A constellation of talented people
Meet the spirited, adventurous people driven by innovation, inspired by the great outdoors and ready to explore new horizons. Determined professionals who aren’t afraid to take the path less chosen to help us chart the way to the future of telecommunications.
In April 2020, Jacques was appointed President and CEO of TerreStar Solutions Inc. Prior to that, he acted as CFO and Treasurer, roles he held since the founding of the company in 2008. From 1995 to 2004, he served as CFO of Microcell Telecommunications (Fido™), VP of Finance and Director of Corporate Planning. In 2005, Jacques was one of the founders of Trio Capital, an investment firm in the Canadian telecommunication sector and abroad. Over his lengthy career, Jacques has held a number of senior management positions in finance and taxation for influential Canadian and International firms. He has also sat on numerous Boards of publicly held companies in the U.S and Canada, in addition to serving as Chairman of several audit committees. He has a consistent track record of increasing productivity by streamlining operations and making innovative use of technology. Results-driven, innovative and a diplomatic executive, Jacques is a seasoned negotiator, able to effectively provide options and flexibility, while reducing and containing costs.
Jacques holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Stéphane joined Strigo in January 2023 as Director of Business Product, responsible for our business market services. One vital aspect of his role is to lead our product-management efforts, with a particular focus on defining our IoT Strategy and its related product roadmap. Stéphane also works on development of our business plan, product offers, and strategic partnerships, created to deliver tangible value for Canadian businesses.
Stéphane has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, where he developed specific expertise in product management and development. At Bell Canada, Videotron and Cogeco, among others, he was responsible for the development of innovative solutions in wireless technologies.
Passionate about new technologies and IoT, Stéphane now leads the evaluation of solution-development opportunities, working with select customers to co-create IoT products using design thinking and agile methodology.
Stéphane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration/Entrepreneurship from the University of Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and is also a Certified SAFe 6 Product Owner/Product Manager.
Phil has had a wide-ranging career, with 35 years of global, strategic, and operational business experience with many great Canadian companies, like CAE Electronics, Bell Northern Research, Nortel, CIBC, Corel and DST Consulting Engineers. Over the years, Phil has held various executive positions, most notably as Corporate SVP Human Resources at CIBC, as well as head of HR & Corporate Services in other corporations. Over the years, Phil's contributions to his field have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the 2005 Human Resource Professional Leadership Award; the 2015 Canadian HR Queens University Award for Lifetime Achievement in HR; and the Honorary Life Award from the HRPA in 2018. Phil is heading Talent Management and Development at TerreStar in line with the organization’s vision and culture. His main role is to foster people’s growth and development, a critical element in propelling the Company’s performance and sustainability.
Phil holds a degree in Industrial Relations and a minor in Economics from McGill University, and he recently earned an ICD.D, CHRE Degree in the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Joey joined Strigo in January 2023, engaging with all lines of business to help facilitate growth and advancement through technology, by identifying and defining business priorities while keeping the technical complexity and security needs of our industry firmly in mind.
Joey started his career as a consultant in the aviation and telecom industries, focusing on product design/development and managing project delivery. In 2012, Joey joined the SureWx start-up as Director of Technology Development and Compliance, where he was responsible for all technology design, development, and delivery. Then, in 2016, Joey joined the Commercial IT team at Air Canada, playing a key role in defining the business priorities to align with IT delivery, and to ensure the best customer journey and experience. Prior to joining Strigo, Joey was the Director of Product at Laps.
Joey holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Concordia University and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).
Tara joined Strigo in October 2020 and was tasked with implementing the rolling-forecast process and other key revenue-management structures to help maintain our finance team and operations. Today, she supports our short- and long-term planning by leading the business-case development and financial analyses that drive our decision-making.
Prior to joining Strigo, Tara gained 16 years of invaluable experience in finance and accounting, holding several key financial planning, analysis and management roles for large organizations including CIBC Wood Gundy, Standard Life, Rolls Royce, CAE, and Metro Richelieu. During her tenure, she led and oversaw various budget processes, contributed to many operational initiatives, and led several successful projects for multiple companies, including the implementation of risk oversight and analysis, divisional acquisitions, department restructuring, and the implementation of several revenue-related mandates.
Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy with a minor in management, from Concordia’s John Molson School of business and is a Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA).
