Shaun Minett
President & Founder


Shaun has built his career delivering cloud based predictive analytics software solutions for the retail, health care and financial industry. Shaun graduated from the University of British (UBC) with an MBA in business/software engineering focus. Additionally, he was a consulting partner in a CPA firm for 10 years.


Shaun is responsible, for the development of the company’s overall functional requirements and heads the sales and marketing team. Under his leadership, Spotlight was twice listed as one of the Canada fastest growing privately held companies.


Spotlight is currently installed in North American retailers (with revenues in excess of 10 billion dollars) and in  Health Care providers (with revenues in excess of 4 billion dollars).


Shaun created an notable value proposition, “my software is installed and working before the customer pays for the monthly Software as a Service (SaaS) fees.”


Shaun choose Microsoft as the vendor of choice over 20 years ago and Spotlight now supports Microsoft Power BI with Microsoft SQL on Microsoft’s cloud called Azure.






Mark Pahulje

BI Professional


Mark Pahulje is an experienced Business Intelligence (BI) profession with extensive experience in large enterprises.  Successfully rolled out a mortgage scorecard to 3,000+ branches of large financial institution (FI) in Toronto, winning the MicroStrategy BI Platform anchors award-winning.  Lead delivery of an $4 Billion annually transacted ERP solution for another FI.  This solution was built using the Microsoft BI stack; SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services with extensive ETL modules written in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). He architected and built a provincial-wide wildlife disease surveillance and reporting system and data warehouse solution using MS stack for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).


★ Microsoft MVP (5 yrs)
★ Windows Insider MVP
★ Wilshire Award for Best Practices in Metadata Management
★ Microstrategy BI Platform anchors award-winning MIND
★ TDWI Best Practices Award – Data Governance
★ DCI Data Warehouse World Award
★ User Interface Engineering:  Top Dog GUI Design Award