Age: 42 years old
Languages : Perfectly bilingual - French and English
Status : Married, 3 boys
Tel : 1.514.238.2666
Personal guiding values
- Character : doing what's right
- Compassion : doing it for others
- Courage : doing it no matter the consequences
- Competence : doing it to the best of my abilities
- A believer, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a youth leader & a community participant and a friend
- An experienced Chief Technology Officer (in its 5 roles), an entrepreneur and technology startup expert, the creator of the Integrated Strategy Model, a networker, a public speaker, a university teacher, a blogger, and a coach.
- Professional : I am an expert in delivering results and value through technology with 20 years of hard-earned and thrilling experience
- Personal : Faith, Family and Fun
Jean has had a prolific 20 year career built around one common theme: Delivering results and value through technology. In other words, technology in service to Products, Processes and People. He aligns and communicates the company's technology vision, people, programs, products, solutions and services with the business strategy. He helps technologists understand what the business needs and the business understand what the technology can do for them.
As the technology leader, the Chief Technology Officer leads through creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit to develop an industry leading customer experience. Jean has a proven 20-year track record of inspiring and developing a team of 300+ to deliver exceptional results. He builds great teams that build great products.
Through his consulting practice, Jean has assisted businesses in using technology to increase revenues, cut costs, optimize internal processes, deliver software and SAAS projects and develop high-performance digital products. He has advised large recognizable brand names and niche small businesses alike, spanned across a variety of industries such as retail, automotive, media, IT, R&D and non-profits around the world, in North America, Europe and Asia. He led the Entrepreneurs' Organisation Technology Advisory Committee where he oversaw the development of a 25 000+ internet peer to peer network.
As well, Jean is a serial entrepreneur, having built his businesses around developing unique products assisting clients reach their goals through: general IT services (ensigna.com), mobile middleware (Eurekium Innovations) and real time, data aggregation and visualization (V10 Data, Brainpen, Nessbees Group and HBT Management). He has most recently created the first and largest Canadian automotive data marketplace.
He developed the 'Integrated Strategy Model' combining strategic, business, marketing and technology planning.
Jean has received over a dozen entrepreneurship, technology or leadership awards. He has managed over 250 people, and has made enough mistakes to know which ones not to repeat.
Jean was a very involved and active member of the exclusive YEO (Entrepreneurs Organization) on the local, national and international board for over 9 years. He sat on the International Benefits Committee and led the Technology Advisory Committee where he oversaw the development of a 25 000+ internet peer to peer network.
As well, Jean donates his time and expertise to non-profit organisations, organizing and presiding national debating competitions, judging business case competitions, mentoring startups and regularly hosting a group of young people at church.
Jean is a regular speaker at tech and startup conventions. He also recreated and now lectures what became the acclaimed Technology Entrepreneurship course at the Bachelors and Master's level at L’École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. As well, he is an award-winning member of the Toastmaster’s Organization, and he aspires to become a Professional Speaker.
He has proven to be a strategic, experienced and results-oriented leader, a relationship-builder, always exceeding goals and objectives, able to make the tough decisions, solve problems and drive consensus.