This isn’t about technology, it’s about the truth.

We create truly secure, enterprise-grade applications that allow our clients to thrive in the digital economy. Fraud, misinformation, deep fakes, security breaches -- fiction moves as fast as the facts. How can today’s enterprises know anything? OARO is how. We’re forging a future where the knowledge gap between the digital world and the real one is a whole lot smaller than it is today. 

We help companies, but we also help their customers differentiate fact from fiction. No longer can a few bad actors tamper with the truth, OARO creates an immutable line between our data and ourselves. You could call us a tech company, but innovation for innovation’s sake isn’t our mandate. Technology is a tool; our target is the truth.

Partners in Truth

Our Team

  • jleetzow@oaro.net

    Joel Leezow

    President, 
 CEO

    After serving in the US Army, Joel Leetzow turned to entrepreneurship. Throughout his career, he has bought, built, and sold multiple technology companies, including the supply chain industry’s first SAAS product. He attributes his immaculate track-record of delivering growth to a focus on three values -- loyalty, leadership, accountability.  

    jleetzow@oaro.net
  • Pilar Troncosco

    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.

    ptroncosco@oaro.net
  • 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.

    mlunney@oaro.net
  • 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.

    bisabelle@oaro.net
  • Isabel Bolea

    Sales Director 
EMEA

    Isabel has more than fifteen years of experience in business development and consulting, specializing in helping to launch new businesses and the roll-out of innovative projects for companies and clients. Isabel holds a degree in psychology and has a keen understanding of the challenges facing organizations as they adapt to new technologies. Her experience helps to motivate teams during the processes of transformation and incorporation of technology into their business systems.

    ibolea@oaro.net
  • 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.

    dfaria@oaro.net
  • 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.

    ahernandez@oaro.net
  • 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.

    gstewart@oaro.net
  • 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.

    dlanau@oaro.net