Meet the Guys Who Help Set the Vision
World Domination, One Agency at a Time
André Gauthier is Managing Partner at Tandem Expansion, a Canadian growth capital fund and has over 25 years of business and management experience. Mr. Gauthier served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Telesystem International Wireless Inc., (NASDAQ: TIWI) until it was sold to Vodafone in 2005.
Prior to his 12 years at TIW, Mr. Gauthier was Director, Administration and Finance at L’Oréal Canada and Senior Manager at Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Gauthier is a director of Solace Systems, Acquisio, Averna Technologies and Quantis International and a former director of wireless carriers MobiFon (Romania), Oskar Mobil (Czech Republic) and Enlaces RadioFonicos (Mexico). Mr. Gauthier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montreal and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec since 1984.
Martin Le Sauteur joined Acquisio as President and CEO of the company in April 2008. Martin is a seasoned chief executive with in-depth expertise in both software development and interactive marketing.
Before joining Acquisio, Martin was Executive Vice President, North America of Nurun, one of the top 50 interactive agencies in the world. While there, he helped developing and implementing innovative business solutions both for Nurun and the company’s clients. In addition, Martin oversaw the human and operational resources for Nurun’s North American offices (Montreal, Toronto, New-York and Atlanta).
Prior to Nurun, Martin was the former head of the software division for Mediagrif, a B2B interactive technology firm based in Longueuil (Quebec), Canada, and was also president of Flow Systems, Inc., an enterprise-level software provider based in Chicago and Montreal.
Martin studied in advertising and design in Montreal and Atlanta. He began his career in communications agencies. He rose to the rank of partner at Socom, a Montreal-based agency, where his fresh perspective on Internet applications and his eye for interface design helped make Socom an industry leader. In 1998 Socom merged with Intellia, forming the nexus of the company that would become Nurun Inc.
Marc Poirier is Co-Founder and EVP, Business Development at Acquisio, and one of the leading voices of the performance marketing industry. A frequent speaker at key industry events around the world, including SES, SMX, Ad:Tech, TFM&A and OMMA, he also contributes thought leadership commentary and bylines on topics like display advertising, SEM, social media and mobile marketing to a variety of top marketing publications, including Advertising Age, AdWeek, iMedia Connection, and Search Engine Watch. Marc started his internet marketing career in 1996 while studying for his PhD in Cognitive Science, and lives near Montreal where he enjoys fishing in Canadian lakes and rivers on weekends.
Patrick holds the position of Vice-President & General Manager, National Markets at Yellow Pages Group. He was previously with Sun Media, where he served as Executive Vice-President, Online and New Business Initiatives. Patrick has distinguished himself in the Canadian media and Internet sector by demonstrating both leadership and innovation and through his involvement in numerous associations. He has also served on the boards of Virtual Paper and LIPSO and is the current chairman of Acquisio, a leading developer of pay-per-click management tools. He also started Founders & Funders in 2007, an event series which helps match entrepreneurs with investors.
Patrick has an extensive background in developing media companies and in working with prominent Canadian advertisers. In addition, he has been active in the start-up industry as an investor in Montreal Start Up, provider of seed-level financing for entrepreneurs, and other initiatives. He was recognized by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s Top 100 future opinion leaders, and has been named a member of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In recent years, he enjoyed great success as a leader at Sun Media, Canoe.ca, Sympatico/MSN and Bell Canada.
Luc Filiatreault is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has successfully founded and led five different enterprises. Four of these companies were in Software Technologies and one was in Aerospace Technology. Three of these companies were publicity traded.
Mr. Filiatreault has been appointed as the CEO of Neuralitic Systems, the leader provider of mobile data intelligence solutions for mobile operators in February 2011.
In the past, from 2007 to 2010, he was CEO of Nstein Technologies, a publicly traded company which had operations in Canada, USA, UK and France. Before, Mr. Filiatreault was CEO of PG Mensys Information Systems which specialized in Municipal Software Solutions sold across North America. Prior, in 2002, Mr. Filiatreault founded NordTech Aerospace, a publicly traded company that did Maintenance Repair and Overall (MRO) of commercial aircraft. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Filiatreault was President of BellZinc, a Bell Canada DIvision that operated the largest internet portal for small and medium businesses in Canada. He was also a co-founder of Informission Group where he occupied multiple management roles from 1988 to 2000. The revenues of Informission exceeded 100M$ when it was acquired by Quebecor in 2000.
Mr. Filiatreault graduated in Engineering Physics in 1987 from Laval University in Québec City. In 2005, Luc Filiatreault was named by the Globe and Mail one of the Canada’s Top 40 under 40. He was named IT Personality of the Year 2009 by the Quebec IT Association.