Devreve, Inc. was founded by Ian Levitt and Shann McGrail—both former Microsoft employees with a wealth of combined experience in software development, sales, and professional services.
The name Devreve is a combination of "Dev" (for development) and "reve" which draws on the French word for dream ("rêve").
Devreve's tagline, "Dream It. Build It.", reflects our passion for taking the vision of a better end-state (dream it) and developing awesome solutions to realize that vision (build it).
Ian is a technology professional with a lifelong passion for the magic of software and its ability to translate imaginative ideas into solutions that help people be more productive. Before Devreve, Ian worked at Microsoft where held roles as Senior Developer Consultant and Enterprise Services Manager and was engaged on hundreds of projects over a diverse cross-section of clients, including the Canadian Federal Government, technology companies, professional services firms, and nationwide retailers.
As Co-founder and Lead Developer at Devreve Inc., Ian works with technology companies of all sizes to build highly effective teams that are ready and motivated to execute and deliver with excellence. Ian is also an Executive in Residence with Hamilton’s Innovation Factory, where he helps start-ups realize their technology vision and navigate the challenges of moving from a team of one or two founders, to hiring and managing teams of individuals that will propel their businesses to the next level.
Shann’s longstanding career in the technology industry has inspired her love for developing the potential of people and teams and amplifying results through the power of software. Her diverse portfolio of work includes helping technology companies educate customers and tell their stories, furthering the advancement of women in communications, media, and technology, coaching for potential, and applying principals she has practiced in improvisational theatre to business challenges.
Shann is also the CEO of Haltech Regional Innovation Center where she helps aspiring entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting businesses that will change their lives, and the lives of those who work for and with them, for the better.
Devreve is based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. We sit within footsteps of the shores of the scenic Lake Ontario.