Vian Chinner is the Founder and CEO of Xineoh. He is considered to be one of the most elite computer scientists in the world, having the ability to create data driven Buyer Cycle Identification algorithms.
His latest creation, the Xineoh Algo is a world-class generalizable recommendation engine that recommends items with around 14.5% precision on movies and TV shows.
Vian was recently honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award by the University of the Free State. This award is the highest honor bestowed on alumni. Previous recipients include a South African President, Chief Justice and a Provincial Premier (Governor).
Vian was also invited to join the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only fellowship for start-ups that achieve certain revenue and funding milestones.
Chairman and Director
Mark Joseph Morabito, BA, J.D., LLB, is the Chairman of the Board of Xineoh.
He has over 20 years’ experience in public markets with extensive experience in capital-raising and corporate development. Mark founded a number of successful resource development companies including Alderon Iron Ore Corp. and Excelsior Mining Corp. He is also the founder of King & Bay West, a merchant bank and technical services company and is currently the Executive Chairman of Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Mark obtained a Bachelor’s of Law from the University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario (1993), as well as a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (1990). Mark also has a JD from The University Of Western Ontario (1993).
John Robison is a senior executive leader with many years of expertise in rapid growth and scalability of technology solutions.
Robison was VP of Engineering at Yahoo in its early days, where he made significant contributions to the engineering success of Yahoo as employee number 20.
Some of the more recent positions that he has held are those of VP of Operations at Netflix and CTO of Move, Inc, the operator of Realtor.com.
Mr. Robison officially joined the Xineoh board of directors after its annual general meeting that took place on December 15, 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Carlo Valente has over two decades of experience in international business development, corporate advisory, M&A, corporate finance and accounting. He has served as CFO at six different publicly listed and private companies, leading all financial reporting, management reporting, budgeting, treasury, financial modeling, merger integration, IT system implementation, tax, insurance and administrative matters. He was directly involved in the raising of more than $200 million in capital. He also spent 15 years with PwC in both Canada and Europe where he mainly advised corporations and private equity firms on M&A transactions.
He graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1997 with a BBA and obtained his CA designation in 2000. He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Olen Aasen joined Xineoh as its general counsel in 2017. Olen is highly accomplished in his profession, and was appointed to the 2016 Legal 500 GC Powerlist for Canada. This list is exclusively reserved for candidates who prove to be the most influential and innovative in-house counsel in the relevant jurisdictions. Olen currently serves as the Executive VP and General Counsel of King & Bay West Management Corporation as well.
Olen obtained his J.D. in 2006 from the University of British Columbia and in 2007 he was called to the British Columbia Bar. Prior to law school, Olen did his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business in the finance program.
Bea is the Chief Operation Officer at Xineoh and she is responsible for the operations, HR and legal aspects of the business. As a member of the core management team, she is also involved in the strategic planning and client / supplier relations of the company.
She has extensive experience as a commercial attorney, where she specialized in contract law, international taxation and property law.
Bea holds a Master’s Degree in Mercantile Law (cum laude), a Bachelor’s of Law and an advanced certificate in international taxation (cum laude).
Bea obtained a distinction for her master’s dissertation on copyright law and became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2003.
Raymond is a senior software engineer at Xineoh. He specializes in back end programming, machine learning and the optimization of database procedures. He is a Linux expert who manages Xineoh’s server networks as well.
Raymond has been working with the founders of Xineoh for over 6 years, mostly developing software that is used in search engine arbitrage.
Raymond holds an Honors Degree in Computer Science from the University of the Free State.
Rochelle is a senior software engineer at Xineoh. He is an expert in database optimization and back end development and also specializes in API architecture.
Rochelle has been working with the founders of Xineoh for over 7 years, mostly developing software that is used in search engine arbitrage. He has been working in web development since 2010.
Rochelle holds a Diploma in Computer Science at a technical college and has completed courses in eDesign, SaaS and website performance optimization.
Rochelle has a passion for guitar, music and new challenges. He also enjoys working under pressure.
Farzad holds a National Diploma in Graphic Design and he is continuing his education in web development.
Reuben is one of the most promising junior software engineers in the country. His love for technology is what brought him to his current career. He is a student at Udacity where he is completing his nanodegrees to become a full stack web developer.
Kobus van Wyk,
Kobus is a graphic and user experience designer at Xineoh. He is a talented visual communicator with a passion for creativity.
Before Xineoh, Kobus worked in the print and web design industry and facilitated branding and design for a large corporation. He also has five years of freelancing experience, working with clients across South Africa.
Kobus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and an honors degree in trumpet performance, both from the University of the Free State. He also has a Diploma in Visual Communication. Kobus is an experienced and talented musician and he has played in various ensembles and orchestras.
Marizel van Bosch,
Marizel is the office manager of Xineoh’s South Africa office. She takes care of the day to day running of the office as well as some of the HR functions.
Before joining the Xineoh team, Marizel owned and managed a photography business and she acted as brand ambassador for various companies, including the Indian Cricket Premier League.
Marizel recently obtained a Diploma in Social Media Marketing and she also holds a National Diploma in Photography and Somatology.
Tiaan is Xineoh’s financial manager who is also a qualified chartered accountant. Tiaan graduated in the top 10 of his class and was also a member of the University of the Free State’s Golden Key Honour Society as well. Before working at Xineoh, Tiaan worked as an assistant manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he was also part of the technical department which assisted other employees in the execution of their auditing responsibilities.
Tiaan is well-read and has a great appreciation for classical, Korean and metal music. He has traveled to America and multiple European countries.