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Michael Prokop, MBA
Managing Partner

Mike is a recognized management professional, having over 17 years conducting business analysis and project management covering vertical market experience in the telecommunications, utilities, health care, mining, software and general service industries.

His professional experience began at Accenture at client engagements such as AT&T Wireless and Pacific Bell where Mike received formal training as a process consultant and project manager. His assignments at Accenture covered software testing, requirements analysis, business process design, data conversion, customer care and POS system implementations, as well as Intranet strategy.

After his Accenture experience, Mike established his own consulting firm located in Vancouver, BC. His professional focus evolved to encompass Internet and wireless technologies with assignments at notable clients such as TELUS Communications, MDSI, Terasen and Teck Resources. He has more recently served as Infrastructure Program Manager at Intrawest ULC where he helped lead the design and development of the client’s new Data Centre facility, managed the implementation of secure wireless PKI, and established Operations process / policy improvements including patch management and change control. Mike has also conducted studies focused on IT infrastructure energy management.

Mike received his MBA degree from the University of British Columbia and an Economics degree from the University of Waterloo. His academic involvement continues serving as a mentor for MBA students at UBC’s Sauder School of Management, and has also served as a team coach / lecturer for Simon Fraser University's Summer Web Strategy Workshops. Most recently, Mike was a participant in the Vancouver Green Capital Trade Mission at the World Expo in Shanghai, China led by the Vancouver Economic Development Commission and the Vancouver Mayor’s Office.



Jason Choi, CPISM
Associate

Jason has over 15 years business experience in diverse areas covering Financial Services, Banking, Telecommunications and general service industries. His business experience includes Collections and Risk Management, PCI, Product Management, Business Analytics, Operations and Customer Care / Sales support.

Jason started his financial services experience through positions at CIBC VISA Processing serving in the Authorizations, Lost Cards, Customer Service and Fraud departments. He moved into CIBC branch where he gained exposure to Consumer and Commercial banking first as a Teller, and later as Personal Banking Representative.

Following CIBC, Jason gained further experience in the areas of Risk Management and Compliance. He first moved to the Credit Bureau of Vancouver and then to CBV Collection Services where Jason became a subject matter expert in credit and collections. At both Startec Canada and Teligence Communications, Jason managed Merchant Acquirer relationships including Chargebacks, Risk Management and Interchange.

For the last five years, Jason has been with Sonik Consulting Group where his primary focus is Payment Card Industry (PCI) planning and remediation. His assignments have included serving as Project Manager / Subject Matter Expert for Intrawest ULC, and as an Interim Revenue Assurance Manager for a Telecommunications company, where Jason provided planning remediation and managed Merchant Acquirer expectations.

Jason is accredited with a Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Manager (CPISM) designation through the Society of Payment Security Professionals.



Dale Carr
Associate

Dale is a business process professional with experience in software, ecommerce and financial systems. He has consistently played lead roles in various business and project initiatives, applying proven methodology and thorough attention to detail. Dale is a trained facilitator and business analyst, with a focus on requirements engineering, BPM/BPR and change management. He received a degree in Economic Geology from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Diploma in Business Administration from Henley Management College.



Fred Brown, B.Sc.
Associate

Fred is a senior information technology consultant with over 30 years experience in information management and technology consulting. He has consulted to middle and senior management in both public and private sector industries on a wide variety of information technology areas including IT infrastructure, database management systems, web architectures, Internet security, messaging and collaboration systems. Fred holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science degree from The Hatfield Polytechnic.