About Us


About Us

Avato started with a group of enterprise architects who knew there was a better way to integrate disparate systems and data. From their dedication to solving complex problems in an infinitely simpler way, Avato was born.


The word Avato stems from the Hungarian word for “of dedication” and that is exactly what this company stands for: a deep dedication to architecting the technology foundation required to power rich, connected customer experiences. On a daily basis, our hybrid integration platform and team of integration experts are delivering results for customers by unlocking isolated assets and enabling business value creation.

Our Team

Darren has been developing innovative real-time messaging systems for over 30 years, consulting across a wide spectrum of industries. Darren has a broad set of skills and experience across software development disciplines. He is an accomplished Chief Architect and a proficient C++ / Java developer. Darren co-founded Avato in 2013 and has lead the development of the company’s key products.

Darren Stevens


John’s background spans 35+ years in the BC tech community with key focal points being consulting engineering, international channel management and C-level executive management (COO and CEO). His career includes deep experience in SaaS, hardware/ software & systems as well as big enterprise applications, and he has successfully used a variety of sophisticated routes to market.

John Diack

Executive Advisor

Craig has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure architecture, spanning the financial, healthcare, and insurance sectors. He has previously held senior-level positions at Telus, Pacific Blue Cross, ICBC, and Richmond Savings Credit Union. Among many professional accomplishments, Craig designed and implemented the infrastructure for Canada's first SAN-based, distributed systems core banking platform.

Craig Smedley

Director of Systems and Security

Barbara has nearly 7 years of experience in professional office executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, which allows her to skillfully manage administrative duties for her colleagues. Barbara’s positive mindset is contagious, and proves a valuable asset to the team.

Barbara Hayward

Executive Assistant


Contact Information


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404-999 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3E2



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301-1321 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 0B6

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