With an Information Technology career spanning over 20 years, Tavis has gained extensive experience in managing daily operations of technical services and support departments. He has in-depth knowledge of computer network and systems implementation, web development and digital marketing with a strong focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimization). He also additionally holds a diploma of technology in 3D computer graphics & animation.
Tavis joined CBRE in 1997 and until 2013, was part of the team that managed the company's expanding computer infrastructure and internal IT operations. Leveraging his IT experience and industry contacts, Tavis formed a technology consulting division in the CBRE Vancouver which provided its clients with value added technology solutions relating to office relocation and expansion, as well as coordination of ongoing technical services.
Internally, Tavis managed the initial roll-out of CBRE's Microsoft Exchange mail system and oversaw the ongoing deployment / installation and maintenance of 1000+ PC's in the CBRE corporate environment across Canada along with the CBRE National IT Team.
Transitioning from IT into a new role in 2013, he is now working with National Corporate Communications and Marketing, as well as Global Web Marketing to focus on web & digital marketing, strategy and innovation.
Tavis was the recipient of CBRE's Canadian National Corporate Distinction Award in 2009 and 2007.
Tavis is a 5x Ironman Triathlon finisher, completing Ironman Copenhagen in 2014 and Canada in 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2006.
- University of British Columbia - Economics
- British Columbia Institute of Technology - Architectural Illustration / ACAD Certified
- Vancouver Film School - Diploma of Technology - 3D Graphic Animation
- Microsoft MCSE
- Search Engine Marketing Professional (SEMPO)
- ABN AMRO Bank
- Anthem Properties
- Atna Resources Ltd.
- Babcock & Brown
- Canadian Jewish Congress
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
- Diamonds North Resources Ltd.
- Martello Property Management
- Northern Energy & Mining Inc.
- Olympic Resources Management
- Sitings Realty
- Sport BC
- The Plenary Group
- TNS Canadian Facts
- Vancouver Litigation Services
- Vancouver Montessori School