Chairman of the Board
John Russell is a founding partner and Chairman of the Board of RBRO Solutions. With more than 20 years of leadership experience, John oversaw and led the strategic vision for RBRO Solutions, previously responsible for the day-to-day management of Sales, Marketing and Operations. John has a deep understanding of the unique technology needs of legal firms and corporations, and is a key spokesperson in presenting RBRO’S solutions to the market.
John currently serves on several boards including Spark Centre, an organization focused on helping innovative companies to, start, grow and succeed, along with that of Rouge Park Terraces – Non-Profit Development Corporation. John’s passion for technology has fueled a number of initiatives focused on better connecting where we live with cutting-edge technology.
President & CEO
President & CEO
As a co-founder and innovative visionary of RBRO Solutions, Howard’s mantra, 'Complexity must create simplicity', has set a high standard for how RBRO does business and shapes RBRO’s strategic vision and future offerings for the marketplace.
A winner of ILTA's prestigious Consultant of the Year award, Howard has become a respected voice for innovation and technology progression within the document management and workflow segments.
Howard spent the last 18 years working intensely with a broad range of clients, from niche players to some of the world's largest brands, law firms, financial institutions and financial services firms. He readily shares his knowledge and experience as a member of the solutions’ community through panel dialogues, speaking engagements, post-secondary education advisory councils and strategic client consulting. Howard also contributes to continued academic research and youth entrepreneurship though his work with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Centennial College
Sr. Director, Finance and Operations
As Sr. Director, Finance and Operations for the RBRO Solutions group of companies, Lyra is responsible for the overall corporate accounting and financial functions, including budgeting, business planning, billings, collections, accounts payable, payroll, taxation, variable compensation, procurement, facility management, board reporting and cash flow management. She helps manage the relationships with the auditors, ensures that management and risk controls are in place, and that the business is compliant with government statutory requirements.
Lyra works closely with the various department heads as a key business partner, and she is involved in various revenue maximization initiatives, cost optimization and continuous process improvements, as well as other initiatives to drive operating efficiencies.
Prior to joining RBRO, Lyra was the Finance Officer for ABS-CBN Corporation (Philippines), where she managed investor relations and the financial planning function. She assisted ABS-CBN expand into Canada. Prior to this role, she has held various senior finance positions in the areas of Investment analysis and market research with Credit Lyonnais Securities (France) and Swiss Bank Corporation (Switzerland). Lyra has a Bachelor of Arts, Economics Degree from University of Santo Tomas and is currently pursuing a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Director of Technology Operations and Professional Services
David Balodis is the Director of Technology Operations and Professional Services, leading teams that provide technology delivery and support to customers and internal business partners. Since joining the organization in June 2020, he has been responsible for several functions, including consulting, PMO, Cloud Operations, Customer Support, and Corporate IT. Most recently, David led the development and implementation of a centralized governance model to enable RBRO to continuously focus on delivery excellence for our clients.
Before joining RBRO Solutions, David spent several years in technology management consulting and senior leadership roles that included Managing Director at DGB Advisory Services, Vice President of Technology at Animalytix, and Vice President of IT at Heartland Mutual. Prior to that, he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Director, Program Management at RBC, and Global IT Director at Sandvine.