About Us

We believe that relevance is your business currency, that only relevant encounters add value. Our customers expect relevance from us in turn, driving innovation that differentiates them, with uncompromising values. Our leadership and growth strategy is that simple.


Louis Tetu - Chairman & CEO

  • Global Customers 1000 + Global Customers
  • Employees 500+ Employees
  • Are R&D professionals driving our innovation 40% Are R&D professionals driving our innovation
  • Channel partners 100+ Channel partners
  • Offices around the world 4 Offices around the world

We make business personal

As the pioneers of cloud-based AI-powered search and recommendations, we have always been driven by making the lives of our customers easier and the relationship with their customers more meaningful.

Our mission is to transform your business by helping your organization to deliver more personalized experiences at scale, by ensuring that every customer, partner and employee has contextually relevant information at every touchpoint of their journey.

And we’ve grown over the years from a small start-up in Quebec City, to a team of 500+ people who are the best at what they do, and who are passionate about making that a reality for every one of our customers.

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Our road to relevance

Innovation is in our blood. We have been committed to helping businesses unlock the power of their content and data to maximize their performance since 2005. As one of the first organizations to embrace the cloud, we’ve evolved our enterprise search technology and enhanced it with our proprietary AI and machine learning capabilities, sharpening our focus on business relevance.

As enterprises evolve to embrace more digital channels and routes to market, we’re helping them transform to be more relevant. We call this the Relevance Transformation. It’s fueled our rapid growth and put us on the map as one of Canada’s leading AI companies; we believe it is what has positioned Coveo as an industry leader, recognized by Gartner and Forrester alike, for the last several years.

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The People behind our purpose

At Coveo, our four value pillars support everything we do. They are: passion, innovation, inclusion and collaboration. Every member of the Coveo team is a highly skilled and purpose-driven professional that embodies our values.

Not only has our team helped create a culture we’re proud of, they have been at the foundation of our success and expansion, and are what drive the success of our customers.

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Leadership

Management Team

  • Louis Têtu

    Chairman and CEO

    Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle for $1.9B in 2012. Louis held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from the company’s inception in 1999 through 2007. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an Initial Public Offering.

    Prior to Taleo, Louis was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company with more than 5,000 employees. This followed Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as president until 1996. Louis is an Engineering graduate from Laval University of Canada in 1985 and in 1997 was honored by Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category.

    Louis is also Chairman of the Board of PetalMD, a developer of social platforms for the medical sector, and serves on the Board of the Quebec City international airport authority. Louis is involved in private equity within technology, infrastructure projects within emerging countries, education and high school reinsertion for children from financially challenged families. Outside of his professional career, Louis is a commercially licensed helicopter pilot, a skier, a wine and travel enthusiast, and lives in Quebec with his wife and their three children.

  • Laurent Simoneau

    Co-Founder, President and CTO

    Laurent Simoneau is Co-founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Laurent also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of the company’s enterprise search division in 2005 into what is now Coveo.

    Laurent is a graduate of Université du Quebec, where he holds an MBA degree. He resides in Quebec City with his wife and children.

  • Guy Gauvin

    COO

    Guy Gauvin is COO of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Gauvin worked for more than 10 years at Taleo, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle in 2012, where he was an officer. During his tenure he served as Executive Vice President Global Services, held the role of Chief Operating Officer and was involved in leading the integration of several acquisitions globally. Prior to Taleo, Gauvin was Vice President of Worldwide Services at Baan Supply Chain Solutions, the supply-chain management solutions subsidiary of Baan ERP software company.

    Guy received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University in Quebec. Outside of work Guy enjoys cycling, playing tennis and hockey. He resides in Quebec with his wife and 2 children.

  • Jean Lavigueur

    CFO

    Jean Lavigueur, CA is Coveo's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Coveo, Jean co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle in 2012, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer from its inception in 1999 through 2005. He also held the role of Vice President, Finance. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an Initial Public Offering.

    Prior to Taleo, Jean was Chief Financial Officer of Baan's supply-chain management solutions group, Baan SCS, a global enterprise software company with more than 5,000 employees. This followed Baan's acquisition of Berclain Group, Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions, where he also held the role of Chief Financial Officer.

