Company profile

Born in the north, we know a thing or two about big sky thinking. We are here to help you with your digital marketing efforts for live events.

Get into the game.

For the past eight years, Fannex a Winnipeg based technology company has been putting sweat equity into gamification that is changing the fan experience at live sporting and entertainment events. The company has seen significant growth during the last few years. With over 2000 live in-venue events Fannex has become a North American leader in creating and enhancing fan experiences.

Live in-venue events hosted, and counting.

The next-gen client portal is ready to serve you.

Our next generation portal was launched in early 2021 and we are in the process of moving our clients over to the new platform! If you want to see how the features offer benefits with an enhanced mobile fan experience, request a demo.

1.888.692.3269

Our team rally cry

Life is a series of events. A chance to step out of your comfort zone and take it to the edge—to engage with your fellow compatriots joined by a common cause. You can sit in silence to the rhythm of the game or get on your feet and scream victory at the top of your vocal range. The one thing that ignites us is our fellowship.

We are moving ahead, never looking back, helping clients enhance the in-venue live fan experience one win at a time. Together, with the roar of the crowd on their feet, everyone plays.

Welcome to the Fannex team.

Designer

Shelby Henderson provides design and creative services to the Customer Success team to support customer sponsorship sales and marketing activities. She oversees the docket system, website content and creative briefs for the Fannex Studio.

Experience: 6+ years as a graphic designer. Diploma in Graphic Design, RRC.

Operations and Project Manager

Marcos Velloso is responsible for overseeing operations and project management for Fannex. He also is instrumental in writing business requirements and analysis prep for the dev team. 

Experience: Project Manager with over 10 years of information technology. Fundação Getulio Vargas, MBA, PM.

Business Development Manager

Eric MacLise is responsible for Sales and Marketing activities and overseeing Customer Success team activities, including but not limited to client on-boarding and sponsor support.

Experience: Bachelor of Commerce, UofM.

Creative Director & UX Design

Darryl van Herksen oversees the Fannex Studio’s operation and overseas the company visual identity, including brand development. He is also an integral part of the Fannex platform UX and UI planning team.

Experience: 10+ Advertising and Design as a Creative Director and Project Manager. Marketing & Communications, U of W.

Customer Success Manager

Devon Saunders is our business relationship builder. He works to foster prosperous connections with Fannex clients and prospects. Devon is instrumental in helping clients drive app downloads, and boost fan and sponsorship engagements. When teams want to monetize digital strategies, Devon is your guy.

Experience: Business Admin. Red River Community College, Commtech Office Solutions—Account Manager

Senior Software Developer

Paulo Douglas is a Senior Full-Stack Developer responsible for both front-end and back-end development.

Experience: 8+ years as a software development lead. Education: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,  w/specialization in digital games development.

Junior Software Developer

Jiaqing Zhu our newest developer at Fannex is responsible for providing full-stack front and back end software code and design.

Experience: Jiaqing recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Comp Sci) at University of Manitoba. Some recent projects he worked on was 25 Cent Network, and Attorney on Demand.

President

Kemal Leslie is our chief strategist, accountable for engaging the team on the company vision and mission to meet the needs of its platform customers. He oversees product, operations, and business development.

Experience: Over 10 years in the Sports and Entertainment industry, as well as senior management at GE Capital and Reynolds and Reynolds.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics at U of M.

Product Leader

Cody Lee comes to us from Bold Commerce. He is responsible for guiding the product development of our client portal and mobile fan experience.

Experience: Bold Commerce, and Tactica Interactive with extensive experience in web & mobile development including: game development with Thinkbox Software and his own game at Little Bit Games.

Marketing Coordinator

Adam Leslie focuses on new marketing initiatives and is a support to the business develop team. Adam tracks campaigns and segments our growing customer base, as well as identifying market trends while monitoring competitors to reduce our risk in the marketplace.

