Who We Are

Founded in 2003, Benchmark is a software solutions provider focused on open source technology to optimize your operations, boost productivity and support scalable growth.

Who We Are

Founded in 2003, Benchmark is a software solutions provider focused on open source technology to optimize your operations, boost productivity and support scalable growth.

Assist, Accelerate and Automate

Our solutions assist, accelerate and automate your business infrastructure and transform your applications, with reduced acquisition and integration costs.

Strong Technical Expertise

We have highly qualified bench strength of Canada-wide candidates, who can address your niche-skill needs or augment your staff. Benchmark also offers end-to-end Openstack and Red Hat Openshift expertise, through certified, well-versed experts.
Our expertise includes:
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Engagement and Program Managers

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Solution Architects

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Cloud Engineers

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Infrastructure Engineers

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Security Engineers

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System Developers

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Business Analysts

How We Work

Reduced Acquisition and Integration Costs

We cost-effectively collaborate with multiple, top-tier partners to deliver fully integrated, innovative solutions with turnkey simplicity and flexibility. This offering includes a capacity-on-demand model, with flexible terms and conditions.

Our seasoned team’s skillsets combine with our trusted ecosystem of top-tier vendor partners, such as Dell EMC, Hitachi, Cisco and Google.

Through 12 service modules — from Discovery to Managed Cloud Services — we assist, accelerate and automate your journey to the cloud. Each module includes business consulting, professional services and collaboration with our partners to deliver the best solution for your business needs.

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Long-Term Relationships

Since our inception, we’ve built strong connections with our partners, as well as long-standing relationships with more than 100 customers across many verticals, such as: communications, public sector, health care, commercial, retail, consulting, management technology and manufacturing.

Customer First Solutions

We consistently deliver top-quality service and innovative solutions, customized to our customers’ needs.
With our personal touch and steadfast commitment to providing exceptional service, we sustain our customers for the long-term. Just ask our high calibre customers. They have looked to us for progressive knowledge, innovation and a high ROI since 2003.

Why Benchmark?

Need to transform your infrastructure to a cloud solution to stay competitive and secure critical data? To digitize your business or develop leading-edge capabilities to meet new needs? Outsource to Benchmark.

Here's Why :

Single, Cost-effective Point of Accountability Across Multiple Partners

We serve as a single, cost-effective point of accountability for you to access multiple top-tier vendor partners. Offering you unmatched simplicity.
We maintain a trusted eco-system of long-term, top-tier vendor partners, such as Dell EMC, Hitachi and Google. For the best results, we collaboratively integrate our partners’ innovations into a custom solution to meet your business needs.

Flexible Capacity-on-demand Model

We offer a capacity-on-demand and other financing models, with flexible terms and conditions to fit your budget and offer upfront value to our vendor partners.

Leadership Team

Our team builds exceptional customer relationships and delivers value by solving critical business challenges, with the help of our vendor partner eco-system.

Kam Sabouri

Managing Director

After serving as Benchmark’s Vice President, Enterprise Accounts, since 2013, and establishing Benchmark as an IT solutions leader among Fortune 500 companies to …

Luc Villeneuve

Luc Villeneuve

President

As president of Benchmark Corp, Luc Villeneuve leads a customer-first software solutions provider focused on open source technology …

Dmitry Sorokin

Chief Architect

With an extensive background in the tech industry, Dmitry joined Benchmark in 2008, impressing customers and partners alike with his …

Frederik Martin

Director, Marketing & Business Development

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Frederik joined the Benchmark team in 2013. Serving initially as a Senior Account Executive, he’s been leading the company’s …

Suzan Kerekian

Director,
People & Culture

Joining the team in 2017, Suzan brings more than 15 years of talent acquisition experience. She has helped Benchmark grow the Staffing Augmentation and Professional Service business to …

Shlomo Bielak

VP, Delivery Transformation & Engineering Effectiveness

Shlomo has worked as a senior engineering leader & numerous architecture positions for large enterprises known across the globe. During his tenure he provided technical thought leadership …

Careers

Benchmark is a growing value-added software solutions provider focused on open source technology to meet our customers’ business needs. As a learning organization, we also offer training in newer technologies that have a limited supply of resources and a higher demand, as appropriate.

