Meet the Tagcert Team
Tom St John, CEO and Co-Founder
Prior to Kontexto, Tom held various senior level management roles with a variety of ecommerce, data analytics and search engine businesses including makeup.com, perfume.com and automobile.com. He is a graduate of the McGill University School of Business Management in Montreal, Canada.
Rick VanWell, CTO and Co-Founder
Before co-founding Kontexto, Rick held various programming, design and management roles over the past 20 years with a number of leading network security, telecommunication and internet companies. Rick co-founded Rocketinfo, one of the early pioneers of real time news search and aggregation.
Jamie Thompson, Vice President Sales
With a background in business marketing and computer programming, Jamie founded GreenButton Studio in 2001 – an early leader in web-based content management systems. His understanding of web strategies and proficiency in managing large-scale projects has served hundreds of clients across North America, as well as Canadian Government offices worldwide. Jamie brings over 17 years of web sales and marketing experience to the Kontexto team.
Mark Brassard, Senior Software Developer
Mark has held numerous technology positions during the past 20 plus years with companies and organizations including CGI, Bell, The Government of Canada, Milkyway Networks, Rocketinfo and most recently searchforvideo.com.
Personal data privacy is a fast growing global opportunity
Cookie auditing and monitoring is an immediate requirement
Cookie auditing and monitoring is fast becoming a business necessity for website owners around the world. New regulatory activities in the European Union, United Kingdom and the United States mean website operators need to gain consent from website visitors if they are using cookies to identify and store information about their visitors. Website operators around the world require a service that will constantly audit and monitor what cookies they are using and the precise data they are collecting. This was the inspiration for Tagcert, a cookie auditing and monitoring service for corporate, government, ecommerce and media organizations to help them deal with new regulatory realities.
Our team of privacy, security, search and analytics experts
Our team is comprised of a unique combination of experts with deep experience in solving data privacy, online security, search and analytics problems. This fusion of skill sets combined with our business executive and board talent ensures that we view personal data privacy and all the emerging service opportunities in innovative ways. Although we are focused on becoming the de facto cookie auditing and monitoring service in the near term, Tagcert will continue to add new personal data privacy services over the next year as the global regulatory environment continues to change and present new business needs.