Grype is a mission-driven digital strategy and development agency that specializes in Drupal, WordPress and open source technologies to create beautiful customer experiences. Founded in 2009 by two Engineers, Grype is one of the fastest growing digital strategy shops in Ottawa.
We help businesses implement their vision and address challenges by building robust website solutions that are accessible, responsive to mobile devices and scale with the growth of the organization.
Our consulting services span the entire development lifecycle - from idea stage to design, development, launch and continuous improvements. Our agile development process delivers solid products in less time while allowing clients to test their websites during development. Want to know more? Drop us a line.
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Meet the team
Founder & CEO
Farhad is the driving force behind Grype. With over 10 years of experience in the software industry, Farhad is passionate about building highly engaging web experiences. His engineering background and passion in user experience lets him think out of the box in solving problems for clients.
Farhad has a Bachelor of Engineering with High Distinction from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Given his business acumen, Farhad received one of the most prestigious business awards, Top Forty under 40 in 2016 from the Ottawa Business Journal.
Farhad is also a car enthusiast, keeps fit by running (currently a half marathon runner, training for the full marathon) and tries to make time for photography.
Customer Success Director
Olive is a pragmatic planner that accounts for all the details and takes her time to analyze a situation before acting. She has an infectious positive attitude that transforms an arduous work day into a much more enjoyable one.
Olive loves the outdoors - travelling, going for adventures and doing photography during her downtime.
Customer Engagement Director
Normand is one of the main driving forces behind the growth of Grype Solutions. Bringing 7 years of IT and software sales experience to the team while having worked with start-ups to fortune companies, he has a solid understanding of how the proper use of technology can impact an organization for the better. With his calm and collected approach he portrays the value Grype brings to the table while always keeping his clients in mind.
In his off time Normand enjoys everything and anything that gets him outdoors, from mountain biking to fishing. He recently spent a month camping across Canada and picking cherries in the Okanagan valley, just for fun!
Client Engagement Manager / Content Strategist
Rory is a strange breed of half engagement specialist/half creative who brings 5+ years of experience with client engagement and content marketing to the team. The combination of marketing and sales experience allows him to approach every client in a unique way, understanding both their immediate and long term needs.
When his mind is not racing about the best way to write an email, Rory spends his time reading, writing, spending time with his wife and dog, Shadow, as well as volunteering and acting in the local theatre community.
Davit is a high productivity creative machine. He brings 8 years of Web, UX, Graphic, and Branding design to the table, putting forward designs that captivate and inspire.
In his spare time Davit enjoys spending time with his family, makes custom jewelry, and loves cooking up Armenian cuisine to share with friends. Խորոված (Khorovats), anyone?
Fajlay Rabbi as a foresightful tech lead establishes a technical vision with the development team and works with developers to turn it into reality. Along the way, he takes on traits that other roles may have, such as a Team Lead, Architect or Software Engineer but remain hands-on with code.
He has a Bachelor in Computer Science from Eastern University, Bangladesh.
Senior Software Developer
Bannya is an intermediate software developer with over 4 years of experience in the software industry. As she wants to be a secret operative, she takes every challenges as a new mission. She loves programming and enjoys tinkering with new tech tools. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering with a near perfect GPA from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Besides programming, Bannya loves to travel and discover new places. She is also a movie buff. Don't be surprised if you catch Bannya outside a movie theatre all the way in Nepal!
Abul is a software engineer with over 6 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the design and development of projects. Abul has a Bachelors Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from the International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), in Bangladesh.
Abul loves to watch movies and enjoys traveling with his family during his down time.
Regional Operations and Project Manager
An Agile Enthusiast, Idea Programmer, and Usability Strategist with more than 10 years of experience in managing consumer and enterprise level products/projects. Anwar takes pride in his commitment to excellence and combination of strategic thinking and resourcefulness to achieve tangible business results under highly-coordinated deadlines. He’s in charge of streamlining day to day operations, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction and business revenue while overseeing performance, maintaining morale and increased productivity.
Anwar is a music buff and is a hardcore FC Barcelona fan.
Ashique is a software engineer with over 5 years experience in the field and is very passionate about PHP and Java programming. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Darul Ihsan University, Bangladesh.
In his spare time, he likes to read books, go for walks, and play cricket and soccer with friends.
Business Development Specialist
As a business developers, Rahat analyzes sources and extrapolates potential leads to grow the pipeline. His main activity at Grype is providing support to the sales efforts by providing quality leads at a continuous rate.
Rahat has Bachelor of Business Administration and Management with over two years of business development and sales experience.
On his spare time, Rahat likes to view new films at a local movie theatre. He also takes pleasure in traveling within the country to hiking locations and other exciting destinations.
Nowshad has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Nowshad works with the sales team as a research to produce quality leads.
On his down time, Nowshad loves to watch football. He loves all kinds of outdoor sports. Nowshad also loves watching movies, traveling and reading books.
Sikander Al Masum
In his down time, he enjoys cooking, working out, reading tech blogs, and exploring new adventures in his motorcycle.
Maruf is a Software Engineer with more than 4 years of experience. He recently graduated with a BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering degree while gaining knowledge and experience in the field. He has proven to be an extremely talented individual who absorbs new technologies with lightning speed.
In his down time, he loves to keep up with the latest technologies and love playing his guitar.