FRANÇOIS AIRD

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ROLES AND INVOLVEMENTS

  • CEDROM-SNi – Président
  • CRIM – Administrator (VP)
  • Ixiasoft – Co-founder (1999);
  • Co-founded A&G Conseil (1984), which became Proximi-T and then was sold to Cossette communications (2000);
  • Ex president of AQT Board of directors

STRENGTHS AND RECOGNITION

  • Startup and development of SMEs;
  • Financing (>$15M);
  • Business sale;
  • Acquisitions (4);
  • Conversion from a “service” model to a “product” model;
  • Developed a recurring revenue model;
  • Evolution from a local market to an international market (mainly Europe);
  • Individual coaching of entrepreneurs.

PERSONAL CAREER PATH

Training in administration. Personal interest in technology. Knew the growth stages of 3 startups valued at over $10M, which includes challenges, such as:

  • Learning to delegate
  • Building a good team
  • Managing growth styles
  • Preserving a positive corporate culture

For terms of the program and confirm the availability of coaches , please contact: Gilbert Vallière | 514 874-2667, ext.106 | gvalliere@aqt.ca

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