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 Dobie

Bill's love for the shipping industry stems from his work as a ship agent, shipbroker, and chartering manager of a major US dry bulk carrier. In early 2000, he co-founded Navarik and was the CEO for 7 years. His time leading Navarik resulted in the company's significant growth as he focused on inventing its core products and services. His contributions to the company was significant as it assisted in landing Navarik's primary anchor clients. After his departure from Navarik, Bill returned to the shipping industry, in the software business, and founded Stage 3 Systems.

At the age of 12 years old, Bill's interest in software development began when he started programming. While he doesn't code much these days, his primary passion remains in understanding a problem and then using elements such as design and engineering to craft great programs and creating solutions.



Peter Jackson

Peter’s expertise and background comes from nearly 30 years of working in the maritime industry, 16 years of which working at Seaspan Ship Management Ltd where he served as the Vice President of New Building, Technology and Technical Services. As President of Stage 3 Systems, Peter’s guiding principles and passion for the company is to employ technology and innovation to solve business problems. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Marine Chief Engineering. Peter holds a MBA from Middlesex University in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology in the UK.



Thomas Charbonnel

Thomas joined Stage 3 Systems in 2011 and has been in software development for nearly 30 years. His experience covers many aspects of the industry. He has worked on hardware device drivers, the web, industrial desktop applications and distributed services. Thomas has his main focus on performance, predictability and reliability.


Emily Tsen

Emily joined Stage 3 Systems in 2014 with over 20 years of experience coming from a wide background in Manufacturing, Distribution, Education, and Technology. Her knowledge is comprised of various disciplines, from managing delivery and operations to financial leadership and stewardship. Through her work in various industries, Emily has been successful in building workflow solutions to help companies meet the challenges of growth, expansion and change.


Director of Operations

Niki Walton

Since joining Stage 3 Systems in 2017, Niki has been instrumental in working closely with clients to develop strategies in digital transformation and machine learning. Her extensive background in implementation and overall management of operational systems can be attributed to her prior experience working in the oil and gas sector. Her vast knowledge and experience from working in operations to working in technology as a Business Analyst and Project Manager have been key drivers to helping stakeholders to solve complex process and systems challenges.


Work with Us

At Stage 3 Systems, we always welcome new talent with unique and creative mindsets. We love having individuals who push the envelope and are committed to excellence. If you are passionate about software and love delving into new challenges, please forward your resume and include a cover letter introducing yourself and why you would be a valuable addition to our team!


Founded in 2010, Stage 3 Systems has spent the last decade building an incredibly talented Strategy & Consulting team – a group of specialists whose passion is to develop software that solves complex project management, data visibility, and communication problems faced by the marine shipping industry.

For more than a decade we've supported the shipping industry with easy-to-use, secure, common-sense software solutions for their information technology needs. We have a proven track record for making our customers successful through innovative leading-edge systems that dramatically improve business performance.

Today, you'll find our software in offices, shipping centers, and on ships around the world, because we're uniquely positioned to provide services across the whole spectrum of maritime activities. Around the world and throughout the shipping value chain — from shipowners to builders, charterers, and agents — we're proud Stage 3 Systems are making the difference daily for our clients.

Our mission? Creating simple-to-use software and backing it with solid support that includes top-level hosting, maintenance, engineering, and even person-to-person support from our staff when you need it most. Our clients include some of the world's leading shipping, agency, and trading companies, so we know there are lives, cargo, and profitability on the line daily. That's why we thrive on helping all our clients perform in new ways, safely and at their best, operating with worry-free efficiency for the long-haul.

When we think about the shipping industry, we think about the challenges it faces — dangerous weather, tides, scheduling shifts, labor challenges, the mechanics of ships and terminals, and so much more. We understand that our whole world relies on shipping reaching its destination on time, whether it's overseas food for supermarkets or the final span for a new bridge slated to open in weeks.

With all of that going on, the shipping industry doesn't have time for guesswork, incomplete data, or complicated programs. From our design through to our support, we get that.

Simply put, we help the maritime industry do stuff better, and we think our job is never done.