Executive Management Team
Senior IT Project Management Consultant
Rick Sparks is the Senior IT Project Management Consultant and Founder of RavenTech Consulting Ltd.. He is an experienced IT Project Management Consultant with more than 20+ years proven success record planning, designing, implementing and managing diverse information technology projects for health care centres and hospitals, multinational corporations, non-profit agencies/organizations, K-12 independent private schools and small-medium businesses across North America.
Rick has solid credentials including an Information Technology Degree, Networking and Support Engineer certification and Government of Canada Professional Contracting & Consulting Certification.
Rick is a highly respected IT expert with a clear, focused direction and has implemented creative IT solutions throughout his career. He has been instrumental in consistently delivering innovative world-class information technology solutions for business owners. His notable clients include Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, Apple, Cisco, Motorola Wireless Data Group, TELUS and The Energy Foundation to name a few.
Rick has perfected his IT Project Management consulting skills in planning and implementing complex projects during his 8 years consulting (1999-2007) in the San Francisco Bay Area (Silicon Valley). As result of his successful IT projects within high-tech corporations in Silicon Valley. Rick was recruited by corporate executives to provide IT management and leadership at several prestigious wealthy private independent schools in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Rick also developed curriculum and taught Digital Video Multimedia courses at Stanford University and at Apple Inc.
Rick understands that high achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. He has a strong understanding of the relationship between technology and strategic business interests to increase profit growth opportunities, productivity and competitive edge while simultaneously delivering significant reductions in the cost and ease of doing business.
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Project Manager, Networking & GIS Specialist
Lyle Fabian is a highly accomplished, versatile and respected member of the Katlodeeche First Nation, located in the North West Territories. Lyle is a Senior Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) Project Management Consultant with over 12 years combined experience in technical knowledge, skills, delegation of authority, designing, planning and controlling successful projects.
Lyle has met strategic goals of organizations and used projects to meet those goals and worked within the organizations policies and procedures. Creative and innovative manager, administrator, public speaker, and entrepreneur, taking pride in ability to develop and launch new and diverse products.
Lyle has senior data networking experience primarily as a local area network (LAN) Administrator, utilizing knowledge of wide area networks (WANs) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for various First Nations administrations. He has earned designations as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Fiber Optic Certification (CFOT) from the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).
Lyle has a proven record of project management success evaluating, installing, and supporting all areas of the network and ensuring appropriate resolution of problems during network outages and/or periods of reduced performance. In addition, he has expertise in supporting software and hardware systems, which includes installing, configuring, modifying, and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008, Windows XP/ 7 /8 operating systems and website setup and development.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician with over 12 years information technology experience in the digital cartography and GIS for First Nation, Industry and Government. Excellent technical, communication, presentation, traditional knowledge gathering skills for ESRI Mapping Software.
Lyle is a very resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations. He has developed strong relationships with First Nation communities, Industry and Government through the use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge databases and GIS systems.