Chief Technology Officer
Marketing and Administration
Ted Weicker is the driving force behind the development of the Qatalyst consulting model. He has over 30 years of experience in management consulting, is the President of Qatalyst Research Group Inc. and former Managing Partner of Goss Gilroy Inc. He is both a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society. Ted holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduating very near the top of his MBA class from the Ivey School of Business at Western, Ted has established a prominent career specializing in undertaking assignments for government, industry and the nonprofit sector.
Slavica Stevanovic is Managing Partner of Qatalyst, operating as a serving as chief operating officer. As a consultant, she specializes in public-sector research, including in the areas of program design, organization review, strategic development, and project evaluations. She is a Credentialed Evaluator and has over 12 years of experience in management consulting. Slavica holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Slavica is also a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP), which is the industry-recognized certification for project managers, recognizing individual skills and the ability to manage large-scale projects in any industry. She has conducted a large number of assignments for all levels of government (e.g. Western Economic Diversification, FedDev Ontario, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Children and Youth, Department of Justice, Health Canada, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education) as well as non-profit organizations.
Eyyub Hajiyev is a Senior Associate at Qatalyst with 11 years of experience in management consulting. Eyyub holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University as well as a Master of Business Administration. A Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society, Eyyub currently serves as Vice President of the Society’s BC/Yukon Chapter. He has conducted over 30 research and evaluation assignments for a diverse range of clients, including federal and provincial government departments and Indigenous communities and organizations. He has expertise in developing evaluation frameworks, undertaking program evaluations, conducting key informant interviews, organizing focus group discussions, administering online surveys and preparing evaluation reports.
Niamh Fahey is the Business Development and Proposal Manager at Qatalyst with 4 years of progressive professional hands-on experience with document layout, editing and production of proposal, marketing, and communications documents. Niamh’s proposal experience extends across a wide variety of sectors in an international and national context for clients such as the European Commission, USAID, PWGSC, TransLink, First Nations Health Authority and Providence Health Care amongst others. Niamh holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (International) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. At Qatalyst, Niamh is primarily involved in all aspects of the proposal management and business development processes and assists with the development of marketing materials.
Jacky Zhang is an economist at Qatalyst with 3 years of applied research and development, economic and data analysis, and evaluation experience. Jacky holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Econometrics. At Qatalyst, Jacky is primarily involved in economic development, performance measurement, impact analysis, and data science related projects, creating custom data models to deliver insights and implement action-oriented solutions to complex business problems.
Dylan Weicker is the Chief Technical Officer at Qatalyst. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from UBC and five years of experience in web development. At Qatalyst, he is primarily developing and maintaining the Qatalyst consulting portal as well as our corporate dashboard, RFP harvesting tools, proposal development system, and project management system.
Bernardo Garza Sauza is an Engineer with an honours diploma in a Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as an administrative manager. He has also had experience in the development and implementation of social media and marketing campaigns, also worked with national and international companies where he enhanced communication to improve relations between the companies. Bernardo joined Qatalyst in 2019 and is focused on implementing marketing programs and further developing administration systems and policies.
Taleea Lariviere-Brown is a Research Analyst at Qatalyst with 1 year of applied policy and program evaluation experience. Taleea holds a Master of Applied Politics degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science specializing in International Relations from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests lie in solving issues at the intersection of technology, social media, public opinion, populism, and violent extremism and she specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion research and policy analysis. At Qatalyst, Taleea is primarily involved in completing literature reviews, report writing, data analysis, project editing, and conducting interviews with stakeholders.
Shea Wakefield joined Qatalyst as a Research Analyst in 2021. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management from Thompson Rivers University as well as a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Victoria. His research experience includes public resource allocation and cost-benefit analysis, environmental impact valuation, and socioeconomic impact assessment. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Shea worked in the academic research and financial services/investment fields.
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