Meet Our Team

At INSA, we focus on providing our clientele the best support. With that in mind, our expert team of professionals is here to help with any questions, deployments, professional services, or procurements!

Mario Bruketa

President

Mario has pursued his love for technology and people throughout his extensive worldwide journey. He obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Zagreb University, Croatia becoming the youngest assistant professor at the same university. Five years later he moved to Vienna, Austria where he worked for the University for Psychology developing technology to monitor mice brain waves. High tech in telecommunications followed with Nortel in Canada. Daimler Benz and Nortel joint venture took him to Germany where he became a founding member of Nortel Dasa responsible for development and delivery of Nortel’s portfolio for the German market with the company achieving $1B DM sales in five years. Then came California where, back at Nortel, he was responsible for the development of VoIP systems.

By 2002, he became a CEO of Italtel Inc., responsible for expanding Italtel Spa. market to North America. This post opened the doors to the venture capital world in Silicon Valley where he dealt with DCM Ventures which ultimately led to his own acquisition of INSA. By 2007, he returned to Canada and acquired INSA.

He lives in Ottawa with his wife and three children. His hobbies are piloting hot air balloons, driving race cars, and collecting European antiques.

Mario Bruketa

President

Mario has pursued his love for technology and people throughout his extensive worldwide journey. He obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Zagreb University, Croatia becoming the youngest assistant professor at the same university. Five years later he moved to Vienna, Austria where he worked for the University for Psychology developing technology to monitor mice brain waves. High tech in telecommunications followed with Nortel in Canada. Daimler Benz and Nortel joint venture took him to Germany where he became a founding member of Nortel Dasa responsible for development and delivery of Nortel’s portfolio for the German market with the company achieving $1B DM sales in five years. Then came California where, back at Nortel, he was responsible for the development of VoIP systems.

By 2002, he became a CEO of Italtel Inc., responsible for expanding Italtel Spa. market to North America. This post opened the doors to the venture capital world in Silicon Valley where he dealt with DCM Ventures which ultimately led to his own acquisition of INSA. By 2007, he returned to Canada and acquired INSA.

He lives in Ottawa with his wife and three children. His hobbies are piloting hot air balloons, driving race cars, and collecting European antiques.

Russ Doucet

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

For over 25 years, Russ has been working in Information Technology, with over 15 years of focus on security appliances from single installs to entire retail chains, datacenters, and large government & education deployments.  Also, an accomplished trainer, Russ has delivered custom-developed as well as certified curriculum for various platforms for hundreds of security professionals over the years. With multiple Fortinet Xtreme Team technical and MVP awards and the world’s first Fortinet partner NSE 8 certification, Russ has provided sought-after security expertise in the National Capital Region and beyond, including speaking engagements and expert testimony at Provincial and Superior Court, for many years.

Russ is also an avid barbershop singer with the Capital City Chorus in Ottawa and holds a Bachelor in Computer Science.

Russ Doucet

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

For over 25 years, Russ has been working in Information Technology, with over 15 years of focus on security appliances from single installs to entire retail chains, datacenters, and large government & education deployments.  Also, an accomplished trainer, Russ has delivered custom-developed as well as certified curriculum for various platforms for hundreds of security professionals over the years. With multiple Fortinet Xtreme Team technical and MVP awards and the world’s first Fortinet partner NSE 8 certification, Russ has provided sought-after security expertise in the National Capital Region and beyond, including speaking engagements and expert testimony at Provincial and Superior Court, for many years.

Russ is also an avid barbershop singer with the Capital City Chorus in Ottawa and holds a Bachelor in Computer Science.

Garry Sekhon

VP | Enterprise and Education Sales

Garry Sekhon is an accomplished sales executive who has spent the last ten years working for various technology-focused organizations. Prior to his current role, Garry was the Director of Sales at ProntoForms, where he contributed to the company’s sales strategy and record growth. At INSA, Garry is a sales VP responsible for our education and enterprise space providing network security solutions with support packages that suit the needs of our clients.

Garry holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce and Marketing from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and is Fortinet NSE3 certified. In 2005, he received the Student Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI, now Invest Ottawa).

Garry Sekhon

VP | Enterprise and Education Sales

Garry Sekhon is an accomplished sales executive who has spent the last ten years working for various technology-focused organizations. Prior to his current role, Garry was the Director of Sales at ProntoForms, where he contributed to the company’s sales strategy and record growth. At INSA, Garry is a sales VP responsible for our education and enterprise space providing network security solutions with support packages that suit the needs of our clients.

Garry holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce and Marketing from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and is Fortinet NSE3 certified. In 2005, he received the Student Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI, now Invest Ottawa).

Chono Singh

Director | Operations

Chono has been working as the Director of Operations for over 10 years. She brings a wealth of administrative and leadership experience to INSA. It is fair to say that all of INSA’s clients love working with Chono.  She is extremely well versed in her job, always pleasant and cheerful with a great demeanour.  At some point or another, every client has asked for her assistance. With a Bachelor’s in Communications, Chono’s senior role involves managing the day to day operations of the company, which includes procurement, supply chain logistics, inventory, and price management.

