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CEO Udutu Canada
Roger Mundell is the CEO of Udutu Learning Systems Inc. Prior to joining Udutu he was the Director of Research and Innovation at Royal Roads University, where he led the Cedarlearning team to win numerous national and international awards for innovation in online learning technologies and pedagogies. The team pioneered many new concepts and brought gamification principles, reusable learning objects and other ideas into play which resulted in widespread recognition and invitations to speak at learning conferences around the world.
Roger is a lifelong entrepreneur who retired to become an educator, then found new challenges in the transformation of learning with adaptive technologies. Recognized as an innovator, he has launched a disruptive business model and ground breaking technology into the still emerging field of online learning and continues to push boundaries with new applications and approaches to learning.
CEO Udutu USA
A graduate of the National Coaching Institute in Victoria, Canada, Richard started his career as a professional sailing coach working with provincial and national team athletes striving for national and international success. He was eventually recruited for and transitioned into, business and IT management applying his analysis and coaching skills to the natural gas and mobile telecom industries as an analyst and certified ITIL specialist. In 2001, Richard was asked to help West Marine, the world’s largest retailer in marine products, open a total of 13 stores in Canada. That success was followed by a Merchandise Category Management position in West Marine’s head office near Santa Cruz, California where he oversaw over $125MM in annual category sales.
Each previous role identified the many benefits online learning would increasingly play in driving standards, processes, and performance. Richard’s particular expertise is in coaching organizations and individuals in the optimal use of web-based training solutions to drive positive change and results.
“When combined with business practices that embrace it, online learning and training can drive the important standards and processes so many organizations struggle to achieve.”
We are a diverse group of online learning experts with a rich history of learning innovation, creative solutions, and exceptional service!
Maria, with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Victoria, spent 3 years working as a lab technician/assistant administrator for the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre. She decided to leave her science roots and venture into the IT industry in July of 2006 when she joined the Udutu team as office manager.
Her background in science has made her a quick learner and has given her the organizational and problem solving skills needed to manage resources and projects. Within two years, Maria quickly moved into the VP of Operations role. She currently works directly to manage projects, staff, multimedia production resources, as well as assist in course development projects.
She also plays a key role in marketing and sales. Maria also served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of VIATeC, an organization developed to promote and enhance the development of the local advanced technology industry.
Richard brings his background in Media/Graphic design as well as a history of work as foreman in an aqua-culture facility, retail manager, and a journeyman electrician to our company. Drawing from his diverse work experience and well rounded history of schooling, Richard brings a wealth of personal insight to each of the courses he develops.
His primary focus is that of branding and interface design; and he has enjoyed bringing his talents to the online learning and instructional design aspects of our projects. Richard graduated from a local Web & Graphic Design school at the top of his class and was the winner of the New Media Design award.
Before joining our team Richard worked independently creating web sites, corporate branding, graphic design and motion graphics.
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Meng Graduated from Nanjing University of Telecommunications with a BSc in Computer Science. She spent 2 years working there as a teaching assistant and researcher. She was also part of a Ministerial-level award winning team that created a Management Information System. Next, she moved to Shanghai and began her career as a web developer.
Later, she joined world leading Telecom Equipment Manufacturer and worked in core network and mobile network area as a software engineer, before moving to Canada. Now, she brings her years of experience in software and web development to Udutu.
In 1999 Laureen joined the Technology Transfer, Research and Innovation department at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, as office manager. With a Diploma in office administration and experience as a Legal Secretary, she brought strong project management and organizational skills to a team dedicated to the newly emerging eLearning field.
It didn’t take long before she became captivated by the possibilities of eLearning and immersed herself in new technologies associated with online course development. She quickly moved into a more creative role with an innovative team that pioneered the award-winning CEDAR Learning Content and Learning Management System – the first dynamic, learning-styles adaptive, course authoring platform with a reusable learning objects repository.
As a dedicated life-long learner, Laureen expanded her skills to include videography and rich media production – including the currently popular white-board animations style.
Laureen is passionate about using her extensive instructional design and online course development experience, to assist clients in achieving their eLearning goals, from inception to deployment.
Decades of experience in all things eLearning
Chelsey’s excellent technical skills combined with her passion for learning and teaching, make her a valuable member of the Udutu team. Chelsey holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Computing Science. Her 10 years of years of experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate students gives her a keen sense of the needs of learners.
