ABOUT CERYX

ABOUT CERYX

Expertise and experience combined

Ceryx Inc. is the leading provider of reliable, secure Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions. Ceryx has managed advanced, customized solutions for mid-market and enterprise clients since 2001. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner of Excellence and winner of the 2009 Impact Award for Hosting Solutions, Ceryx has extensive knowledge with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communication Server/Lync. The company also offers managed archiving, advanced security and a range of complementary products and services.

When clients entrust their unified messaging and collaboration requirements to Ceryx, they gain the efficiencies associated with cloud computing without sacrificing the control that accompanies an on-premises solution. By specializing in messaging and collaboration, Ceryx provides a higher grade of service at a lower cost than a traditional outsourcer company.

Industry leading Cloud Control

Ceryx is recognized for its industry-leading Cloud Control portal. A cloud-based control panel that gives clients the ability to harness the power of all software-as-a-service messaging and collaboration products. Ceryx delivers its products by working with world-class business partners who are globally recognized as leaders in strategic outsourcing and systems integration.

The benefits of the cloud without the compromise

We’re the Messaging and Collaboration Experts large enterprises rely on. Ceryx’s clients include many of North America’s Fortune 500 companies covering industries such as: Financial Services, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Retail, Travel, Professional Services, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology and Non-Profit. Because of the unique combination of Ceryx’s focus, differentiators and experience, Ceryx confidently delivers to enterprise clients the benefits of the cloud without the compromise.

Ceryx operates in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Documents pertaining to this Act are available upon request

Leadership

 

Gus Harsfai, Founder & CEO

As the founder, President and CEO of Ceryx, Gus Harsfai drives a culture of product innovation and service excellence. His commitment to clients stems from counseling executives of Fortune 500 companies across North America for over 20 years.

Gus is a powerful and charismatic speaker who speaks and writes regularly on topics that resonate with the C-suite, such as how to leverage cloud-based technologies for lowering costs. He is an active member of several industry associations including the Telecom Executives Business Network, Software and Service Group and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Gus is a graduate and fellow of Quantum Shift — an invitation-only leadership program for 40 of Canada’s most innovative entrepreneurs founded by the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and KPMG Enterprise. Gus also sits on several Microsoft Advisory Committees.

Prior to founding Ceryx, Gus leveraged a strong foundation in IT consulting to launch NRG Consultants Inc. where he oversaw deployments and migrations of messaging systems for large enterprises, including: the Government of Canada, Unilever, Pharma Plus, Magna Entertainment, Yellow Pages and other enterprises throughout Canada, the United States and South America.

 

Roger Smith, CIO

As CIO, Roger Smith leads the technology team responsible for building and running Ceryx’s industry-leading Cloud-based products. Roger has over 20 years of experience leading technology teams in the areas of operations and software development — including holding senior technical positions at Rand, EDS and KPMG. He has delivered complex solutions across a broad range of industries including financial services, Canadian & U.S. government, healthcare and ecommerce.  Roger holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Management degree from McMaster University as well as several technical designations in the areas of information security, service management and project management.

 

 

Randy Busch, CMO

As Chief Marketing Officer, Randy Busch is responsible for leading the product innovation and message delivery of the company. Prior to Ceryx, Randy was CEO and Founder of Jazinga Inc., which delivered a range of telephony and unified communications products for small and medium sized business. Randy, more than 20 years of experience in senior marketing and product management roles in leading technology and Internet-related businesses. He served as VP Marketing for Brightspark Ventures and prior to that served in a variety of senior marketing and product management roles for companies such as Tira Wireless, Servicesoft and Delrina/Symnatec.

 

 

 

Ross Bitove, Vice President, Sales and Business Development

As Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Ross Bitove is responsible for all sales aspects of Ceryx along with the building of strategic partnerships across North America.  Ross oversees a team of Sales, Sales Engineer and Delivery experts focused on building, supporting and delivering the Ceryx sales objectives.  Ross has over 10 years of experience selling software based managed services along with prior financial and operational experience working for Venture Capital and Investment Banking organizations.  Ross holds an HBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western.