Dec 24, 2008

Don Chapman, Profile

Don Chapman, Corporate Advisor & Director
(contact at 647 274-9559 or

Don is presently on the advisory board of several companies and also assists company leaders of mid to small IT companies. ( Messaging Architects, Iseehear Inc., Access Group, Gerson Lerhman Group, ACETECH, Metalogic ).

Don retired as President of Novell Canada Ltd. at the end of 2006. Don focused on delivering information solutions to Canadian customers, expanding Novell Canada’s partnerships and promoting Novell’s vision of a ‘One Net’ world where all networks work together to securely connect employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Don was responsible for all facets of the Canadian organization which includes sales, marketing, consulting, support, training, finance and operations. Under his leadership, Novell Canada had achieved significant growth in areas including services, identity management, Linux as well as resource and infrastructure management.

As a seasoned Novell executive, Don’s experience has been tapped for numerous high-level corporate task forces, including global compensation planning as well as the organizational integration from acquisitions such as Cambridge Technology Partners and SilverStream.
Don was also an active participant on the Board of Directors for ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada) for 5 years

With more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian technology industry, Don joined Novell from Corporate Software Canada Ltd. Under his directorship, he quadrupled revenue and led the company to the No. 1 position in the Canadian software reseller market.

Before joining Corporate Software, Don was Vice President of SHL Computer Innovations (ComputerLand). During his tenure at SHL, Don held a variety of VP positions in marketing, business development and sales, and was instrumental in growing company revenue from $100 million to $400 million through innovative marketing approaches, business mergers and sales productivity growth.

Prior to joining SHL, Don’s experience included four years at Remanco Systems as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Support, and over 17 years with IBM Canada Ltd. in various senior sales and marketing positions.

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