Pixelera leadership


Learn more about the leadership team that directs all Pixelera staff and projects.

Meet Stephen Foley

Stephen is the President of Pixelera and life-long entrepreneur. A graduate of Dalhousie University (Bachelor of Commerce), he brings to the table well-honed skills in project management and has a keen sense for strategic business development. He co-founded Pixelera with his brother Michael, growing it into a highly successful technology design company. Building successful businesses comes naturally to Stephen. Growing up in a family of business owners, he and his brother were still in their teens when they started their first business together, and fully paying their way through school with the profits. In the mid-1990s when commercial internet activity began growing in leaps and bounds, Stephen began providing consulting services to public-sector organizations that were seeking to build their presence online for the first time. Responding to the needs Stephen saw in the marketplace for great design provided by a professionally run, service-focused business, Pixelera was created.

He lives in south-end Ottawa with his wife and two young children. In his mostly imagined spare time, he plays guitar and piano. He keeps trying to convince himself that golf is fun.

Meet Michael Foley

Michael is a graphic designer by trade and a founding partner of Pixelera. A graduate of Loyalist College (Advertising), Michael has a deep understanding of database development, web design and interactive media. He provides leadership and direction to Pixelera staff on all aspects of design and project development. Following the example set by his father and grandfather as business owners, Michael started early down the path of being a self-starter. From his first enterprise in which he teamed up with his brother, Stephen, to sell tradable sports cards, Michael developed a passion for being an entrepreneur and building a successful business. Having first honed his design and advertising skills working for boutique studios and industrial enterprise, Michael joined Stephen in creating Pixelera in 1997.

Michael is a serious golfer (and invites his clients along), hockey player and an avid movie buff. He lives in east-end Ottawa with his wife and son.

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Why Choose Pixelera?

Beyond solutions.

Beyond solutions.

We don’t just tackle technology problems: we solve business problems.

Old fashioned where it counts

Fresh perspective.

You’d be amazed by what your data can do in the hands of professionals who are skilled at helping businesses grow. One of the most common things we hear from clients: “You can do that?” You bet we can.

Left brain meets right brain.

Technology becomes magical when there is mastery of both the technical and the creative. We help you connect data with people to create memorable experiences.

Old fashioned where it counts

Old fashioned where it counts.

Friendly staff who work to your schedule, there when you need help: it sounds old fashioned, but it’s time honoured for a reason. Our clients agree.

Proven and tested.

Proven and tested.

Sporting more than 15 years as a Canadian-owned technology company, serving enterprise, small business and government—it all means you can choose Pixelera with confidence every time.

Scale Like a Pro

Scale Like a Pro.

If technology is a series of tall buildings, then think of us as your personal superhero, leaping them in a single bound. Pixelera creates enterprise-grade power for even the smallest organizations. Tights and cape not required.

Simplicity is worth fighting for.

Simplicity is worth fighting for.

Choose Pixelera and you gain a people-focused design process that understands human behaviour and has the technical prowess to get things done.

Sparks matter.

Sparks matter.

Inspiration glows brightest when it’s sparked by a great learning experience. We set the bar high for building intuitive online tools and interactive web-based applications that spark like fireworks in July. It matters that much.

Your needs drive the solution

Your needs drive the solution.

Technology is a tool, it doesn't dictate how to solve problems. Count on our field-tested pros and our in-depth knowledge to create solutions that flex to your needs. And deliver dynamite results.

Your work gets done here

Your work gets done here.

With Pixelera, you get an award-winning business whose owners directly support your project. There’s no B team. Choose us and our pro team is yours.