Sorin Vacaru

Chief Technology Officer

When Sorin joined HighVail in February of 2014 he brought over two decades of IT industry experience. A former Principal Consultant for a global business and technology consultancy focused on financial services, Sorin delivered complex data centre transformations and IT infrastructure engagements. Working with one of Canada’s top banks, he was the Lead Enterprise Infrastructure Architect and managed projects from design to deployment.

In his role of Chief Technology Officer, Sorin is responsible for establishing the technology vision for the company. He oversees all technical aspects of HighVail’s business, both customer facing as well as internal. Working with the executive leadership team and technology domain leads, Sorin ensures that HighVail’s strategic technology roadmap aligns with the company’s vision, mission and overall strategic plan. A large part of Sorin’s role deals with identifying and selecting strategic technology platforms and domains that allow HighVail to help customers achieve their vision, goals and objectives. His focus is to drive the digital business model and help accelerate digital transformation processes through the use of innovative solutions. To achieve this, in his capacity of Chief Architect, Sorin works closely with HighVail’s technology partners to identify high value technologies and solutions that align with HighVail’s overall technology direction and, at the same time, continue to enrich the significant intellectual property produced internally by HighVail experts.

Geek Fact: Outside of the office, Sorin is a commercial pilot and also enjoys photography. He is an accomplished cave explorer with over 50 new discoveries and 100 charted caves.

With a strong scientific background in theoretical physics, Sorin has a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Politechnica University of Timisoara and attained IT Service Manager, ITIL certification from Loyalist College. He also has multiple technical certifications such as Sybase, Veritas VCS and Oracle.

Proficient in six languages, Sorin brings a truly global perspective to his work. A committed volunteer, he organizes charitable donations and other activities to support the environment, animal habitat research and education systems in Central America.