Tehama is the fastest, easiest, most secure way to deploy a remote workforce.

The story so far

CEO Paul Vallee founded Tehama in 2019 to tackle the issues created by internet-enabled work: increasing cyber-security challenges, massive supply chain compliance challenges, and the shift towards the global third-party workforce and the gig economy. With Tehama's next-generation DaaS platform, enterprises can create cloud-based virtual offices, rooms, and desktops anywhere in the world. No other solution on the market today connects remote workers with mission-critical and data-sensitive systems, with the speed,, unparalleled security, and comprehensive audit trail via built-in SOC 2 controls, real-time activity feeds, and session recordings that Tehama offers. At the core of the platform is a unique architecture that creates a secure perimeter around a virtual room, and within that room, users can access secure virtual desktops. Each Tehama Room includes all the controls and capabilities required to quickly onboard, manage, scale, secure, and audit a global workforce or third-party vendor. The Tehama Room operates as a virtual extension of their customers' secured business infrastructure in the cloud. The result is more security, more control, more isolation—with almost no set-up time and an endless amount of savings in software licensing costs. OMERS Ventures invested in Tehama in 2020.


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Paul Vallee


Paul Vallée

Paul Vallée is the founder and CEO of Tehama and a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies that enable the exchange of work over the internet. In 1997 he founded Pythian, a data-centric services business with a focus on remote work, and under his leadership, the company developed ground-breaking tools that enable teams to work and interact seamlessly and securely even when dispersed across multiple continents. It is at Pythian that Tehama was born, then launched to the public in 2018, and now spun out to develop its opportunity to help global enterprises seeking to secure their services supply chain. With Tehama now independent, Paul has redoubled his commitment to the future of work. He is a sought-after speaker, and is active in the Council of Canadian Innovators, the CIO Strategy Council, and serves on the board of the Basic Income Canada Network.

The OMERS team