About Us

Actenum’s leadership team

Paul Maurer, Chief Executive Officer

With over 30 years of management experience, Paul has a consistent track record leading successful teams characterized by high growth and rapid organizational change.

Prior to shifting his focus to early-stage organizations, Paul spent fourteen years at Oracle Corporation, most recently as Vice President, Western Canada. From 1987 to 2001, Paul held management positions of increasing scope and responsibility in Oracle’s sales and professional services divisions.

As VP of Sales and Services at ActiveState Corporation, Paul developed the sales and operational infrastructure that increased the company’s revenue fivefold, leading to its successful acquisition by Sophos Plc in September 2003.

As President of CogentWork Consulting Corporation, Paul has provided management consulting on high-impact sales and marketing projects for medium and large software companies in the U.S., Canada, and EMEA.

Paul holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Junas Adhikary, VP – Product Development

Junas has over 20 years of experience in software development and project management. At Actenum, he provides leadership and management to deliver innovative software products. Junas enjoys contributing to product vision and strategy, and ensuring delivery from inception to the final product. Prior to Actenum, he held positions as Research Scientist at SINTEF Informatics, Chief Architect at Knowledge Junction Systems, and a partner and technical architect at Girba Technologies Inc.

Junas holds an MSc in Computing Science (with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence) from Simon Fraser University, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Owen Plowman, VP – Business Development

Owen led Actenum’s business development and marketing activities from 2006 to 2023, and is now focused on expanding Actenum’s market reach globally.

Prior to joining Actenum, he spent fourteen years at Oracle Corporation Canada, Inc., where he had management responsibility for teams in professional services, technical support, and sales support in Toronto and in Vancouver.

Owen has worked in the IT industry for over 40 years. He began his career writing commercial software in 1979. After completing his university studies he was employed by Meta Systems Canada (an Ontario software startup venture), where he led the development team. While at Meta Systems he also worked on software development projects for various Canadian and U.S. government agencies and organizations, including National Defence Canada, the U.S. Navy and Air Force, Ford Aerospace & Communications, Singer-Link, and IBM Corporation.

Owen holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Computation from McMaster University, and is a member of the SPE.

John Sharkey, Manager – Services and Support

John has worked in the Information Technology and Oil & Gas industries for over 20 years, and has focused on Oil & Gas since 2006. He leads Actenum’s Product Implementation and Technical Support teams.

Prior to joining Actenum, John worked at Peloton Computer Enterprises, where he was initially involved in supporting the development of the SaaS/Platform, and then Implementing the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to clients. As Services Manager for several years, he led a team of consultants responsible for client Implementation and custom development projects. Before his Peloton experience, John worked internationally and in the Gulf of Mexico as a Technical Service Manager for Drilling Fluids, and later in his career for Completion Tools.

John is experienced in MS-Azure, AWS, MDM, VM, Cyber Security, and SOC Certification. He holds a Software Engineering Degree from Southern Regional College & Queen’s University, Northern Ireland

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