About Us

Our Purpose and Passion 

Navigating a Clear Way to the Future

Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS) is a Global Maritime Intelligence company delivering solutions to enhance decision making across the maritime and logistics industry. Our platform is designed to save lives, energy and the environment on a global scale using innovative data collection and analysis techniques.  OCIANA™ has been developed and validated in collaboration with user groups in each sector – commercial, civil and defense.    

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Get to Know the Management Team


Richard Kolacz

Chief Executive Officer

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the naval, space and maritime sectors at both a technical and business level. His proven track record in strategic growth provides GSTS with established relationships in defense, naval and maritime agencies, and industries on a global scale.

Stephen Martins

Chief Operations Officer

Stephen has over 30 years of operations experience in the space, technology and energy sectors. Prior to joining GSTS, he was the product roll-out lead for an advanced technology satellite product.  

David Aulenback

Chief Financial Officer

David brings over 30 years of experience in financial management as a CPA/CA. He has been the finance lead in the Aerospace, Defense and Security sectors, and is highly skilled in systems growth and scale-up. 

Rob Marshy

Chief Product Officer

Rob brings over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and naval systems solutions. He has successfully managed numerous multi-million-dollar advanced technology programs. 

Ana Luisa Alfaro

Chief AI Officer

Dr. Alfaro has an extensive background in Artificial Intelligence, spaceborne data analysis, electrical and computer engineering, physics, aeronomy and remote sensing. She was directly involved in developing a multi-million-dollar satellite constellation system to support marine safety and security, defense, and commercial activities. 


Customer Testimonials

“The Laurentian Pilotage Authority is pleased to be working with GSTS and contributing to the protection of the environment on the waters under its jurisdiction. Over the past year GSTS has developed and integrated LPA’s needs and requirements into product design; the outcome of this collaboration meets our project goals and is in line with our program’s strategic vision of providing a safe, effective, and efficient pilotage service using state-of-the-art technology on the St. Lawrence and Saguenay River.” 

Cédric Baumelle, Advisory Expert, Transit Efficiency  Laurentian Pilotage Authority 

“GSTS has a strong track record of job creation, drawing talent from our region to transform big volumes of data into concrete, useful information. We’re pleased to help GSTS grow, creating highly-skilled jobs as it accelerates the roll-out of its OCIANA™ AI platform – technology that will change the way decisions are made at sea.” 

Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)   

“After working with GSTS and comparing with other AIS products, GSTS has demonstrated superior AI-powered solutions with real business value from a port authority’s perspective.” 

Daniel Olivier, Director Business Intelligence & Innovation  Port of Montreal