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Telfer Private Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology award recognizes the vision behind Martello’s unique Employee-Directed Gift Program, and its contribution to corporate culture.

Ottawa, Canada (May 17, 2017) – Martello Technologies, the leading provider of fault and performance management capabilities for Mitel business communications solutions, announced today that CEO Bruce Linton was recognized by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) with the Telfer Private Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology award, at the organization’s annual Innovation and Leadership awards gala held this evening. The award recognizes Bruce’s vision in developing the company’s Employee-Directed Gift Program, which has increased the company’s community engagement while also taking an innovative approach to corporate culture.

Martello has seen rapid growth over the last few years, as the leading provider of fault & performance management software as a service (SaaS) for Mitel business communications solutions. Today, Martello’s software manages the performance of more than 10,000 devices around the world, and to acknowledge this growth Bruce felt it was important to give back to the community. The Employee-Directed Gift Program was launched to support the causes that mattered most to Martello’s employees and encourage involvement in Martello’s communities around the world. The program makes financial contributions to causes and organizations in which Martello employees are actively involved. The outcome is what Martello likes to call the ‘Ripple Effect’: affecting real change in our community, one organization at a time.

Since its inception nine months ago, Martello’s Employee-Directed Gift Program has seen contributions to a dozen community organizations, ranging from benevolent funds offering access to sports teams for young athletes in financial need, to a high school program supporting early childhood education in the Dominican Republic.

“We know that competition for talent is a critical issue for Canadian startups, and corporate culture has become a key recruiting tool”, said CEO Bruce Linton. “Our employees are proud of the Employee-Directed Gift Program – it’s a unique ‘perk’ that has an impact far beyond our own walls. This recognition is great validation of our unique community-building approach to corporate culture, and I thank CATA for the acknowledgement”.

“Our Award winners and finalists have each demonstrated significant leadership as role models for the development of commercially successful enterprises in Canada”, said John Reid, CATA President. “CATA is proud to act as an advocate for companies like Martello, to share their stories, and to provide a platform of programs and services to assist in fostering their growth”.

Companies are increasingly realizing the impact of corporate culture in recruiting talent in Ottawa’s competitive market. Martello has always been thoughtful about cultivating and nurturing its culture, and the Employee-Directed Gift Program has had a strengthening effect. To learn more about Martello’s Employee-Directed Gift Program, visit http://martellotech.com/martello-gives-back/. To see what our team of Martellians have to say, check out Thinking Innovatively About Corporate Culture: Community Engagement.

 About CATAThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind). The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge — a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada’s Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals. The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies.

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April 10, 2017  |  Serious Tech Lives Here

As Canada’s largest technology park, Kanata North is home to some of the most impressive names in tech. Dotted around the tech park, you’ll find the offices of Amazon, Apple, QNX/Blackberry, Nokia, Mitel, Ericsson and Cisco, to name a few. While Kanata North is known for the well-established companies who set up shop here, there’s also a growing startup movement happening.

Successful Startups Happen Here

For companies like Fusebill — a SaaS billing automation platform that has secured over 100+ customers worldwide — Kanata North is a prime location for the company to grow their business.

“There are so many little things about working out of Kanata North that fit with the culture we want to create at Fusebill, and grow into a large company,” said CEO Tyler Eyamie.

Fusebill was ranked by Canadian Business and PROFIT as No. 39 on the Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. They made the list with five-year revenue growth of 169%.

Martello, another Kanata North company, recently participated in Startup Open House and had this to say about the location of their offices, “We love Kanata North. Our location plays a big part in our success and we’re happy to be nestled in the heart of Kanata North. There is really no other spot in Ottawa where we would want to be growing our SaaS company.”

Martello was recognized by PROFIT magazine in the Startup 50 Top New Growth Canadian Companies list. They ranked No. 31 with an average growth increase of 298%.

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Mar. 26, 2017 | The Globe and Mail

Bruce Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s largest marijuana producer. He is also the chief executive officer of Martello Technologies. He began his career at telecom company Newbridge Networks Corp. and has worked in telecom, tech and now the marijuana business.

I grew up on a hobby farm near Wellesley, Ont., as the eldest of two sons. I think the ‘hobby’ was keeping two active young boys so busy with pigs, chickens, geese and ducks and other things that they couldn’t get into material trouble. We had chores morning and night, which meant we developed some responsibility and a work ethic.

It was a good beginning for me, in a weird way. Almost everything I’ve done has related to not having any particular knowledge of the topic as an expert initially, but being in circumstances where you have to learn rapidly and not be particularly worried about learning it.

When I had my first job interview after university, the final step was with [Newbridge founder] Terry Matthews. He said, ‘You grew up on a farm, you’ll figure it out.’ It wasn’t the wrong conclusion. [At Canopy], we probably have made more mistakes or attempts that resulted in error than any other company in the sector. There isn’t a book to follow. There seems to be no value in asking, ‘What happens if I push that button?’ Push the goddamn button and find out. That is what it’s like when you’re breaking something on a farm.

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March 2017 | Wesley Clover Quarterly Update

Well-aligned product development plans coupled with successfully executed launch activities resulted in continued sales growth this Quarter for Martello Technologies, the developer of network performance management SaaS for the Mitel family of hosted communications offerings. Read More.

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November 2016 | Wesley Clover Quarterly Update

MARTELLO TECHNOLOGIES, provider of service quality management software for Mitel communications networks, was recognized this Quarter by PROFIT MAGAZINE in the STARTUP 50 Top New Growth Canadian Companies list. The list is based on revenue growth over the preceding two years, and the 298% increase experienced by Martello over that period placed it at number 31 for the 2016 list.
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