About Us

Find out about our mission, services and meet our great team

Our Mission

Our Mission

Gardeners, coders, new product specialists, geeks and some old timers – we’re a mixed bag here at Motorleaf. Born in one of North America’s largest hubs for Artificial Intelligence, Motorleaf is poised to disrupt the agricultural industry by using its Agronomist.ai software platform to monitor and predict environments through sensor data. Delivering actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse operators and indoor farmers is our M.O. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence for yield predictions improvements and optimization, we are committed to helping greenhouse operators match their supply with demand dynamics to help them optimize their marketing dollars, plan their labour needs, and increase their margins. We connect growers to their plants, and to each other.

Team

Who We Are


Meet the team working to make every product more exciting for you.

Ramen
Ramen CTO & Co-Founder

Ramen likes things like code, math problems and wiring. He is by all accounts a complete and utter Geek. He does however have an exceptional analytical, and IT engineer like aptitude for building amazing pieces of hardware which was handy when dreaming up Motorleaf. A McGill graduate in Agricultural Engineering / Environmental studies. Ramen still grows vegetables using the 1st Motorleaf prototype. This was all his initial idea.

Ally
Ally CEO & Co-Founder

Ally wakes up each morning feeling hungry. Hungry for company growth, hungry for new product features, and hungry for new happy customers. A native from the UK, Ally has lived and worked within North America since 1999. He has a history of success within technology companies, providing his 3 children, wife and dog (Floyd) a life filled with nature and opportunity. Ally loves to K.I.S.S. – just look at our software 😉

Scott
Scott Director of AI and Hardware

With a Masters in Electrical Engineering from McGill and a passion for Artificial Intelligence, Scott helps Motorleaf build amazing hardware that incorporates AI and Machine Learning. As we like to say “AI is not a buzz word, it’s our product”

Jonathan Ginter
Jonathan Ginter Director of Product

Jonathan’s solutions have managed petabytes of data in real time using fully secure and vaulted environments with zero downtime for maintenance or upgrades. So he’s awesome – OK? Just don’t ask him to reveal all the plans we have for Motorleaf’s product evolution, he’s could tell you – but then have to kill you….

Angela
Angela Support Manager

Angela is the glue between all Motorleaf departments, clients and partners. Angela supports us all, and has been described by our CEO as “a fluffy tank… super nice, and will smash through walls to get results.” Game of Thrones fans will understand her as “the hand” at Motorleaf. If that reference went over your head – it’s OK, Google it.​

Mark Vernon
Mark Vernon Business Development

Mark is a Georgia native, and instrumental in guiding our clients through the various product options we offer. A mix of southern charm and a deep understanding of the inner workings of Motorleaf, Mark is always a pleasure to work with.

Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh Software Engineer

Motorleaf’s quiet but deadly effective software engineer. A calm and happy influence on the team. When tough deadlines approach, Garry is the one still smiling and digging in, a team player we’re grateful applied for an internship back in the day!

Nicholas
Nicholas Software Engineer

An ever inquiering mind helped Nic learn most of his coding skills in a self taught environment. His passion and dedication to the Motorleaf cause is always apparent, and we couldn’t be happier he’s on the team!

Hanie
Hanie Software Developer

Hanie came to Motorleaf with a high level of expertise in graphic design and an eye for superior front end user experience. Hanie (pronounced like Kanye, but with an H) is certain to keep our product look and feel as the best in class in our industry.

Team

Advisors


Meet our advisors

Cary Goldwax
Cary Goldwax Chief Executive

​Cary is a seasoned chief operator, angel investor and active mentor for Real Ventures (FounderFuel), 500 startups Canada and the International Startup Festival. He has over 250 million dollars of exits under his belt and is a strong proponent of boosting Canada’s tech scene on the world scale.

Victor Krahn
Victor Krahn Co-owner of Sunselect

Victor is the co-owner of sunselect which has 150 acres of tomatoes,peppers and cucumbers. These farms are now one of the largest greenhouse bell pepper producers in North America!

Jelena Neylan
Jelena Neylan

Jelena comes to the table with many years of success as a financial analyst, trader, and international finance expert. add to that a keen sense of what a young company needs to do to be financially secure and ready to grow, Jelena is also a hands-on mentor and advocate of Motorleaf’s growth strategy.

Jean-Lou Paquet
Jean-Lou Paquet Partner at BDG&Partners

Jean-Lou joined Motorleaf’s Board in 2017. Having served as the CFO for Distech Controls before and during their 350MM Dollar+ acquisition, he knows a thing or two about IoT enabled technology. In fact the founder of Distech Controls is also an investor in Motorleaf, a vote of confidence we very much appreciate and aim to live up to with the help of great company management and guidance.

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Floyd – CWO (chief walkies officer)

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