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Experienced. Collaborative. Friendly.

Over the past 14 years, we’ve gathered a group of diversely talented and highly motivated individuals who believe problems are best solved collaboratively. Our experienced team work with you to unleash the power of pixel-driven connectivity.

Principal & Founder

Warren Wilansky

In 1998, just three years out of university, Warren co-founded Plank with his personal savings and a dream to make the internet a beautiful place. With no formal business or entrepreneurial training, he’s graduated from a real world MBA by turning Plank into one of the most highly respected boutique digital agencies in Canada. His high standards and ability to create and maintain strong client relationships are the foundation of the company’s success. But enough about him – Warren truly believes a company is not an entity unto itself but a reflection of the people who make it special.


Managing Director

Steve Bissonnette

As Plank’s longest serving employee (over 15 years!), Steve is the embodiment of the company’s evolution. In 1999, he became our first full time lead designer and was responsible for the quality of much of our early work. As the team grew, Steve’s natural leadership ability and attention to detail made him the best person to serve as Managing Director, using his innate ability to find slick, elegant solutions to all our technological challenges, while keeping creativity and usability at the forefront. As a founder member, he also helped create CreativeMornings/Montréal.


Creative Director

Jennifer Lamb

Our Creative Director, Jennifer Lamb, defines the vision behind our work. With clean, award-winning designs, she sets high standards for our mission of making the online world a more beautiful place. She is always looking deeper and seeking to improve the user experience. She'll make sure it’s easy for your users to get exactly what they're looking for when they connect. She understands that context is key and we’ve got it covered.


Senior Front-End Developer

Jean-Frédéric Fortier

JF is an expert in ... a lot. He compliments his HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills with a strong sensibility for user interface and user experience. When he’s not busy squeezing every last bit of quality from every pixel (in every browser), he’s ensuring sites are perfectly optimized for search engines, or teaching us how to get even more out of Google Analytics. Building web sites is an art and a science, and lucky for us, JF has a gift for both.


Office Manager

Colin MacKenzie

As a former label owner, artist manager, tour coordinator, and festival organizer, Colin came to bookkeeping by way of indie rock. As our ‘numbers guy’ he keeps Plank organized so that our team can focus on delivering killer projects. But we love that beyond the books he’s a true creative at heart. A producer and director of music videos and documentaries with a BFA in Photography (University of Ottawa) — and a wicked taste in music, to boot — it’s all made him right at home here at Plank.


Developer

John Hodges

John originally studied finance, and fell into programming quite by accident. Luckily for us he decided to make it a permanent move. He began dabbling with PHP about 6 years ago, and has been coding professionally for four. John also has the solid backing of years of experience in Linux system administration and Linux-based VoIP systems. He has also been running competitively for a little over three years and has run 12,000+ km since. Some quick math puts that at an average of 10km every single day (and Montréal has some very cold, very snowy days).


Developer

Sean Fraser

Sean is our jack-of-all-trades. He excels in both back- and front-end web development and is our in-house iOS guru and WordPress expert. With a background in Multimedia and a degree from the Communications Studies and Computation Arts programs of Concordia University, there aren't many problems that Sean isn't able to find a creative solution for. When not programming, Sean fills his time with other geeky activities, such as gaming and tabletop RPGs.

  • 485+ Steam Titles
  • 44 GB of Soundtracks
  • 10 Years Gamemastering

Project Manager

Cassandra Sera

Cassandra joined the Plank team back in March 2014 and manages the day to day smooth running and client liaison across a number of projects. With 5 years client service experience with Sun Life Financial, a stint doing freelance Community Management, a degree in History & Political Science from Concordia University and a Graduate Diploma from McGill in Communications & PR Management, Cass brings broad digital and communications experience to the team...Oh and she is kicking everyone’s butt when it comes to Foursquare!


Project Manager

Andrew Rose

Andrew joined Plank in the fall of 2014 after ten years of managing projects in Montreal’s exciting music scene. He first built a name for himself developing Pop Montreal’s online presence in the festival’s early days, and then went on to play a crucial role in helping establish local label Secret City Records, where he navigated the digital transformation of an entire industry. Equally passionate about sustainability as he is about productivity, Andrew doesn’t just like getting things done; he likes getting the right things done.

  • 1986 Mac user since
  • 500+ Live music shows attended
  • 50 Podcast episodes produced

Project Manager

Jason Koskie

Jason joined Plank in Feb 2015 and brings a lot of experience in managing the development of mobile applications, having worked on building apps with brands like NHL, NBA and Marvel. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he has degrees in History from the University of Calgary and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan. He moved to Montreal in 2004 and started working in mobile with former Plank client Airborne Mobile in 2008. In the summer he spends most of his free time on a bike.


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