Who We Are: Our Leadership

The Ideal Networks leadership team is made up of dynamic, passionate, inspired and committed individuals who believe that above all else, we must achieve our core purpose of Creating Technology Peace of Mind. Each member of our leadership team is committed to delivering the Ideal Networks Experience every day.

Lyle Melnychuk - Ideal Networks Founder

Lyle Melnychuk

CIO/Managing Partner
Lyle founded Ideal Networks in 2008 with a vision to bring enterprise-grade technology solutions and services to the small and medium-sized businesses in Kamloops, BC (Canada). Under his leadership, Ideal Networks was an eatly adopter of the fixed rate Managed Services Providers (MSP) business model. In May of 2015, Lyle co- founded his second venture, Databox Solutions, a new software-as-a-service business providing cloud backup, data protection, business continuity, and file sync services to Canadian Enterprises.

Brad Wood - Ideal Networks

Brad Wood

CEO/Managing Partner
Brad Wood is a lifelong entrepreneur with several successful operating enterprises including Interior Vault and the Milton Group of Companies with a strong background in marketing and finance. Brad is a pragmatic, passionate, and tireless entrepreneur, he also brings balance to Ideal Networks. As a devoted advocate for tireless customer service, Brad brings a passionate “customer first” perspective which has helped build the incredible culture at Ideal Networks. Brad co-founded Databox Solutions in May 2015 with Lyle Melnychuk and Matt deFouw

Matt deFouw - Ideal Networks

Matt deFouw

CTO/Managing Partner
Matt deFouw is a founding partner, and has provided key vision and overall design and management expertise for Ideal Networks and numerous technology startups. Matt became an industry leader in infrastructure optimization and began his quest to help businesses of any size transform their IT departments from a cost centre to a business unit. Matt’s ability to combine business goals with technology solutions helps to create peace of mind for Ideal Networks clients. In 2015, Matt co-founded Databox Solutions with Lyle Melnychuk and Brad Wood.

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