René began his extensive career at Price Waterhouse in strategic management and market research. As an expert in consumer behavior and retailing, he was co-author of Price Waterhouse’s annual Canadian Retail Outlook publication. Over the years, René has held various top executive positions at Microcell Telecommunications Inc., most notably as VP Finance and VP Marketing, for which he was awarded Marketing Man of the Year in 2004 by the Montreal Marketing Association. Subsequent to the acquisition of Microcell by Rogers, René was appointed Executive VP at Rogers Wireless and President of Fido Inc. In 2006, he joined Trio Capital Inc., a private investment firm, as a Partner, alongside Jacques Leduc and André Tremblay. In 2009, he joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. as Chief Commercial Officer. In April 2020, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
René holds an M.Sc. from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Corporate Directors certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors and McGill University.
Since 2008, Jan has been providing central telecommunications regulatory advice to TerreStar Solutions. As Executive Counsel Regulatory Affairs, he is responsible for government relations strategy and has been instrumental in developing a collaborative relationship with government decision-makers. In addition, Jan has largely contributed to the development of regulatory knowledge and expertise within TerreStar and is now focused on advising TerreStar’s management on key strategic regulatory matters.
Jan has 33 years of public service experience with the Department of Communications, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada. As Director General at Industry Canada for 15 years, Jan was accountable for regulatory matters related to Canada's spectrum management program, the formulation of regulatory policies, the development of licensing and auction strategies, spectrum licensing, the coordination of regional delivery of the spectrum program, and the national and international frequency coordination of terrestrial and space systems.
Jan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University.
Since the foundation of the company in 2008, André has acted as Executive Chairman of the Board of TerreStar Solutions Inc. Until April 2020, André also held the title of CEO. He has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most notably in the conception, financing and management of several leading companies. For almost 10 years, André served as President and CEO of Microcell Telecommunications (Fido™), a wireless network and service provider that he led from inception through its complete evolution. During that time, he also provided early-stage financing, strategic counsel, and direction for a number of successful start-up tech firms. In 2005, he was appointed by Canada’s Industry Minister as member of the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel to make recommendations on how to modernize Canada’s telecommunication policies and regulatory framework.
André holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and in Accounting from Université Laval, a Master’s degree in Taxation from the Université de Sherbrooke, and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Isabelle joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. early in 2020 as Senior Director. As the head of Project Office, she leads implementation of best management and operational practices as well as core multidisciplinary projects. A recognised expert in customer service, Isabelle also supervises the establishment of a customer-centric corporate culture.
With over 30 years of experience in the wireless industry, she has held various managerial positions in Marketing, Customer Experience and Customer Relations. A pioneer in the industry, Isabelle started her career at Cantel (Rogers) in 1989 before moving on to Fido in 1994, where she helped deliver key strategic and operational milestones. During her 12 years at Fido, she touched on several aspects of Marketing and led the creation of the Customer Experience team. In the past 15 years, she has worked on large scale transformational projects in organizations such as Rogers, Cogeco, Domtar and WSP.
Isabelle holds a B.Comm. from McGill University.
In November 2021, Asli joined the Strigo team as the Marketing Coordinator, providing essential support to all marketing initiatives while growing and maintaining Strigo’s online communities by generating engaging content, collaborating with key partners, and interacting with followers and potential customers on our social media platforms.
Following her graduation, Asli gained invaluable experience in a range of fields including sales, customer service and marketing across various sectors of industry. Of particular note was her position as Senior Associate, Member Experience & Operations at WeWork, where she honed her customer-experience expertise, while building and maintaining a community.
Throughout her life, Asli’s passion has always been communicating, be it with words, images, videos or audio. And today, in her new role at Strigo, she does them all perfectly.
Asli holds a B.A. from Concordia University with a specialization in Communication Studies.
In October 2020, Jason was appointed Vice President of Business Development at TerreStar Solutions Inc. Today, he heads up Strigo’s mobile satellite marketing, sales, customer experience, product, and service development team.
Jason’s career began at Xplornet, where he advanced within the sales organization. As District Manager, he built the top territory in Canada and was honored by the CEO prior to taking on a National Sales Management role, where he managed key partnerships with Shaw and SaskTel. After co-founding a small firm in the US, working closely with key partners including DIRECTV, he pivoted into a senior role at DHL, where he was responsible for the commercial performance of Eastern Canada. Among his team’s most noteworthy achievements was acquiring the most new clients and generating the highest number of internal promotions. From there, he went on to join TELUS Business Solutions, where he managed a large sales team in the B2B mid-market segment.
Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University.
