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Why Strata

Our Team


Gaétan Houle, MBA

Advisory Services - Montreal, Ottawa

Gaétan Houle is our senior security strategist based in
Montreal and Ottawa.  
He has broad experience in all aspects of security risk management, including IT security, physical security, business continuity and disaster recovery, identity and access management, security governance framework development, security awareness program development and security compliance. 


Carl Miller

Identity and Access Management Advisory

Carl Miller is a senior consultant and subject matter expert in Identity and Access Management with over 12 years of information security, IT architecture and identity management consulting, coupled with over 15 years of IT experience.

Marcelo Amaral

Advisory Services - Latin America

Marcelo is our main liaison in Latin America, providing board-level strategic advice on cyber-security matters. He led information security practices and risk departments in multi-national companies in Toronto, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife (the most important technology hub of northern Brazil with more than 52,000 enterprises).

Mike Schmidt

Identity and Access Management Advisory


Mike is an Identity and Access Management and Access Governance strategist who brings over 20 years of experience delivering IAM/IAG and other infrastructure projects in North America, Europe and Asia. 

He specializes in Enterprise Access Governance and Identity/Access Management architecture and solutioning, working on large-scale projects that include multiple vendors and distinct hardware and software platforms. 

Dr. Rafael Etges, DBA, MBA, MSc

CEO and Founder

As Strata’s chief executive officer, Rafael is responsible for Strata's day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s growth strategy. He founded Strata in 2014 while pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at Henley Business School (UK).

Cinthia Nemoto, MBA

Marketing and Communications strategist 

Cinthia is our Marketing and Communications strategist, with over 18 years of experience, overseeing Strata’s branding, online/web outreach, social media, and Marketing initiatives.