Board of Directors
Pierre Paul Samson, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Samson has a 25-year career span with both leading-edge technology and marketing experience. He is currently an Executive in residence with Collège La Cité and is also collaborating with the University of Ottawa. His contribution is with digital and marketing research as well as strategic assignments. In the recent years, he was CEO at McMillan and Global Head of Digital and R&D at Sid Lee for both the B2B and B2C markets. He was thelead client stakeholder for digital projects and for global brands such as Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, Intel, Fasken, Commvault and Donnelley Financial Solutions. His technical background is mainly solution architecture and product management and previously held the position of CTO at freedomone mobile and Sourcevolution Inc. He’s co-written publications on the subject of asynchronous multi-channel and omnichannel communication with IBM and published 4 USPTO patents on the subject. He studied at recognized institutions in Canada and the United States, including University of Ottawa and MIT.
Luc Paquet, Director
Mr. Paquet is the CEO of a consulting firm, supportant clients in transactions, strategic positioning, and in developing technical innovation. He was CEO of Transfertech Sherbrooke from 2013 to 2018. From 2007 to 2013, he was director of the Institute of Pharmacology of Sherbrooke. At the same time, from 2011 to 2013, he was Vice-Dean, Development & Partnerships at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke. Previously, he occupied for more than 10 years various managerial position in the biotech sector, actively involved in converting innovation to new drug products. He holds PhD degree from Université de Montréal in Biomedical Sciences and was of post-doctoral Fellow at the Johns-Hopkins University.
Marc Labrecque, Director
Mr. Labrecque is a business man with ﬁnancial background and extensive experience in managing public companies. His experiences include roles as President, CEO and CFO of Gee-Ten Ventures Inc., CFO of Gimus Resource and secretary of Jourdan Resources Inc., all publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Labrecque is the past CEO of ACK who became QNC.
Pascal Fortin, Director
Mr. Fortin is the CEO of GoSecure Inc. He started his first IT Services consulting firm in 1997 at the age of 17 and went on to have a thriving career as a self-taught Information Technology expert and director at a multinational company. Mr. Fortin joined GoSecure in 2004 with the mandate to build a world-class engineering and consulting team, he became president of the company in 2008. Still very active in the field, he provides services as an Information Security and Risk Management Senior Advisor to clients of all business sectors. He has made recent contributions in various national speaking engagements for organizations such as the IIA, Government and private events like GoSec. Mr. Fortin completed a Executive MBA at the Université de Sherbrooke and he holds a Bachelor's Management / Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal.
Marc Rousseau, Director
Mr. Rousseau is the President of LVR Capital Inc. He began his professional career with Crédit Ford of Canada, where he acted as Director of Operations. In 2001, he joined the Business Development Bank of Canada as a Senior Business Development Manager, a position he held until LVR Capital was founded in September 2005. At the same time, he pursued a military career in 1981 to 2004 as an infantry officer with the Canadian Forces. He commanded the Mount Royal Fusilliers Regiment from 1996 to 1999 and served in Bosnia as a Plans and Policy Team Leader at NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of L'Office National du Film since January 2008 and has chaired the Board of Directors of the Society for Disabled Children of Québec since June 2009. He also chairs the Corporate 1 section in Montréal, Networking group of Business Network International. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University.
Francis Bellido, Director
Mr. Bellido spent his career overseeing and leading the development of several organizations in the healthcare industry. He brings strong financial management expertise, deep operating and leadership experience, and a global business perspective, acquired over 30 years of international business in biosciences, healthcare and financial industries. Notably, Mr. Bellido managed a CA$300 million life science investment fund (SGF-Santé) that produced several important and key players in the medical device industry. He has a proven ability to approach technical and scientific issues with a solid business perspective. Mr. Bellido holds a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Geneva and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Québec at Montreal.