Our Team

Steven J. McAuley

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Steven J. McAuley’s range of experience leading large, established, automotive organizations combines with his innate ability to target new opportunities in the technology sector to create one of Canada’s newest technology companies. His career highlights include achievements as CEO for GE Capital Fleet Services in Europe, Senior Vice-President, Financial Services, for the Penske Automotive Group and CEO of Xpel Technologies (TSX: DAP.U). Steven is well-known for his work in mergers and acquisitions and has leveraged those skills to assemble a diverse team to solve a pervasive problem for online classified ad sites while bringing a safer, better way for consumers to connect confidently.

Steven is Six Sigma certified under the quality initiative of legendary GE chairman Jack Welch, further enriching his business acumen and desire to simply get things done right. Steven resides in the historic Gastown district of downtown Vancouver.

Joseph Cohen

Chief Technology Officer

Joseph Cohen has more than 20 years’ experience in system architecture design and management. The former Vice-President of Information Systems and e-Commerce at AutoLand Inc. and the Chief Technology Officer at OrderMarket Inc., Joseph’s technical expertise helped guide American Honda Corporation and TimeWarner. Leading product development for Privatis, Joseph directs a team of software/mobile developers. Accomplished for his in-depth knowledge of the core programming languages required to build IT systems and platforms, Joseph co-authored The Web Programmer’s Desk Reference (2005).

A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance.

Ketevan Natsvlichvili

Operations Manager

Ketevan is a consummate professional who recognizes the importance of details while maintaining a grasp on the big picture. As an Operations Manager for Privatis Technology Corporation, she effectively leads internal and external teams, bridging vision with execution. People-driven and business savvy, Ketevan brings her infectious can-do attitude and vast knowledge base to lead dynamic people in a growth environment. Her impressive background ranges from managing online media, to relationship management, finance plus marketing and business development. Ketevan is passionate about seeing ideas and concepts grow into new products that make a difference.
A graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Ketevan holds honours in Commerce with a major in International Business.

Noah Oiknine

Product Manager

As Privatis Product Manager, Noah embodies a keen interest in technology and an infectious enthusiasm for the business of startups. Drawing on a wide range of experiences that include fulfilling the dual roles of Systems Analyst and a Business Analyst for a company, Noah was an early member of the Privatis team. With a knowledge base that has grown alongside the advancements to the Privatis Secure Messaging ™ proprietary blocking algorithms, Noah provides valuable customer support and continuous feedback to Privatis technical support group.

Noah has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an Option in Business Law from California State University, Northridge.