Leadership Team

headshot of Lak Chahal, CEO of Binary Stream

Lak Chahal – CEO

Lak Chahal is the founder, President and CEO of Binary Stream. Lak founded Binary Stream in 1999 in the basement of his home. Since that time, he has grown the company to over 70 employees in Canada and over 20 employees in a satellite office in India. Lak has a software engineering background, and started his career providing consulting and customization services to GP customers in England. He is a member of Acetech BC, a group of tech CEOs focused on growing the technology sector in British Columbia.

Charles Abel headshot, director of Finance at Binary Stream

Charles Abel – Director of Finance

Charles Abel has held senior financial positions in private and public companies for over 15 years. Charles has worked at Binary Stream as its Director of Finance for the past 1 and a half years. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer for a public marketing software company, RewardStream Solutions Inc. (TSX-V:REW). Charles led the company through a public listing on the TSX Venture Exchange along with multiple rounds of public and private financings. As VP of Finance for Contigo Systems he led the financial and operational integration of the acquisition of Nero Global. Charles has also worked as the CFO for the public companies 3TL Technologies Corp (TSX:TTM) and Protox Therapeutics Inc. (TSX-V:PRX) where he assisted in listing both companies on the TSX Venture Exchange and raising public financing. Charles is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-CGA) and has earned an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Jasbir Jaswal headshot, director of development

Jasbir Jaswal – Director of Development

Jasbir Jaswal has worked for over fourteen years in software development with twelve of those years at Binary Stream. Jasbir has been the leader in the development of a number of the solutions offered by the Company. Jasbir is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-CMA) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Jasbir has earned bachelor of Computer Science from GNDU University in India.

Tammy McDonald, Director of Marketing at Binary Stream

Tammy McDonald – Director of Marketing

With over 15 years in the channel marketing and technology sectors, Tammy leads the Binary Stream’s solution marketing activities, while spearheading growth into new markets worldwide. She is responsible for developing the strategy and successful execution of marketing efforts to launch new solutions in new markets, while collaborating closely with Sales, Product Management Team, and the President to design and execute on company initiatives to scale the business, while maintaining healthy company values and culture to foster a workplace that supports learning and innovation. She also manages and coaches the marketing team for success.