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About Us

Manually sorting through so much online content to understand what a person’s conduct says about them wastes time, costs loads and misses facts.

Enter Valital. We’re on a mission to help companies save significant time on online media analysis and react faster to incidents relating to their stakeholders. How? Our AI-backed solution scans millions of online records in minutes, raises misconduct red flags instantly, and keeps risk and security teams informed of people’s conduct through live updates.

Born in Montréal in 2018, Valital is led by a seasoned human capital professional,  an AI enthusiast, and a tech entrepreneur. We’re supported by an industry-leading Advisory Board, allied with the best-of-the-best partners and joined by engaged shareholders.

Leadership

Ronny
Ronny
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Meet Ronny, an experienced human capital strategist with vast corporate IT and HR experience now building solutions as an AI entrepreneur.

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Alex
Alex
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Meet Alex, a passionate entrepreneur building on his healthcare start-up experience to create transformational platforms that help companies achieve powerful results.

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Marc-André
Marc-André
Chief Technology Officer

Meet Marc, a technology evangelist and AI enthusiast. Marc is an entrepreneur-driven executive with broad experience in R&D, DevOps, software engineering and IT security.

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Ladanna James
Ladanna James
Head of Marketing & Business Development

Meet Ladanna, award-winning writer and brand, marketing and communications professional with a clear view of business imperatives. Ladanna is customer-led and market-oriented, recognizing that marketing is the engine of business growth.

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Advisory Board

Don Aviv
Don Aviv

Don Aviv, CPP, PSP, PCI is the President of Interfor International LLC – a US-based leading global corporate intelligence and security consulting firm, headquartered in New York.

Don Aviv, CPP, PSP, PCI is the President of Interfor International LLC – a US-based leading global corporate intelligence and security consulting firm, headquartered in New York. Mr. Aviv oversees all aspects of Interfor’s cases, clients, personnel and operations across the globe. He has extensive investigative, security consulting, crisis mitigation and risk management experience. He is also an advisor to a number of start-ups and non-profit organizations in the security and safety sectors. Prior to joining Interfor, Mr. Aviv managed the Global Security department for an international software company, where he was responsible for the security and safety of company assets and employees within 138 field offices. Don holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an Alpha Phi Sigma M.S. in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he taught Homeland Security and Emergency Management courses. Don has been Board Certified by ASIS, where he has held volunteer leadership positions.

Elie Alam
Elie Alam

Elie leads Digital Transformation at the Royal Bank of Canada and is the Global Head of ERP and Work Technologies.

Elie leads Digital Transformation at the Royal Bank of Canada and is the Global Head of ERP and Work Technologies. He focuses on delivering a fundamentally improved Human Experience Platform for 90,000 employees globally. Prior to RBC, Elie had advised more than 30 complex organizations across several industries in their digital transformation journeys up to the implementation of on-premise and cloud solutions, such as SAP and Workday. He also led professional services sales and delivery at Accenture and Deloitte, across 3 continents. Elie holds degrees in Science, Biomedical Engineering and General Management from McGill University and the University of Montreal.

Gaétan Houle
Gaétan Houle

Gaétan is a senior independent cyber security consultant, following 35 years of senior positions in the Canadian government and in the private sector.

Gaétan is a senior independent cyber security consultant, following 35 years of senior positions in the Canadian government (Department of National Defense, Department of Foreign Affairs) and in the private sector (Bombardier Aerospace, Airbus Group, Bell Canada, Ernst & Young). Among his roles, Chief Engineer Communications Security, Consul at the Canadian Embassy in Peru following the 1996-97 terrorist crisis, Chief Security Officer and National Cybersecurity Practice Leader. He wrote the security plan to protect the IT and telecom infrastructure for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Mark Folmer
Mark Folmer

Mark Folmer is the Chief Operating Officer at Robotic Assistance Devices, a high-tech company that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-powered solutions.

Mark Folmer is the Chief Operating Officer at Robotic Assistance Devices, a high-tech company that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-powered solutions that empower organizations to solve complex security and service challenges. Mr. Folmer is a 25 year security industry veteran. Over the years, he has held senior roles in security services across Canada, has launched a security services consulting firm, has served on the corporate security team of Canada’s largest telecommunications company and has created the security function for a Montreal based software company. Named to IFSEC's Global influencers list in 2018 and 2019, Mark is a Business School Graduate, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyI). Marc volunteers with ASIS International, the largest global association of security professionals and has contributed to various standards impacting private security and security awareness. Marc also teaches courses in the Security and Police Studies at the Université de Montréal.

Robert Ouellette
Robert Ouellette

Robert is the Chief Corporate Services Officer (CCSO) at WSP, a global management and consultancy firm in the built and natural environment.

Robert is the Chief Corporate Services Officer (CCSO) at WSP, a global management and consultancy firm in the built and natural environment, where he leads the implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at optimizing employee experience and at positioning the company’s digital offerings. Previously, Robert has held executive roles at Desjardins Financial Group, Rio Tinto, Alcan and Accenture. He served on the Management Committee of Desjardins. Robert also sits on the board of directors of Virtual construction and Technology BIM Inc., a digital start-up in the engineering and construction industry sector.

Steve Hack
Steve Hack

Steve is a senior independent consultant with more than 30 years of experience in executive roles.

Steve is a senior independent consultant with more than 30 years of experience in executive roles. He is currently consulting on a number of risk management, governance and regulatory initiatives. Steve is a retired Ernst & Young (EY) consulting partner and former leader of the firm’s risk management practice. He managed a diverse book of business of both private and public sector clients in various industries including asset management, retail and consumer products, real estate, mining and manufacturing, among others. Prior to joining EY, Steve was chief audit executive for a global, Fortune 500 company.

Financed by private Canadian & International executives and entrepreneurs

Partners & Clients

At Valital, we collaborate with leading researchers, security agencies, recruitment softwares, and professional firms that are as passionate about the power of trusted AI as we are. Are you interested in teaming to transform the future of enterprise risk security and recruitment together? If so, we should talk.

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Careers

If you’re passionate about building real solutions that drive real results,
Valital could be the place for you.

We’re an agile start-up founded on deep technical expertise, and fueled by entrepreneurial grit. At Valital, we celebrate big ideas and co-develop new solutions that help recruitment and security teams do their jobs better, faster, sooner. If you’ve got ideas to share and skills to contribute, check out our job postings or share your CV. We’ll keep it handy as new roles open up. 

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