About us

The dawn of TimeHero, and the team that makes it great.


People live out of their email inbox. People add tasks as events in their calendars. People track tasks in a planner, or on post-it notes, or not at all. Time management is broken. 

Other work management tools have tasks, but they're not actionable. They don't consider when you have time to do them. You have to do this manually. None of these solutions are smart. None of them are effective. None of them are automatic.

So we made a tool that works.

TimeHero started with a designer, a hacker, and a hustler. Now it's a product helping teams all over the world, built by a team of superheroes – and we're growing fast. Join our team.

Our team

Bernie Aho

Co-founder & CEO

With over 18 years leading product and design teams, he is the driving force behind the look and feel of TimeHero, and provides business insight, strategy and leadership across all teams. An avid photographer, designer, and gamer, Bernie previously co-founded ConceptShare, an award winning cloud based annotation and marketing review tool that quickly became a leader in Creative Operations management.

Sarah Paajanen

Co-founder & CTO

Sarah has over 10 years experience developing and architecting software products. She earned her HBMath degree from from the University of Waterloo with specializations in computer science, pure math and applied math. Sarah previously worked as a project manager and technical lead for various software companies before co-founding TimeHero.

Scott Brooks

Co-founder & CPO

TimeHero's tireless evangelist and conduit for the customer into the product, Scott is TimeHero’s CPO. Most recently, Scott has worked at FreshBooks and is an innovator who strives to find people, opportunities and environments that stimulate creativity and lead to new ideas. TimeHero is his second startup.

Lisa Aho

VP Operations

A former Financial Advisor with over 16 years experience in the financial industry, Lisa is TimeHero’s Operations Manager. She has extensive experience managing businesses before joining TimeHero, her first venture into the tech industry.

Alex McCulloch

Head of Growth

Alex McCulloch has worked with multiple start-ups in the past in a variety of business development roles. He actively invests and advises for his portfolio companies, while taking a role here at TimeHero as Head of Growth.

Lauren Paillé

Director of Client Success

Lauren is a seasoned sales representative with 10+ years experience. Lauren joined TimeHero as a Director of Client Success where her current focus is in developing key sales strategies, relationship management and business development.

Brendan Shand

Product and Growth Manager

Brendan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management with majors in marketing and international business from the University of Queensland. For the past 5 years he has worked in marketing and events. Brendan joins TimeHero as a Product and Growth Manager.

Emily Franceschini

Marketing Manager

A graduate of Communications Studies at Laurentian University, Emily is TimeHero’s marketing manager. She has worked previously as an executive editor and project manager before joining TimeHero where she oversees the marketing activities for the company.

Steve Fisher


Steve is a Graphic Design graduate with strong design knowledge and front-end development skills. He is TimeHero’s Front-end Developer and is responsible for creating and designing user interfaces and developing the look-and-feel of TimeHero.

Patrick Ryan


A Bachelor of Computer Science from Laurentian University, Patrick has worked in software development for more than 5 years. He is a web Developer at TimeHero who has been passionate about technology and computers since grade school.

Emily Bamsey


Emily is a graduate of B. Computer Science with a specialization in Game Design from Laurentian University. She has worked in the tech industry for just over 3 years as a Technology Assistant before joining TimeHero’s web development team.

Mavrick Laakso


A to-be graduate of Computer Science and Philosophy from Laurentian University, Mavrick is one of TimeHero’s web and mobile application developers. A jack-of-all-trades, he has been tinkering with computers since a young age and is a proponent for open source and open data.

David Vallieres


David is a recent graduate of the B. Computer Science honours program with a specialization in Game Design. He has been interested in tech and design from a young age and values where tech meets user experience. David recently joined TimeHero as a web developer.