    Preceding his employment with Berclain Group, Jean held senior positions in the audit and tax divisions of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), a global provider of industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services.

    Jean is a graduate of Laval University, where he holds a degree in Business Administration. He has also been a Chartered Accountant since 1986. Jean is an avid tennis player, bicycler and hockey player. He resides in Quebec with his wife and three children.

  • Mark Floisand

    CMO

    Mark Floisand is Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo. He has over 20 years of marketing, sales and general management experience in the technology industry, spanning blue chip and start-up companies across three continents, including Apple, Adobe, BusinessObjects, SAP, Total Defense, Untangle and WeVideo. Mark was most recently with Sitecore, a Coveo technology partner, where he led product marketing.

    Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and an MBA from the University of Durham in the UK.

  • Dominic Lajoie

    CIO

    Dominic Lajoie serves as Chief Information Officer at Coveo. In this role, Dominic is responsible for defining and delivering a digital strategy and capabilities across the enterprise to enable the company’s growth initiatives. Prior to joining Coveo, Dominic spent more than 10 years as a strategic consultant for CGI and Fujitsu in various management roles, helping world-wide organizations build business solutions with innovative technologies.

    Dominic is a Computer Science graduate of Université Laval in Quebec, and also a certified Scrum Master. Outside of his professional career, he enjoys the great outdoors by skiing, hiking and cycling. Dominic lives in Quebec city with his family.

  • Richard Tessier

    Co-founder and SVP, Products

    Richard Tessier is Co-founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Products. With 20 years of experience in the search industry, Richard has a keen understanding of how search can improve business processes and outcomes and has applied this knowledge to developing award-winning applications that change the very nature of work.

    Prior to his role at Coveo, Richard was Director of Software Development at Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the enterprise software division. In 2004, he played a key role in the successful spin-off of this division into what is now Coveo.

    Richard received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Laval University in Quebec. He lives in Quebec with his wife and three daughters. Richard enjoys sports and the outdoors and plays tennis and basketball and enjoys backpacking and snowshoeing trips across Quebec's backcountry.

  • Marc Sanfaçon

    Co-founder and SVP, Technology

    Marc Sanfaçon is Co-founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Technology. With more than 20 years of experience in application development, much of it in search, Marc also is responsible for Coveo’s cloud operations. Marc is at the center of changing the nature of work by developing apps that make search pervasive throughout organizations.

    Previously, Marc held the role of Director of Technologies for Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he directed the development efforts for the company's core search technologies.

    Prior to joining Copernic, he held the role of Senior Software Developer with the Berclain Group Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions.

    Aside from his professional interests, Marc enjoys technology and sports, specifically water skiing, soccer and golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. He lives in Quebec with his wife and two children.

  • Benoit Leclerc

    SVP, Commercial & International Sales

    Benoit Leclerc is Senior Vice President of Commercial & International Sales at Coveo. Benoit’s role is to assist Coveo’s sales team with select accounts that require special attention due to their size, complexity, or strategic nature for the company. Prior to Coveo, Benoit was Vice President of International Sales at Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, where he helped build the company’s business in all regions.

    Benoit has also been Managing Director for the Eastern Region of SAP Canada. His experience is complemented by the various roles he held with other best-of-breed applications and companies in the supply chain management and system integration sectors.

    Benoit holds a Civil Engineering degree from Montreal University. Outside of work, he is a fan of home renovation projects and is a still-busy father of three young adults.

  • Karine Hamel

    SVP, Finance

    Karine Hamel, CPA, serves as SVP Finance at Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Karine has cumulated over 15 years of experience in external audit at PwC, a global provider of industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services. She held senior position on large audit accounts managing extensive teams with team members from around the world. As the lead of Coveo’s Finance team, Karine provide leadership and vision on the financial affairs of the organization.

    Karine is a graduate of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi where she holds a degree in Accounting. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2004. Outside of work, Karine likes to travel, to hike and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters.

