About VIQ

Our Vision

Innovation is at the heart of what we do. VIQ is uniquely positioned to guide criminal justice, legal, insurance, corporate finance, media, and government organizations through a digital media transformation.

As agencies transition to a technology driven workflow, their need to capture, manage, share and create digital evidence is paramount. VIQ Solutions’ comprehensive, end-to-end workflow solution will increase efficiency, reduce cost and simplify access to the verbatim record in a secure manner, securing the value of the spoken word and image, while delivering meaningful information you can use.

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Executive Profiles

Sebastien Paré
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

  • 25+ years of experience in digital content and secure enterprise workflow strategy.
  • President & COO at CSDC Systems, a digital compliance SaaS technology platform, where he led four acquisitions.
  • Assisted the modernization of technology infrastructure for government agencies in Canada and the EMEA market.
Susan Sumner

Susan Sumner
President & Chief Operating Officer, Board Member

  • 30 years of executive leadership, consulting and operations management roles in Fortune 500 companies.
  • Deep insight and experience in building world-class operational infrastructure for IT companies.
  • Successfully combined several middle-market operating companies in the medical transcription space generating a successful exit for capital providers.
  • Oversaw the acquisition and integration of multiple transcription and IT businesses at Nuance Corporation.
Alexie Edwards, Chief Financial Officer

Alexie Edwards
Chief Financial Officer

  • 20+ years of experience in finance and accounting spanning various industries including software and real estate.
  • Proven finance leader who has built and shaped first-class finance teams, led the integration of numerous acquisitions in various jurisdictions, and overseen the implementation of incredibly challenging accounting changes.
  • Previously served as Vice President of Finance for Jonas Software (Subsidiary of Constellation Software), an international provider of market-leading software.
Vahram Sukyas, Chief Technology Officer

Vahram Sukyas
Chief Technology Officer

  • 20+ years of technology industry experience, with a background in engineering and scaling B2B, B2C and B2E digital products and solutions.
  • Successfully led multiple B2B and B2C applications from inception to launch across global networks.
  • Managed multiple portfolio strategies including global network infrastructures, cloud engineering and architecture, and employee productivity tools.
Tony Incardona

Tony Incardona
SVP of Global Sales and Business Development​

  • Experienced executive with more than 30 years in sales leadership in the documentation industry.
  • Proven record driving sales initiatives, leading client collaborations, and fostering new business relationships.
  • Highly accomplished and bottom line-driven with expertise in building and leading sales teams to generate and grow new streams of revenue.
  • Develops creative approaches to increase pipeline, bottom-line growth and market share.

Board of Directors

Mr. Taylor is the President of Taylor Made Solutions based in Toronto and is a CEO Group Leader for CEO Global Network also based in Toronto. Mr. Taylor is an experienced CEO with a strong track record of leadership in growing financial services and professional services firms. As a former Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, Mr. Taylor also has broad management consulting experience assisting various multinational and regional companies transform their organizations. In addition, Mr. Taylor is an experienced investor working with private equity firms, public and private companies to identify, acquire and combine companies to create superior shareholder value. He also services as Board Chair for the Green Energy Co-op and Spark Power, both based in Ontario.

Shing Pan, Director

Ms. Pan is an industry-recognized business leader with more than 25 years of experience in technology innovation, speech technology, and AI. She has extensive industry and domain knowledge, and a deep understanding of competitive landscapes helping companies strategically position for growth. Ms. Pan currently serves as an M&A advisor and investment banker at Woodside Capital Partners, a global, independent investment bank in Silicon Valley, California.

Ms. Pan has served as Co-founder, Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Product Marketing, and Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for many companies, from cutting-edge high-tech startups to large corporations, and led strategic growth and innovation initiatives, business and corporate development, venture financing, and marketing.

Ms. Pan has an MBA from Cornell University, an MS in Engineering from Northern Illinois University, and received her Board Certification from Harvard Business School.

Sebastien Pare

Mr. Paré, VIQ’s CEO, is a recognized business leader with more than 25 years of experience in digital content and enterprise cloud workflow helping regulatory agencies build, deploy and transition their business workflow with digital innovations to enhance operations and customer services. His experience and leadership focused on developing and delivering technology-driven digital transformation driving aggressive growth to create sustainable long term profitability. In his previous role as President and COO at CSDC Systems, a digital compliance technology platform, Mr. Paré led several acquisitions while driving the modernization of technology infrastructure for government agencies in Canada and the United States.

Joseph D. Quarin​, Director

Joseph D. Quarin was CEO of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. until a $4.8 billion reverse merger announcement with Waste Connections Inc. in January 2016. During his tenure of 15+ years, Progressive’s executive drove up the company’s revenue from $100 million to $2 billion.

Mr. Quarin was ranked #10 on the Financial Post’s Top 100 CEO Scorecard 2016, and named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2004.

Mr. Quarin developed his finance and business management skills at Edgestone Capital Partners, KPMG, Deloitte & Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Quarin holds an MBA (Dean’s Honour List) from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and is a CPA.

Susan Sumner, President and COO of VIQ, has more than 30 years of executive leadership, consulting, and operations management experience across roles in Fortune 500 companies. Among them, Ms. Sumner has developed deep industry insight and experience building world-class operational infrastructure for IT companies and has successfully combined several middle-market operating companies in the medical transcription space. During her time at Nuance Corporation, Ms. Sumner oversaw the acquisition and integration of multiple transcription and IT businesses.

Brad Wells is a 25+ year career international cross-border serial entrepreneur who has seeded, owned and operated high-performance companies that disrupted their markets to ignite big tangible results. He is a trailblazer in modern digital transformation and how to power workflow innovations and cloud technology to scale and revolutionize a traditional service industry. He is a seasoned business executive, a high-performing team builder and an evaluation investor who likes speed, scale and successful legacies.

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