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Our Story

Hi, we’re QuickSilk - nice to meet you! 

Our story began almost ten years ago when we launched as a local, web-based services firm. Since the very beginning of our journey, we have been client-focused. Because of this, our roster of offerings have grown organically - and Quickly (pun intended) - over the past decade, alongside our clients’ needs.

Organizations are - too often - faced with the frustrating task of compromising simplicity, efficiency, total cost of ownership, or security when choosing a content management platform. This puts them in an unsustainable situation, as it forces IT budgets to shrink while requirements grow. After discovering this, we knew we owed it to our existing and future clients to offer a better solution. In 2015, QuickSilk - the simplest, and most affordable, secure CMS platform was born.  

We take an uncompromising market position. We do this by empowering our clients to quickly, and easily, create websites — without sacrificing security, or affordability, for simplicity.


QuickSilk is an innovative, client-centric hub of collaboration, communication and creativity. 
Just as our drag and drop tools empower users to build the web platform of their dreams, QuickSilk management is committed to equipping its team with tools for success. 
Our team thrives within an open environment that breaks down the barriers between management and employees. Team members work alongside management to adjust, adapt and advance to meet the ever-expanding needs our clients, partners and colleagues. 

Additionally, all team members are encouraged to take self-initiative - and ownership (we're really big on ownership) - of every project they manage, as well to share ideas and visions, so that they can flourish in their respective roles — and evolve as industry experts.


Garry Brownrigg, CEO

In 1984, QuickSilk’s founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Garry Brownrigg, uncovered a medical disorder that left him with the inability to speak, sidelining him from his banking career, and forcing him to earn a living by communicating through e-mail. Ever the optimist, Garry turned his adversity into opportunity and taught himself programming whilst completing his Masters degree, online, through the IPT program at Boise State University. 

QuickSilk, a web service-based firm, was born a decade ago. Over the past ten years, local clients relied on Garry to provide them with custom websites for affordable prices. However, when his clients’ needs for a simpler, more secure, all-in-one content management solution became more apparent, Garry’s commitment to empowering them grew.

The organic development of QuickSilk’s CMS platform came in 2015. Garry sought assistance from the public through an IndieGoGo crowdsourcing campaign, in an effort to reach more people who could benefit from this simpler, more secure platform. Garry quickly surpassed his goal by 68 per cent, thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity of the Ottawa community at large.

Currently, Garry leads QuickSilk with conviction alongside his team of veteran industry execs, each having multiple start-up successes and winning numerous awards.

Chris Johnson, CRO

Chris is a tech guy with 25 years’ experience in business operations within the technology sector. Chris was Founder and CEO of dna13, a SaaSSoftware as a Service, or SaaS, is a licensing model that describes software provided on a subscription basis. SaaS software is hosted by the software provider. Subscriptions are typically monthly, or annual. company sold to PR Newswire in early 2010. As CEO of dna13 he guided the company’s product strategy, operations and business planning having raised north of $11M in venture capital.  Over his career, he has worked with well over 100 companies focusing on product planning and development, sales and marketing as well as implementing performance metrics. Chris currently works closely with technology accelerators including L-SPARK and Invest Ottawa. He has worked with clients and stakeholders across a variety of sectors including media, retail, finance, energy, telecom and technology.  Chris has worked with both partners and clients across the US, UK, Australia, Europe and the Middle East including Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

Jay Meunier, CFO

Jasmin (Jay) is a versatile executive who leads companies through change and challenge to profitable growth. He has close to 20 years of experience as a knowledgeable and effective financial advisor working in different industries.

With his skills in strategic problem-solving and the ability to forecast industry trends and capture opportunities, Jasmin has brought structure and success to both fast growing businesses and smaller companies. He has a strong background in finance, marketing, legal and human resources, complimented by diverse talents in project management. He is experienced at analyzing clients’ financial and business needs to help them achieve their goals. 

During is career, Jasmin has acted as a Controller, a V-P of Finance and a V-P of Operation.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Ottawa’s and has his CPA, CMA designation.


Behind every successful start-up is a team of dedicated and driven individuals. At QuickSilk, our people are highly motivated and passionate about what they do. Check out our job postings to learn how you can join our talented team.

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