Axentra’s Executive team and founding partners are seasoned industry professionals who are committed to delivering state-of-the-art computer and communications convergence solutions.
- Marc-Antoine Benglia
Chief Executive Officer
Marc-Antoine Benglia is co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Axentra Corporation. Before joining Axentra’s Executive team in the spring of 2003, Marc-Antoine served as Chairman and President of Hemera Technologies Inc., a leading digital image content provider and digital image management tools developer he co-founded in 1997. During his tenure at Hemera, Marc-Antoine established one of the largest collections of digital images in the world, amassing more than 1.5 million digital image files sold through web, catalog and retail channels worldwide.
Prior to co-founding Hemera, Marc-Antoine occupied a managerial position in the European Public Relations Department of Corel Corporation and served as Director of Sales and Marketing at G&A Imaging Ltd., a developer of business-to-business software.
Marc-Antoine actively participates on the boards of several Canadian high technology companies and not-for-profit organizations.
A Harvard Business School OPM graduate (Harvard University, Boston, Mass), Marc-Antoine also holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Université Laval (Québec, Canada).
- Mostafa Hosseini
VP of Technology and Chief Architect
Mostafa Hosseini is Chief Architect at Axentra Corporation overseeing the architecture of the HipServ software ecosystem and coordinating the integration of the broad range of underlying open-source and proprietary technologies that power HipServ as well as the deployment of the HipServ Software on various hardware platforms and architectures. Mostafa has been with Axentra since 2001 and has contributed to many aspects of the intellectual property of the company. He has experience in a wide range of software deployments from his past work, including telecommunication, software protection, software for embedded devices and simulation.
Mostafa has a bachelor of science in Electronic Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran.
- Peter Poulsen
VP of Operations
As Vice-President of Operations at Axentra Corporation, Peter Poulsen is responsible for Technical Operations, Quality Assurance, Release Management, and Project Management of all Axentra development projects and products. With over 25 years of experience in hardware/software development delivery and testing, Peter oversees the daily technical operations within R&D to ensure that all Axentra products are released on time and with the highest quality as well as the infrastructure operations.
Prior to joining Axentra in 2007, Peter held management positions in the software arena including Manager for QA/QC Build Engineering and Web Development at Cognos (IBM) and Manager of Quality Control for the CorelDraw Suite at Corel.
Peter studied at the University of Ottawa in Sciences and at the University of Grenoble in French studies.