International experts network
Our hands-on expertise, wide network of collaborators and practical solutions, help to accelerate our clients learning processes, make new contacts in the country, establish overseas sales presence, access financing, secure legal services and human resources necessary to meet specific business goals.
Entrepreneur, speaker and author Francine Masson M.B.A. is dynamic and passionate about innovation. In addition to teaching each week at the University in innovation management, she travels across Quebec and internationally to share her passion with entrepreneurs and economic development partners. With 23 years of experience in business development, marketing and management of innovation, she has contributed to the growth of more than a thousand companies. Francine Masson’s expertise in strategies, business models and international trade, primarily in technology sectors, bio and food will guide you through your international venture.
40 years of experience in Management, Business development and marketing in the Information technology industry and Economic development. He participated in the creation of multiple organisation (from High tech SME to Technology Marketing for Defense and security up to the valorization or Research (SOVAR) and a start up nursery Émergence Entrepreneur. His expertise are in project management, engineering business processes, pre-commercialisation and start-up, transfert and valorization of technologies up to IPO in financing.
Alain also managed major affiliates such as AT&T, Nortel, Bell Canada and the Metropolitan Technology Park of Québec City.
Leena Pishe Thomas
Leena has 18 years’ experience in the field of International Business and Project Management in the Energy and Environment, Lifesciences, ICT and Education Sector and has worked with various European, North American and Asian organizations. Leena established Global Business Inroads (www.globalbusinessinroads.com) in September 2009 to assist and serve Government, NGOs, Financial Institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral Funding agencies and Private Sector organizations.
To date, GBI has worked with several international clients in managing their technology/solution entry into India. Leena is developing GBI and it’s team to serve our global clientele with technology management and commercialization in new markets as well as program and ecosystem development required for deploying and scaling technologies in Cleantech, biotech and ICT.
From 2009 to 2012, as Director of Défi Innovation Estrie (Subsidiary of the Eastern Townships Economic Development Corporation), François Godbout organized and provided support services to innovative projects and businesses in the Quebec – Eastern Townships region, in collaboration with economic development partners, thereby demonstrating the strategic importance of innovation as a growth accelerator for business.
Before returning to his activities as an International Business Consultant specialized on Brazil, he assumed the position of Strategic Advisor to Economics Affairs for the Government of Quebec – Canada, in its Sao Paulo Office – Brazil, for the period of 2012 to 2014. François Godbout supported business export projects and strategic partnerships, as well as institutional and scientific collaborative research and innovation programs.
An incubation and acceleration expert with 20 years of hands-on experience in assisting the creation and modelling of innovation-based business-support intermediaries in geographical Europe, the MENA Region, South-East Asia, and Africa. An expert in supporting regions and innovation ecosystems to set up holistic services for entrepreneurs. A seasoned expert in setting up and managing monitoring and evaluation systems for entrepreneurship and local economic development programs. An effective business developer, experienced in crafting efficient solutions and proposals that will meet the needs of clients and communities. A skilled trainer, publication writer and speaker.
In the last 20 years I have consulted for many different organizations that share one core value: dedication to balanced growth!