Team Gazelle

 

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David Liss

President

David Liss is Gazelle's President and Founder. Drawing from an impressive background in managing capital investments as a Senior Vice President at Goldman Sachs and the Managing Partner at Liss Capital, David brings his unique insight and experience to Gazelle, identifying a demand in the market for locally owned and operated Telecommunications in Canada. David remains focused on the growth and development of Gazelle to provide a fast, versitile and purpose built network primarily based in fiber and digital voice services to all reaches of Canada.

If David isn't at the office neck deep in e-mail, he is attempting a work/life balance by exploring live music, or spending time with his adorable puppy that the rest of the company secretly wishes will become the office dog.

 

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Torben Skaade

Managing Partner & Operations Manager

Torben remains one of the pillars of the Gazelle house, overseeing day to day operations of the Managed Services and Technical Services teams. Over his 18 year tenure in the IT services industry, he has long remained a critical resource for his corporate & enterprise clients. Torben holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and accredidations from the RCC Institute of Technology. 

When Torben isn't active with his two young children, he maintains his passions in outdoor activities, emerging technologies and finding room in his workshop for his next project.

 

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Paul Hattlmann

Lead Technical Solutions Engineer

As a dynamic, logic based thinker with roots deep into the ISP landscape, Paul leads the technical aspect of Gazelle's operations where he provides direction, stability, and focus in network initiatives, wholesale and channel partner relationships, and the birth of new products & services in the Gazelle suite. Paul builds on nearly 15 years in the ISP industry, holding a wide range of technical roles throughout his career in the ISP landscape including Senior Team Lead of Technical Services and Solutions Engineer at GTT (Formerly Accelerated Connections). Previous to his tenure with ACI, Paul specialized in corporate services at Primus Telecommunications Inc. 

Outside of the office, Paul is deeply entrenched in Toronto's music scene with a focus on fostering up & coming talent from his 20+ years of experience, enjoys cooking, and has a passion for sustainable agriculture, ethical farming, and supporting local business.

 

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Andy Jaikissoon

Voice Network Operations

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and a firm foothold in the voice communications industry, Andy is a critical asset of the Gazelle team. With 15 years of experience engineering and managing voice networks for Yak Communications and Distributel, Andy's understands and was the original architect behind many of the carrier relationships that have been formed today in Canada. Today Andy's focus is on wholesale partner relationships and maintaining Gazelle's carrier network to standards exceeding customer desires.

Andy takes great pride in his passions; being a proud parent to his son, serving as an acting member of his condominium board, parents council member in his community school and outletting his creativity in cooking.