OUR TEAM

Intelligent Software Solutions
proven through real world experienceby experienced software professionals

Want proven? Our team has architected software solutions used every day, by thousands of people, across a diverse range of industries, devices and appliances.

With a collective experience measuring over 100 years in software architecture, consulting, development, and professional engineering, we’re equipped to solve your business challenges through proven technology and innovative techniques.

We work as trusted technical partners with our clients to identify and develop intelligent software solutions to address business challenges.

A principle we instil within our team culture is to “build projects around motivated individuals, give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” Our team is built of professionals who love software development and derive satisfaction from a job well done. Our staff is our strength, and we are proud of the team we have assembled.

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Meet the PHD Solutions Team

Paul Driegen

PARTNER

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Jonathan Malda

PARTNER

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Laura van Houwelingen

PRODUCT ADMINISTRATION

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Michael Patton

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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Brian Matkowsky

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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Cesar Pereira

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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Luis Souza

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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Paul Driegen

PARTNER

With decades of experience in software architecture and development, Paul’s passion for better software consulting and development led him to found PHD Solutions in 2013.

Paul thrives on problem-solving and has expertly crafted solutions in the fields of transportation & logistics, inventory control, image recognition systems, 2D and 3D scanning solutions and many more. These solutions have been deployed on many different form factors, from servers to user workstations, and from mass-produced phones to completely custom-built mobile hardware. Many of his solutions are used by field service workers and in logistics warehouses across Canada on a daily basis.

When Paul is not busy architecting intelligent software solutions, he loves spending time with his lovely wife and 3 children – or, when he needs some much deserved quiet time, you’ll likely find him down by the river fly-casting for trout.

Jonathan Malda

PARTNER

An accomplished Professional Engineer, Jonathan fell in love with software solutions over 20 years ago while having the opportunity to develop applications for The Bata Shoe Museum, and George Weston Limited.

Jonathan’s vast experience includes architecting scalable enterprise software solutions that are used in a variety of markets including transportation, direct-store-delivery, claims processing, warehousing, and kiosks. Jonathan is highly skilled at working with people, understanding their business needs, and providing value through the efficient capture of data and the processing and presentation of that data to enable better business decisions.

When Jonathan is not busy leading client solutions, he can be found around a campfire with his family, flying remote controlled planes, or building dry stone walls.

Laura van Houwelingen

PRODUCT ADMINISTRATION

Laura brings tremendous skill and experience to the PHD Solutions team in Integrated Business Planning, financial analysis and project management.

Her ability to funnel a wide range of information into actionable goals and executables, with strong communication skills, is integral to our intelligent software solutions. She is a key part of our Project Management team and our QA testing.

When not at work or spending time with her family, Laura can be found touring around the city on her road bike.

Michael Patton

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Michael’s enthusiasm for new challenges and his unique perspective to problem solving are valuable in finding intelligent solutions for clients.

With over a decade of experience as a Software Engineer, Michael’s impressive resume includes experience designing and implementing military training simulations, machine automation, and 3D camera technology. He has successfully worked with customers from requirements gathering to overseeing installation and providing training to end users.

At PHD Solutions, Michael marries his extensive knowledge of 3D mathematics together with systems level programming to create some truly amazing solutions.

Outside of the office, Michael enjoys playing strategy games, reading, and brushing up on his world history knowledge.

Brian Matkowsky

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

An extremely organized and talented problem solver, Brian’s experience, unique ideas, and open-minded perspectives play a key role in our client solutions.

With over 15 years in software development, Brian’s experience includes designing, developing and scaling large IT projects for Ontario municipalities, health care providers and CMS/eCommerce platforms. He loves the demand of a fast-paced environment while maintaining the ability to work quickly, logically and efficiently.

An accomplished full-stack Web Developer, Brian is an integral member of the PHD Solutions development team.

Brian is a sports enthusiast who also loves travelling and family time with his wife and kids.

Cesar Pereira

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Cesar has strong development experience and great enthusiasm for tackling new challenges and collaborating on projects.

Arriving in Canada fairly recently from Brazil, Cesar brings 10 years of experience which includes designing, developing, and maintaining secure, scalable IT solutions in the Oil & Gas, Finance, Telecommunication, and Municipal Government sectors. His application experience ranges from simple web management web systems to complete IT infrastructure and systems necessary to run a refining plant.

When Cesar steps out from his natural habitat (behind a computer monitor!) he loves exploring the great North with his family, gaming, or engaging in a friendly soccer match.

Luis Souza

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Over 20 years experience in application, mobile, and web development.

Built applications for banking, health management, insurance, human resources, retail and more using solutions with IoT, AR, and Face Recognition. Education in Business Management, Mobile Application, and Project Management.

When not solving a professional daily challenge, or having some fun out in a beach or park with his wife and son, you can find him jogging or walking around.

We partnered closely with PHD Solutions to design and develop our innovative and industry leading software that supports our entire operations. They have delivered an excellent, robust, and stable platform used daily by hundreds of our employees and clients.

Liz Scott, PhD, CEO Organizational Solutions Inc.

PHD delivered everything they said they would

PHD Solutions changes the way we do business

We needed an integration partner that understood our complex security and usability requirements – PHD Solutions delivered on every front.

Ryan Ganong, Co-Ceo, Applied Recognition Inc.
When we needed a solution to help be first to market with our product – PHD Solutions helped us deliver in record time! The solution has our customers and employees raving about the speed and sleekness of service.
Jacqueline Jennings, Retail Strategy & Transformation Manager, Purolator Inc

With razor thin margins, we needed razor sharp software partners

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PHD SOLUTIONS CREATES CUSTOM INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS.
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