ABOUT

Founded in 2011 and based in Calgary Alberta, Ignite Collaboration Service Group is a Video Collaboration and Audio/Visual integration company helping Connect People and Ideas through Technology. Our mantra is to get to know your business, your people and processes, and use this knowledge to create technology plans, roadmaps and solutions that connect your people, their ideas and use the technology to make this easy. Our goal is to make sure that the technology you invest in gets utilized, brings the efficiencies you want to your organization and allows you to realize a return on your investment. We aim to enhance your collaboration experience by ensuring a straightforward, reliable and repeatable approach to video conferencing, unified communications and audio visual technologies. Our team has the knowledge, experience and expertise to deliver a complete, easy to use Collaboration solution.

We feel that companies need a solution provider that can help them integrate and adopt the right technologies, for the right reasons, at the right time. Companies require a partner who can develop a good understanding of their business objectives and processes and demonstrate how existing and advanced technologies can be implemented to achieve their goals.

Let our experts help Connect your People and Ideas through Technology.

Values

WHO ARE WE?

We are Ignite, your premium provider for collaborative services and technologies.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We employ voice, audio, and video to help our customers communicate better. We make the technology easy and efficient to use making meeting spaces more effective.

WHAT ARE OUR CORE VALUES?

  • We value our people
  • We value teamwork
  • We value knowledge and innovation
  • We value straight talk
  • We value doing the right thing
  • We value humility

Leadership

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor is the President and CEO of Ignite Collaboration Services Group. In this role, Steven is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization. Along with the two other Corporate Directors, Steven provides vision and direction for Ignite. A big believer in the team, Steven believes that when you combine personal and corporate goals in the same direction, the team will be stronger, more cohesive and the organization will achieve work life balance and ultimate success.   Steven deeply cares about the people he works with and lives the ‘People First’ mentality to the fullest.

Aside from being CEO of Ignite, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golf, and coaching his son’s football team. While being coach to his son’s football team is a big time commitment, it helps him bring a little of his professional strengths to this personal aspect of his life.  A stress creator and stress reliever at the same time, Steven enjoys encouraging the players, who might doubt their abilities, understand their strengths and find success.

Prior to starting Ignite Collaboration Services Group, Steven spent 15+ years working in Unified Communications building and managing teams focused on sales and sales operations.

Darren Lapierre

Darren Lapierre is one of Ignite Collaboration Services Group’s Corporate Directors and a Solutions Engineer. In Darren’s role as a Corporate Director, he looks after the technical direction for Ignite, keeps on top of market needs and stays in tune with product innovation to help steer Ignite’s direction from a technical perspective. As a Solutions Engineer, he puts that vision to work by giving technical recommendations, thought leadership and implementation support for our customers.

Darren does enjoy some downtime when he doesn’t have his nose glued to his phone. During that time he tries to get out of the city as much as possible, enjoying the outdoors through backpacking or canoeing and leading many canoe and hiking trips. During the summer months, you will find him exploring some Canada’s wonderful parks.

With over 10 years in the collaboration business, Darren has experienced the ever-evolving collaboration industry and enjoys the fast past and constant learning that comes along with technology. Having a passion to solve business challenges through technology has helped evolve Darren to where he is today.

Rommell Mendoza

Rommell Mendoza holds dual roles within Ignite Collaboration Services Group – first as a Corporate Director and secondly as an Enterprise Account Executive building relationships with our customers. In his role as Corporate Director, Rommell looks after business development, including sales, vendor relationships and provides thought leadership for the organization.

In his personal time, Rommell is a fitness enthusiast and avid mountain biker.  These two activities drive his competitive nature by compelling him to compete in numerous Crossfit competitions and bike races throughout the year.  When he’s not burning up the race track, Rommell enjoys spending time and traveling with his family.

With more than 15 years of IT / Telecommunication experience, Rommell has focused his career on IP telephony design, project management, and solution selling.  Rommell has had several positions in the Telecommunication industry and always had a passion for working closely with clients and helping to solve business problems/challenges.