Our Team

Chris Toushan


Chris’ strong leadership skills combined with his many years of experience within the industry, allow him to strategize to meet customers’ rapidly evolving needs in the digital world. He provides Zanaris with the perspectives and judgement necessary to guide strategies and oversee their execution.

Chris is a strong finance professional who formulates and implements various organization wide processes to ensure the uniformity of the company as a whole.

Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s missions and ensuring that his directions are communicated in a way that is effective for all employees to understand their individual roles.

Paul Rix


For the past 20 years, Paul has focused on building, buying, and selling companies. Paul has a passion for seeing how technology can untap people’s potential to build successful enterprises. His passion, excitement, and commitment to helping people solve problems through technology is what motivated him to start Zanaris, a managed services, cloud, and DevOps technology business.

Paul’s role within the Zanaris team as an executive-level leader is to take on responsibilities for building, growing, and positioning start-up companies for acquisition. He is entrepreneurial-minded with deep experience in strategy-driven, risk-based engagements focused on helping complex organizations achieve their ideal IT environment.

Paul is an accomplished, dedicated manager with proven excellence in strategic planning, application transformation, cloud readiness and adaptation consulting, and program management.

Roger McIlmoyle

CHief Operations Officer

With 30+ years’ experience across highly diverse industry verticals; government, medical, banking, automotive, food, and manufacturing Roger has provided not only operational excellence but also transformative thought leadership. His career has spanned circuit design, software and operating system design, infrastructure, security and enterprise architecture development.

As a result of more than ten years in a senior pre-sales engineering and architecture role with SunGard Availability Services; he has architected, influenced and participated in the implementation and full life-cycle of enterprise IT in a broad range of highly innovative Fortune 500 companies.

Andrew Byrne

CHief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Andrew has a long history of Managed Services; Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and has helped many clients to make the right decision and achieve a successful solution. His experience includes running Operations, Engineering and R&D across many different disciplines including helping a Startup DR company build to a strong position in the market with over 1,000 clients in just 3 years.

Sector experience includes running a Software-as-a-Service platform providing services to the heavily regulated Mutual Fund industry. His particular expertise is to help companies to achieve successful IT transformations whether they involve internal or Managed Service or Cloud solutions. His depth of market experience allows the client to better analyse potential solutions and ensure they make the right choice at the right price.

Chris Ellefson


Chris Ellefson started his development career over 20 years ago as a software developer and has since led technology teams across numerous industries such as health care, media, food delivery, marketing, legal, and machine learning.

As the head of development for Zanaris, he has managed and guided software development resources, both local and overseas, across a wide variety of projects including web, mobile, kiosk and A.I. applications, providing technical leadership and helping clients fully realize their ideas.

Chris is attuned to the importance of combining people, process, and technology leadership in building successful software deployments. A team player who works proactively and collaboratively with partner groups such as product management, sales, marketing, services, and customer support, he has extensive working experience with both modern and traditional development methodologies.

Chris earned his BSc in Math with Computer Science from MIT, and an MSc in Computer Science from UBC.