Sundren Govender, MD, CCFP

CEO and Founder

Physician-entrepreneur, Dr. Sundren Govender, earned an MBChB from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 1997 and a CFPC Certification in Family Medicine in 2002. He has practiced Family and Emergency Medicine in both urban and rural communities in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada, and is currently a partner at Jubilee Physicians and a Transport Canada Medical Examiner in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Govender serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Medicine and is an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada as well as the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Govender has a passion for health innovation and he is committed to enhancing the accessibility and efficiency of care through technology, with the goal of improving health outcomes.

Paul Lechner

COO and Co-Founder

As COO Paul is responsible for driving the product direction for Synaptek. He is a customer-centric executive with numerous successes in creating and growing market-leading products. His 20 years of technology industry experience spans the enterprise and consumer technology spectrum, ranging from banking & investment systems to consumer based utility and security solutions. Paul earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of St. Thomas and holds product management and marketing certifications from the Association of International Product Managers and Marketers (AIPMM). Paul has a passion for improving patient outcomes by revolutionizing healthcare delivery through the use of technology.


Kevin Jackson

Director of Product Development

After spending the last five years creating software solutions for technology companies and local businesses, Kevin Jackson has joined Synaptek with the intent to improve healthcare by reducing friction between medical practitioners and their patients. Whether it was as a software developer, project manager, or IT consultant, Kevin has played an instrumental role in the success of businesses across Vancouver Island.

Kevin believes that companies should care about more than just the bottom line, and he takes a user-centric approach to designing and building great software. His experience developing, managing, and consulting on a wide array of software projects helps Synaptek deliver cutting-edge technology that aims to revolutionize Canada’s medical software industry.

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