Arjuna Rudrakumar

CEO

Roberto Cabrone

VP Business Development & Operations

Tom Tompkins

Director, Client Services & Business Development

Tom recently joined Signals and brings with him over 16 years of experience in building strong relationships. Using a collaborative approach with his clients and team members, Tom produces results while maintaining deadlines to achieve clients’ goals.

Having worked with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Live Nation Entertainment, Tom understands the importance of building a strong brand and connecting it to audiences. Tom has extensive experience in strategic planning and development, thus allowing him to think in both a micro and macro level.

Tom is a graduate from the University of Victoria and has a certificate in Business Analytics through Cornell University.  A long-time resident of Vancouver, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. As a fitness enthusiast, Tom loves to cycle, run, hike and other fun activities available year-round in the lower mainland.

Raminder Brar

Account Director

Raminder Brar brings with her over 15 years of marketing experience and has worked in hospitality, not-for-profits, health, politics, electronics, arts and service industries. 

She loves working with companies and organizations in building a strong strategy to get their message out and helping them achieve their marketing and business goals. Traditional and digital marketing, Raminder focuses on building strategies that encompass both to ensure the best mediums are used to illustrate and communicate your story. 

A proud resident of Surrey, BC and a graduate from the University of Victoria, Raminder spends time with her daughter and chihuahua, volunteering in the local Surrey community and enjoying everything living in the lower mainland has to offer.

Rob MacDougall

Vice President, Project Marketing

Rob is responsible for the planning and execution of all Signals’ digital projects, websites and campaigns. His depth and breadth of experience makes him a wonderful resource for clients seeking to integrate traditional marketing and communications techniques with the latest digital tools.

Rob works closely with our senior communicators to lead our clients through the entire digital strategy, planning, and development process, ensuring the result is a rich and positive user experience. He is well versed in user experience design (UX), accessibility and usability guidelines, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media trends and implementation strategies. His experience with a multitude of content management systems (CMS) ensures that the right system is matched to the clients’ needs.

Rob joined us from real estate project marketing agency Braun/Allison where he was responsible for the coordination and completion of dozens of websites and digital campaigns.

Rob has a degree in Business Administration from Acadia University where he was also a hotshot varsity football player — a Signals first!

Dave Smith

Creative Director

Dave joins signals as an award winning Creative Director with a history as creative lead with some of the best agencies in the outdoor industry for clients including Patagonia, Coca-Cola, Nike, Whistler Blackcomb, TELUS and Kawasaki.
An active participant in the ideation and concepting, he contributes in a myriad of ways to the development of brand stories.

James Baker

Lead Interactive Developer

James is a Drupal specialist who joined Signals after six years with a local digital agency. James’ goal is to make smart websites that engage, delight, and sustain.

A hands on programmer, James brings a wealth of experience having since 1998 produced work for clients like Nintendo America, Disney, the Magazine Association of BC, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and Windset Farms.

James lives in Drupal, WordPress, PHP, standards-based XHTML, CSS and jQuery, and has considerable expertise in interface design, information architecture, usability, functional design, SEO design and strategy and CMS development and configuration.

James has a BA in English Literature from the University of Winnipeg and a BDes from Emily Carr University in Electronic Communication Design where he has also taught New Media and Advanced Web Design for five years.

In addition to the above, James has in the last year, attempted the chocolate Guinness whiskey cake, and the now legendary James Joyce donut upside down cake, which he has been known to share with his officemates and lucky visitors.

Holly Elling Quaintance

Project Manager

Holly has an extensive background in project management, including a plethora of event work including conferences, weddings, fundraiser and music festivals. Most recently, with Signals, Holly has managed web based projects from multiple industries including health, education and mental health initiatives.

Holly studied English at the University of Victoria and in 2016 moved to Vancouver. Very much a west coast girl at heart, Holly loves walking around Mount Pleasant and seeing the ocean and mountains in one view. Holly’s biggest passions in life include organizing and working with people, which is why she is drawn to project management. Outside of work, she is a passionate amateur bullet journalist, book club leader and fitness enthusiast.

Dale Kilian

Senior Designer

Dale is a designer and illustrator from Durban, South Africa with 15 years of experience. After completing his Bachelor of Technology degree in Graphic Design, he nurtured his love of editorial layout and typography while working on diverse publications and projects for Unilever, Smollan Group and Africa’s major retailers.

He really got to hone his brand creation and campaign craft in a niche agency, exploring an array of work for brands like Barloworld Transport, Lexis Nexis, the Durban Natural Science Museum and a host of environmental and non-profit organizations. In his freelance capacity, Dale developed a name as the go-to designer for the South African stand-up scene, including the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, the largest comedy event in Africa.

In his spare time, he works on concept art for a project about a lost cosmonaut. He’s a recent convert to snowboarding, but does miss the tropic sunlight.

Rachelle Mandziak

Project Manager | Producer

Rachelle comes from an extremely well-rounded and diverse background, providing her with the experience to flawlessly execute every project. She has previously managed projects for Translink and YVR here in Vancouver, while also working in the Architecture, Petroleum Engineering and Interior Design industries.

Having chosen Vancouver, BC, as her home base for the past 10 years, Rachelle is originally from a small town in Saskatchewan. This dichotomy provides her with the ability to see things from a variety of perspectives, allowing her to create new and dynamic strategies. Rachelle studied Engineering in Calgary, AB, which led to a passion for Design & Communications in Vancouver where she now studies Graphic Design.

Shan Robertson

Interactive Developer

Shan brings a wealth of experience to our interactive team. A graduate of the Interactive Design program at Capilano University, he honed his development skills working as a freelancer for a number of well known Vancouver agencies.

Shan’s development work on prominent local real estate marketing websites will be particularly helpful to Signals clients in this sector.

Shan sees new projects in different sectors area as a path to continuously improving his products and his expertise. He is particularly interested in the application of mobile techniques on the web and introducing app behaviours to browser-based websites.

Team

We are driven by a passion for the quality of our craft, delivering strategic and creative solutions that fulfill your brand promise.

Signals

Olympic Village Office
143 W. 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
604-732-9827

Arjuna Rudrakumar

CEO

Tom Tompkins

Director, Client Services & Business Development

Raminder Brar

Account Director

Dave Smith

Creative Director

James Baker

Lead Interactive Developer

Holly Elling Quaintance

Project Manager

Dale Kilian

Senior Designer

Project Marketing Division

Gastown Office
Unit 130, 339 Railway St, Vancouver, BC
604-512-7367

Rob MacDougall

Vice President, Project Marketing

Rachelle Mandziak

Project Manager | Producer

Shan Robertson

Interactive Developer