  • Mike Raley

    SVP, Marketing

    Mike Raley is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Coveo. Mike has fifteen years’ experience working at high-growth B2B software & services firms, in a range of global marketing and operations roles. Mike joined Coveo in 2011 and previously served as Sr. Director of Demand Generation & Marketing Operations.

    Prior to joining Coveo, Mike served as Marketing Director with Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact software. At Aspect, he led a team responsible for demand generation, field and customer marketing programs and events. Mike also served as Marketing Director at FTI Technology, the e-discovery software & services division of FTI Consulting, and at Sapient, where he managed operations, marketing, sales support and customer loyalty teams and programs.

    Mike currently serves on the Partner Advisory Board of the Technology Services Industry Association. He lives in New York City and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut.

  • Tom Melzl

    SVP, Sales

    Tom Melzl is the Senior Vice President, Sales at Coveo. Tom leads the entire Coveo sales organization, including our Enterprise Sales, Sales Engineering, and Sales Development teams. Tom brings over 20 years of sales and sales management experience leading high-performing teams at software companies delivering Knowledge Management, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions to customers worldwide. Most recently, he served as the Chief Revenue Officer at FaceFirst and prior to that was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at StackIQ, which was acquired by Teradata, and a Vice President at InQuira, which was acquired by Oracle.  

    Tom received his B.A. from Miami University in Ohio and outside of work enjoys sports, reading and outdoor activities. Tom grew up in the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago and currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Kerri, and two sons, Tommy and Peter.

  • Marie-Michèle Caron

    VP, Alliances

    Marie-Michele Caron is the VP, Alliances at Coveo. She oversees the company’s alliance & channel strategy worldwide including the relationships with major technology alliances such as Salesforce, Microsoft and Sitecore and also looks after Coveo’s ecosystem of channel partners. She is passionate about helping companies deliver relevant end-to-end experiences and is committed to partnering with the industry’s best to make that possible.

    With over a decade of experience in building strategic alliances and international business development within the high-tech industry, Marie has been instrumental in developing Coveo as a core practice within an extensive ecosystem of channel partners.

    Marie resides in San Francisco and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in International Business from Laval University. Outside of work, you can find Marie brushing up on her boxing skills and climbing the nearest summit.

  • Alain Bouchard

    VP, Professional Services

    Alain Bouchard serves as Vice President of Professional Services at Coveo. In this role, he leads the team integrating Coveo in the most complex customer IT ecosystems. Prior to joining Coveo, Alain worked for 17 years at CGI where he held various leadership and management roles. Alain led numerous teams, small and large, supporting many customers in the achievement of better business results through information technology.

    Earlier in his career, he served as a communications and electronics engineering officer in the Canadian Army. Alain is a graduate of Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston (Ontario) where he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical).

    Outside of work, Alain enjoys golf, travelling and cooking. He lives in Quebec City with his family.

  • Kelly Krumreich

    VP, Commercial Operations

    Kelly Krumreich has held numerous leadership positions, both customer-facing and operational, in Cloud/SaaS technology companies over the last two decades, primarily driving growth strategies in both Sales and Services. She brings unique talents in program management, process engineering, change management and go to market planning, that combine to transform strategic goals into actionable plans that produce results.

    As VP Commercial Operations, Kelly leads a team whose mandate it is to drive operational efficiencies while helping the business to scale-up by designing and implementing processes and systems that enable growth.

    Prior to joining Coveo, Kelly held an executive leadership position with Stantive technologies Group, a Salesforce ISV, where she built alliance and marketing capabilities from the ground up. Prior to that, Kelly spent 10 years at Oracle/Taleo in numerous roles, initially implementing solutions for Taleo customers, then moving into operational roles to lead Consulting Operations, then on to plan and execute on a go to market strategy for mid-market growth.

    This varied experience has led Kelly to develop deep knowledge of critical business processes and the systems architecture required to enable a successful customer and partner experience.

    Kelly also prides herself on her family, as a mom of two, and her home in the country where she enjoys gardening, cooking, water-sports and hiking.

  • Jennifer Macintosh

    VP, Customer Experience

    Jennifer MacIntosh has over 20 years experience working with high-tech and financial services companies helping them to establish, lead, and grow their Customer Experience and Knowledge Management practices.

