Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Pouria Ghods is a professional entrepreneur and experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the concrete industry for the application of smart concrete testing technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in civil engineering practices related to Concrete Materials Science, Corrosion Engineering, and Non-destructive Testing. Dr. Ghods is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the 2018 Forty Under 40, 2012 Ottawa’s 100 Rising Stars and 2011 OCRI Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work at Giatec.
Aali R. Alizadeh
Co-Founder, President and CTO
Dr. Alizadeh has over 15 years of experience in the development and commercialization of technologies related to concrete materials. He brings unique expertise on the durability of concrete at the nano-level, particularly when it relates to infrastructure exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Most recently, Dr. Alizadeh was honored with the National Capital Region’s Forty Under 40 award, which recognizes accomplished business leaders who are under the age of 40 and give back to their community.
Dobrila has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, encompassing marketing, product management, and R&D across enterprise, SMB, and SaaS companies in North America and Europe. Her innovative marketing techniques for starting conversations and generating leads are powering Giatec’s growth. Dobrila began her career at Bell-Northern Research and LSI Logic before moving into ventures in IoT and cybersecurity. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Invest Ottawa.
VP, North American Sales
VP, Finance & Operations
VP, Public Affairs
M.Sc., P.Eng., MBA
Senior Director, Product Development
Mustafa has more than ten years of experience in the design and development of electronic systems, devices, and sensors for concrete testing. His previous industry experience includes analog and digital circuits design. He has an extensive background in micro-controller/processor programming as well as CPLD/FPGA-based system design. He has designed and developed several electronic instruments for testing and measuring corrosion in reinforced concrete structures.
Senior Director, Global Business Development
Sarah has been with Giatec since 2015 and leads the revenue efforts across North & South America as the Senior Director of Enterprise Sales. She completed her BCom at the University of Ottawa and the University of Hong Kong and will be completing her MBA at the Smith’s School of Business. Sarah helped built the foundation of Giatec’s International partner network to drive demand within emerging markets while developing programs to help her clients succeed.
Director, Research & Development
Andrew is Director of Research and Development at Giatec. He has carried out various research projects on the evaluation of supplementary cementing materials and other concrete degradation mechanisms. His graduate studies helped to advance corrosion-monitoring techniques and provided guidelines for their use in laboratory and field applications. Among numerous scholarships, he was awarded the Ketchum Memorial Medal by the University of New Brunswick in 2016 for graduating with the highest standing in Civil Engineering.