Our multi-talented, technology-loving team is committed to solving industry problems in creative and innovative ways. From offices in Vancouver, CA, and London, UK, we collaboratively work to make ground-breaking software in a vibrant and open environment.
Founder & CEO
Bill worked as a ship agent, shipbroker, and chartering manager of a major US dry bulk carrier. In early 2000, he co-founded www.navarik.com and was CEO for seven years, inventing its core products and services, landing its primary anchor clients and leading it through significant growth. After Navarik, he worked with various software, shipping, and media companies. He then returned to the shipping software business, founding Stage 3 Systems, which runs major software services for shipowners, charterers, and agents around the world.
Bill has been programming since he was 12 and while doesn't code much these days his primary passion remains understanding a problem and then using design, engineering, thoughtfulness and craft to build great programs and solutions to solve it.
Peter serves as President of Stage 3 Systems, where he is responsible for company operations.
Peter’s passion is to employ technology and innovation to solve business problems. The desired result may include: compliance with new regulations, or improvements in business efficiency and effectiveness.
Before joining Stage 3 Systems, Peter spent 16 years at Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. where he was a Vice President and responsible for Technology Development, Technical Services and New Building.
Peter is a graduate Mechanical Engineer, Licensed Marine Chief Engineer and holds an MBA from Middlesex University in London. Peter is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, UK.
Thomas has been working in the software industry for nearly 30 years in a wide variety of contexts, from hardware device drivers to the web, industrial desktop applications to distributed services, with a focus on performance, predictability and reliability.
He joined Stage 3 Systems in 2011.
Director of Product & Design
As Director of Product & Design at Stage 3 Systems, Alex Crooks helps shipping companies around the world transform their businesses to harness software to help their staff become more productive and effective, and their vessels more efficient.
With a deep experience in software engineering and talent connecting with customers and the challenges they face at work, Alex has worked with Stage 3 Systems since early 2013 being deeply involved in product design, vision and software development. Alex has helped Monson Agencies automate their DA workflows, G2 Ocean to unify their commercial desk, Seaspan to transform their fleet management, among many other projects across ship agencies, fleet managers and charterers.
Alex first learned how to code at the age of nine and eventually started working as a contractor, later moving into full-time and other independent roles building software for many industries, from education to digital advertising to shipping.
Director of Business Development
With over 10 years experience in the Dry Cargo Shipping Industry, working for Industrials to Trading Houses to Investment Banks, Nick's experience spans the full spectrum of supply chain logistics, from managing mining programs to cement production and power generation. Latterly Nick managed the Coal Logistics team at Goldman Sachs, focusing on optimising the trading book through process improvement to benefit the efficiency of the Ops team. Having managed the many different elements of the supply chain Nick understands where new technologies can be leveraged to produce efficiencies and add value to a business.
Emily joined Stage 3 Systems in 2014 bringing with her 20+ years of experience in various disciplines from managing delivery and operations to financial leadership and stewardship. She has worked in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, education, and technology.
In her various roles, Emily has successfully built workflow solutions to help company’s meet the challenges of growth, expansion and change.
Director of Delivery & Projects
Niki started working in the oil and gas shipping sector in 2000. As a Systems Manager for the Marine and HSEQ divisions, Niki was responsible for the development, implementation and overall management of a series of operational systems connecting ship and shore staff with tools to share information. Through several merger and acquisitions, Niki worked with multiple companies to merge compliance systems and processes under one governing platform.
In 2013, Niki moved from working in operations to working in technology as a Business Analyst and Project Manager for a ship building and marine services company. While in this role, Niki led several system replacement initiatives to upgrade technology supporting Supply Chain Management, Shipyard Operations, Marine Engineering, and HSEQ. In addition, Niki acted as the Quality Manager for the Marine division while developing, implementing and attaining ISO 9001 management system certification.
With over 15 years of experience managing software solutions and working closely with stakeholders to solve complex process and systems challenges, Niki made the natural move in 2017 to Stage 3 Systems in software development and digital transformation. Here, Niki has been working closely with clients to develop strategies in digital transformation and machine learning.