Experience: Working to complete the business admin program at Red River with a major in marketing. Prior to working with Fannex he spent the last 2 years working with 24-7 InTouch as a part of the management team.

Game Day Operations

Kaden Kujanpaa monitors the performance of our server network during game day events by our clients. He ensures optimal application performance and is your guy if you have questions about a feature in the portal during game day operations.

Experience: Software developer with Cubresa, University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, and major in Physics.

Junior Software Developer

Jonathan Balewicz As a Junior Developer, he will work with our amazing dev team providing support in design, development, testing, and sustainment of our new platform including portal, player interfaces and back-end functionality.

Experience: Student intern software developer at Manitoba Hydro. He is a recent graduate of Computer Science at University of Manitoba.

Product Manager

Cody Lee is our newest hire and comes to us from Bold Commerce. He is responsible for guiding the product development of our client portal and mobile fan experience.

ExperienceBold Commerce, and Tactica Interactive with extensive experience in web & mobile development including: game development with Thinkbox Software and his own game at Little Bit Games.

Project Manager

Marcos Velloso is responsible for writing and gathering business requirements into work breakdown structures for digital products including scheduling, resource levelling, and communication with PM disciplines.

Experience: Project Manager with over 10 years of information technology. Fundação Getulio Vargas, MBA, PM.

Business Development Manager

Eric MacLise is responsible for Sales and Marketing activities within the Customer Success team, including but not limited to client on-boarding and writing corporate communication.

Experience: Bachelor of Commerce, UofM.

Customer Success Manager

Devon Saunders is our business relationship builder. He works to foster prosperous connections with Fannex clients and prospects. Devon is instrumental in helping clients drive app downloads, and boost fan and sponsorship engagements. When teams want to monetize digital strategies, Devon is your guy.

Experience: Business Admin. Red River Community College, Commtech Office Solutions—Account Manager

Junior Software Developer

Jiaqing Zhu is responsible for providing full-stack front and back end software code.

Experience: Jiaqing recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Comp Sci) at University of Manitoba. Some recent projects he worked on was 25 Cent Network, and Attorney on Demand.

Designer

Shelby Henderson provides art direction and creative services to the Customer Success team to support all sales and marketing activities. Oversees the docket system and creative briefs for the Studio.

Experience: 6+ years as a graphic designer. Diploma in Graphic Design, RRC.

President

Kemal Leslie is our chief strategist, accountable for all company operations and business development including research and development requirements for next-generation product design.

Experience: Over 7 years in the Sports and Entertainment industry, Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Computer Science. UofM.

Sr. Software Developer

Paulo Douglas is a full-stack developer who just moved from Brazil, responsible for both front-end and back-end development.

Experience: 8+ years as a software development lead. Education: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,  w/specialization in digital games development.

Creative Director

Darryl van Herksen oversees for the Studio’s operation and sets the Co. visual identity, including brand development, software design

Experience: 10+ Advertising and Design as a Creative Director and Project Manager. Marketing & Communications, UofW.

Game Day Operations

Kaden Kujanpaa monitors the performance of our server network during game day events by our clients. He ensures optimal application performance and is your guy if you have questions about a feature in the portal during game day operations.

Experience: Software developer with Cubresa, University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, and major in Physics.

Junior Software Developer

Jonathan Balewicz As a Junior Developer, he will work with our amazing dev team providing support in design, development, testing, and sustainment of our new platform including portal, player interfaces and back-end functionality.

ExperienceMost recently as a student intern software developer at Manitoba Hydro. He is a recent graduate of Computer Science at University of Manitoba.

Marketing Coordinator

Adam Leslie focuses on new marketing initiatives and is a support to the business develop team. Adam tracks campaigns and segments our growing customer base, as well as identifying market trends while monitoring competitors to reduce our risk in the marketplace.design

Experience: Working to complete the business admin program at Red River with a major in marketing. Prior to working with Fannex he spent the last 2 years working with 24-7 InTouch as a part of the management team.

Working with Fannex is more than a career. It's an experience.

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