Our Team

We are a passionate team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers, with backgrounds in media, technology and publishing.

Our founders have a 75-year family history in the publishing business as co-founders of the modern-day Toronto Star, the largest daily print newspaper in Canada. 

Our support base includes 35+ investors, $3.5M in funding, experienced advisors, and media & technology partnerships.

 

Nelson B. Thall – CEO

I am a media and technology entrepreneur with lifelong roots in newspaper and online publishing businesses and responsible for setting the company’s overall direction and product strategy.  I am passionately evolving the way we experience the Web for society to reap greater rewards from the internet, making it easier to discover and discuss the Web, and increasing engagement at the place’s people own; their websites. 

Co-founder and Director of HVR Technologies Inc.

 

Henry Thall – COO

I manage our team for us to execute our objectives. Within an agile environment, I run sprint planning of development, design, and testing resources. I manage the end-to-end requirements, quality, and delivery of mobile and web applications on various platforms (iOS, Android, Web). I am a constant reader and student of media, culture and communication and how it affects the times in which we live.

Co-founder and Director of HVR Technologies Inc.

 

Jesse Capon – CIO

I focus on protecting our technology now and into the future. I have been awarded Patents in Communication Encryption, IT Security and Digital Platforms and Networks. I have created and protected IP in the spaces of Technology, Music, Marketing, Media, Telecommunications, Banking and Financing, App Development, Entertainment, Higher Learning and Not for Profit.

Co-founder and Director of HVR Technologies Inc, Founder of The Joule Group. Clients have included: Google, Rogers, Cisco and TD. I  Attended Berklee, York, VIU, The Banff Center.

 

Kit Gerasimov – Head of Technology

A linguist in a very broad sense of the word, I study how humans communicate in life – through language, signs, emotions, technology. It is my task to bring people just a tad closer together, which I strive to achieve with our app – by making it intuitive and natural.

On a more personal note, I am deeply fascinated with all things mathematical, musical and historical. And no, I don’t think there’s controversy. I also like shoes.

 

Jackie Lee – UI/UX Designer

I design delightful experiences for digital products by crafting visually creative and consistent user interfaces. With hvr, I work closely with the team to ensure the flow of the products feel familiar, the design system is well maintained, and the visual language meets our expectations in design excellence. Outside of hvr, I continue to sharpen my craft through branding design and illustration.