Our Team

Arash Asli

CEO and Cofounder

Arash is at the forefront of business growth. Before Yocale, he oversaw a half-billion dollar portfolio of enterprise and SMB business solutions at Aptean as Executive Vice President of Business Solutions & Strategic Alliances. He also grew the company’s largest global division to profitability and held roles including EVP Professional Services, Worldwide VP of CRM, and VP Sales Consulting. Recognized as a pragmatic and transformational leader, Arash has a unique blend of technology, business development, corporate and finance experience. His expertise spans many industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and real estate. Arash is honored to have been named the Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40 business executive. In his free time, you can find Arash traveling, biking, skiing, taking photos, or at the gym.

Aydin Asli

Chief Operating Officer

For the past 2 decades, Aydin devised strategic initiatives and built high-performing teams that impacted operational effectiveness, business efficiency and productivity, and profitable, sustainable, scalable growth. He partnered with 2 of the world’s largest private equity firms – Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners – on M&A and exit strategies. His insight and leadership influenced the decisions of business owners, private equity firms, investors, and C-suite executive teams, and impacted operations in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and other global locations.
My commitment to the overall success – of the company, my employees, and our customers – drives me to deliver products and services that resonate with customers and impact their lives.
He brings an optimistic outlook and ability to adapt to any business environment.

Pourang Taheri

Managing Partner

He comes with a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, having raised over $20M in capital. He is the Co-founder of TK Consulting, a financial services company serving over 300 small and medium-sized companies.

He is also the CFO of Hera Investment Fund and Blue Castle Investments. Previously, he was a partner at Abana Capital Investments and worked as a controller for Corriente Resources that was later acquired for $1B.

Amir Chaychi

Vice President, Software Development

Amir drives technology and architecture decisions. He has 19 years of software development experience in enterprise companies including Nokia, Sophos, CDC Software, and Aptean. His skills span software development, systems analysis, and software design. Amir has a Master of IT and Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science. With his extensive experience and academic background, Amir has developed product roadmaps and solutions that meet market requirements. In his spare time, Amir enjoys being with his family, playing chess, tennis and skiing.

Yocale Advisors

Cameron Brine

As the Executive Director of Management Development at Vancouver Coastal Health, Cameron is responsible for learning technologies, performance planning, lean process improvement, and is a liaison to the Board of Directors. His leadership roles span a variety of functions including business development, marketing, revenue performance management, human resources, and investor relations. Cameron has worked as a consultant and is an experienced public speaker.

Aiman El-Ramly

Aiman is a seasoned executive having 20 years experience leading private companies and not-for-profits. He is the Chief Strategy Officer for ZE PowerGroup Inc., the award winning developer of the ZEMA software for energy and commodity markets and the Chief Operating Officer for ZE Power Engineering Ltd, an engineering design and project management company. He is also a Director of ZE UK, and ZEMA Singapore. Prior to the start of ZE, Aiman was an independent consultant in marketing and sales. With a blend of management consulting, risk management, sales, marketing, and operations experience, Aiman is a popular speaker at global events. He also teaches Operational Behavior in the Masters Program at Royal Roads University.

Daniel Frank

Daniel is an accomplished business and technology leader with over 20 years of experience within global product and services organizations. He has held senior leadership positions across business and IT domains and is currently the Interactive Executive Producer at Electronic Arts (EA) overseeing the design and development of EA’s global network of web properties. Prior to this, he was an Executive Producer at Microsoft leading in the development of first-of-a-kind Interactive TV and mobile consumer products after spending 13 years at IBM, most recently as Web Media Director in the Global Business Services division.

David J. Raffa

David has worked in the technology sector for over 30 years in a variety of roles including scientist, corporate finance lawyer, and venture capitalist. He currently provides corporate finance advisory services to a number of young technology companies, often in the capacity of executive board member. David has led or been involved with numerous successful exits including Parasun Technologies, ActiveState, Wolf Medical, RFind, and TSC Software, and has been an advisor to Flickr, Layer 7 Technologies, and Avigilon who have gone onto achieve successful exits or have gone public.