Johann Tergesen

Chief Executive Officer / Board Director

Johann has extensive experience in leadership roles at emerging technology companies. He co-founded Burcon NutraScience, an agri-technology company listed on the Toronto and NASDAQ stock exchanges, serving as president and chief operating officer for over 16 years. Previously, he was vice president and treasurer for Burcon Properties Limited, a real estate development and ownership company with assets in excess of $3 billion. Johann holds an MBA from McGill University, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Matias Marquez

Chief Operating Officer/ Board Director

Matias founded Buyatab in 2008.  He has since received numerous awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including: being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; and being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017.  A digital gift card industry pioneer, Matias has been instrumental in driving Buyatab’s growth and customer-focused success. He is an active advisor to early-stage technology companies. Matias holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Gregory Barrett

Chief Financial Officer/ Board Director

Greg has over 20 years’ international business experience that comprises both consulting and several senior management positions within public companies in Canada and the United States. Greg’s range of commercial experience includes financial reporting, process optimization, risk management and SEC compliance. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Chris Falk

Chief Technology Officer

Chris has over two decades’ experience in the technology sector, spanning a wide breadth of commercial applications, including energy trading, forestry management, consumer retail and financial services. Drawing on his experience as an application and enterprise architect, Chris has served in senior technology management roles for the past 16 years, focusing on business and technology alignment. A veteran of many different compliance efforts, he also brings a strong background in implementing modern product/technology management techniques that maintain compliance with industry regulatory standards. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria.

Vohara Gunaratna

Vice President of Sales

Vohara  joined Buyatab in 2011 and oversees the company’s sales team. He works with many of the world’s leading brands to develop and facilitate unique solutions tailored to meet their business objectives and challenges. Vohara is also responsible for driving strategic partnerships and enhancing existing relationships with current partners. He holds a certificate in Professional Sales Management from the BC Institute of Technology, and has an extensive background in sales within the information technology industry.

Moneca Lo

Corporate Controller

Moneca has over 10 years of financial accounting and auditing experience with large public and private companies to small owner operated and not-for-profit organizations across a range of industries, including software, mining and shipping. Moneca’s background includes developing, implementing and maintaining accounting processes and controls, analyzing financial and operational information, SEC financial reporting compliance and tax compliance. Moneca holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Maddie Holeksa

Sr. Program & Marketing Manager

Maddie joined Buyatab in 2015. She oversees Buyatab’s Account Management Team to ensure smooth transitions and continuous growth of programs. Working with the product and sales teams, she provides partner oriented solutions that integrate to the company’s larger strategic goals. Maddie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and a Master of Management from the University of British Columbia.

Jordan Brown

Customer Service & Transaction Security Manager

Jordan joined Buyatab in 2014 and oversees the company’s customer service and risk teams. He has an extensive background in customer satisfaction, previously working for several international luxury and hospitality brands for a decade. Jordan is responsible for maintaining the relationships between current partners and their customers, offering his widespread experience, support and leadership to his teams.

Tiffany Jung

General Counsel

Tiffany joined Buyatab in 2017, bringing a combination of firm and in-house experience. Working with the product and sales teams, she provides practical advice on legal and strategic matters. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Draper

Chief Barking Officer

Draper founded InstaBark, an app allowing dogs to bark at people (and cats) remotely, which was acquired by FaceBark. When not chasing his tail, Draper eats gift cards for breakfast and can count to infinity. In 2013, Draper won a game of Connect Four in only three moves. It is rumoured that, when Alexander Bell invented the telephone, he had three missed calls from Draper. Draper was named one of the Top 2 Under 2 Global Canine Entrepreneurs in 2014. In 2025, he earned his Time Travel and Teleportation degree from Barkley University.

Johann Tergesen

Chief Executive Officer / Board Director

Johann has extensive experience in leadership roles at emerging technology companies. He co-founded Burcon NutraScience, an agri-technology company listed on the Toronto and NASDAQ stock exchanges, serving as president and chief operating officer for over 16 years. Previously, he was vice president and treasurer for Burcon Properties Limited, a real estate development and ownership company with assets in excess of $3 billion. Johann holds an MBA from McGill University, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Matias Marquez

Chief Operating Officer/ Board Director

Matias founded Buyatab in 2008.  He has since received numerous awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including: being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; and being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017.  A digital gift card industry pioneer, Matias has been instrumental in driving Buyatab’s growth and customer-focused success. He is an active advisor to early-stage technology companies. Matias holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Gregory Barrett

Chief Financial Officer/ Board Director

Greg has over 20 years’ international business experience that comprises both consulting and several senior management positions within public companies in Canada and the United States. Greg’s range of commercial experience includes financial reporting, process optimization, risk management and SEC compliance. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Yuri Fulmer

Board Chairman

A serial entrepreneur, Yuri is Chairman and CEO of FDC Capital Partners. FDC has brought many companies to the Profit 100 list of Canada’s fastest-growing firms. As a sought-after and accredited director, he serves on a variety of corporate and community boards. Yuri was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2007, and received the BC Community Achievement Award in 2010, the Spirit of Vancouver Award in 2011, and the Order of British Columbia (the province’s highest honor) in 2011.

Michael Burtch

Board Director

Michael is a Partner at Fort Capital Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banking firm that works with public and private companies in Canada in the areas of merger and acquisition advice, raising capital, and markets advisory. Prior to his time at Fort Capital, he had a 15-year career working in large-cap corporate advisory and capital markets environments, most recently at CIBC World Markets in Vancouver as Executive Director, Investment Banking. Previous positions have included Director, Corporate Finance at 360networks Corp and Analyst, Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Harald Will BOARD DIRECTOR buyatab

Harald Will

Board Director

Harald Will is a successful technology entrepreneur, having founded, invested in and advised technology companies since 1987. He serves as Executive Chairman of ACL Services Ltd, a global audit and risk-management software company. Harald was a founding investor and board member of Subserveo Inc, a brokerage compliance software solution acquired by DST Systems. He also serves as an advisor to Rock the Post, an equity crowd-funding platform that connects high-quality entrepreneurs with accredited investors interested in exciting, new start-up companies. He is a past board member and Chair of AceTech, the Academy for Technology CEOs (www.acetech.org). Harald was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 award recipient, and was named one of Treasury & Risk Management magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance” in 2005 and again in 2009.