vision from a high level, and get down in the trenches to get things done.

    Bill Copeland

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS
  • Bill has over 12 years of diverse work experience as a Professional Project Manager and has led a variety of unique projects and diverse teams. He believes that the key to optimal team performance is communication, and has a track record of driving project efficiency through effective communication. Bill has been described as an “Engineer with a personality,” and he combines his technical background, sales experience, and passion for continuous improvement to look at challenges from multiple perspectives. He believes in continuous professional improvement, and will achieve his Professional Project Management (PMP) certification this summer.

    Gwynn Kirk

    Gwynn Kirk - Design
  • DESIGNER
  • EDITOR
  • Gwynn is a veteran of the turn–of–the–century Internet boom, but has considered the web her medium since 1997 when she made her first website. She initially studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the Alberta College of Art & Design, but worked as a graphic designer and writer early on for the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta. After cutting her teeth in their marketing department, Gwynn moved forward with Stormworks, a leading edge internet consulting firm which provided exposure to a variety of roles, such as site strategy development, interface usability analysis, graphic design, and copyediting. Gwynn continued as a writer and designer online with Star Choice, and later Replicon, where she designed the look & feel of next–generation web applications and managed usability decisions for new features. After Replicon, she consulted in the same vein as a writer and designer with Material Insight for over two years. With Vertical Motion, Gwynn has continued her interface design and graphic design career in everything from mobile devices to large scale print pieces.

    Kyle Anderson

    Kyle Anderson - Developer
  • DEVELOPER
  • WORDPRESS
  • With an ICT career spanning 20 years, Kyle is an experienced & dedicated professional who strives to continuously improve and innovate in developing digital communications solutions & strategies. A full stack web developer who keeps up to date with the tools of modern web development as well as a capable designer, Kyle partnered in an independent communications & design firm for over 17 years. He has extensive experience in budgeting & managing the design and development of online solutions for clients in a broad range of businesses and organizations. His goal with every project is to establish and enhance client online presence and help them stay connected with their stakeholders. Combining technical education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with art & design study at the Alberta College of Art & Design Kyle brings a well-rounded skill set to projects combining creativity with a broad range of technical knowledge and experience.

    Pablo Cafiso

    Pablo Cafiso - Developer
  • DEVELOPER
  • BACK-END
  • Pablo is a Microsoft Certified Professional with over 24 years of programming experience, in a wide variety of programming languages and technologies, developing Commercial, Financial, Interface, Data Conversion, Mobile and Utility Applications. His experience dates back to those days before Windows came to our lives, having designed and developed programs for old DOS machines.

    He also holds a Telecommunications and Electronics Technician High School diploma that gives him insight on what is happening inside the computer when a program is running, allowing him to understand how the data that powers the Internet and Mobile apps world travels back and forth.

    In 1998 he became a Microsoft Certified Professional, and after coming to Canada in 2002, he obtained his Web Site Creation and Design certificate, and finally settled as a Computer Programmer in 2005.

    Ben Gao

  • DEVELOPER
  • UNITY
  • Ben is a junior developer capable in various programming languages and developer tools. Specializing in Unity, he is prepared to utilize the engine’s flexibility and high quality graphics to help create beautiful, interactive applications that satisfy a client’s needs. A graduate from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, he has the technical background to problem solve and apply critical thinking in various situations. He also possesses previous experience with other game engines and programs, like Godot, as a former creative technologies instructor. This enhances his understanding of the unique software environment of game engines, allowing him to more efficiently apply various functionalities to Unity-created applications. He aims to continue to hone his skills and apply his technical knowledge to contribute to the development of Vertical Motion’s robust software and applications.

    Tyler Mikitka​

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • COMMS
  • Tyler is a bright and aspiring marketer whose passion lies in turning client’s visons into reality. He specializes in social media marketing, content development, design, communications, SEO optimization, and online advertising. Tyler’s enthusiasm towards optimizing organizational performance paired with his love for all things business helps him in positioning businesses in the best light possible. His Mount Royal University BBA education has equipped him with the skills needed to grow brand awareness, increase community engagement, connect with end-users, and drive leads. Tyler is considering the idea of furthering his educational journey with the addition of an MBA in the future, with the hope of gaining greater business insight while refining his already established skills. His unique industry experience including the oil & gas industry, the golf industry, and independent consulting has given Tyler a diverse understanding of customer needs and has helped him in his role at Vertical Motion. Eager to jump on any project Tyler is always ready to help find solutions to your toughest problems.

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    Jessica Budge

  • PM
  • BA
  • Aryon Billings - Project Managment

    Aryon Billings

  • PM
  • BA
  • Iain Ingram - Architecture

    Iain Ingram

  • ARCHITECTURE
  • DEVELOPMENT
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