Founder and CEO
Foundry Spatial began operations in 2009 with a goal to help people leverage data to make more informed decisions. What started as a consulting practice, led into a specialized software company as client needs increased. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into a web based technology framework now supporting sustainable decision-making across more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.
Ben’s expertise as a Professional Agrologist and industry knowledge from working in resource development for the Province of BC has helped him build a team of highly-qualified data scientists and software developers who develop and maintain knowledge systems that provide more than $40 million in value to the Canadian economy each year.
Tom Gleeson is a hydrogeologist focused on groundwater sustainability, large-scale groundwater systems, and groundwater-surface water interactions. As an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Tom leads the Groundwater Science and Sustainability Research Group. Tom works part-time with Foundry Spatial as a science advisor where he provides input on strategic direction and priorities, scientific communication and aesthetic development of tools, and mentoring on scientific topics.
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Foundry Spatial has a great team of web developers, hydrologists, and data scientists. We are passionate about creating better environmental practices worldwide, fueled by technological innovations. Here’s some other reasons why we are a great place to work: