A solid foundation

Our team includes multidisciplinary senior professionals who understand your concerns and can help you improve the efficiency of your organization and differentiate yourself from the competition. Our staff consists of physicist, doctor in operations research, programmers, mathematicians and several professionals in the financial industry (CFA, CPA, MBA). With this diverse expertise, we will meet your high requirements.

Claude Laurendeau  / President  and Chief Executing Officer

Claude Laurendeau / President and Chief Executing Officer

Claude is a physicist by training. He is a passionate entrepreneur and a designer of innovative software applications. His journey began in research centers, combining science and computing. Thrilled by the emerging software industry, he leads the creation of multiple commercial applications. That eventually led him to the world of finance as VP IT in a major investment firm. In 2000, Claude cofounded SoftTarget .

Réal Alix / Chief Financial Officer

Réal Alix / Chief Financial Officer

Real Alix has over 25 years of experience in information technology . Prior to joining softTarget, he held several business development positions and worked as system developer for various consulting service firms and financial institutions.

Louis Delorme / Director of Research (Ph.D. in Operations Research )

Louis Delorme / Director of Research (Ph.D. in Operations Research )

Expert in mathematical programming, modelling and optimization, Louis has developed over the last 30 years, sophisticated support systems for decision in the field of energy distribution, production planning, transportation and financial services. His extensive academic training and vast experience make him one of the leading experts in operational research in Quebec.

David Kennedy / Chief Technology Officer (B.Sc. Computer Science)

David Kennedy / Chief Technology Officer (B.Sc. Computer Science)

David is an expert in analysis, design and development of technical solutions. He has been working in IT since obtaining a B.Sc. in Computer Science at the Université de Montréal. He is a senior programmer analyst and a tech guru.and has been developing web-based software using a variety of technologies, N-tier architecture and high-performance servers with multiple platforms.

Dominic Martin / Chief Operating Officer (MBA, CFA)

Dominic Martin / Chief Operating Officer (MBA, CFA)

Dominic is a senior manager in the investment world with over 20 years of asset management experience. Mr.Martin was able to acquire and use his knowledge of the industry on several steering committees, investment committees and boards of directors of majors financials institutions in Canada.

Ovidiu Schiopu / Senior Advisor, Business Initiatives (CFA)

Ovidiu Schiopu / Senior Advisor, Business Initiatives (CFA)

Ovidiu Schiopu, is a seasoned professional with a technical background and over 25 years’ of experience in finance and operations.

Normand Lespérance/ Coach and Business Analyst (CFA, MScA, CPA, CMA)

Normand Lespérance/ Coach and Business Analyst (CFA, MScA, CPA, CMA)

After obtaining his accounting degree, Normand worked in several industries. His passion for learning led him to complete a master's in Information technology and a CFA certification. He worked in software firms combining finance and technology.

Pierre Therrien/ Coach and Modeling Specialist (MSc. Finance, CFA)

Pierre Therrien/ Coach and Modeling Specialist (MSc. Finance, CFA)

Pierre has more than 20 years of experience in quantitative modeling, simulation and risk, either using or creating his own software tools. He taught, managed and supported large institutional firms in the Montreal area.

Narcisse Adjalla/ Software Engineer  (Eng., MSc. Applied Mathematics)

Narcisse Adjalla/ Software Engineer (Eng., MSc. Applied Mathematics)

Narcisse is passionate about and expert in software development and quantitative analysis. Prior to joining softtarget, Narcisse lectured at École Polytechnique de Montréal and acted as scientific advisor.

Thierry Faix/ Ergonomist and UI Expert

Thierry Faix/ Ergonomist and UI Expert

Thierry Faix is a senior programmer specialized in the integration and development on web-based applications. Since 1999, he applies his expertise in the banking and financial community and is part of the SoftTarget team since 2004.

Sonya Desautels/ Consultant Project Management and Relational Transformation

Sonya Desautels/ Consultant Project Management and Relational Transformation

Entrepreneur and woman of action, Sonya cumulates over 28 years of experiences in organizational growth management and efficiency as well as human potential development. Her professional background, acquired in strategic positions in large organizations, allows her to offer personalized assistance, through coaching and consulting, towards the ideal business goal.

Michel Simard/ Consultant Project Management and Transformation

Michel Simard/ Consultant Project Management and Transformation

Michel is a manager and advisor with more that 30 years of experience, including management transformation project. Vice president at major IT firm he also have occupied several executive positions.