MONTRÉAL, Oct. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Inno-centre is proud to announce the appointment of Jean Rivard as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2017, at the company's general management office based in Québec. His responsibilities will include contributing to the development, operations, and outreach of Inno-centre throughout the province. For Claude Martel, President of Inno‑centre's Board of Directors, "Mr. Rivard's arrival will give Inno-centre an undeniable edge in terms of bolstering its growth and coordinating its various strategic partners." Mr. Rivard initially joined Inno-centre in early 2017 as a Senior Business Advisor.
Mr. Rivard brings an impressive track record to the table. A seasoned, top-level manager with more than 30 years of experience, he has held various key positions in which he helped companies to sustain their profitability through proven management approaches focused on long-term profitability, employee accountability, and the creation of value for shareholders in both Canada and the United States. He has worked for a wide range of companies, including Contrans, Uni-Select, and Groupe GTI, participating in corporate acquisitions and integrations, as well as projects to revitalize key business sectors, creating a quick and significant impact on the profitability of these companies. Known for his governance, coaching, and change management skills, particularly under challenging circumstances, he has managed to develop innovative approaches in traditional sectors. He has an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke and a diploma from the Institut des administrateurs de sociétés (IAS).
Inno-centre: unique support for innovative companies in expansion
For more than 30 years, Inno-centre has been providing consulting services to innovative SMEs at various stages of their development. From its offices in Québec and Montréal, its team of 75 advisors work on projects throughout the province. It has been recognized as one of Canada's top-performing accelerators by a committee of venture capital specialists chosen by Finance Canada as part of the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) selection process.
For further information: Anne-Marie Braconnier, Communication Director, Inno-centre, [email protected], Tel.: 514- 987-9550 / 1-877-987-9550, Cell.: 514-237-0817