Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer
Elliot is CEO of Tucows. Tucows challenged how software was distributed in the 1990s and how domain names were offered and managed in the 2000s and is challenging how mobile phone service is provided today.
For nearly twenty years, Elliot has loved and championed the Internet as the greatest agent of positive change the world has ever seen. Through his role at Tucows, his involvement in ICANN and his personal efforts, he has lobbied, agitated and educated to promote this vision and protect an Open Internet around the world.
Elliot has been sitting in the same chair at Tucows for over fifteen years and finds every year more exciting than the previous!
Michael Cooperman, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Cooperman has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and general management fields, primarily as a senior financial executive in the technology industry. Prior to joining Tucows, Michael worked at Archer Enterprise Systems Inc., a provider of SalesForce Automation Software. He also served as CEO, Chief Operating Officer, President and member of the board at SoftQuad International Inc., a leading provider of content publishing tools for the Internet and corporate Intranets.
Previously, he spent eight years as the CFO, Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors at Delrina Corporation where he directed all financial management and regulatory activities. Delrina pioneered the development of PC fax software and became a world leader in the communication software market during this period. Michael was a member of the management team that saw Delrina grow over 2800% in revenue. Prior to joining Delrina, he was VP of Finance at Ingram Software Ltd. Michael holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Degree from the University of South Africa.
Carla Goertz, EVP, Human Resources
Carla Goertz brings to Tucows more that 20 years of human resources experience, primarily in the Technology sector. She has held several senior roles, as VP Human Resources and Administration at Systems Xcellence Inc., and Castek Software Inc., as well as Director of Human Resources at Tech Data Canada Corp. Carla received her CHRP in 1994 and was educated at Sheridan College.
David Woroch, EVP, Sales
David Woroch brings to Tucows extensive experience in the technology field. Before joining Tucows, he worked for 13 years in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, finance and strategic planning at IBM Canada. He successfully managed a national sales and marketing team for one of IBM's product divisions.
David joined Tucows as Director of Sales in March 2000, and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in June 2001 responsible for all sales activities. He assumed responsibility for customer support in March 2004 and Domain Direct, the online retail department, in February 2005. In June 2005, he was given responsibility for the marketing deparment and became Vice President Sales and Marketing. David holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Ken Schafer, EVP, Marketing and Product Management
Widely seen as a pioneer of Internet marketing in Canada, Ken has tirelessly promoted the Net as a significant force in business and culture.
Ken conceived and oversaw Sony Music Canada's early online initiatives. From their first site in 1995, Ken's team built a global web presence for 25 Canadian artists, by pioneering viral and email marketing, rich media, and community building long before they had become buzzwords.
In 1996 he co-founded (AIMS) where as President he helped it become Canada's largest organization for Internet decision-makers. In 1997 he co-authored the online portion of the Canadian Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. More recently, Ken developed the curriculum and taught the 14-week CMA's Certificate in E-marketing program and founded One Degree, one of Canada's leading web sites for Internet marketing professionals.
Ken received his degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.
Ross Rader, General Manager, Hover
Ross has been with Tucows since the very beginning. After helping hundreds of thousands of Canadians settle on the newly discovered Internet in the '90's at Internet Direct Canada, Ross led Tucows' launch of OpenSRS in 2000. Since 2005, he has managed Tucows' retail operations and recently launched Hover which provides its clients simple, yet powerful tools for managing domain names and email services.
He is an active contributor to international and Canadian Internet policy and played a central role in the development of several key policies, including domain name portability, the evolution and launch of new gTLDs and consumer protection and privacy. In addition to his work at Tucows, Ross' is a long-time board member of CIRA, the steward of Canada's top-level domain, and is the chair of its Board Governance Committee.
Ross is also an accomplished ultra-distance cyclist who in addition to cycling across Canada for charity in 2008, holds the current world record for the fastest crossing of the province of Ontario.