Openings

If you have a customer-first focus with cloud computing/related service expertise and are looking for a new challenge, watch for opportunities here or contact careers@benchmarkcorp.com and tell us why you’re a good fit for our evolving needs.

Diversity and Inclusion

Benchmark is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace, where everyone feels they belong and are comfortable sharing their ideas and talents to help us innovate and thrive. This is good for our business, our clients and our community. As a value-added software reseller, we are aspiring to build a diverse team that mirrors the beautiful mosaic that defines Canada. At Benchmark, we value the contribution of every employee and we embrace their need to be themselves and proudly share their unique perspectives. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Message from our Luc Villeneuve, President Benchmark Corp.

“You can’t delegate diversity to human resources or your direct reports. As a leader, you need to be the champion and rally your team with action and results. You need to embed diversity in your goals; support employees in driving change; establish a process to share great ideas; and celebrate stories of success with your team.”

-Globe and Mail Leadership Lab, 2017.

Giving Back

As we appreciate the value of our local and global communities, we are committed to giving back. We focus on a future where everyone can reach their potential by supporting charities that meet children’s needs.

Some of the charities we proudly support on an ongoing basis include:

Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. It works with local service providers, community, school leadership and teachers to implement reliable, secure collaboration technology. At its heart is a network of connectivity galvanizing tech and corporate industry partners to deliver engaging and innovative content to students and teachers. Connected North provides a new model for learning to engage students and connect them to a range of opportunities and experiences.
Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country’s leading Foundation dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Its goal is to improve the lives of children with cancer and their families through vital support programs and investment in collaborative cancer research. After raising funds for CCC since 2010, various companies across the Information Technology (IT) sector created a foundation – IT4ChildhoodCancer to support this charity on behalf of Canada’s IT industry. We believe that together we can and will make a difference.
PC Children’s Charity has committed $150 million over the next 10 years to tackle childhood hunger by feeding kids good food and teaching kids food knowledge. To meet this goal, it feeds kids through school meal programs, after school programs and summer programs. It also delivers programs to educate kids about cooking and the importance of nutrition so they can make better choices.
CHAMP offers comprehensive services to child amputees and their families, including financial assistance, regional seminars and peer support. It serves children in Canada (under 18) who are born missing a limb or have lost a limb due to an accident or medical causes. Children who are missing multiple limbs may also qualify for enrolment in JUMPSTART, which provides financial assistance towards a computer and assistive computer devices for children with multiple or high-level amputations.
WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner that operates collaborative programs in Canada and internationally. Internationally, it empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty through its holistic, sustainable international development model, WE Villages. In Canada, the US and the UK, it uses WE Day and WE Schools initiatives to educate and empower young people.

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Kam Sabouri

Managing Director

After serving as Benchmark’s Vice President, Enterprise Accounts, since 2013, and establishing Benchmark as an IT solutions leader among Fortune 500 companies to some of Canada’s major enterprises, Kam was promoted to CEO in March, 2018.
Kam’s career spans more than two decades in the IT solutions and consulting fields, where he held various leadership roles in technology and sales. Through his innovative vision and unwavering commitment to customer needs, he forged strong partnerships and relationships during his career.
Kam holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York.
When he’s not battling it out for his clients, Kam can be found battling it out on the squash courts.
Luc Villeneuve

