You can trust the OARO team to deliver secure and user-friendly solutions that support your company's digital innovation goals.

Founded in 2017, OARO (formerly Nodalblock) is a Canadian company with offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Madrid, Spain.

We mitigate your organization’s digital security risks related to Identity and Access Management (IAM). Our highly secure, enterprise-grade solutions help you manage the digital identities of your internal and external stakeholders and control their access to your organization’s physical and digital assets. Whether they’re employees connecting to your network; a third-party contractor accessing a secured area on your premises; or a new customer creating an account using your company’s mobile app.

Our services include: Digital Identity, Access Control, Authentication, ID Proofing, Onboarding & Enrollment, and Biometric Verification.

The OARO team is here to help. Contact us to see how we can support you in accelerating your organization’s digital innovation.

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Our Team

  • Garry Harrison

    Chief Executive Officer

    Garry joins OARO from BAE, one of the world’s largest defence businesses; where he was Managing Director leading BAE’s global Financial Services division. Prior to BAE, Harrison was General Manager for Banking and Capital Markets at DXC Technology. He brings to OARO his extensive experience and proven track record in scaling and accelerating growth within the technology sector, historically working with major global banks within senior management at IBM, Wipro, and Atos Origin (formerly KPMG).

  • Ariano Hernandez

    Chief Technology Officer

    Ariano is a telecommunications engineer and the lead innovator behind OARO’s technology. Prior to co-founding OARO, he worked as a blockchain consultant and co-founder of DTI Consulting. Ariano has extensive experience working with Javascript, PHP, Java, Swift, Solidity, and frameworks such as Symphony, CodeIgniter, and React. His education includes an MBA from the European University of Madrid, a Masters in Mobile Application Development for iOS and Android. He also holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
  • Pilar Troncoso

    Senior VP Institutional Relations and Strategic Alliances

    Pilar spent the first half of her career at one of the big four audit firms. Her strong analytical skills and impressive experience within the areas of digital transformation make her well suited to execute her multidisciplinary role within OARO’s leadership team. She has served on the board of directors of a publicly-traded company. She is also co-founder of ChainGo Tech, acts as an advisor to business start-ups, and is a member of Woman Angels and Entrepreneurs in the IESE Business School with a focus on providing access to capital for female entrepreneurs. Pilar graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Centro Universitario Villanueva and PDD of IESE Business School.
  • Michele Lunney

    Vice President Business Development, North America

    Michele brings 20 years’ experience building strong corporate brands, generating exceptional sales revenue and driving results within the private and public sectors. She has been awarded and recognized as a national sales leader with success in delivering top line revenue and market share growth. Michele holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She leverages a high energy and engaging leadership style to align cross-functional teams with ambitious business development goals. At OARO, Michele is responsible for the revenue generation strategy and execution across North America, overseeing the expansion of sales, marketing, and partner channel teams.
  • Brenan Isabelle

    Director, Enterprise Solutions

    Brenan’s background is in private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to this, he was a strategic and operations consultant at Deloitte — the largest professional services network in the world and a bond trading analyst at Scotia Capital. He holds an MBA in finance from Dalhousie University and a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University.
 Outside work, Brenan is an expert skydiver with over 3,700 logged parachute jumps.
  • Daniel Faria

    President North America and Chief Security Officer

    Daniel is an accomplished business leader in the information security industry. He was the first person in Atlantic Canada to be granted a federal entrepreneur permanent residency status. Mr. Faria is a board member of Unicage and has co-authored papers used by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He is also a trusted advisor on cybersecurity to several large corporations. Daniel holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and is a graduate of MIT’s Building Global Innovators program.
  • Garry Stewart

    Chief Financial Officer

    Garry has over 35 years of accounting and finance experience with a focus on financial reporting, operational efficiencies, and cash optimization, having expertise in public and private industries. He most recently served as the CFO for Aleafia Health Inc. and Vice President Finance for a privately held group of companies, TAR Investments Limited. Garry graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 1990. He was awarded the FCPA, FCMA designation in 2009, and is an active member of CPA Nova Scotia and CPA Canada.
  • David Lanau

    Chief Innovation Officer

    David is an expert in the field of data analysis and the creation of calculation algorithms. He has a proven ability to generate creative ideas and build the structures that bring them to life. A graduate in statistics and mathematical sciences specializing in Neural Networks (Artificial Intelligence), David has experience in both the public and private sectors, including work in risk analysis in the financial sector. At OARO, he builds solid use cases for blockchain technology that offer value in the global market.
  • Ahmet Dalyan

    Chief Operator Officer

    After 15 years of software development, Ahmet turned to management where he built and led ‘digital transformation’ companies in Europe, Middle East and North America. His focus on innovation, growth and value has been recognized by industry experts like Deloitte, Forrester and Capgemini. Ahmet holds Electrical Engineering and Economics degrees from the University of London, UK.

    At OARO, Ahmet is responsible of operations, solution delivery, customer support & success management.
  • Mike Maxwell

    SVP, Digital Security Solutions

    Mike comes to OARO from a successful career as a CIO and technology leader across industry. Most recently his career has been in aviation where he led the technology and innovation portfolios for the international airports located in Halifax, Minneapolis / St. Paul and most recently Calgary. Mike holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and belongs to several industry and technology associations, committees and working groups. Mike leads OARO’s aviation practice and is passionate about the sustainable adoption of leading-edge technology to drive business value for progressive companies.