Chelsey joined Udutu in 2016 as a junior engineer and quickly demonstrated her ability to effectively problem-solve using logic and creativity. Her career is quickly progressing as she enthusiastically takes on new projects. Chelsey has a keen ability look at software design from the end-user experience. When looking at improving or adding functionality, Chelsey focusses on the need to develop solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.
Chelsey also enjoys being part of the customer support team and relies on her years of training and experience in retail and hospitality customer service roles to help the team resolve issues and meet our customers’ needs.
With a degree in Artificial Intelligence and a passion for cognitive science, Jim loves making original, creative and engaging digital experiences. He has an eight-year track record of commended performance across a broad field of disciplines – software development, mobile and web development, multi-media creation and six years of eLearning development.
Jim immigrated to Canada from Brighton, UK, a hub of industry-leading eLearning companies. There Jim co-developed highly customised eLearning courses for the financial management firm KPMG that won Silver and Bronze Brandon Hall awards for Excellence in Learning. Jim has experience creating countless illuminating courses for clients big and small, including; Coca-Cola, Bupa, BP, DHL, 3M and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Jim is adept at getting to the bottom of technical issues and resolving them, ensuring courses are engaging, entertaining and effective. He is delighted to be working alongside the other talented individuals at Udutu, creating stellar eLearning and pushing the industry forward.
Director, Sales and Marketing
When Stu Mason isn’t setting up an onboarding drip campaign, he’s got his boots laced up and out exploring Vancouver Island’s wild outdoors. As a new arrival to British Columbia, he’s working on embodying the West Coast persona by investing in plaid-wear, sampling the local craft brews (hello, Dark Matter!), and raving about his bike’s Shimano brake pads.
Born and raised in Yellowknife NT, Stu got tired of taking care of his dog sled team and decided to move to Ottawa, ON for the mild winters. After attending an arts high-school specializing in Fine Arts, he took that experience and applied it to MRU’s one-of-a-kind Information Design degree in Calgary. Post-secondary allowed him to refine his writing, graphic design, UX/UI, and communications skills. Part way through, he took an opportunity to work as a Content Manager in Vancouver for the world’s largest video game publisher, but decided that being a small cog in a corporation that large wasn’t for him. So after completing his degree, Stu moved back to Ottawa to put his skills to the test and start a business.
After concurrently running a hedge trimming business for several years and working as a Digital Marketing Coordinator for a start-up, he successfully sold to one of his employees and took the chance to travel across Canada. Armed with a drone, laptop, and a bed in the back of his van, he travelled East to West for four months to explore and share our great outdoors. He’s happily decided to settle and make a home in beautiful Victoria and is very excited to tell the world about Udutu.
Nishant is a recent uVic Computer Science Master’s graduate. Having two years of Teaching Assistant experience and one year of volunteer experience, but new to the software development industry, He brings with him a sense of motivation and eagerness to learn new software and tackle some real-world problems in the field of software development.
With his positive attitude, he has been able to understand the working culture of UDUTU, and help with the implementation of a new functionality to the already existing UDUTU Learning Management System which will help the company with their future endeavour’s in becoming a leading LMS provider in Online Learning Industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Kyle’s role at Udutu is focused on helping the company meet its long term strategic goals while being responsive to projects across the spectrum of finance, operations and business development. He keeps an eye on the bottom line and looks for opportunities to grow the business.
For over fifteen year he has worked for a range of technology companies in various financial and operational roles in both the US and Canada. He holds an MBA with a focus on finance and has worked in venture capital. Currently Kyle works as a factional CFO for a number of high tech companies in Victoria BC.
Outside of work, he is on the board of a local non-profit, enjoys spending time with his family, and tries to ski and surf as much as possible.
Instructional Designer & Developer
In 2005 Dan made the leap from Corporate and Commercial Video production management to Instructional Design and Development. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Design and a postgraduate Diploma in People Development, Dan brought his creative and theoretical knowledge to the UDUTU team.
Having created instructional design for both public and private sector companies in Dubai, London, Manchester and Munich, Dan is a well-travelled designer with a globe learning background and understanding of today’s online learning environment. Fully skilled in the use of many of the industry’s leading authoring tools, transitioning to UDUTU’s groundbreaking technology was a natural process for him.
Dan is driven by his desire to offer the very best in addressing knowledge gaps and creating, selecting and suggesting learning experiences that offer a bridge, based on instructional theory and best practices.