Empowering innovative companies to scale through strategy and execution





I help entrepreneurs and tech startups/scaleups to scale their business through effective strategies and by actually helping companies to execute them on the field. My main focus is on business development and international expansion. I also aim to support companies that offer impactful solutions that can improve our world and whose values align with mine.

I have over 16 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business development and strategic consulting and I have worked directly in various industries such as cleantech, mobility, manufacturing, health & wellness, entertainment, education, non-profit organisations and economic development. I also have an appetite to learn about new industries and business models. 


So far, I have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs at different growth stages and worked in multiple countries on mandates such as commercial expansion, capacity building and partnership development. Over the past 11 years, I've been an active player in the Montreal startup ecosystem and I have taught classes and given conferences on a wide variety of business subjects in English, French and Spanish.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a MSc in Organizational Development, both earned at Eastern Michigan University, where I was named twice to the ESPN Academic All-American NCAA Division I football team. I also hold an MBA from HEC Montreal.

I am on the Board of Directors of BridgeMTL, the first hub for business immigrants in the Quebec ecosystem. I'm also a member of the Advisory Board for Oxia Initiative, a company that develops impact assessment tools for both investment funds and companies working on reducing their carbon footprint.


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