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Together Everyone Achieves More

Since 2006, Vertical Motion has been home to Canada’s top executive advisors, project managers, software developers, business analysts, marketing specialists, and graphic designers. Our company operates as a remote-first workplace which means our employees have the flexibility to work wherever and whenever. We pride ourselves on offering an inclusive work environment that creates space for creativity, innovation, empathy, collaboration, and growth. 


Jason Jones

Jason launched Vertical Motion in 2006 and has since grown the business to be one of Canada’s top software and application developers. Besides running and managing his business, Jason predominantly dedicates his time to advising founders and entrepreneurs through Vertical Motion's Product Launch and C-Suite on Demand services. As a well-regarded member of the entrepreneur community, Jason plays a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of startups as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at Foresight Canada and a Business Mentor at Futurpreneur Canada. Jason is regarded by his peers as a practiced leader, self-starter, and visionary who effectively articulates both high-level business concepts and intricate technical details in a way that experienced and novice founders can comprehend. His strong commitment to supporting his clients coupled with his genuine care for their business creates an open space for creativity, innovation, and growth.


Rachel Leonard

Human Resources
Rachel started with Vertical Motion in October of 2022, nearing a decade of experience in Human Resources across several industries, including manufacturing, landscaping, construction, and education. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology, a BA degree in English Language and Literature, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management and Services from Western University. Specializing in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Health and Safety, and HR Policy, Rachel supports the continued growth and development of Vertical Motion’s human capital.

Bill Copeland

Project Manager & Business Analyst
Bill started working with Vertical Motion in April 2021 and has since been instrumental in the successful execution of both internal and client-facing projects. After spending more than a decade managing projects in the energy sector, Bill pivoted to the technology industry in 2020, graduating from the Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Program (EDGEUP). Today his role focuses on satisfying the needs of our diverse stakeholders through sound communication, expert project planning, and thorough needs assessments. Bill’s professionalism and dedication, coupled with his strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, continue to transform the operations of Vertical Motion customers. His consistent pursuit of going the extra mile is an inspiration to his team members and encourages all employees to reach their full potential.

Fin Dittimi

Project Manager & Business Analyst
Fin started with Vertical Motion in March 2023, continuing over a decade-long career in the software development industry. Beginning as a full-stack software developer, Fin’s vision for process optimization and problem-solving equipped him with the tools to quickly advance into several leadership positions throughout his career. His pursuit of knowledge led Fin to complete a master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Wolverhampton and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University. Since then, Fin has been involved in successfully launching, managing, and scaling more than 30 digital solutions over the last ten years, generating upwards of 50 million dollars over the product lifespan. Today, Fin plays a central role in transforming ideas into delivered solutions through cross-functional communication to make lives more efficient with technology.


Jaasiel Diaz
Full-stack Developer
Ben Gao
Back-end Developer
Anthony Tibbs
Back-end Developer
Dharmesh Lingam
QA Test Engineer

Design & Communications

Gwynn Kirk
Graphic Designer
Ty Mikitka
Marketing & Sales
"The whole team at Vertical Motion is crazy talented and able to work magic! They just launched our new website in what has to be record time! Despite a few external hiccups, they were creative in overcoming obstacles, updating our look and launching an extremely professional and easy to use e-commerce website for us. Calm under pressure, patient with client queries and creative in so many ways, they are true partners! I would highly recommend them to ANYONE!"
Patty Schachter
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