Gary Hannah is currently President and CEO of Vocantas Inc., a company characterized by seamless integration and robust communication solutions. Gary founded Vocantas in 2003 with a mission to provide multimodal communication solutions. In addition to his leadership of Vocantas, Gary is a former member of the Almonte General Hospital Board of Directors, serving on the Nomination and Governance Committee. Hannah is the past Chairman of OCRI (now Invest Ottawa), past Chair of Ottawa Global Marketing (OGM) (now Invest Ottawa), and past member of the Board of Directors, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).
Active in the field of computers and service for 35+ years, Gary has specialized in high technology innovative solutions in cross vertical markets, such as healthcare, higher education and financial and manufacturing business solutions. His successes range from establishing unique marketing and distribution strategies to building innovative software solutions to address emerging markets, coupled with extensive channel experience.
Before founding Vocantas, Gary was President and CEO of Internet start-up, ThinWeb Technologies. In this role, Gary laid the framework in sales and marketing to enable ThinWeb to pursue an IPO in the U.S. He was also a member of the board for ThinWeb and NoTime Wireless. Before joining ThinWeb, Gary was Vice President at JetForm Corporation (now Adobe Systems) in marketing, sales and services, where he was responsible for the Global Partner Program that included OEMs, VARs and distributors worldwide, client relations and channel sales.
Preceding ThinWeb, Gary was President and founder of The Alliance Network Inc., a North American computer services and distribution company, before being sold to GE Capital. Prior to Alliance Network, Gary was Director and General Manager of Crowntek Business Centers (CBCI), where he was part of the executive management team.
In addition to many years of executive management experience, Gary was the lead executive on two mergers, JetForm-Delrina and GE Capital-CBCI and is a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s 2002 Forty under 40. Gary enjoys spending time at the cottage and is the past Vice President, Environment for the Lake Sinclair Association where his cottage is located.