Luc Villeneuve

PRESIDENT

As president of Benchmark Corp, Luc Villeneuve leads a customer-first software solutions provider focused on open source technology. It offers fully integrated, multi-vendor solutions to the most respected brands in Canada. Benchmark specializes in assisting, accelerating and automating business infrastructure and application transformation with innovative solutions that reduce acquisition and integration costs. Its unique offering leverages a single, cost-effective point of accountability across multi vendors in a manner that can’t be matched by any other partner in today’s market.
With more than 25 years of executive sales and management experience, Luc has built a reputation for turning businesses around by creating winning teams and collaborating with the partner ecosystem to solve the critical business challenges blocking success.
Before joining Benchmark, Luc served in executive roles at Red Hat Canada (where his team was honoured as the North America Region of the Year in FY18), McAfee, NCR, Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment, GE Capital and CNC Global. 
Fully bilingual in both official languages, Luc supports his community by lending his expertise to the national boards of the Information Technology Association of Canada and the C4 Canadian Channel Chiefs Council.
He is passionate about gender diversity and inclusion and regularly shares his insight in the traditional media, discusses issues with his more than 5,700 connections on LinkedIn and hosts an annual Women + Leadership event for female IT executives. 
Luc holds a business administration degree from Ottawa’s Algonquin College (where he was nominated for the college Premier’s Award in business in 2011).
When he’s not working, he’s refining his golf handicap or doting on his granddaughter Adeline, who was born in September 2018.

Dmitry Sorokin

CHIEF ARCHITECT

With an extensive background in the tech industry, Dmitry joined Benchmark in 2008, impressing customers and partners alike with his vast product and services knowledge and technology abilities.
As the Chief Solutions Architect, he meticulously designs and implements complex enterprise infrastructure solutions for Benchmark’s customers. After 20 years of experience in compute, storage, network, virtualization, cloud and data protection solutions, Dmitry continues to lead positive technological change in his customers’ environments. His program delivery and management experience encompasses many industry verticals, including: financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, software, retails, government and telecommunications.
Dmitry holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with an IT specialty, from State Engineering Academy in Zaporozhye city, Ukraine. He is certified “to the gills” in Engineering and Architecture with leading technology partners, including Google, Dell EMC, HPE, Cisco, Oracle, NetApp, VMWare and Hitachi Vantara.

Frederik Martin

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Frederik joined the Benchmark team in 2013.
Serving initially as a Senior Account Executive, he’s been leading the company’s business development strategy as Director of Marketing and Business Development to help forge strong relationship with our partners and ensure that we offer the best to our customers. Frederik has led and implemented successful marketing programs across multiple industries and verticals, employing vast knowledge in the product and services offered by our leading partners, such as Dell EMC, HPE and Hitachi Vantara.
He has global experience in the technology industry, having worked in South East Asia and the Middle East, and has been a Rotarian, serving as President of Rotary Club of Etobicoke.
Frederik holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science, from Polytechnic of North London, UK.
Known as the office “Wikipedia” for his vast knowledge in all areas, he enjoys gourmet cooking in his spare time.

Suzan Kerekain

Director, People & Culture

Joining the team in 2017, Suzan brings more than 15 years of talent acquisition experience. She has helped Benchmark grow the Staffing Augmentation and Professional Service business to fulfill our customers’ IT talent needs.
As Director of Talent Management, Suzan harnesses acute knowledge of organizations and business support requirements, as well as technical external markets, to continually attract top IT talent. With her vast background in Human Resources, technology and consulting, she leverages innovative methods and industry-leading practices to run a successful Professional Services practice.
Suzan holds a BA in Political Science from York University and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
She enjoys exploring new restaurants and cultural films in her spare time.

Shlomo Bielak

VP Delivery Transformation & Engineering Effectiveness

Shlomo has worked as a senior engineering leader & numerous architecture positions for large enterprises known across the globe. During his tenure he provided technical thought leadership for the container, cloud, enterprise architecture, networking, voice/video, and application security domains.
In his previous role he was the global head of Application Security and Site Reliability Engineering departments. He was also the CISO for the entire engineering department so he is very well versed with regards to modern governance and compliance methods of a large enterprise. In 2019 he has worked with niche companies in the container space to produce two case studies showing how a large corporation can modernize it applications using containers and microservices in the cloud with PCI compliance (AquaSec and Harness.io).

In late 2019 he has published whitepapers in the space of DevOps and DevSecOps. He has also participated as a keynote speaker at an Atlanta and New York City DevOps conference as well as a DataOps symposium in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Google Cloud Next is his next target in April 2020.