Akaash is passionate about ideas that drive innovation. After obtaining his Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, he joined Jonar when ParagonERP was only just being designed. He wore many multidisciplinary hats, acting as Director of Technology, Software Architect, Programmer and Team Leader. Today, he continues to work with Jonar in a pioneering new role: as the Director of the innovation incubator, Jonar Labs. His mission is to shape the technological landscape of tomorrow.
Meet the team
Akaash Mukherjee (Director and Partner)
Jon Ruby (Partner)
Jon Ruby displays a rare intersection of technological expertise and business acumen, which allows for the creative and forward-thinking application of new technologies to real world challenges. Passionate about user experience and design, Jon works to enrich the day-to-day lives of users by improving their experience with business technology.
In the late 1990s, Jon co-founded a company called Control-F1, a leader in the eSupport space. He went on to manage small companies in investment banking consulting, private equity for natural resources and medical devices, before becoming Managing Director at Jonar in 2011.
As Managing Director, Jon grew Jonar’s legacy business by adding new integrations, improving the customer service process, and building an extensive internship program. Today, Jon and his team have built a revolutionary ERP system called ParagonERP that aims to challenge the status quo and revolutionize the industry. As well as being the Managing director of Jonar, Jon is a partner in Jonar Labs.
Tamaryn de Kock (Partner)
Tamaryn wants to know what you think and how you think. Her natural curiosity led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McGill University. After graduating, she took a job as a Marketing Intern at Jonar, with little idea of what she wanted to do or where her career might go. During that time she discovered her passion for understanding consumer behavior and applying it in the fields of marketing and human resources. As Senior Manager of HR, Tamaryn is now helping to shape the future of Jonar and Jonar Labs.
Irene de Gooyer-Collins (Partner)
Irene is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in consumer products, wholesale distribution, manufacturing and software. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Wonderment Ventures, which provides capital and expertise to a select group of start-ups across a variety of consumer sectors. She joined the board of York Angel Investors in June 2016 and is actively involved in the entrepreneurial community. Irene also acts as the Chief Alliance Officer at Jonar and as a partner in Jonar Labs.