Leadership

  • Allen Atamer-Founder, CEO and Principal Engineer

    Allen Atamer

    Founder, CEO and Principal Engineer

    Allen did his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto and graduated from MIT with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics.  Having spent the past 18 years working on software engineering, artificial intelligence, and text mining, he is able to apply his experience in building LTAS Technologies.  He has 2 patents involving artificial intelligence and guided aircraft diagnostics.

    Allen founded LTAS Technologies in 2011 to make an impact on how the Internet is regulated and kept safe for everyone. The Harmari tool suite is today used by hundreds of customers in state and law enforcement, municipal government, insurance, retail loss prevention, and law enforcement. The Harmari STR product is focused on ensuring municipalities balance the needs of the tourism industry with those of residential neighborhoods. He is committed to making Harmari STR a worldwide brand name in the compliance industry.

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    Allen Atamer has provided localities with valuable information related to the short term rental industry, compliance, identification and other valuable insights

    • He has given presentations to City staff at APA National Planning Conference, CMRTA Conferences, GFOA Conference, Smart City Policy Summit 2019 in Austin TX, Pender County Board of Tourism, Colorado GFOA , Florida Tax Collectors Fall Forum, FTDTA Conference
    • He has presented online to over 100 municipal leaders a webinar about Short Term Rental Ordinances twice per month, and has granted access to his free STR ordinance tool to dozens of municipal leaders to assist with ordinance development using 5 model ordinances. The ordinance tool has been offered for free to municipalities to promote sensible, enforceable compliance objectives.
    • He has designed the proprietary 3 Es framework for Short Term Rental Compliance: Establish, Enforce and Endgame. The 3 E’s allow City stakeholders to understand the needs of each stage and what needs to be built upon to achieve 100% compliance of the short term rental industry with municipal laws.
    • He has written dozens of blogs over the past 9 years with original, thought- leading, and citable material related to open source investigation, short term rental compliance, social media network

    Please send me a note if you would be interested in having me present to your organization as a guest speaker.

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  • Ron Chan - Account Manager

    Ron Chan

    Account Manager

    Ron graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also has an Associate of Arts Degree from Douglas College. Over the last 15 years he has worked in several different sectors including E-Commerce, Fraud Investigations, Insurance, and Retail. Ron previously worked at eBay as a Fraud Community Support Representative and at Toys R Us as a Product Safety Coordinator. Ron has gained significant experience with vendor management, procurement, budgeting, and cost controls, which greatly assists the company with bid response and customer relationships.

  • Mateja Milovanovic

    Software Engineer

    Mateja graduated from Ryerson University and has extensive experience with webcrawling, customer success, and statistical analysis.

  • Nicholas Sachdev

    Product Manager

    Nicholas is wrapping up his strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing studies at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Having worked on various product, customer success and marketing teams, he has the experience and skillset to grow the the Harmari STR portfolio.  As a certified associate in project management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute, Nicholas is able to take on various projects simultaneously in a well-organized, agile, and client centric manner.

    As the product manager of the Harmari STR portfolio, Nicholas leads the product, marketing, customer success and analyst teams. His empathetic approach to client concerns and ability to convert those concerns into meaningful products, modules and features provides Harmari’s clients with service that directly incorporates their feedback in real-time. He has developed these skills at companies like BlackBerry, Hiverlab Technologies and the University of Toronto’s Information Security Department.

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    Nicholas also brings technology and marketing consulting experience through his projects with clients like CIBC, BMO, Tim Hortons, and Ritual Technologies. His ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner leaves Harmari STR clients satisfied with the ever-growing complications of the short-term rental industry. Further, his experience supporting the University of Toronto’s IT helpdesk, working in a call centre, and providing customer service at UC Berkeley has further grown Nicholas’ understanding of different perspectives and allows for an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving.

    Nicholas has lead our Research and Quality Assurance departments for the past 3 years.  Having started off as an analyst at Harmari, he has the experience on the front lines that allows him to assist the team in the most informed manner. Nicholas also brings transferable skills to the analyst team from his 3 summers as a research analyst at UCLA.

    Feel free to reach out to Nicholas here

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  • Tom Lee

    Tom Lee

    Product Architect

    Tom Lee graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s in Math and Computer Science and from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Computer Science.  He has a background in both artificial intelligence and software engineering and has previously worked at Oculus Info (now Uncharted Software) and SideFX.   At Harmari STR, he is applying innovative research to core STR products such as identification, de-duplication, and search.

  • Obiora

    Obiora Nkwocha

    Project Manager

    Obiora is a certified Project Management Professional and an active member of the Project Management Institute – PMI, with a Master of Engineering Degree in Engineering Design from McMaster University, focusing on Process and Production Systems. Obiora has over 10 years of industry experience working within the software development ecosystem from Quality Assurance to Project Management at Cast Software and Restoration House Hamilton.  Obiora possesses key skills to manage both client expectations and team management in a fast-paced environment. Obiora is charting the course to optimize STR compliance objectives including 100% licensure, maximum tax collection or both.  for new and existing Harmari projects and is driven to innovate change.  Obiora would be facilitating structure and synergy across LTAS departments and Harmari project stakeholders driven by hybrid project management methodology to meet project deliverables and exceptional customer satisfaction.

  • Paul Meikle

    Inside Sales Manager

    Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. His career spans technology consulting, real estate advisory, business development and solution sales. With this diverse experience, Paul effectively identifies the needs of prospective Harmari clients – who include community development, planning and finance professionals – and provides them with cost-effective and valuable short-term rental compliance solutions.