Leadership

  • 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 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.

  • Jennifer Guan

    QA Team Lead

    Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Statistical Science. She has worked at the Bank of Montreal front desk and as a Teaching Assistant at A&A Daycare. Jennifer has strong organizational skills, is detail-oriented, and has demonstrated exceptional skills with STR identification and investigation. She has helped design the best practices and training guides used by our team of Junior Analysts.

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    As our Research Analyst, Jennifer researches accurate analytical data related to Short Term Rental activity. She works closely with Harmari accounts and clients to assure the project reporting is accurate and customer expectations are met. In addition, Jennifer makes sure that the STR quality objectives are met on time and on budget.

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  • Javier Escartin de Jesus

    Business Development Manager - Europe and Latin America

    Javi is a sales and business development expert with a strong technical background and extensive experience helping government bodies and private companies unlock their potential by leveraging technology. Javier holds an MSc. Aerospace Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and has helped technology companies grow worldwide form more than 9 years. He leads the sales effort in Europe and LATAM.

  • 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.

  • Atlantida Sanchez

    Lead Software Developer

    Atlantida graduated with a Bachelors of Computer Science from the University of Puebla, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Puebla, Mexico.  Atlantida has strong experience in business analysis, software development and R&D subject matter with computer vision.  She leads the production development of Harmari STR.

  • John Keast

    Sales Executive

    John joins the Harmari family with over 25 years of experience in sales for Information Technology and Software Companies.  He most recently came from an IT company valued at over $500 million.  John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

  • 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.