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About Vanilla

More than ever, your customers want a voice within a community of others who all share a common interest and purpose.

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Vanilla Provides a Modern Community Platform

With so many sites competing for attention, a successful community must be engaging and reward member participation. Vanilla provides a modern community platform to organizations who want to improve customer service, increase advocacy, and strengthen brand loyalty.

Founded in 2010, Vanilla started as an open source project. Today, Vanilla's software-as-a-service (cloud) offering helps thousands of companies provide a great community experience to millions of people worldwide.

Our Management Team

Luc Vezina, Chief Executive Officer

Luc is responsible for Vanilla’s vision and strategy. He is a veteran B2B software executive with close to 15 years of experience in various senior roles. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and playing tennis.

Todd Burry, Chief Product Officer

Todd co-founded Vanilla to fill a need for modern community forum software. He is responsible for the product roadmap and leads the engineering team. He is an avid runner and has competed in several marathons.

Tim Gunter, Vice-President, Operations

Tim has been with Vanilla since the very early days and singlehandedly built most of Vanilla’s hosting infrastructure. Tim also owns responsibility for Customer Experience, which includes the services, and support teams. Tim has recently started building a custom ‘smart home’ automation system in this spare time.

Jeremy Cochrane, Vice-President, Sales

Jeremy drives Vanilla’s customer acquisition and sales. Prior to Vanilla, he worked for one of Canada’s most successful SaaS companies where he drove millions in MRR. Jeremy was once a major junior hockey player and is now a passionate golfer and overall sports fanatic.

Melanie Attia, Vice-President, Marketing

Mel is responsible for marketing strategy, demand generation and branding. Prior to joining Vanilla, she held senior marketing roles at several leading B2B software companies. She is an early technology adopter, gamer, and has a passion for flowers and gardening.