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.