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Partner Bios

Jean Bourgeois, managing partner

Partner acting as President of Exprolink and Omega.

Jean Bourgeois

Jean Bourgeois, CA, CMA, MBA, is Managing Partner at Viconnex, is an experienced executive specialized in growth transformation, M&A, turnaround and start-up initiatives.

Throughout his career Jean has been bringing creative development and management strategy to the table that enables growth, profit and sustainable practices.

As CEO and Board Member of a large waste equipment manufacturer from 2005 to 2010 he directed the company, which began as a small specialty manufacturer, to become the third largest player shaping the solid waste industry in North America.

From 2000 to 2005, Jean co-founded and presided over an IT software company and was primarily responsible for strategic orientation and positioning, business development including sales and marketing and liaison with 25 investors and a venture capital firm. The firm was later sold to a publicly-held corporation. Nine years prior to this, he had a flourishing career with the largest professional firm in the world.

Jean is known for his ability to build strong relationships and implement effective governance practices among different stakeholders. He is a strategic, adaptive and energetic leader with a strong performance mindset. As an active member of several boards, Jean’s insight is well-respected and appreciated and he is greatly sought after as an advisor by several regional and national corporations.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

  • Executive Management
  • M & A, Financing and Turnaround
  • Corporate Performance Management and Governance

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Louis-Martin Durand, finance & administration partner

Partner acting as President of Permafib.

Louis-Martin Durand

Louis-Martin Durand, CA, MBA, is Finance & Administration Partner of Viconnex, who began his career with the largest professional firm in the early 1990s.

Louis-Martin’s financial expertise is global; ranging from financial audits to implementing and expanding business systems, to raising substantial capital and executive management. After working with an International multi-national company and a Canadian-based television network, until early 2000, Louis-Martin became a founding partner of an IT software company, a very successful firm specializing in regulatory compliance consultancy, which in 2006 was sold to a publicly held corporation.

In 2007 Louis-Martin and his associate Jean Bourgeois established a financial consultancy firm, of which he is President and currently services several top tier, corporate clients and enjoys a healthy profit, despite being only 4 years old.

The firm was later sold to a publicly held corporation.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

  • Finance and Administration
  • Business Development
  • Process reengineering

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Eric Tremblay - sales & marketing partner

Partner acting as President of Terix-Envirogaz.

Eric Tremblay


Eric Tremblay, is Partner, Sales and Marketing at Viconnex.  He is a professional engineer with a unique set of engineering and marketing skills, with extensive background in industrial sales and marketing strategies in the manufacturing and waste management industries.

During his career, he has led various teams of product, marketing and sales professionals, and has been instrumental in implementing global marketing strategies, strategic product development and performance-related sales projects.

Prior to his partnership at Viconnex, he was Vice-President of a leading solid waste collection equipment manufacturer for six years, prior to which he was a successful entrepreneur and independent industrial marketing consultant.

With over 20 years of experience in industrial sales, marketing and product management, he has contributed to the development, launch and life-cycle management of more than 50 families of products, ranging from plastics to air pollution control equipment to telecoms and solid waste equipment.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Montreal’s School of Engineering (Ecole Polytechnique) and is professionally trained in product development; reinforced plastics, export; OFC; OIQ and TAPPI.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

  • Industrial sales & marketing
  • Sales management & performance strategies
  • Strategic marketing & sales

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