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President

Monty Sikka

Mr. Sikka is the co-founder and President of Monark. He has developed several successful startup companies in the technology sector over the past two decades. Adding to his success in the technology sector, Mr. Sikka has continued with his entrepreneurial leadership to establish numerous ventures, including a diverse portfolio of real estate developments throughout North America.

Since its inception in 2001, along with his partner, Mr. Sikka has grown Monark from a small e-commerce company, to a multifaceted corporation specializing in e-commerce, real estate, app development, cannabis, and more. With corporate offices located in Surrey, BC, his group of companies has locations in several countries including the UK, India, Malta, and the USA.

Mr. Sikka received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Kwantlen University, where he graduated in 1996 to further pursue his CGA. He is also an active member with the Young Presidents Organization.

A family foundation created by Mr. Sikka and his family supports several international and local community charitable projects.

Mark Catroppa

Executive Vice President

Mark Catroppa

Mr. Catroppa is the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Monark. He has many years of management experience with various Federal Government regulatory bodies to our management team.

Mr. Catroppa obtained a degree in Financial Management and has provided strategic marketing initiatives and business development to several successful start-up companies in the technology and property development sectors. His diverse portfolio of real estate development has focused primarily on residential and commercial projects in British Columbia.

Mr. Catroppa founded a charitable foundation that supports initiatives in the areas of educational accessibility while also contributing to several local community foundations and hospitals.

Vaughn Hodson

Chief Financial Officer

Vaughn Hodson

Mr. Hodson is the Chief Financial Officer of Monark Group, overseeing the financial operations of several companies throughout North America and Europe. He has over ten years of experience working with start-up companies, primarily in the marketing, e-commerce, and logistics sectors. Mr. Hodson also has considerable experience in real estate development and management.

After receiving his Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from the University of Manitoba, Mr. Hodson earned his CA designation while working in public practice. He gained expertise in public practice for several years before moving to private industry in 2003.

Mr. Hodson is a Director of a charitable foundation that supports initiatives in the areas of educational accessibility while contributing to several local community foundations.

Danny Camele

Vice President of Real Estate

Danny Camele

Mr. Camele is the Vice President of Real Estate for Monark and brings over 28 years of experience in sales, marketing, and relationship management.

After graduating from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship program at Langara College, Mr. Camele put his new skills to work managing a retail business as an Inside/Outside Sales Manager.

More recently, Danny graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2014 and has since been a licensed Real Estate Agent. With sound knowledge of the local real estate market, Danny brings an energetic approach to real estate sales. In 2017, Danny completed his Master Certified Negotiation Expert designation for real estate. Throughout his real estate career Danny has achieved many milestones, including achieving Rookie of the Year in 2014 and being ranked in the top 5% of Sales Representatives across Canada for HomeLife BenchMark Realty Corp.

Danny spends his time volunteering for local youth sports organizations, enjoys cooking, and spending time with his family.

Melissa McCaskill

Executive Assistant

Melissa McCaskill

Joining Monark Group in 2016, Melissa brings more than 15 years of experience as a management and administrative professional to the Monark team. Melissa’s experience since entering the workforce has spanned several industries, where she has held supportive roles in custom print manufacturing, finance, real estate development, and several tech start-ups.

Working alongside the entire executive team, with a focus on supporting the President directly, Melissa acclimates her skills to effectively organize, schedule, and balance the needs of team members and companies from coast to coast. She brings a proactive and flexible approach to supporting the ever-changing dynamics of the various portfolios under the Monark umbrella.

Pardeep Dosanjh

Director, People & Culture

Pardeep Dosanjh

Pardeep is Director of People & Culture at Monark Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Coventry University in England and a Human Resources Management Certificate from BCIT.

Pardeep has over ten years of experience in Human Resource Management and loves working with people to help them develop at a professional level. When not working or managing her three children, she enjoys running, hiking, and exploring beautiful British Columbia.

David Jung

Vice President of Operations

David Jung

David is Monark’s Vice President of Operations. Since 2004 he has been playing an integral role in the development and deployment of Monark’s multi-million-dollar e-commerce platforms. A graduate of UBC, he possesses a unique blend of design, programming, and leadership skills to provide Monark with the necessary tools and experience to ensure optimum results. A techie with an entrepreneurial mind, he oversees software development ensuring that all business directives are met.

While not side hustling trading cryptocurrencies and selling limited edition items on eBay, he loves indulging in the finest foods Vancouver has to offer.

Member, Advisory Board

Mandeep Khara

Mandeep is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Zenabis, one of the largest licensed producers of cannabis in Canada. Prior to that Mandeep was an integral part of Monark's executive team as the Vice President of Marketing where he managed the marketing activities for several successful e-commerce businesses. Mandeep controlled Monark's multi-million dollar annual marketing budgets and led many business ventures including e-commerce, tech start-ups, real estate developments, and app development.

Mr. Khara is an alumnus of BCIT and an innovator of new marketing techniques in the health field. He enjoys spending his time with his family and cheering on his beloved Edmonton Oilers.