Who We Are
By combining the best software developers and hardware engineers with a novel vision on what is possible, Flashgate has invigorated retail loss prevention with new technology and capabilities. Flashgate systems are the firewall at the front entrances and exits of the retailer and are positioned to provide advanced unattended checkout capabilities. Furthermore, with the burgeoning Programmatic Advertising industry driving demand for location-based advertising, the delivery of the technology to uniquely identify the geo-coordinates of every display screen in every retail customer along with the exact traffic measurements, retail store clientele profile and trade area demographics makes Flashgate unique in the advertising industry.
Led by an experienced management team, Flashgate has been built for growth. Chairman and CEO Greg Watkin was formerly COO of Epic Data, a Vancouver based technology provider to the aerospace industry, servicing customers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Bombardier. He also led the $100M+ registry services technology division of Davis+Henderson, providing services for Canada's largest banks. President Kyle Hall was formerly CEO of PNI Media, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company providing eCommerce services in a SaaS model for companies such as Walmart, Costco, CVS, Sam's Club, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Tesco and Office Depot. Hall successfully negotiated the sale of the business to Staples Inc. in 2014 and spent two years as an executive at Staples before leaving to join Flashgate. Both principals have experienced hyper growth multiple times while successfully managing the business to deliver profitable, sustaining returns.