Our story

Simply Computing started as Strider Computers when it opened its doors in 1984, a one store vision for better computer service and education. Today we are the largest independent Apple retailer in Canada with 65+ employees in 6 locations and 17 Express stores, but we’re still a small local business at heart. We offer the full line of Apple products, as well as a wide range of accessories, services, training, and Mac/PC based business solutions. We’re determined to be much more than “just another Apple store”, and our knowledgeable and committed staff take pride in being able to provide you the best source of product education and service. We apply these same core principals towards Simply Business, to ensure that our customers are always getting the reliable and customizable solutions that they deserve.
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Amanda Cameron – Chief Operating Officer

Amanda has been with Simply Computing for over 30 years, and has worked in a variety of areas including inventory management, accounting, finance, operations and human resources. As Chief Operating Officer, she leads a very capable team that brings exceptional knowledge and expertise, and best-in-class service to Simply’s customers. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting and gardening, and spending time with her family, especially outdoors.

Winston Chiu – Director of IT Services

Winston leads and develops Simply Computing’s technical resources and is also responsible for managing the company’s service operation. With over 20 years of experience in technology and customer service, he prides in providing quality solutions by actively engaging the right technology partner in order to help the company’s client achieve success. Winston joined the company as Service Coordinator in October 2005 for their Vancouver location right after immigrating from the Philippines. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Central Philippine University and has recently completed his Business Management certificate from Simon Fraser University. In his spare time, he loves tinkering with tech gadgets and is into home automation and retro-gaming. Aside from having passion for technology, Winston finds it relaxing making his own cup of coffee in the morning. He loves to explore places and food with his family and is also known to be a big movie fan.

Marja Smith – Commercial Sales & Leasing Manager

Marja has been working with the Simply Group of Companies for over 20 years. She was instrumental in opening and operating the Simply Computing flagship store in Vancouver in 1998. Marja has experience in a variety of positions with Simply Computing, which gives her great experience for her current role with Simply Business. After taking over the role of Manager of Financial Services in early 2016, she increased leasing revenue tenfold. Marja has been the Commercial Sales and Leasing Manager since June 2019. Marja is currently working towards a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Douglas College.

Brian Elliot – Account Manager

Brian is an Account Manager at Simply Business, and has been with the company since March 2006. His area of expertise is helping individuals and small business owners with all of their IT requirements. He’s known as the jack of all trades around the office as he works with Mac’s and PC’s, helping customers with small accessories to completely customized office solutions, and just about everything in-between. With decades of experience in sales and customer service, Brian is a guy that you can trust to get the job done right. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, photography and spending quality family time with his two sons.

Christine Newman – Commercial Sales Associate

Christine works as Commercial Sales Associate for Simply Business. She has been with Simply Computing since November 2017 serving in both retail sales and service. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog and reading mystery novels.

Deawan Hoque – Field Service Technician

Deawan works as Field Service Technician at Simply Business. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Security and Forensic Administration and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering. Deawan’s expertise is in systems troubleshooting and technical standard design. During his spare time, he enjoys cooking for his friends and team members or going for a long drive. Deawan also likes to play soccer, cricket and board games.

Jobayer Chowdhury – Help Desk Technician

Jobayer serves as the Help Desk Technician at Simply Business. He has been working at the company since December 2019. He has a M.Sc. in Computer Security and Forensic Administration and a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Prior to joining Simply, he worked in various technical positions for business and retail organizations. He is tech-savvy and has a reputation of being self-directed with excellent problem solving and analytical skills. He loves to travel, play soccer and read fiction books during his leisure time.

Anthony Sharkey – Network Administrator

Anthony is a Network Administrator with Simply Business, and has been with Simply Computing since October 2006. He has been working with technology for over 20 years, and has experience supporting small and medium size businesses running both macOS and Windows. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, gaming, and spending time with friends.