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About Blackspark

Blackspark provides innovative solutions for the corporate travel industry. Our borderFile software replaces cumbersome and outdated tools with an efficient, flexible solution that automates payroll compliance for business travelers. In so doing, borderFile enables a smarter, more effective way for customers and their service providers to collaborate and drive business forward.

At Blackspark, we innovate relentlessly and embrace the complex business problems and issues of our customers.  We seek to drive tangible financial return and and generate savings by automating business processes.  Above all, we value every customer and partner relationship and strive to create environments of mutual success with every connection we make.

Vic Arora
Vic AroraCo-Founder
Vic has extensive experience in both global mobility tax and enterprise software.  Vic qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant in 1997 with Ernst & Young where he was a member of the Human Capital practice.  At Ernst & Young, Vic worked with clients on tax related aspects of employee movement including coordination of tax compliance, compensation reporting, and tax planning.  In 2001, Vic left Ernst & Young to co-found Epoch Integration Inc., an enterprise wireless venture whose success led to its to acquisition by BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion) in 2006.  Subsequent to the sale of Epoch, Vic served as consultant to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Assignment Services practice before co-founding Blackspark Corporation.
Ramon Tavares
Ramon TavaresCo-Founder
Ramon is a veteran of the high technology industry, with a successful track record of growing software companies.  Prior to co-founding Blackspark Corporation, Ramon co-founded Epoch Integration Inc., an enterprise wireless venture that helped customers manage their widespread mobile handheld deployments and infrastructure.  Serving as President & CEO and Director of Marketing, Ramon helped grow the company to hundreds of customer organizations and secured its position as the dominant leader in a highly competitive industry.  This success culminated in the sale of Epoch Integration to BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion) in 2006.
Charles Baptiste
Charles BaptisteChief Technology Officer
Charles is responsible for technology strategy, research and development at Blackspark.  Charles is a seasoned technologist, having spent the majority of his career in software development and management positions at innovative, high-tech companies.  Before joining Blackspark, he most recently lead a development team at BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), responsible for various components of the widely deployed BlackBerry Enterprise Server architecture.  Prior to his position at BlackBerry, Charles was the Director of Software Development at Epoch Integration.