Moe joined Strigo in July of 2022, as IT Systems Engineer, helping our team shape the future of satellite telecommunications, connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast with the very latest technology and making a truly positive impact in their lives. It’s a role he’s perfect for.
Following his studies in management information systems, Moe began his career in 2006, working on IT in a wide variety of sectors and industries including oil, pharmaceuticals, energy, 3D printing and web design, for a host of major companies like Shell, GSK, and Eaton Corporation.
An adventurous technophile through and through, Moe is passionate about exploring uncharted territories in complex IT disciplines like networking, virtualization, and security—the perfect playing ground to learn, adapt and adopt new technologies that make a genuine difference to his field.
Moe holds a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems from the American University of Technology.
Joël joined Strigo as Manager of Product Development in April of 2022, eager to take part in the development of the next generation of mobile satellite service solutions.
With a background in embedded systems engineering and industrial standards integration (SAE, ISO, IEEE), Joël loves a good challenge and is driven by the chance to help build a company that keeps Canadians connected wherever they are.
After studying music composition, Joël discovered signal processing and mechatronics, working for five years in the automotive field as a control-system engineer. At Strigo, he’s directly involved in the development of next-gen satellite communications services and the creation of a holistic vision of systems throughout our engineering teams.
Whether it’s composing music for major orchestras, tackling a good engineering problem or being part of a team that’s creating the future of telecommunications, Joël is a builder at heart, so, he’s the ideal person for his role at Strigo.
Joel has a B.Mus. from the University of Montréal and B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke.
Juliette joined Strigo in late 2022 as a Senior Director of Talent and Culture to lead human-resources management strategies that contribute to leadership development and a culture of innovation.
Prior to Strigo, Juliette thrived in various positions in the telecom industry for over 25 years, living and working across Europe and Asia. Her two decades at Nokia helped her grow as an accomplished HR leader with deep expertise in organizational effectiveness, mergers and acquisitions, and talent development.
More recently, Juliette and her family settled down in Canada, where she first worked for the not-for-profit Mastercard Foundation, building their leadership development framework. She then returned to her first passion in the telecommunication industry, joining Rogers as a Senior HR Director.
Today, at Strigo, Juliette offers great support to our growth and performance strategy.
Sébastien joined the Strigo team in May of 2023 as Senior Manager, Market Strategy and Planning to help us drive growth and profitability.
Since 2011, he’s developed a unique degree of expertise in both business and product strategies, working in a variety of fields including ad agencies (Sid Lee), service design (Nurun), video games development (Gameloft) and mass media (La Presse, Radio-Canada).
Throughout his stellar career, Sébastien has gained extensive knowledge, tools and experience that enable him to clearly analyze issues and challenges from a variety of angles and points of view. As a result, he has the distinct ability to identify solutions that blend customer expectation and technological feasibility with sound business sense.
Sébastien holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in communications strategy from Sup de Pub Paris, as well as an MBA with a major in strategy and marketing from INSEEC Paris.
Serge joined Strigo in September 2022 and today, he’s responsible for planning and implementing the technological orientation of our company, in addition to ensuring our development aligns with corporate strategy.
Prior to joining our team, Serge worked for over ten years at Videotron, first as Vice President Wireless Access Network, where he was entrusted with the planning and deployment of the wireless network, and subsequently as Chief Technology Planning Officer and Vice President of Products and Services, where he was responsible for the development of new technological solutions.
Serge has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry in consulting, manufacturing and network operators. For over 15 years, he held various senior management positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer as well as VP of Marketing and Operations. And over the years, he's worked for a number of leading companies including SR Telecom, inCode Telecom, Rogers and Bell.
Serge holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunications from Polytechnique Montreal.
Alexandre joined Strigo in October of 2022, as a Project Manager, where he’s responsible for leading a diverse portfolio of initiatives and supporting business/project owners in every phase of their delivery as per internal Strigo standards and project-management best practices.
Prior to joining Strigo, Alex developed his management and leadership skills through various customer-facing roles in diverse industries including, infrastructure, heavy machinery, aerospace, and urban transit systems.
In his previous role at Nova Bus (Volvo Group), he played a key role in the management of major accounts delivering urban transit buses, and while working for Abipa International, he was central in the management of customer accounts with Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Safran and Mitsubishi among others.
Alex is also a Certified Hatha and Vinyasa yoga instructor, which helps keep him fit and flexible for the fast-changing world of telecommunications.
