With an education in software development and information technology, Colin has spent the past 15 years deeply embedded in the technology field.  He has experience developing internal-use software products for documentation management, RFP creation and management, and project lifecycle management including technology ultimately acquired by Oracle.

Certified in network infrastructure design, implementation, administration and management, Colin has more than a decade of experience consulting hundreds of businesses. He has also provided IT management and technology business advisory services to nearly 100 organizations with regards to the development of technology strategies, department structure, and IT service operations.

In 2009, Colin founded and built his own technology service company, XCEL Professional Services, from 1 person to 22 employees over the course of 5 years with expansion into a second city. He managed all aspects of branding, business development, staff recruiting, and operations, then successfully exited and sold the business at a point of multi-million in annual revenue after adding nearly a million dollars in annual revenue each year for 3 consecutive years. 

Colin is a respected member of the global MSP (Managed Service Provider) industry, having XCEL listed in the top 500 firms in the world for 3 years, as well as being personally listed twice (2012 and 2014) as one of the 250 most influential and successful MSP executives. He is a professional speaker with past engagements across North America advising MSP owners how to grow, expand, and mature their own IT practices.

Founding Passportal in 2011, Colin sought and raised angel investment in late 2014 to ramp up the business.  Since the initial investment, Colin has driven triple-digit year over year growth in the business each year and led expansion of the award-winning product suite with use in 32 countries.