Why we stand out in a crowd

Kanatek provides specialized on-premise and cloud-based services to safeguard, manage, and support your data infrastructure. Headquartered in Ottawa, Kanatek also has offices and a team of IT professionals in Toronto.

Kanatek has worked with IT departments across Canada, the United States, and Europe since 1982, delivering, supporting, and managing complex enterprise caliber storage, data management and server solutions. Additionally, Kanatek offers Canada’s premier cloud backup and integrated data management solutions exclusively for Canadian businesses – continuing a 33-year history of unprecedented success in corporate data protection.

Kanatek solutions answer the most demanding, mission-critical challenges facing global enterprises today. Our customers trust us to deliver value and expertise to protect their precious data, wherever it may reside. As an integrator and professional services provider, Kanatek adds value to our clients’ IT environments by helping them understand and integrate new technologies through leveraging their existing investments and infrastructure.

We hold a longevity that is rare in this business. We attribute this success to our people and our corporate values. We understand how important your data is to your business. That’s why, at Kanatek, protecting that data is the cornerstone of our business.

Our Mission

Kanatek’s mission is to provide our clients with specialized services for safeguarding, managing, and supporting their data infrastructure.  We understand how important your data is to your business and we are here to provide our subject matter expertise.

Our Values

We have been fortunate enough to hold a longevity that is rare in this business and it is our belief that our corporate values and people can be attributed to this success.

Our Corporate Values


We have built a reputation of dependable performance since 1982.


We listen and respond quickly to our clients’ needs.


We are focused on delivering value in everything we do.


We fulfill our promises with care, honesty, and respect.


We use imagination and originality to serve our clients.


We forge lasting relationships with our clients and partners.

The Team


Peter KarneefChief Executive Officer

Peter is Kanatek’s CEO and provides the operational, financial and strategic guidance to help ensure the company’s continued stability and profitability. Read more…


Andrew MaknyikNational Director of Sales

As our National Director of Sales, Andrew oversees the overall coordination, functional management, and leadership of our sales initiatives. Read more…

Darryl LevesqueDirector, Technology Solutions

As the Director of Technology Solutions, Darryl brings a unique blend of expertise and experience to the table that helps him better understand customer needs. Read more…

Michael De CesareVice President, Finance and Human Resources

In addition to managing the traditional functions within Human Resources and Finance, Michael spearheads the corporate financial reporting, treasury and budgeting functions. Read more…

David KerrivanSr. Manager, Client Support and Managed Services

David, is responsible for the day-to-day strategic management of all service-related activities. His primary responsibilities include client support, project management and delivery. Read more…