Alexandre holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a PMP certificate from the Program Management Institute.
Nathalie has been with Strigo since the very beginning. Today, in her role as Executive and Talent Management Coordinator, she’s responsible for organizing, managing and coordinating our human resources and communication activities, while managing boards of directors. She also liaises with various external partners involved in the day-to-day operations and management of our company.
Nathalie has been working in the telecommunications industry since 1989, as an administrative assistant at Teleglobe Canada until 1996 and then, as an executive assistant to André Tremblay at Fido, from 1996 to 2005. In 2006, Nathalie joined André at Trio Capital as Executive Assistant, and also combined the role at TerreStar in 2008, and she has been an important part of our team ever since.
Throughout his successful career, André has held a number of senior financial management positions within leading telecommunications companies. Prior to joining TerreStar, he worked for nearly a decade at Microcell Telecommunications (Fido™), specifically as Senior Director of the Corporate Finance and Treasury departments. During his tenure, he executed several successful financing projects and oversaw the company’s financial planning and budget processes. Prior to that, André was a cost and financial analysis specialist at Unitel Communications.
In 2006, André joined Trio Capital, executing major investments in North America and Europe. In early 2010, he joined TerreStar as Vice President of Finance, a key role supporting Jacques Leduc, the CFO and Treasurer of the company. In March 2020, following Jacques’ nomination as CEO, André was appointed Treasurer of the company.
André holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has completed Québec’s professional CMA program.
Scott joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. in 2020, and today, he acts as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Strigo and TerreStar, collaborating closely with our commercial partners, shareholders, and regulators to help deliver the Strigo vision to Canadians.
Scott brings more than 25 years of legal and regulatory experience in the Canadian and international satellite telecommunications and broadcast sectors. During his wide-ranging career, he has held senior executive positions with SES S.A., one of the largest global satellite operators, as well as with Star Choice, Cancom, YTV and the CTV Television Network. Scott was also one of the co-founders of Ciel Satellite, which became Canada’s first competitive satellite operator when it successfully built and launched the Ciel-2 satellite in 2008. He takes a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to his work and thrives in start-up, public company and turnaround environments.
Scott holds an LL.B from the University of Manitoba.
David joined TerreStar Solutions in 2015 as a strategic adviser for the MSS satellite service deployment, where he brought his four decades of experience bringing big-city/urban-class telecom services to Canada’s rural and under-served markets using satellite and fixed-wireless technologies. In his career, he was instrumental in co-founding and deploying evolutionary telecom services with Telesat, Shaw Direct, LinCsat and Xplornet, and helped bring satellite facilities competition to Canada with Ciel Satellite as founding President and CEO. From 2007 to 2018, David chaired the Canadian Satellite and Space Industry Forum (CSSIF), where he advocated regulatory and spectrum policy on behalf of the satellite industry with ISED, and was a member of the ITU WRC Preparatory Committee.
In August 2019, David was appointed TerreStar’s VP Satellite Services, and later became VP Satellite Network & Corporate Development, leading the Strigo network operations and leading TerreStar’s partner relationships and strategy with Hughes, Telesat, SSL/Maxar, and EchoStar. He combines these responsibilities with a corporate development role, focused on regulatory affairs and strategy.
David holds a Telecom Engineering Technology diploma from Conestoga Polytechnic.
In November 2020, Félix joined the team as a Business Development Manager. He is responsible for Strigo’s sales development and strategic planning as he works to build and maintain relationships with commercial partners. He also oversees driving direct sales to end users across all industries.
Before joining Strigo, Félix started his career as a Field Engineer at Schlumberger. He worked on oil and gas drilling projects in Texas, the Middle East, Western Canada and offshore Newfoundland. Félix's passion for Canadian industry brought him back to Quebec, where he qualified as a certified lumberjack while furthering his academic accreditations in business development.
Félix holds an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from McGill University.
Alain joined TerreStar Solutions Inc., in spring 2020, and today, he leads the company’s finance and information technology functions.
During his 25+ years of financial management experience in multiple companies and projects around the world, Alain has overseen many successes in start-up development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational integrations. Throughout his career, he has held various finance and IT leadership and consulting roles, particularly in real estate, telecommunications, banking, and security services for companies like Ivanhoe, Microcell and Banque Nationale, to name but a few.
In 2010, Alain joined the international division of Garda World, as VP Finance and Administration. Based in Dubai, he headed the finance team responsible for international operations and contributed significantly to the global growth of the company, leading multiple successful acquisitions in Africa and Europe.
