Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Principal & Director, OPEN
Principal, Recollective

Eesmyal is a social entrepreneur and investor with a mission to invent solutions to wicked problems through technology and social innovation.

He has a background in engineering, creativity, and sustainability and has co-founded 10 ventures in a variety of areas including: green building, coworking, locative media, civic engagement, education, software, and research. Some of these include Vancouver’s premier social impact coworking space (The HiVE), a B-Corp certified consulting company (Recollective) that facilitates the design and construction of some of the greenest buildings in Canada, and an award-winning design-thinking consultancy and incubator (Design Nerds).

He’s recently turned his focus to accelerating innovation in mental health through building a technology platform (Quantified Citizen) for democratizing research.

Team

Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, and business development.

With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.

OPEN Technologies grew out of the OPEN Green Building Society, a non-profit organization that has been developing open source software tools for the green building space since 2013. Today, OPEN Technologies and OPEN Green Building Society are affiliated organizations with a shared goal: to use data to shape a regenerative future for our cities.

Andrew Shopland

Software Developer

Christian Cianfrone

Principal & Director, OPEN
Executive Director, ZEBx

Daniel Eden

Product Design Lead

Dave Ramslie

Principal & Director, OPEN
VP of Sustainability, Concert Properties

Donovan Woollard

Principal & CEO, OPEN

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Principal & Director, OPEN
Principal, Recollective

Greg Sugiyama

Software Developer

Jeanine Longley

GRID Product Manager

Jenna McNeil

Product Manager

Julia Watson

Bookkeeper

Justin Belanger

Software Developer

Ryan McCuaig

Senior Advisor, Technology