From intern to president in four years

Mentorship at root of IT firm’s success
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/12/2007

When Alim Somani finished his four-month co-op placement at New York City-based Infusion Development, the company’s chief executive officer offered him a full-time job.

However, Somani, who was just 21 and finishing his degree in electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ont., wanted to start his own business. Rather than lose what he saw as a great talent, Greg Brill, Infusion’s CEO, offered to be the start-up company’s first client.

One year later, in 2001, Brill offered Somani the chance to start up and run the Canadian division of Infusion.