Alain is a chartered accountant (CPA CA) with a Master’s (M.Sc.) in Management Information Systems.
Nathalie joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. as Senior Director in fall 2019. As a unique branding expert, she is responsible for the development and deployment of the Strigo brand, as well as for all marketing communications, branding and digital marketing strategies and operations.
Nathalie has more than 30 years of experience in brand strategy and marketing communications management. Nathalie also has a proven track record in the telecom industry. For nearly 10 years at Fido, she helped deliver the brand promise in an ever-evolving and highly energetic competitive landscape and was a key member of the change-management team during the acquisition of Fido by Rogers. More recently, she played a key role on a variety of major accounts including McDonald’s, GM, Sports Experts, Fido, Chartwell, Newad, Old Port of Montréal Corporation, Loblaws, and SAIL.
Nathalie is a graduate of the HEC Montréal Business School and the Université de Montréal in marketing and advertising.
Ala joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. in March of 2021 as Accounting Analyst, bringing with her both a curiosity and a passion for numbers and information technologies. Ala’s true commitment for improved business processes, optimized and automated recurring activities, data transformed into insightful financial information is a real asset for the organization. Over the years, Ala has gained strong understanding of and experience in the full cycle of accounting in the telecommunications, distribution, advertising and manufacturing industries.
Born in Moldova, Ala moved to Canada in 2014, where she can now fulfill her love for exploration, trying new things and helping people. Following her studies, she began her career in Finance & Accounting. As an out-of-the-box thinker, she got involved in different areas other than finance like operations, marketing, and customer care where she could develop broader knowledge and successfully tackle rewarding challenges. Ala ran an ad agency for four wonderful years achieving both the agency and the customers’ goals, strengthening customer relationships and diversifying the portfolio.
Ala holds a D.E.S.S. in Management with a major in Accounting & Finance from HEC Montreal, and a B.A. in International Economic Relations from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. She is fluent in French, English, Russian and Romanian.
Justine joined the Strigo team in November of 2022 as Manager, Revenue Management. Today, in addition to being responsible for our margins and revenues, she oversees inventory management, working closely with our Operations team on new projects.
During her six years with the Metro Richelieu grocery chain, working in finance and accounting, Justine acquired a wealth of experience in team management, gaining thorough knowledge of margins and revenues.
Her expertise in inventory management also helped her become a key resource during the implementation of the new semi-automated distribution centers. A seasoned manager who loves a good challenge, Justine truly stands out thanks to her motivation and unparalleled perseverance.
Justine holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from UQAM and a DESS in accounting practice (CPA).
Damien joined Strigo in March of 2021, following an impressive path that led him to Québec from France. Today, he directs our mobile satellite products and services department and has recently been tasked with building a team and leading the development of our future connectivity solutions.
Damien began his career in 2008 at Thales Avionics, where he worked on satellite positioning systems, leading the development of product innovation. In 2011, he joined the Volvo Group, where he designed the information and entertainment system for the next generation of Volvo and Renault trucks. From there he moved to Alstom Transport, where he was promoted to Manager of the Train Control and Monitoring System product line, improving the competitiveness of large-scale international projects. In 2017, Damien joined Bombardier Business Aircraft as product manager for the Challenger 350/3500, overseeing numerous changes to integrated systems for this world-leading jet.
Damien holds a degree in Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from the CPE Lyon school of engineering (France and an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from HEC Montréal.
Sylvain joined Terrestar in 2015 and has been instrumental in the roll-out of Terrestar’s new Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), Strigo. His role at Terrestar encompasses network engineering and strategy for mobile satellite services and Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC). His scope of responsibilities includes coverage definition, RF design, site build, core network, as well as continuous coordination activities between MSS and terrestrial services (ATC).
Sylvain also oversees long-term planning activities, including technological vision, strategic options definition, rollout strategies, technology watch and roadmap, technology standard and spectrum bands evolution, follow-up of outcomes from diverse standard bodies across the world, ISED standard releases and consultation, and spectrum auctions.
Sylvain holds a B.Sc. in Physics Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales. He is also a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.
Manal joined Strigo in November 2022 as Director of Product Management, responsible for ensuring product-market fit, and the go-to-market strategy.
Manal began her career in the aerospace industry in Hamburg, Germany, and then Toulouse, France, where she held key project management and supplier management positions for the Airbus A380 and A350 before becoming a Lead Auditor in ISO 9002, ensuring European Airbus suppliers were ISO 9002 compliant and helping them improve their Quality Management Systems.
