Our Team

The needls family is made up of strong individuals with a variety of experience and skill sets, but all of us have a passion for helping small businesses grow. We have a "work hard, play harder" mindset, meaning when we aren't creating disruptive technology we like to have fun and bond over pizza.

The people who pull the levers and switches.

Justin Hartzman

Chief Executive Officer

Justin has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. The University of Western Ontario Business Graduate is an internet visionary that has pioneered markets, Justin has more than 18 years of startup and exit experience. Previously, he founded the first brokerage for online businesses. During that time Justin brokered $100 million in transactions to Fortune 1000 companies, PE firms, family offices and venture funds. His plethora of experience making visions turn to reality makes him a known and respected player in the industry. There's nothing he loves more than fixing problems. Justin sees himself as more of a leader and a mentor rather than a boss, he creates teams of meticulously picked industry specialists to help achieve his goals. When he isn't working, (which is pretty much never) he can be found spending quality time with his family or eating a big bowl of fruit salad while watching reality tv.

Justin Hartzman

Chief Executive Officer

Justin has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. The University of Western Ontario Business Graduate is an internet visionary that has pioneered markets, Justin has more than 18 years of startup and exit experience. Previously, he founded the first brokerage for online businesses. During that time Justin brokered $100 million in transactions to Fortune 1000 companies, PE firms, family offices and venture funds. His plethora of experience making visions turn to reality makes him a known and respected player in the industry. There's nothing he loves more than fixing problems. Justin sees himself as more of a leader and a mentor rather than a boss, he creates teams of meticulously picked industry specialists to help achieve his goals. When he isn't working, (which is pretty much never) he can be found spending quality time with his family or eating a big bowl of fruit salad while watching reality tv.

Jeremy Poriah Koven

Chief Platform Officer

Jeremy has always had a passion for both business and technology. When he was a teenager he was building websites in his mother's basement, learning how to generate traffic and monetize with little to no budget. After finishing his Bachelor of Commerce at Dalhousie University he decided to continue to follow his entrepreneurial roots. He prides himself on identifying inefficiencies and then developing a solution to solve the problem. When not in the office or travelling for work, Jeremy loves spending time with family, and watching as much football as he possibly can.

Jeremy Poriah Koven

Chief Platform Officer

Jeremy has always had a passion for both business and technology. When he was a teenager he was building websites in his mother's basement, learning how to generate traffic and monetize with little to no budget. After finishing his Bachelor of Commerce at Dalhousie University he decided to continue to follow his entrepreneurial roots. He prides himself on identifying inefficiencies and then developing a solution to solve the problem. When not in the office or travelling for work, Jeremy loves spending time with family, and watching as much football as he possibly can.

Michael Koral

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of Dalhousie University Bachelor of Commerce program, Michael knew from a young age that he never wanted to be a part of the rat race working hard to help make the dreams of others come true, instead he wanted to make a name for himself and work on his own dreams. A veteran entrepreneur, when he isn't managing needls. operations and continuously brainstorming new ideas he can be found spending time with his family at many of Toronto's foodie hotspots.

Michael Koral

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of Dalhousie University Bachelor of Commerce program, Michael knew from a young age that he never wanted to be a part of the rat race working hard to help make the dreams of others come true, instead he wanted to make a name for himself and work on his own dreams. A veteran entrepreneur, when he isn't managing needls. operations and continuously brainstorming new ideas he can be found spending time with his family at many of Toronto's foodie hotspots.

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