Our Executive Team
Educated, Experienced, Creative
Ali Nafarieh - PhD
CEO & Founder
Ali, an Electrical Engineer with a focus on the IT field, holds MSc in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Internet working Engineering from Dalhousie University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of IT, and over these years, he has led many local and international IT projects. Ali has also served as a senior lecturer at Dalhousie University in the Internet working Engineering program for more than 5 years. He founded Hanatech Inc. in 2013 to provide edge technology to SMBs and Commercial and Residential buildings. Ali has led the company to serve as an IT MSP in the region and facilitated a strong relationship between the company and enterprise level partners, local IT solution providers, and local community developers and construction companies. During his leadership in Hanatech, he has introduced advanced IT services for SMBs, cloud-based technologies, SDN-based architecture migration, and IoT-enabled environments.
Ali Hamidi - MSc, MBA
CTO & Founder
Ali is also a founder of Hanatech. An MSc in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA, Ali brings 20 years of experience in the IT and Networking field. Ali has taken many professional courses and holds many certifications, most notably with Cisco network technologies. Ali has significant experience in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, banking systems and solutions, network design and implementation, network security, datacenter design and implementation, multiple IP Telephony systems: Cisco and Asterisk ie (Trixbox, Elastix), Fiber Optics, LAN and WAN architectures, and wireless networks. With his decades if experience in IT, across all technologies, Ali brings a creative approach to solving any technical problem Hanatech encounters, and helps our clients deliver significant value through technology to their customers.
Chuck Lienaux - CPA, CMA
Chuck is a seasoned Technology Finance professional, with 20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility with Nortel Networks, Avaya, and most recently with Cisco Systems, where he was Cisco’s Canadian CFO until April 2017. Chuck has worked, and maintained great relationships, with all forms of customers over the years, from SMB to Enterprise, including the Big 5 banks, and Public Sector: Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments. Chuck has also developed strong relationships with all market channels, including direct Customers, Partners and Service Providers like Bell (Aliant), Telus, Rogers and Eastlink. Through his years in the industry, Chuck has seen hundreds of different Technologies make their way through the product life-cycle, and he has a deep understanding of the economics of this amazing industry.
Creating value for our customers
We have been working with Hanatech since 2014 – it has been an easy and beneficial relationship. Hanatech has implemented multiple solutions for our office. Having 18 employees, we were in need of an efficient, reliable and cost effective solution for communication in our office. Hanatech provided us with a VOIP phone system that allows our team to call internally, video conference and make outside calls, while saving money every month in the process. They also installed a solution for safeguarding our valuable corporate data, while providing secure remote access, and all with little to no maintenance required by us in our office.
Working with a large volume of fresh, and expensive, ingredients for my bakery business, I need security and peace of mind that my food storage methods were beyond just a walk-in fridge. Hanatech designed and implemented a walk-in storage cold, specifically designed for my unique needs. With a video camera in the fridge, and an easy to use, customized App, I am able to see inside the fridge, adjust the temperature, and maintain a superior standard of freshness for my customers, while minimizing spoilage, all conveniently controlled from my phone, from anywhere in the world!
Hanatech made the chore of finding and implementing a reliable computer and telephone system for my office a breeze. The VOIP phone system allows all of our employees to communicate quickly and efficiently, without needing to pay for expensive multiple phone lines every month. With Hanatech providing backup services, virus protection, and off-site data storage for our employee workstations, I didn’t need to concern myself with hiring a full time IT technician. Hanatech even took the time to set up my printers on all the new computers installed in the office.