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    As VP of Customer Experience, Jennifer is an advocate for the customer who leads customer engagement, adoption and value realization of the Coveo solution. She is passionate about helping companies leverage self-service and reuse knowledge to improve the customer experience while managing their organizational costs.

    Prior to joining Coveo, Jennifer was Founder and Principal of Okas Consulting, a global consulting practice and former Coveo partner. Jennifer has also held executive roles as a change agent who significantly improved the customer experience at Yahoo, Quest Software (Dell) and Cognos (IBM).

    Jennifer has deep knowledge and expertise in Analytics, Customer Experience, Support, Self-Service, and Knowledge Management. She is a certified KCS Practitioner, Trainer and active industry contributor.

    Jennifer resides in Ottawa with her family and in her spare time enjoys painting abstract art.

  • Sawan Deshpande

    VP, Products

    Sawan Deshpande is Vice President, Salesforce Line of Business at Coveo. He joined Coveo in 2013 and previously served as Director, Global Sales Engineering. An experienced leader in sales engineering and product management for software applications, Sawan held various roles at Oracle and was Sales Architect, Emerging Products at Salesforce before joining Coveo.

    Sawan has a consistent track record in building and selling best-in-class software products. He was part of oDesk’s executive team that successfully raised $8M Series B funding from Benchmark Capital and was part of the founding technical sales team at LiveOps.

    Sawan has a master’s degree in Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Brian McGlynn

    VP, Commerce

    Brian McGlynn is the VP of Commerce at Coveo. Brian has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Brian’s experience has focused around content management, search, and e-commerce. Brian has held roles in sales, consulting, and general management. Brian’s experience spans from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies like HP and IBM. Most recently, as General Manager of Intershop’s North American business, Brian led the organization’s recent growth in entering new market segments with B2C and B2B commerce offerings.

    At Coveo, Brian gets to converge his background in search, content management, customer analytics, and e-commerce into Coveo’s Commerce business.

    Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Concordia University. Outside of work, Brian’s voice can be heard on radio stations across New York State.


  • Nicolas Pelletier

    VP, R&D

    Coveo’s VP of R&D, Nicolas Pelletier, brings extensive analytical skills in both functional and technical challenges. Nicolas is a seasoned manager and is passionate about talent management and recruiting, algorithms, process improvement and improving client satisfaction.

    Nicolas appreciates new challenges that will push boundaries and is constantly looking for ways to enhance how Coveo customers, partners and employees engage with its solutions.

    When he’s not working, Nicolas enjoys running, tasting wine and spending time with his family

  • Nicolas Bordeleau

    VP, Products

    Nicolas Bordeleau serves as VP Product at Coveo. With over 13 years of experience in the search and relevance industry, Nicolas has grown from a software developer, evolved to a product manager, and now oversees the Coveo for Sitecore and Coveo for Dynamics products development and strategy as VP of Products.

    Nicolas has a keen understanding of developers’ needs related to search products and has applied this knowledge to developing award-winning solutions that fulfill those needs in innovative ways.

    Nicolas received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sherbrooke University. He lives in Quebec with his wife and two children. In addition to his professional interests, Nicolas appreciates all things technology and enjoys sports, specifically skiing, snowboarding and cycling.

  • Martin Laporte

    VP, R&D

    Based in Paris, France, Martin Laporte serves as Vice President, R&D, managing multiple distributed software development teams and playing an integral role in the development and growth of Coveo.

    With over ten years of experience with the company, Martin has been involved in several major projects that have shaped Coveo into the industry leader it is today, including our transition to a Cloud platform, integration within Salesforce, and many other core Coveo components.

    Martin is a polyglot programmer who still regularly contributes to Coveo's platform. A Canadian expat who mastered the French accent, he enjoys cooking, running, and discovering new parts of Europe with his wife and two daughters.

  • Mark Pumper

    VP, Sales

    Mark Pumper is the Vice President of Sales, West at Coveo. In his role, he manages a team of Account Executives responsible for driving enterprise account sales.

