Executive Team

Wally Trenholm

Founder and CEO

A serial entrepreneur who sold his first company to Research In Motion in 2006, Wally uses his 25 years of programming and 18 years of management experience to integrate business and technology with the goal of creating a leading global technology company.

Maithili Mavinkurve

Founder and COO

In charge of deployment and operations, Maithili leverages decades of engineering management experience to ensure operations run at full productivity while mitigating risks.

Joe Rooney

Chief Financial Officer

Joe comes to Sightline from Burgundy Asset Management, where he spearheaded the firm's relationship management and business development efforts in the U.S., concentrating on non-profit foundations, endowments and pensions.

Mark Alexiuk

Chief Technical Officer

With his paltry academic resume (Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg), Mark clearly gets by on his boy-next-door looks and Oscar Wilde-like charisma.

Our Team

Kiral Poon (キラ)

Software Engineeer

Kiral uses his B.Sc in Computer Engineering and B.Sc in Computer Science to advance Sightline’s work in robotics, virtual reality, computer vision and machine learning. Don’t challenge him to a dance-off.

Siavash Malektaji

Machine Learning Team Lead

With an M.Sc. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba, Siavash drives Sightline’s efforts to allow computers to think for themselves.

Lorenzo Pons

Hardware Engineer

Lorenzo uses his M.Sc. and B.Sc. Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa to head up Sightline’s work on control systems design, motion control and photonic technologies (LiDAR, 3D Laser Scanner and Optical Coherence Tomography).

Kyle Joseph-Hill

Managing Director

Kyle oversees corporate development and contributes to Sightline’s general operations.

Craig Trenholm

Director of Administration

Craig is Sightline’s go-to man for everything HR and admin. You want to get paid? Better stay on this guy’s good side.

Kamal Darchini

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Kamal’s PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Manitoba makes him the perfect guy to handle Sightline’s work on Deep Learning, Probabilistic and Stochastic Modelling and Markov processes.

Kent Howe

Director of Intellectual Property and Legal

With a BMSc from the University of Western Ontario and a JD from Queen's University, Kent oversees efforts to identify and protect Sightline's intellectual property

Kyle Doerr

Computer Vision Engineer

Kyle has a MESc. in Software Engineering from The University of Western Ontario; specializing in computer vision. At Sightline, he gets computers to understand what they “see” through sensor and image data.

Kevin Cornelius


Kevin is Sightline’s fixer. Got a problem with a web page? Call Kevin. Laser scans from a concrete pour not rendering properly? Call Kevin. See a big word you don’t understand? Call Kevin.

Yagin Rahmani

Director, Project Operations

When it comes to project management at Sightline, Yagin is large and in-charge. She ensures our product development timelines are met, corporate objective efforts are fully supported, and also dabbles in sales and business development.

Stas Kanevsky

Embedded Systems Engineer

From power station control systems, weapon control systems on armoured vehicles, all the way to his personal saltwater aquarium control systems, Stas has a varied experience he uses to work on Sightlines control system design, motion control and photonic technologies.

Jason Haydaman

Senior Framework Architect

Jake Spitznagel

Software Developer

David Homeniuk

DevOps Developer, UManitoba Co-op

Noel Palen

Deployment Support / Data Scientist

Neeraj Visen

Director of Science

Nicole Lester

Manager - Administration

Derek Wiggins

Operations Specialist

Sylvie Ong

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Randima Hettiarachchi

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Hamid Nasrinpour

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Chen Niu

Machine Learning Engineer

Anthony Pizzi

Software Developer

Andrew Lambe

Software Engineer

Mohammad Karami

Hardware Engineer

Mahdi Ghelichi

Senior Machine Learning Engineer