Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Mike Bauer

    Mike Bauer

    Mike is a founding partner at Arcurve and has a strong technical background combined with a pragmatic approach to business.  Mr. Bauer is an accomplished builder and leader of strong technical teams, relying on his life-long passion for programming combined with a deep knowledge of diverse platforms and systems.  Mike graduated from the University of Calgary with M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as a minor degree in Computer Science.  He has held executive positions in software product development and software service companies and was a Principal Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services.

    To the humour and occasional annoyance of his family, Mike has many ongoing projects around the house; some more successful than others. Everything from plumbing and Home Automation to iPhone repairs are fair game.

  • Jay Gohill

    Jay Gohill

    Jay is a founding partner of Arcurve and self-taught software professional with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He has hands-on experience in technical roles as a developer, architect, and project manager, as well as practical experience in management roles as a Team Lead, Product Manager and Director. His straight-forward approach has earned him a reputation as a decisive leader and astute problem solver who gets things done.

    His goal is to continue to maintain honest, positive relationships with all who engage with Arcurve. His previous experience includes Alberta Treasury Branch, Merak, Schlumberger and Pandell.

    Jay spends his free time trying to unsuccessfully apply his management strategies to his family life. He has been known to dabble in the culinary arts and frequently tries to expand the palettes of co-workers, friends and family. His unique perspective on life, music, and culture are a constant source of entertainment for people around him.

  • Michael McGovern

    Michael McGovern

    Michael is a founding partner of Arcurve.  Michael spans the spectrum of both business and IT worlds. After 18 years of extensive business experience throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe, Michael is focused on building successful teams and cultivating excellent customer relationships at Arcurve.

    Michael’s area of expertise includes business development, petroleum economics, decision analysis, portfolio management, and a knack for spatially-appropriate parking. His involvement with successful global E&P projects at Schlumberger, Merak and IBM bring a wealth of domain experience to the Arcurve team.

    Michael’s time away from the office is primarily spent with his family, and he has been known to chase the odd hockey puck and read a book or two.

  • Stuart O'Connor

    Stuart O'Connor

    Stuart is a founding partner of Arcurve with over 20 years of business and software experience and brings senior business experience to the leadership team at Arcurve. He is the former CEO and President of Merak Projects (an international software development company), the former Chairman of Flint Energy Services Ltd. (an oilfield services company) recently acquired by URS Corporation for $1.25 billion, and former Partner with Bennett Jones with a focus on corporate and M&A law. Stuart is also currently a director of various other public and private companies.

    In his spare time, Stuart enjoys the outdoors, including skiing, canoeing, and hiking. He also works as a ranch hand fixing fences with his family south of Calgary.

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