About Us

Grype is a 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

Farhad Khan

Farhad Khan

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.

Olive Carlos

Olive Carlos

Project Manager

Olive is an accomplished marketing executive with a proven track record in effectively developing, managing and controlling relationships between companies and its target audience. She has an infectious positive attitude that transforms an arduous work day into a much more enjoyable one.

Olive loves the outdoors - hiking, biking and doing photography during her downtime.

Normand Crawford

Normand Crawford

Client Engagement Lead

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!

Gordon Montgomery

Gordon Montgomery

Senior Software Developer

Gordon is a senior software developer with over 10 years of experience in the software industry. Gordon has a Bachelor of Information Technology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. He has worked with lots of high-profile clients in both the private sector and the public sector. Some of his specialties include accessibility, e-learning, Linux server administration, cross-platform migration, and advanced multimedia.

In his spare time he is a Raspberry Pi hacker, a guitar enthusiast, an avid skier and canoeist, and drives a beaten up pickup truck. 

Fajlay Rabbi

Fajlay Rabbi

Technical Lead

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.

Bannya Chanda

Bannya Chanda

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 Kashem

Abul Kashem

Software Engineer

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.

Ashique Mahamud

Ashique Mahamud

Software Engineer

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.

Kazi Rahat

Kazi Rahat

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 Zoha

Nowshad Zoha

Sales Researcher

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.