Management

Phil D’Eon, President and Chief Technology Officer

Phil is a co-founder of CaseBank and the originator of its SpotLight® product concept. He continues to guide the innovation of CaseBank’s hybrid reasoning technology and pioneers new applications of the technology. His thirty-five years of aerospace experience includes eight years of hands-on aircraft maintenance, twenty years of technology innovation and development, and twenty-seven years of executive management.

Chris Lewis, Chief Operating Officer

Chris is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CaseBank’s day-to-day operating activities, including managing budget and financial goals, and executing business strategies for the development and growth of CaseBank’s products and services. Prior to his role as COO, Chris was the VP of Professional Services with the company since 2013, where he was responsible for the execution and fulfillment of proposals, contracts and schedules for CaseBank’s technology-intensive projects. Chris brings 25 years of experience in delivering successful customer engagements that result in long-term business relationships. Prior to CaseBank, Lewis held senior positions at Atlantis Systems International. Lewis graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Engineering Science (Aerospace) and is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.). He also served five years as a Canadian Forces Reservist in a combat engineer regiment.

Stephen G. Downie, Vice President, International & Strategic Accounts

Steve is responsible for International Sales and Strategic Accounts at CaseBank, reporting directly to the CEO. With over 25 years of global sales and marketing experience, Steve is an innovative leader with numerous achievements in technology and technical publishing to his credit, including the development of the first commercial Unix-based publishing system; SGML, HTML and XML commercial editors; and the first, automated PDF-to-XML conversion software. Using an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, Steve has successfully developed markets, channels and marketing strategies for continued, accelerated growth of several technology companies. Before joining CaseBank, Steve co-founded Exegenix Canada and Exegenix Research, in partnership with Tata Infotech Ltd. (now Tata Consultancy Services). Prior to that, Steve was also the President of MainSale Technologies and Vice President of Sales for SoftQuad Inc.

Carl Solomon, Chief Financial Officer

Carl manages CaseBank’s day to day financial affairs and serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting, report compliance and financing. With over 30 years experience in accounting, he has practiced as a sole practitioner and as an audit partner at Thorne Riddell and then at Deloitte Haskins + Sells, national accounting firms. He also brings 10 years’ experience in human resources management as human resources partner in accounting offices with over 80 people. Using his experience in strategic planning, he led seminars on maximizing client profitability for audit partners and managers throughout North America.

Mark Langley, Vice President, Research & Development

Mark is a co-founder of CaseBank and the architect of its SpotLight® product family. In the role of Vice-President, Research & Development, he maintains overall architectural responsibility for all CaseBank software solutions, and for their integration with partners’ and customers’ systems. He manages all technical and personnel aspects of the company’s software engineering capabilities. In addition, Mark serves on the management committee for strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining CaseBank, he was a senior software developer with Atlantis Aerospace Corporation, where he developed autopilot and turbojet engine control software for unmanned air vehicles. He also conducted several successful research projects on the applicability of artificial intelligence techniques for adaptive flight control systems.

John Snow, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Alliances

John is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CaseBank’s marketing and strategic alliances, with special emphasis on product positioning, sales support, market awareness and partnerships. John is tasked with developing effective relationships with software vendors and system integrators that support the manufacture and operation of complex equipment, thereby opening new markets to CaseBank’s technology. John has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and strategic alliances. Prior to CaseBank, John held senior positions at Enigma Information Retrieval Systems and PTC. He started his career as a design engineer for GE Aviation.

Steve Lightstone, Vice President, Sales

Steve is responsible for overseeing business development and sales. In his role at CaseBank, Steve is tasked with developing relationships with manufacturers and operators of complex equipment, and airline maintenance organizations.

His thirty years of experience include sales and sales leadership positions in several high technology firms, including IBM and ten years running Corner Office Leads, a sales and marketing consultancy, which he founded, helping organizations including SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.