Richard Maltais



  • TALSOM – Vice President Business Development
  • Averna – Co-founder and Administrator(1999-2015)
  • AQT – Administrator (2008- )
  • Maestro – Member of the advisory committee (2013-  )


As an entrepreneur passionate , I acquired a great expertise in creation and growth of business in Quebec and outside Quebec. My strengths are definitely oriented towards growth and image management. Over the years , I have acquired a solid experience and an unwavering belief in :

Sales: Structure and balance
Business development : a necessity
Marketing: If one wants to be known and recognized
Branding : If we want to be different
Organizational structure and process : To prepare for growth
Strategic Partnership : To complement
Definition and implementation of strategies : A Must


After exiting the benches of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in Computer Engineering, I worked in the INFORMISSION Group (now known as Nurun) for more than 7 years. With this experience, I co-founded in October 1999 Averna Technologies.

Averna has become, with time, a global company that provides solutions for quality management and testing in the field of electronic products, with offices in Montreal, Atlanta, California, Mexico and Japan, to serve clients such as Blackberry, Alactel, Motorola, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Apple, Harman Becker, Alstom, Continental, Ciena, NASA and partners such as National Instruments and Agilent.

In addition to sustained organic growth, Averna has acquired several companies in Quebec and also in Toronto, Atlanta and Mexico. Averna has won several awards, such as E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year. It was also ranked, in consecutive years, in Deloit Fast 50.

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