Cliff Young – CEO
Cliff brings a great deal of expertise in financial management and business strategy to our team. With a degree in finance and international business from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia he has a solid understanding of financial administration as well as business strategy and management.
Having co-founded many firms over his career, as well as working as an account manager at a major international bank, Cliff understands the importance of team work, customer service and technology. He brings these values to the Virtual Image team to ensure that we deliver the best possible product to our customers on every project we undertake.
Kavian Iranzad – Manager Business Development
Kavian is an honors graduate of the University of British Columbia, and has over 5 years of experience in executive sales and account management. With his prior experience in sales with a high-profile Team Building organization he understands the importance of customer service and exceptional product quality.
Kavian is our lead relationship manager and works closely with our existing clients on new business, as well as developing new client relationships as we continue to grow. He is focused on client deliverables and is always available to meet the needs of all of our customers.
Keren Khouri: Chief People Officer
Keren Khouri has over 20 years of experience in business strategy, finance, marketing and human resources. Keren worked with Virtual Image on a consulting basis from the beginning of the company, and joined the executive team as CPO in 2018.
Keren has a Master of Business Administration from MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She brings a wealth of business experience, having worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group across a variety of industries. She has also held leadership roles in business development at an affiliate marketing start up, product development at IBM and strategy and customer segmentation at Charles Schwab.
Mateusz Maruszak – Project Manager
With a master's degree in Applied Physics and Computer Modeling. Mateusz is no stranger to the field of 3D computer applications. Combined with his 12 years of experience in steel detailing of major US Structural Steel projects and 8 years experience specifically related to project and team management, Mateusz brings a great deal of expertise to this role.
He has an open mind and flexible approach to ensuring project success. His client-oriented approach of running projects and building win-win relationships with customers is what makes his work successful.
Greg Krawczuk – Art Director
Greg’s strength lies in his creative imagination and design expertise across multiple technology platforms from computer software to hand drawn art work. With a fine arts degree, as well as numerous software platform certifications, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our design and animation team.
Greg has been working in the computer and animation field for the past 12 years, with integration across multiple computer software platforms. This expertise allows us to create and convert models from many different platforms to deliver animations that meet the specific needs of our clients. With an additional 7 years of experience in graphic design his well rounded skills add a great deal of value to our customers.
Peter Kocot – Team Leader / 3D Modeler
With a background in computer animation and 3d modelling, Peter provides core animation strength across our team. Having a degree in computer graphic design and information technology as well as multiple certifications in computer graphic design and animation, Peter provides a great deal of knowledge and capability to our graphic design and animation team.
Peter has been working in the animation field for the past 6 years, with a focus on computer graphic design and 3d animation.