Meet the Keeran Family

Our IT services team is proudly 100% Canadian. Get to know a little bit about the people behind the process. 

As our team grows, we are eager to personally introduce our expanding roster of IT professionals to our clients. The Keeran Networks team of IT professionals selflessly strives to put the client experience above all else. 

The Keeran Team at a Glance

Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel

Rishi Patel

Chief Executive Officer

What was your first computer?
Apple Macintosh Classic

Where are you from?
Edmonton

What's your favorite game?
Tennis

Coffee or Tea?
Cortado

Who inspires you?
Elon Musk

What music do you listen to at work?
 
Vocal House Chill

Android or iPhone?
Was iPhone, now Android

Ed Aronyk
Ed Aronyk

Ed Aronyk

Chief Operating Officer

What was your first computer?
A 486 of some sort.

Where are you from?
Edmonton

What's your favorite game?
This changes all the time, but I really enjoyed Subnautica.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

Who inspires you?
Elon Musk, he has such a grand vision for space exploration.

Arif Karmali
Arif Karmali

Arif Karmali

Controller

What was your first computer?
Apple Macintosh Classic II

What's your favorite game?
Basketball to play & Monopoly Deal to win

Coffee or Tea?
Liquid with sugar

Who inspires you?
The Aga Khan

What music do you listen to at work?
Roger's "on hold" music

What's your ideal day off?
A zero email day!
... a long walk by the water, a game of tennis, and the evening with friends playing board games

What's your favourite duty at work?
Picking up office snacks

Richard Kephart
Richard Kephart

Richard Kephart

Service Manager

What was your first computer?
Custom built, Intel Pentium 223 MHz with a Monster 3DFX and Sound Blaster Pro on Windows 95.

What's your favourite duty at work?
Career development shapes the future of my peers and myself.

What music do you listen to at work?
Spotify Discover Weekly

What's your favourite game?
Hockey

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

Liam Scott
Liam Scott

Liam Scott

Business Development Manager

What was your first computer?
The first computer I ever used was my dad's big old beige desktop, and most importantly they were networked so you could play multi-player Doom 2.

Where are you from?
I've always been Albertan, though I've bounced around a bit within the province. Zama City, Lloydminster, and Edmonton.

What's your favorite game?
I love turn based strategy, so the Civilization series has had me hooked for a long time.

Coffee or Tea?
COFFFEEEEEEEE....

What's your ideal day off?
Going for a skate on a warm day, coming back home to cook dinner, then settling in to watch a movie from my collection.

Abbas Maleki
Abbas Maleki

Abbas Maleki

Help Desk Analyst, Tier 2

What's your favourite game?
Chess.

Coffee or Tea?
Tea.

What's your ideal day off?
Saturday.

Android or iPhone?
iPhone.

What was your first computer?
Pentium 3.


Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (2004)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 - Certified 2018
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure — Certified 2018
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Fareed Dhanji
Fareed Dhanji

Fareed Dhanji

Senior Account Manager

What was your first computer?
My first computer bought in 1994 utilizing Windows 3.1 which I managed to format within 24 hours.

What is your ideal day off?
Ideal day off is spending time with the extended family at the beach.

What's your favourite game?
Split Second.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee.

iOS or Android?
Android.
Derek Pluim
Derek Pluim

Derek Pluim

Digital Marketing Specialist

What's your favourite game?
Bike Polo

What music do you listen to at work?
Portugal. The Man

Where did you go to school?
MacEwan University, UBC

Who inspires you?
My daughter.

Android or iPhone?
iPhone

Ryan Aimoe
Ryan Aimoe

Ryan Aimoe

Help Desk Analyst

What was your first computer?
IBM Aptiva 2168

Where did you go to school?
Red River College

Where are you from?
Winnipeg, MB

Coffee or Tea?
Tea

Android or iPhone?
It's all Linux! But Android lol

Geet Ramchandani
Geet Ramchandani

Geet Ramchandani

Project Specialist, Tier 3

Where did you go to school?
NAIT

Where are you from? 
India

What's your favourite game?
 I love all the outdoor/indoor games. I only like CS and car racing when comes to computer games.

