Who we are

At Rise, we believe that humans are more than just resources and employees are so much more than cogs in the corporate wheel.

People are the heart of every business—to be valued, supported and taken care of. Today’s HR is about people, not policies; culture, not compliance; wellness, not administration.

We’ve embraced this revolution in people management and reimagined the HR platform to put people first. Rise helps you improve the employee experience, foster health and wellness, and create a foundation on which work can improve life and life can improve work. By simplifying and unifying HR, benefits and payroll into one powerful solution, we are building a better workforce that puts people first.

What we do

We know you want to put your people first. But we also understand the demands HR professionals face in navigating through people management. At Rise, we provide a modern, one-stop solution for HR, benefits, and payroll that simplifies processes, drives business forward, and fuels a more rewarding and fulfilling employee experience.

Rise brings all your people management requirements together into a fully-integrated, transparent, and easy-to-use solution. No more headaches over tax remittances, compliance, direct deposits, T4s, pay stubs, vacation tracking, or benefits administration. Our powerful and user-friendly HR platform saves you hours of inefficient paperwork, creating more time for taking care of your people—from recruitment through retirement.

Management Team

Faiz Abdulla
Faiz Abdulla
Chief Executive Officer
Julie Bevacqua
Julie Bevacqua
Chief Revenue Officer
Milan Luketic
Milan Luketic
VP, Engineering
Farhan Virji
Farhan Virji
VP, Client Services
Diane Lafontaine
Diane Lafontaine
Chief Quebec Officer
Joe Amato
Joe Amato
VP, Sales
Joe Kitos
Joe Kitos
Director, Marketing
Brent Christie
Brent Christie
Director, Client Services
Kenan Karamesic
Kenan Karamesic
Director, Client Support
Diego Redondo
Diego Redondo
Director, IT and Cloud Ops

Advisory Board

Brigitte Parent
Brigitte Parent
Former SVP, Group Benefits, Sun Life
Praveen Gupta
Praveen Gupta
COO, Otono Networks
Olivier Vincent
Olivier Vincent
President, WeatherBug
Tim Abdulla
Tim Abdulla
CTO, Hazel