What was supposed to be a simple summer job has transformed into a true life project for Marc Boutet. He cofounded De Marque at the age of 15 years old, and has since then constantly showed avant-gardism and innovation. For 25 years, he has renewed himself and enabled his company to prosper. His flair, ambition, relational skills and ability to share have made him a recognized entrepreneur in his field. He believes in the importance of cultural diversity – from the diversity of books available to the multiplicity of retail outlets around the world, making it possible to reach anyone and everyone.
"Technology without People doesn’t work. People without Technology doesn’t scale."
Mark Turrell, Entrepreneur
Christian has been part of De Marque since the very beginning. Within the company, he has worked as a programmer, designer, project manager and team leader. From the 1990s, he has coordinated the digitization of books, magazines and encyclopedias as well as their distribution onto CD-ROMs and the Internet. He has also headed the development of software and web projects, including Tap’Touche and BudgetExpress, two jewels of the software industry in Quebec. Since 2009, he has been completely devoted to leading and supporting the work of teams developing and operating the company’s digital platforms.
Marie has roughly 20 years experience in strategic development and marketing. Over this time, she acquired a thorough understanding of best practices and principles in sales and market development. Regardless of business sector, she constantly demonstrated outstanding strategic vision and a great sense of communication. These qualities enabled her to both seal partnerships and establish long lasting relationships with major players, entirely based on trust. A unifying force, she is always accessible and mindful, coaching her team members at De Marque into exceeding expectations and achieving common goals.
Karl has fifteen years of experience in finance and management. A graduate of Université Laval, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and also holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant. He also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialized in management accounting. Accurate, efficient and knowledgeable, he has held several executive positions in various private firms, such as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Petrolia.