Decisive Technologies and BriteSky Technologies Announce Mitchell Carkner as New Chief Executive Officer


OTTAWA, Ontario, November 2, 2020 — Decisive Technologies Inc., a provider of custom Enterprise IT Infrastructure solutions, and BriteSky Technologies Inc., a Canadian provider of secure cloud and cybersecurity solutions, are pleased to announce that effective November 2, 2020, Mitchell Carkner has been appointed chief executive officer of both companies.

Mitchell has a wealth of experience in the application of IT infrastructure and cloud networking technologies for enterprises operating in Canada, the United States, and international markets. He is an experienced technology strategist with insights in how businesses can best harness the power of IT infrastructure and cloud technologies to achieve business objectives and compete effectively.

Most recently, Mitchell worked as senior executive advisor at Amazon Web Services where he partnered with client executive teams to develop approaches and strategies for the adoption of new technologies and platforms based on industry best practices. Before joining Amazon Web Services, Mitchell held a number of senior leadership roles at IBM Global Business Services, including service line leader, practice leader, Canadian SAP public sector business development leader, and associate partner. During his time at IBM he was team lead on several high-profile digital transformation projects across Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

In his new role as CEO of Decisive Technologies and BriteSky Technologies, Mitchell will be responsible for guiding both companies through the next phase of development and growth. Mike Smith, president of Decisive Technologies Inc., and Joey Harrison, president of BriteSky Technologies Inc., will both continue in critical leadership roles within the company. Richard Losier will continue in his current position as executive vice president of engineering and technology at both companies.

“We’ve had great success building both companies over the past five years, but the rate of growth and the pace of change in the industry made it obvious that we needed to strengthen our executive team with a CEO who shared our vision for how Decisive and BriteSky could and should evolve to meet the needs of our customers,” said Mike Smith. “Mitchell has the experience, the expertise, and the vision to guide both companies through that next phase of our evolution.”

Mitchell sees an exciting future ahead for Decisive and BriteSky as the two companies continue to deliver products, solutions, and services Canadian enterprises can leverage to compete on a global scale.

“Our customers are dealing with the fastest pace of digital transformation ever and the need for speed and flexibility has been amplified dramatically. Reliance on tech platforms has become more acute and those platforms need to continue to deliver results. Decisive and BriteSky are well-positioned to deliver the products and platforms that will enable digital transformations,” Mitchell said.

“As our customers move up the digital transformation maturity curve and reimagine how they work, our products and services will continue to support their needs. Bringing to bear hybrid cloud solutions, workforce resiliency tools, and decision-making capabilities via AI/ML, and advanced analytic platforms. Moving forward, we will remain uncompromisingly customer-focused, bringing world-class service and technology to our customers. We plan to double down on our software-as-a-service offerings and grow our skills to match the pace of digital transformation in the marketplace.”

Raised in Ottawa, Mitchell has strong ties to the community. He holds an MBA from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, has served as an alumni mentor at Carleton University, and continues to serve as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

Mitchell also holds a B.A. from Queen’s University and a certificate in executive management from Harvard Business School. Before entering the corporate world, Mitchell served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He retired from military service as a Captain in 2011.

About Decisive Technologies Inc.

Decisive Technologies provides the most reliable, resilient, and fully integrated custom Enterprise IT Infrastructure solutions that optimize business processes and improve business outcomes. Decisive’s solutions are custom-engineered and purpose-built to fit the unique needs of medium and large enterprises. They are optimized to ensure the security and availability of business-critical data and improve business operations using the fastest and most advanced enterprise networking technologies.

About BriteSky Technologies Inc.

BriteSky Technologies offers the most integrated, customized, and secure cloud and cybersecurity solutions for complex information and data networks. BriteSky cloud and cybersecurity solutions are purpose-built for medium to large Canadian enterprises. They go well beyond generic, one-size-fits-all offerings and they are engineered to keep business-critical information flowing at all times.

For more information about this release, please contact Tanya Hall.