Vericatch Team

 “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” ~ Ryunosuke Satoro

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Meet our Team

We’re a diverse team of passionate individuals dedicated to creating software solutions that contribute to a more sustainable fishing industry. Our aim is to empower fishermen with innovative, user-friendly tools that support their livelihoods.

Julian Hawkins

Julian Hawkins


Julian joined the Vericatch team as CEO in 2015. His passion is to bring the practical benefits of technology to help people achieve more.

Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak

VP of Business Development and Chief Science Officer

Dalal is responsible for identifying and implementing strategic growth opportunities and providing scientific leadership.

Cameron Smith

VP Development

Cameron brings 30+ years of software development & management expertise to lead the Vericatch Development team in providing quality products to meet our customer needs.

Ross Rivers

Director Dashboard Operations

Ross joined Vericatch after 42 years as a commercial fisherman, he works with commercial fishermen to continually improve our Trawler Application.

Karina Lam

Project Management

Karina assists managers in monitoring and organizing ongoing projects to ensure deadlines are met in a timely fashion.

Dallas Pretty


Dallas is the founder and principal at Black Tusk Advisory Services and he guides our team through all areas of finance.

Max Ivak

Lead Software Engineer

Max focuses on building backend for robust and scalable systems. Max is passionate about IT automation to solve business problems and making market-leading products.

Bruce Young

Mobile App Developer

Bruce is a mobile app developer at Vericatch. He is a software developer with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Connie Leung

Full Stack Developer

Connie works on implementing new features on the web, as well as assisting in support requests and maintenance of Vericatch’s legacy products.

Mark Hippern

Senior Manager Business Development

Mark relies on building solid relationships to help businesses align technology to lead change and exceed their business goals.

Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit

Senior Marketing and Content Strategist

Annemarie focuses on building omni-channel marketing and growth to support new and existing customers.

Robert Keenan

Senior Manager Business Development

Robert is Vericatch’s Newfoundland and Labrador representative. He has significant fishery experience from his eight years in various management and executive roles with the FFAW.

Rita Zhang

SaaS QA Engineer

Rita works on quality assurance for our FisheriesApp web and mobile software to ensure our customers are using high-quality products.