Our People

Kevin Turko


Kevin brings Data Shapers clients more than 10 years of executive experience in the private sector. Kevin leads and has majority ownership control in three successful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. These organizations specialize in a variety of vertical markets, including managed application services, financial services, commercial card solutions, and an array of flagship cloud computing and virtualization services. During his 25-year banking career, Kevin held a number of senior management positions at Canada‘s largest financial institution, RBC Royal Bank. Kevin helped pioneer several emerging technology-focused B2B cash management and electronic business banking services.

He also led product management and development functions as well as direct sales teams that were instrumental in the introduction of ground-breaking commercial card and e-commerce product lines in Canada. Kevin also represented RBC Royal Bank on the Canadian Payment Association – Electronic Data Interchange sub-committee. Kevin is a founding board member of the Canadian Acquirers Association and the Ice Road Truckers Foundation. He is also an active supporter of the socially responsible My Safe Ride Home program and the educational and risk intervention goals of the Aislinn Education and Safety Foundation.

James Ash

Chief Application Architect

James manages the architecture, creation and deployment of Data Shapers and their client’s applications and services. In addition to being responsible for Data Shapers technology solutions, James also oversees the ongoing evolution of Diamond – the core data mining, relationship management and analytics tool behind Data Shapers sales and marketing team; Leadstone Group’s success.

James has a decade’s worth of refined expertise in software and internet application development, with an extensive background in project management and analytics. He has worked with a diverse set of companies throughout North America, managing project costs and increasing profitability by understanding and relating to their business requirements.

Latest Blog Posts

Delivering Results with The Project Management Triangle

No matter what kind of business you do, projects need to be carried out and...

The City of Calgary Going Green with Telework

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Mobile Devices, You and I

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OfficeShark Video Wins Prestigious International Video Award

Data Shapers is pleased to announce our OfficeShark web lead generation video has won an...

Global TV Interviews Data Shapers about Teleworking

To wrap up Action Calgary’s second annual WORKshift Week last week (April 18-22)...

WORKshift Week April 18-22

As a proud sponsor of Action Calgary’s WORKshift program Data Shapers is excited...

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