About Us

Grype is a boutique software consulting and strategy agency that uses Drupal and open source technologies to create beautiful customer experiences. Founded in 2009 by two Engineers, Grype is one of the fastest growing Drupal consulting shops in Ottawa.

We help businesses implement their vision and address challenges by building robust website solutions that are accessible, responsive to mobile devices and scale with the growth of the organization.

Our consulting services span the entire software development lifecycle - from idea stage to design, development, launch and continuous improvements. Our agile development process delivers solid products in less time while allowing clients to test their websites during development. Want to know more? Drop us a line.

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Meet the team

Farhad Khan

Farhad Khan

Founder & CEO

Farhad is the driving force behind Grype. With over 10 years of experience in the software industry, Farhad is passionate about building highly engaging web experiences. His engineering background and interest in user experience lets him think out of the box in solving problems for clients.

Farhad has a Bachelor of Engineering with High Distinction from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Given his business acumen, Farhad was named a Rising Star of Ottawa in 2014 during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Farhad is also a car enthusiast, keeps fit by running (having not missed a day in three years) and tries to make time for photography.

Tommy Nguyen

Tommy Nguyen

Project Manager

Tommy has keen ability to consistently maintain the strings that hold Grype together. With more than 10 years of experience across many domains of business, Tommy leads the project management effort at Grype. He holds a Masters in Enterprise and Business System from Monash University in Australia, and is currently undertaking a Masters of Engineering in the Technology Innovation Management program at Carleton University in Ottawa.

On his spare time, Tommy loves discovering new cuisines as well as traveling to new and exciting locations around Canada and the World.

Sakib Iqbal

Sakib Iqbal

Regional Manager

Sakib spearheaded the growth of Grype’s operations in Dhaka. With his bold yet calm leadership style, he manages a highly productive development arm despite the numerous challenges of running an overseas operation. The depth of Sakib’s technical skills has enabled Grype to build a team of superstars who understand that customer satisfaction is at the core of all projects.

Sakib has a Bachelor in Computer Engineering from American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB).

Gordon Montgomery

Gordon Montgomery

Senior Software Developer

Gordon is a senior software developer with over 10 years of experience in the software industry. Gordon has a Bachelor of Information Technology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. He has worked with lots of high-profile clients in both the private sector and the public sector. Some of his specialties include accessibility, e-learning, Linux server administration, cross-platform migration, and advanced multimedia.

In his spare time he is a Raspberry Pi hacker, a guitar enthusiast, an avid skier and canoeist, and drives a beaten up pickup truck. 

Gabriel Riera

Gabriel Riera

Business Development Specialist

Gabriel has a natural talent of creating long lasting relationships. As a business developer, he establishes the important connections that bring about business for Grype. His main role includes a combination of inbound and outbound marketing to fuel the pipelines.
Gabriel has a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University, Ottawa, and has over five years of experience in the retail and service industry.
On his spare time, he enjoys visiting various cafes and restaurants, photography, and learning new languages.

 

Fajlay Rabbi

Fajlay Rabbi

Technical Lead

Fajlay Rabbi as a foresightful tech lead establishes a technical vision with the development team and works with developers to turn it into reality. Along the way, he takes on traits that other roles may have, such as a Team Lead, Architect or Software Engineer but remain hands-on with code.

He has a Bachelor in Computer Science from Eastern University, Bangladesh.

Duaa Saleh

Duaa Saleh

Business Development Manager

Duaa is a seasoned sales professional with over 7 years experience in technology sales. With significant experience in managing teams, Duaa understands the need to deliver value to clients and getting the most out of each development project.

Duaa loves travelling and spending quality time with her daughter.

Kazi Rahat

Kazi Rahat

Business Development Specialist

As a business developers, Rahat analyzes sources and extrapolates potential leads to grow the pipeline. His main activity at Grype is providing support to the sales efforts by providing quality leads at a continuous rate.
Rahat has Bachelor of Business Administration and Management with over two years of business development and sales experience.

On his spare time, Rahat likes to view new films at a local movie theatre. He also takes pleasure in traveling within the country to hiking locations and other exciting destinations.

Bannya Chanda

Bannya Chanda

Senior Software Developer

Bannya is an intermediate software developer with over 4 years of experience in the software industry. As she wants to be a secret operative, she takes every challenges as a new mission. She loves programming and enjoys tinkering with new tech tools. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering with a near perfect GPA from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Besides programming, Bannya loves to travel and discover new places. She is also a movie buff. Don't be surprised if you catch Bannya outside a movie theatre all the way in Nepal!