What music do you listen to at work?
House relax Music or Tomorrowland Music

Android or iPhone?
iPhone


Certifications

MCSA 2012R2

AZ-104

Switchvox

Duncan Schnack
Duncan Schnack

Duncan Schnack

Procurement Specialist

What music do you listen to at work?
Usually, Passion Pit or Twenty One Pilots. If it’s a rainy day, probably something slow like Death Cab for Cutie.

Coffee or Tea?
Hot Chocolate 😉

What's your ideal day off?
Relaxing and playing games (video or board) with friends and family.

What's your favourite game?
Outer Wilds

Android or Iphone?
Nokia 3310… just kidding, iPhone.

Y.C. Woo
Y.C. Woo

Y.C. Woo

Technical Alignment Specialist

Where did you go to school?
Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario.

What's your ideal day off?
Hiking in the mighty Rockies.

What's your favourite duty at work?
Learning new things.

What music do you listen to at work?
80's hair metal.

Android or iPhone?
Android.


Certifications

CrowdStrike Certified

Falcon Administrator

Patrick Galloway
Patrick Galloway

Patrick Galloway

Network Operations Analyst

Where are you from?
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

What's your favorite game?
Minecraft, at the moment.

Android or iPhone?
Android

Who inspires you?
My Dad

What music do you listen to at work?
Pentatonix


Certifications

CrowdStrike Certified

Falcon Administrator

James Schaack
James Schaack

James Schaack

Help Desk Analyst

Hammad Mansoor
Hammad Mansoor

Hammad Mansoor

Implementation Specialist

Where did you go to school?
University of Alberta

Where are you from?
Originally from Pakistan but born and raised in Saudi Arabia.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

Who inspires you?
My Parents

What's your ideal day off?
Have quality time with friends and family

Vaneetpal Singh
Vaneetpal Singh

Vaneetpal Singh

Project Specialist Tier 1


Certifications

Cisco

CCNA

AWS

AWS Cloud Practitioner

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Microsoft

Microsoft MCSA

Azure Fundamentals

Azure Administrator Associate

Christopher Fraser
Christopher Fraser

Christopher Fraser

Help Desk Analyst, Tier 2

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

Who inspires you?
Muhammad Ali, Elon Musk

What's your ideal day off?
Unplugged, outdoors, in the company of my favorite people. Watching the game - bonus marks if my team wins.

What's your favorite duty at work?
Technical documentation and client education. I love to simplify complex ideas for our clients.

Where are you from?
Vancouver, BC.

Robert Trueblood
Robert Trueblood

Robert Trueblood

Financial Administrator

Where are you from?
I grew up in a community named Dapp, Alberta. It's about an hour and a half north of Edmonton, and its population is less than our workforce.

What's your favorite game?
I absolutely adore Horizon- Zero Dawn. I think it's got fun action, unique ascetic, engaging characters, and not one, but two excellent stories.

Coffee or Tea?
Cola. I take my caffeine cold.

What's your ideal day off?
Spending a day playing board games with friends.

What's your favorite duty at work?
Unquestionably pestering people for their timesheets. But in all seriousness we both want you to get paid, try to make it easy for me!

Umer Abdullah
Umer Abdullah

Umer Abdullah

Help Desk Analyst, Tier 1

Where did you go to school?
NAIT

Where are you from?
Originally born in Pakistan, moved to Canada when 4 and have been here ever since.

Coffee or Tea?
Tea

What's your ideal day off?
A nice warm summer day with the window open reading a book or working on learning new technology.

What's your favourite duty at work?
Learning about new concepts and technologies and exploring potential solutions to problems while working on tickets.

Himank Sarna
Himank Sarna

Himank Sarna

Implementation Specialist


Certifications

CCNA (R&S)

Azure Fundamentals

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Fortinet Level 1 and Level 2 certifications and MCSA 70-741 and 742

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