Dave Monahan


I founded Smart Dolphins on May 1st 2000 out of the back room of my house. Initially this was to simply fulfill the work experience requirement of my technology schooling, but it was clear that I had started something that was valuable to the world and so I have continued to build this value over the past 20 years.

As we’ve grown and we’ve hired more Dolphins, I have moved away from the technology side and focused on working on the business. For me, the Cup is ALWAYS half full – I’m happy with our success and growth, but I always know we can do more and do things better. I am always thirsty for business knowledge and skills and I’m always looking to borrow ideas from others who have been successful. This has driven Smart Dolphins to continuously adapt and embrace new industry best practices and ultimately led us to adopting the World Class Managed Services approach that we deliver today.

Today, I continue to focus on leadership, growth and building an award-winning team and workplace. Trust me, you don’t want to ask me to fix your computer! There are REAL Smart Dolphins here for that!


Bachelor of Economics, University of Victoria