    Mark brings more than three decades of sales leadership experience to Coveo, as well as an expertise in coaching and developing high-performing sales teams. Prior to his time at Coveo, Mark held sales leadership positions at SumTotal Systems and Taleo, which was later acquired by Oracle, and other high tech companies.

    Outside of work, Mark enjoys skiing, swimming and cycling. He resides in Orange County California with his wife and daughter.

  • Michael Jepsen

    VP, Sales

    Michael Jepsen serves as the Vice President of Sales, East at Coveo. In his role, he manages a team responsible for enterprise account sales. His expertise is building a team of Account Executives who will represent Coveo well and act as trusted advisors to their clients and prospects.

    Prior to Coveo, Michael has 25 years of experience in various managerial and leadership positions, including eight years at Oracle as the area vice president of HCM Application Sales, as well as other leadership positions at Vastera, Inc., Plateau Systems, Workforce Solutions and IBM.

    Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University, along with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, Michael enjoys skiing, rowing, and outdoor activities of all kinds.

  • Kerry Barnhart

    VP, Sales Engineering

    Kerry Barnhart is the Vice President of Sales Engineering at Coveo. In this role, Kerry leads a global team of sales engineers that work with the sales team to enlighten customers on the value that Coveo can bring to their enterprise with its technical merits. Prior to Coveo, Kerry held leadership and management roles and was a founding member of IBM Watson and Vivisimo. He has over 20 years experience working with relevancy engines and cognitive computing for the enterprise.

    Kerry has a degree in Computer Science with Honors at West Virginia University. Outside of work, he can be found on the ski slopes with his wife and two daughters in the winter and on a bicycle in the summer.

  • Lisa Sheets

    Sr Director, Global Customer Retention

    Lisa Sheets is Senior Director of Global Customer Retention leading a talented team with a clear understanding that customer growth and retention can only be achieved through attainment of business results and customer success. Prior to Coveo, Lisa was Senior Client Executive at Oracle, formerly Taleo, supporting some of the company’s largest Fortune 100 customers for their Human Capital Management SaaS Solutions. She joined Coveo in 2013 to start a similar team and since then has built its Global Customer Retention Team achieving market leading customer renewal rates and expansion objectives.

    With over 30 years of engineering, sales and management experience, her career has included positions with Honeywell, DuPont, Westinghouse and Lucent Technologies. In addition to being KCS v6 certified, Lisa also attained her Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification during her tenure as IT Project Manager at Honeywell.

    Lisa holds a Masters in Management from Rutgers University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. She resides in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband and two children – both currently attending college – as well as several four-legged fur kids (dog, three cats and two horses). She is an avid equestrian with a focus within the discipline of dressage.

  • Ben Hong

    Senior Director, Customer Success

    Ben has over 20 years' experience working in high-tech software leading customer success, technical account management, consulting enablement and support delivery teams. As Senior Director of Customer Success at Coveo, Ben’s equation formula for success is simple, “Happy Customers + Happy Teams = Happy Me!” Prior to joining Coveo, Ben worked at companies like Oracle, VMware, Logitech and Autodesk. He is passionate about developing people, teams and delivering exceptional customer experiences.

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  • Louis Têtu

    Chairman and CEO

    Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle for $1.9B in 2012. Louis held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from the company’s inception in 1999 through 2007. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an Initial Public Offering.

    Prior to Taleo, Louis was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company with more than 5,000 employees. This followed Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as president until 1996. Louis is an Engineering graduate from Laval University of Canada in 1985 and in 1997 was honored by Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category.

    Louis is also Chairman of the Board of PetalMD, a developer of social platforms for the medical sector, and serves on the Board of the Quebec City international airport authority. Louis is involved in private equity within technology, infrastructure projects within emerging countries, education and high school reinsertion for children from financially challenged families. Outside of his professional career, Louis is a commercially licensed helicopter pilot, a skier, a wine and travel enthusiast, and lives in Quebec with his wife and their three children.

  • Laurent Simoneau

    Co-Founder, President and CTO

    Laurent Simoneau is Co-founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Laurent also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of the company’s enterprise search division in 2005 into what is now Coveo.

    Laurent is a graduate of Université du Quebec, where he holds an MBA degree. He resides in Quebec City with his wife and children.

