Key Attributes
- 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.

Experience

  • Own consulting firm

    at Le Link Inc.

    July 2003 - at Present

    Québec

    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

    Québec

    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

    California

    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

    California

    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.

  • Research Specialist

    at California Space Institute

    January 1987 - December 1989

    California

    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.

  • Lead Architect

    at UCLA School of Medicine

    July 1983 - December 1986

    California

    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

    Île-de-France

    Developed real-time systems and advanced image processing techniques for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical imaging applications.

Education

  • 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

Services offered

  • 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.

Languages

  • French Native

  • English Negotiation

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