Meet Our Team
Andrew S. Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is founder and inventor of the technology powering Skkynet, with over three decades in process control, system integration and software development of real time data communications systems. Andrew brings intimate knowledge of our products and services, development and strategic planning, and a broad, fundamental understanding of the business drivers affecting the company.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul is co-founder of Skkynet, and is a process control and applications engineer. Paul holds a Master of Applied Science in Mineral Process Engineering from UBC, Vancouver in 1993, and a B.Eng. with honors from the Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall in 1990. Paul has deep experience in customer development strategies, and communication with a variety of our client industries.
Paul E. Thomas
President and Secretary
Paul is co-founder, President, Secretary and Director of Skkynet. Paul is an attorney, registered U.S. patent agent, and a Canadian registered patent and trademark agent. Paul’s qualifications to serve as a director of Skkynet consist of his experience in fund raising for developing companies, intellectual property development, litigation strategies and protection of our patented products and services.
Chief Financial Officer
Lowell Holden is an experienced financial manager of smaller public companies, with a broad range of business experience including securing financing, structuring of transactions, and managing relationships with customers, financing institutions and stockholders. Lowell has an extensive background in fulfilling financial auditing and SEC reporting requirements.
Xavier is a seasoned sales executive with a strong foundation of focusing on net new business in SaaS business environments. Xavier has direct experience with cutting edge venture-backed software start-ups, and possesses extensive experience in technical sales. Xavier specializes in business development including, hunting, market planning, strategic planning and plan execution. His experience extends to executive sales positions at ADP, Decisiv, and Novarra.
Michael’s primary focus is working with AVEVA, AVEVA System Integrators and the software distribution channels around the world leverage the Skkynet middleware tools in their respective business markets. Michael brings a broad scope of sales experience including 10 years in the Microsoft system integrator channel managing a portfolio of customers selling large project deployments including Azure, IOT, custom development and infrastructure-related projects.
Director, Product Development
Ken Collins is the lead architect and systems design consultant to Skkynet. For 20 years before that, Ken acted in various consulting capacities (business management, team dynamics, software architecture, and project governance) working with banking and financial systems, knowledge management solutions, business continuity initiatives and several software development projects.
Robert M. McIlvride
Bob McIlvride is responsible for writing and editing technical documentation and marketing communications, as well as assisting with sales and distribution channels. Bob has over 20 years experience writing and publishing in the natural gas and process control industries. Bob has lived on three continents, speaks three languages, and considers the whole world as his home.