  • Jean-Paul Chauvet

    President, Lightspeed

    With over 20 years’ experience as a marketing and sales executive in the technology sector, JP has been a key element in the continued growth of Lightspeed. By developing and leading Lightspeed's product strategy, go-to-market direction and taking a direct approach to engaging independent businesses, he has helped Lightspeed increase revenue, strengthen partner relations and achieve success month over month.

  • Candice Faktor

    Partner at Faktory Ventures

    Candice Faktor runs a seed stage fund investing in exponential technologies and network effect businesses. Candice is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab, Canada's leading deep tech incubator. Recently, she was the GM at Wattpad, where she helped scale Wattpad to be one of the world’s largest storytelling platforms with over 50MM users. Previous to this, Candice co-created Torstar Digital, a disruptive digital venture arm of Torstar, where she invested in, launched and scaled over 20+ mobile, social and digital businesses over 7 years. Before Torstar Digital, Candice worked for Monitor Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. Candice is very passionate about putting Canada on the global stage for tech and is a frequent speaker on this topic.

  • Lawrence Pentland

    Former Executive at Dell Inc.

    Lawrence Pentland is a former executive at Dell Inc. where he led the Americas International division with full P & L responsibility for operations spanning 40 countries and five thousand employees, including manufacturing operations in Brazil. During his 10 years at Dell, revenues in his division grew from $750 million to $4.6 billion.

    Prior to joining Dell, Lawrence held various industry roles and was a partner at Bain & Company Consulting in Boston and Toronto serving Fortune 500 companies in North America and internationally on issues of strategy, manufacturing and performance improvement. He is now a private investor in emerging technology companies.

    Lawrence has also served as a Director at Telus Inc. and currently serves on several private technology company boards as well as on the Board Research Committee at the University Health Network in Toronto.

    Lawrence holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey School, University of Western Ontario. He is married and has three children.

  • Bill Shaheen

    Operating Executive at Evergreen Coast Capital

    Bill Shaheen has over 30 years of experience in Enterprise Software sales. Early in Bill’s career he was a Solutions Engineer for various database software vendors. Bill then moved into a sales role, and subsequently into sales management and eventually leading sales teams as the head of sales.

    In 2004, Bill joined Taleo (RecruitSoft at the time) as an individual contributor sales professional. In 2012, Taleo was sold to Oracle and Bill exited the company as Group Vice President, managing N American enterprise sales and APAC sales. Bill went on to take a head of sales role at SumTotal Systems, which was eventually sold to Skillsoft . Currently, Bill is an Operating Executive at Evergreen Coast Capital helping the private equity firm find solid technology investments for the firm. It is through this process that Evergreen invested in Coveo, and Bill joined our Board of Directors.

    Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Westfield State College, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

    Bill lives in Colorado with his wife and three grown children. Outside of work, Bill enjoys travel, music, exercise and participating in Denver’s thriving food and wine scene.

  • J. Alberto Yépez

    Venture Partner, Trident Capital

    Alberto Yépez is a Managing Director of Trident Capital. He joined the Coveo board in July of 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT Security, Enterprise Software and Mobility.

    Alberto is Chairman of the Board of AlienVault, Mocana Corporation and Neohapsis, serves on the boards of AirTIght Networks, BlueCat and HyTrust and was an observer on the Qualys (QLYS) Board of Directors. In addition to his board work on behalf of Trident, Alberto serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and is Chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

    Alberto’s past Directorships include Solera Networks (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), Entrust (ENTU - acquired by Thoma Bravo), Third Brigade (acquired by Trend Micro), Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle) and Vitria (VITR - taken private).

    Prior to Trident, Alberto was a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. He was founder, Chairman & CEO of enCommerce, co-CEO & President of Entrust (ENTU) and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies, and held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple. He is an angel investor in Apigee and Securent (acquired by Cisco).

    In addition, Alberto worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus, served as Executive Chairman of a Bain Capital portfolio company, and was a consultant to the US Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative. He is a member of the World Economic Forum. Born and raised in Perú, Alberto earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electronic Physics from the University of San Francisco; attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.

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