The Tasytt Story

Bright-eyed and fresh from university, the founders quickly found their naïve enthusiasm sullied by an outdated handbook and an absentee training process. While each founder had different corporate learning experiences, each left them disillusioned and frustrated—existing solutions were convoluted, boring or failed to address day-to-day operations. Chris set out to find a solution. When he discovered none, he rallied the others and together they began to fill the gap.

After countless iterations, Chris' solution evolved into a thoughtfully designed platform. Then, in Spring 2016, the team brought Obie to life as a bot, able to answer questions, deliver training and act as a conversational interface for the platform.

The company name Tasytt is derived from the word "tacit", used to describe complex knowledge and intangible ideas that are difficult to quantify or exchange.

The Mission

Tasytt's mission is to help companies organize their knowledge and make it universally accessible and useful. We want to make work easier, to help new members get up to speed faster and to foster a culture of knowledge-sharing.

Tasytt Mission

Fady Makram

Lead Engineer

Fady is a passionately curious Software Engineer with a love for entrepreneurship. His first encounter with programming was at the age of 12, building bots to automate online games and internet marketing tools.

He enjoys teaching others about software, speaking at conferences, and blogging. When not coding, you can find him outdoors hiking, camping, running, or biking.

John Kyeremeh

Head of Growth

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."

John is passionate about building global companies from the ground up. He has a passion for traction and improving the way people enjoy the work they do everyday.

John studied at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. When not thinking about all things marketing he loves psychology, great conversation, beaches, and huskies.

Carolyn Chong

VP Product

She has a keen interest in product development, with a sharp eye for detail. When not in front of her computer, she enjoys exploring all the jewels of the Canadian outdoors.

Born and bred in Hamilton, Carolyn graduated from the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University with a Combined Honours in Computer Science. It's a mouthful, but let's just say she's learned about the best of both the arts and sciences worlds, which comes in handy when creating and shaping our friendly neighbourhood chatbot beaver, Obie.

Ravinda Seunath

Co Founder and CXO

He describes himself as an Online Aficionado, a past online student, remote worker, social media junkie, and online shopper! He has a passion for online learning and development, and is an enthusiastic entrepreneur... just living the dream, one knowledge book at a time.

Ravinda studied at the University of Windsor/St. Clair College, and graduated with Academic Honors in Business Administration with an HR focus.

Alex Sopinka

Co Founder and CTO

His passion for coding created the backbone for Tasytt. Every day, Alex takes crazy ideas and makes them a reality. He's been programming since he was six years old, from desktop to web to chatbots, and has now fallen in love with conversational UI and of course, Obie. He also really, really likes tacos.

Alex received an honours designation in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a world-reknowned destination for engineering, with a focus on calculus and astrophysics.

Chris Buttenham

Co Founder and CEO

Chris got into the tech space magically. No really, he performed magic professionally at a young age and gravitated towards the digital space to promote himself. By the age of 15 Chris registered his first business that provided digital marketing for other entertainers and small businesses. A self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and hustler, Chris is passionate about technology and specifically how bots will change the way we look at software.

Chris holds his degree from Hamilton's prestigious McMaster University in high esteem, where he studied Sociology.

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