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About Locus Systems

Established in 1991, Locus is a private corporation based in Ontario, Canada and Florida, USA.

Our strong global reputation in the Enterprise Content Management space is focused in Cloud, Application Managed Services, Professional Services, and Product Solutions.

Locus has been an OpenText partner since 2007 and is a two-time recipient of the North America Partner of the Year award. We focus exclusively on the service delivery of OpenText Enterprise Information Management and peripheral solutions such as xECM for SAP and xECM for SharePoint, as well as value added technologies such as, VMware, BeyondTrust, Kinematik and GCI.

Our delivery model can leverage on-premise infrastructure, Microsoft Azure, as well as Amazon Web Services providing our clients with the flexibility required to meet their individual needs.

In collaboration with our clients, Locus has delivered services across four continents to more than 100 clients enabling nearly one million users world-wide, helping them lower their total cost of ownership via fixed cost deployments, assuming responsibility for application managed services and providing rapid deployment in the Locus Cloud.

Locus continues to innovate in both implementation approach, as well as the management of the applications to benefit the user experience while maintaining the high standards required for scalable business. Locus’ commitment to customer satisfaction is the reason 80% of our revenue is derived from repeat business.

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Mission

To be respected by our customers for providing high-quality consulting services related to information management.

Our approach is flexible and innovative ensuring solutions align with our customers’ time, budget, and measurable objectives. Our commitments are based on dignity, respect and integrity to foster personal growth, teamwork, innovation and social responsibility.

Accountability to each other, our customers, and our community is fundamental to our current and future success.

Richard Blais

Managing Director

Richard joined Locus in 2001. His primary responsibilities include assessing and understanding the current and future state of the enterprise information market segment, as well as plotting a course for Locus to ensure our offerings meet the demands and expectations of our customers.

Richard has been an innovator in this market segment, as well as developed a broad understanding of the market by serving on boards such as the Channel Advisory Board at BEA Systems, and Customer Advisory board at Red Hat.

Presently, Richard focuses on the OpenText Partnership as the Executive Sponsor for the relationship in addition to his customer-facing role to ensure Locus’ services meet our customers’ objectives and provide value to their organizations.

Prior to joining Locus, Richard spent his time in the Financial Sector building a successful brokerage business at Midland Walwyn and Merrill Lynch.

Richard is guided by his many experiences and observations that he’s gained over his 25-year career, his family, and his passion for sailing and wine.

Jeremy White

Director, US

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in financial, supply chain, and content management technologies working with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 customers to align and implement high value software solutions.

As the Director of the US, he works with clients to define business objectives, provide guidance on how to develop a focused strategy, and align technologies to deliver highly relevant business solutions with a solid return on investment.

During his ten year tenure with OpenText he had the opportunity to serve in many capacities ranging from practice management to strategic value engineering. His experience in these roles provided him with the opportunity to work with many multi-national customers to solve critical business problems and help them poise for future growth.

Jeremy is regarded as a trusted advisor with respect to technology and business alignment, which has been developed by working with customers from a wide range of industries including; Financial Services, High-Tech, Legal, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Aerospace, and Government Agencies.

Peter Lai

Executive Director, Operations and Delivery

Peter has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur with hands-on experience managing delivery teams, developing strategy and forecasting budget. Peter’s previous career as a software engineer in both the government and financial sector strengthened his ability in project delivery.

Peter is a very passionate tennis player and has been rated at the National Tennis Rating Program as a level 4.5+. He is currently participating in the inter-club competition organized by the Mayfair Racket Club.

Allan Au

Executive Director, Government Services & Delivery

For almost two decades, Allan has been at the center of Locus – Ontario Government Delivery. A Professional Engineer with exceptional skills for maintaining On-time, On Budget delivery. Allan manages the fixed cost delivery teams throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process. Allan follows the Zachman framework in either Java / .Net technologies, and has aligned Locus to the Unified I&IT Project Management Methodology adopted by OPS.

In his spare time, Allan is an active supporter of his daughter’s figure skating, and sits on the York Region Skating Academy Board of Directors.