Following her MBA in entrepreneurship and financial management, Manal joined one of the Big 4s, EY, where she led projects in PLM, IoT and process optimization in the pharmaceutical, automotive and wind energy sectors. Upon moving to Montreal, Manal discovered her true passion for product management at Bombardier, where she led the cabin innovation roadmap for the company's business jet portfolio.
Manal holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University and an MBA from the Hamburg School of Business Administration.
Don joined TerreStar Solutions Inc. early in 2020, overseeing day-to-day Network Operations of the Allan Park Gateway, while supporting engineering during network upgrades, changes, and improvements.
Don has nearly four decades’ experience operating and maintaining satellite earth stations and gateways. He is familiar with all of the technical and operational aspects of satellite communications, having started his career at Telesat, where he rose to become Manager of the Toronto Teleport (Telesat’s largest gateway, operating dozens of critical uplink services across multiple satellite payloads). At Telesat, Don was also responsible for a Hughes VSAT hub and critical facilities such as UPS/generators, and RF transmitters. Later, while at Star Choice/Shaw Direct, Don managed over a dozen remote gateway/uplinks across Canada and was responsible for satellite service engineering, and service migrations across new satellites and new products/technologies as Shaw’s Principal Satellite Architect.
Benoit joined the Strigo team in September 2020. With over 30 years of experience in finance, he brings tremendous depth in the Company’s finance team. Following five years at Teleglobe Canada, where he developed his keen, analytical mind, he moved to Microcell Telecommunications (Fido™), overseeing advanced financial analysis processes, implementing financial reporting and developing specific performance indicators that were essential to decision-making by senior management. He also helped ensure the complete financial transition involved in the acquisition of Microcell by Rogers communications. From there, Benoit moved on to Cossette Communication as Controller General and then, Astral Media, as Financial Information Director, responsible for the complete review of the financial reporting process. Following the sale of Astral Media to BCE, Benoit pursued his career as Vice President of Finance at Groupe Laperrière Verreault and Financial Information Manager at Bombardier Recreational Products.
Benoit is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec (CPA CA) and holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal in addition to a BA in recreation from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Damia joined Strigo in October of 2022 as an Administrator of Accounts Payables and Receivables, ensuring the proper maintenance of all accounting records, and assisting the management team with all financial reporting and analysis.
Following a decade of accounting experience where she managed clients including Walmart, Costco and Amazon, Damia mastered the complete accounting cycle. She has a wealth of experience in accounts payable for local and international suppliers, and bank reconciliation processes. And has also played an active role in the production of periodic financial reports, having undertaken numerous auditing, review and certification assignments.
Damia is always ready for a new challenge and is thrilled to work with innovative companies. So, she previously launched her own communication and publishing company, ensuring the management and business development for her start-up.
Damia holds a B.A. in Finance & Accounting from the École Supérieure d'Alger.
Enrique joined Strigo in August 2021 as Market Intelligence Manager. In July 2022, he was appointed Director in charge of the Program Coordination Office where he is responsible for defining and deploying project and process management best practices across the organization. As part of his mandate, he oversees alignment of business priorities and resource allocation with the overall corporate strategy.
Before joining Strigo, Enrique spent almost 10 years in the aerospace industry fulfilling key operational and strategic roles and leading several business transformation initiatives. At Bombardier Business Aircraft, Enrique was responsible for developing and maintaining the strategic product roadmap in addition to acting as the principal lead for the Go-to-market efforts for the company’s latest product launch. As part of his professional background, Enrique is particularly interested in disruptive technologies like advanced data analysis, machine learning and robot-process automation.
Enrique holds a B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering, an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University in Sweden, and an MBA from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.
Raghda joined Strigo’s Product Planning and Development team in September of 2022, and is responsible for implementing a test-and-validation strategy for our new satellite communication solutions. In a word, she’s thrilled to help reimagine the future of telecommunications.
After completion of her studies in electrical engineering, Raghda joined Sagemcom, a major player in energy and water management and control solutions, where she validated and integrated smart meters and deployed smart grid networks throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.
Eager for a new adventure, she moved to Canada in 2019, overseeing the validation of LeddarEngine automotive products for Leddartech Inc., while implementing safety-compliance validation processes and testing automation solutions to ensure non-regression of deliverables.
Raghda holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Engineering School in Tunisia.