- Strategist focused on solving the “markets / products / organization” equation with one target in mind: profitable growth.
- Highly adaptable to, and thriving in complex situations.
- Natural salesman.
Own consulting firm
at Le Link Inc.
July 2003 - at Present
Provide expertise, hands-on operational management and/or consulting to small and medium enterprises in the area of strategic/business planning, financing, M&A, sales & marketing, international business development, restructuring and turn around. Coach to several young entrepreneurs and C-Level executives. Clients come from a variety of markets including hightech, biotech, medical imaging, agritech, cosmetics, internet marketing, IoT, telecom, etc. Some of the highlight achievements: Cavalor Inc. - President Groupe Conseil Omnitech – Chairman and CEO GeocomTMS – President Strategic advisor Consulting for high-tech clients
President and CEO
at Virtual Prototypes / eNGENUITY Technologies
January 1994 - December 2002
Virtual Prototypes (later called eNGENUITY Technologies) was a Montreal-based provider of software development tools for the defense, aerospace, automotive and telecom industries. President and CEO (1997 – 2002) Grew the revenue from $7M to $25M and made it immediately profitable. Took the company from near bankruptcy to an IPO in 30 months. Raised over $30M in financing. Redefined the strategic direction of the company and implemented this plan via several acquisitions. Changed the company name, image and positioning to one of the most successful high-tech companies in Montreal in the late 1990s. Vice President (1994 – 1996) Restructured the existing product line. Defined and launched new products with major market innovations. Structured a new business unit that grew to $2.5M in 24 months
Senior Product Line Manager
at Microtec Research
March 1993 - December 1993
Responsible for the launch of the company's products in the PowerPC market. Key contact with strategic partners such as IBM, Motorola and AMD. Product line manager for 80% of the company's revenue.
Senior Product Manager
at TeleSoft / Alsys Group
January 1990 - February 1993
Responsible for the post-merger UNIX products strategy ($10M in revenue) of the Alsys Group. Increased revenue of main product line by 25% per quarter for over 18 months.
at California Space Institute
January 1987 - December 1989
Adviser to Level 1 Space Station Program. Worked on several space robotics projects. Worked on several satellite image processing projects for the US Air Force and the US Navy.
at UCLA School of Medicine
July 1983 - December 1986
Led software architect for ECAT III, the first commercial PET scanner (a joint venture between UCLA and Computer Technology & Imagine [now a division of Siemens]).
Senior Systems Engineer
at French Atomic Energy Agency
July 1980 - June 1983
Developed real-time systems and advanced image processing techniques for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical imaging applications.
France National Diploma in Electronic Engineering
at National School of Electrical Engineering (French “Grandes Ecoles”)
1977 - 1977 (1 year) Basse-Normandie
M.S., Electronics and Control Systems
at University of Caen
1976 - 1976 (1 year) Basse-Normandie
B.S., Physics and Chemistry
at University of Caen
1974 - 1974 (1 year) Basse-Normandie
Helping Entrepreneurs realize their business plan.
Provide expertise, hands-on operational management and/or consulting to small and medium enterprises in the area of strategic/business planning, financing, M&A, sales & marketing, international business development, restructuring and turn around. Coach to several young entrepreneurs and C-Level executives. Clients come from a variety of markets including high-tech, biotech, medical imaging, agritech, cosmetics, internet marketing, IoT, telecom, etc.
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