Being with the company for over a decade, Chono’s focus has been to ensure INSA is running as well as it possibly can and providing efficient service that meet and exceed the expectations of partners and clients alike.

Chono Singh

Director | Operations

Chono has been working as the Director of Operations for over 10 years. She brings a wealth of administrative and leadership experience to INSA. It is fair to say that all of INSA’s clients love working with Chono.  She is extremely well versed in her job, always pleasant and cheerful with a great demeanour.  At some point or another, every client has asked for her assistance. With a Bachelor’s in Communications, Chono’s senior role involves managing the day to day operations of the company, which includes procurement, supply chain logistics, inventory, and price management.

Being with the company for over a decade, Chono’s focus has been to ensure INSA is running as well as it possibly can and providing efficient service that meet and exceed the expectations of partners and clients alike.

Greg MacDonell

VP | Federal Government Sales

Greg Macdonell is a professional sales leader with over 18 years of IT Solutions and business management experience, with an emphasis on leadership and complex solution development in the Federal Government sector.  Previous to joining INSA in November 2017, Greg was the Director of Sales for Bell Business Markets leading a diverse sales team that supported the Federal Government. Throughout his 17-year tenure with Bell Canada, he has built a reputation for developing business strategies, complex managed IT solutions, and building out channel partner programs.

At INSA, as the VP Federal Government Sales, Greg is responsible for supporting the various Federal Government Partners, Agencies and Crown Corps, providing guidance on next-generation network security.

Greg has always been part of the Ottawa community and currently resides in Vars with his family that includes his Partner, two young children, and one big Bernese Mountain dog. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and skiing with his family, and a golf game when the time permits.

Greg MacDonell

VP | Federal Government Sales

Greg Macdonell is a professional sales leader with over 18 years of IT Solutions and business management experience, with an emphasis on leadership and complex solution development in the Federal Government sector.  Previous to joining INSA in November 2017, Greg was the Director of Sales for Bell Business Markets leading a diverse sales team that supported the Federal Government. Throughout his 17-year tenure with Bell Canada, he has built a reputation for developing business strategies, complex managed IT solutions, and building out channel partner programs.

At INSA, as the VP Federal Government Sales, Greg is responsible for supporting the various Federal Government Partners, Agencies and Crown Corps, providing guidance on next-generation network security.

Greg has always been part of the Ottawa community and currently resides in Vars with his family that includes his Partner, two young children, and one big Bernese Mountain dog. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and skiing with his family, and a golf game when the time permits.

Cynthia Bruketa

VP | Marketing and Bid Prime

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Physics degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  Cynthia is ultimately responsible for bid content and submission for INSA.  Her ability to bridge technical and business aspects of this work as well as the ability to provide a response in a way in which procurement agents can understanding it and appreciate it is one of the significant reasons for INSA’s high success rate.

For the community, Cynthia is an advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational initiatives. For more than 10 years, she has been involved in promoting student participation in robotics competitions through coaching teams, mentoring, judging and running tournaments.

Cynthia Bruketa

VP | Marketing and Bid Prime

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Engineering Physics degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  Cynthia is ultimately responsible for bid content and submission for INSA.  Her ability to bridge technical and business aspects of this work as well as the ability to provide a response in a way in which procurement agents can understanding it and appreciate it is one of the significant reasons for INSA’s high success rate.

For the community, Cynthia is an advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational initiatives. For more than 10 years, she has been involved in promoting student participation in robotics competitions through coaching teams, mentoring, judging and running tournaments.

Roy Freiha

VP | Engineering

Roy Freiha has distinguished himself as a highly experienced network security professional in the public and private sectors over the last 10 years.  In addition to numerous high-level product certifications including Symantec Knight (formerly BlueKnight) and Fortinet NSE 7, Roy has received multiple NSE Academy Engineer of the year awards while working with the INSA team.

Roy has been instrumental in executing complex and large scale projects in the Federal Government space as well as with INSA’s largest Corporate clients.  In addition to his technical prowess, Roy continues to develop his golf skills at charity tournaments and INSA team events.

Roy Freiha

VP | Engineering

Roy Freiha has distinguished himself as a highly experienced network security professional in the public and private sectors over the last 10 years.  In addition to numerous high-level product certifications including Symantec Knight (formerly BlueKnight) and Fortinet NSE 7, Roy has received multiple NSE Academy Engineer of the year awards while working with the INSA team.

Roy has been instrumental in executing complex and large scale projects in the Federal Government space as well as with INSA’s largest Corporate clients.  In addition to his technical prowess, Roy continues to develop his golf skills at charity tournaments and INSA team events.

Technical Excellence

The INSA technical team includes the worlds first Fortinet NSE 8 certified engineer and Canada’s only Symantec Blue Knight, and has won many partner of the year and technical excellence awards. The team has a proven ability to handle projects large and small and to maximize the effectiveness of your security investment.