Our team

Partners for success

Thanks to their complimentary expertise, our team of professionals can provide you with proper and effective support at any stage of your business’ growth.

Direction

Josée Fortin

MBA, ASC

Executive Director

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Josée Fortin

MBA, ASC

Executive Director

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An orchestra conductor waving her baton with finesse, while ensuring the organization’s good governance. Josée seeks to produce a grand harmonious symphony from Sherbrooke Innopole’s business strategies blending its economic development vision, its partners, and its regional, national, and international relations with our strategic planning.

Passions: Music, movies, mountain hiking, cycling, travelling, reading

Business Services

Marie-France Audet

B.B.A.

Director, Business Services – Financing

819 821-5577 ext. 203

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Marie-France Audet

B.B.A.

Director, Business Services – Financing

819 821-5577 ext. 203

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Marie-France plays a vital role… she holds the purse strings. She is always eager to loosen them for innovative projects that promise growth and success.

Passions: cooking and enjoying good times with friends, singing, reading, watching good movies with her family

Martine Courtemanche

Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies

819 821-5577 ext. 131

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Martine Courtemanche

Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies

819 821-5577 ext. 131

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With her numerous combinations of expertise: Science & business, pharmaceuticals & medical technologies, start-ups & expansions, marketing & financing… Martine is a detective on the search for contacts, and for creative and pragmatic solutions.

Passions: reading detective novels, cooking appetizers and desserts, discovering new regions

Myriam Bélisle

B. Sc., MBA

Director, Business Services – Cleantech

819 821-5577 ext. 113

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Myriam Bélisle

B. Sc., MBA

Director, Business Services – Cleantech

819 821-5577 ext. 113

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Myriam lays the groundwork conducive to your success: She will link you to her business environment, enhance your project with her sector-based expertise, and help you focus your energy (renewable) on priorities, for performance and sustainable growth.

Passions : horseback riding, nature, fishing, scuba diving, hockey, travelling

Marc-Henri Faure

Director, Business Services – Information Technology

819 821-5577 ext. 130

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Marc-Henri Faure

Director, Business Services – Information Technology

819 821-5577 ext. 130

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Marc-Henri is an agent of change, his favourite subjects being entrepreneurship and technologies. A former entrepreneur, he is passionate about the smart cities and open data movement, as well as the social responsibility and sustainable development of businesses.

Passions: splitboarding, hiking, swimming, great food, and family

Nathalie Prince

B.B.A., Ec. D.

Director, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 821-5577 ext. 201

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Nathalie Prince

B.B.A., Ec. D.

Director, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 821-5577 ext. 201

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Nathalie has been working for Sherbrooke manufacturing companies for more than 20 years. She welcomes new businesses and helps them with their implementation efforts, in addition to supporting local companies with their projects to grow, relocate, innovate, etc.

Passions: the outdoors (hiking, skiing, sailing…), travelling, having good times with family and friends

Éric Asselin

PMP

Project Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 114

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Éric Asselin

PMP

Project Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 114

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Éric is a creative soul. Always seeking out innovation and original ways of attaining objectives, he is a jack-of-all-trades and has a wide variety of interests. His motivation: getting results for people, in partnership with them.

His passions include watching movies, hiking up mountain trails, and fine dining (with a good bottle of wine).

Jérémy Laplante-Chapdelaine

Intern, Support Practices Development

819 821-5577 ext. 132

Jérémy Laplante-Chapdelaine

Intern, Support Practices Development

819 821-5577 ext. 132

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Nathalie Ouellet

Ec. D., GCC

Advisor, Business Services

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Nathalie Ouellet

Ec. D., GCC

Advisor, Business Services

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Nathalie thrives on learning more and more about Sherbrooke’s manufacturing companies and helping them with their growth plans. She is always ready to share her extensive network of contacts with them. 

Passions: dragon boating and other sports, exploring flea markets to find old items from Sherbrooke, attending musical performances, and enjoying time with friends!

Marleen Purcell

Real Estate Advisor

819 821-5577 ext. 227

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Marleen Purcell

Real Estate Advisor

819 821-5577 ext. 227

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In sprint or marathon mode, Marlene will contribute to the success of your site location plans. From an existing space to a new building, she will provide support all along the way and make each step of your journey easier.

Passions: running, mountain hiking, kayaking, travelling, singing, reading, and… rabbits

Michel Rousseau

Advisor, Business Services – Start-up

819 821-5577 ext. 123

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Michel Rousseau

Advisor, Business Services – Start-up

819 821-5577 ext. 123

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Michel is a navigator beyond compare: He is deft at adjusting his sails regardless of the company’s start-up, new generation, or relaunch status, through which he will provide you with support. A person of action, experience, and teamwork, he will help you reach your destination.

Passions: sailing, cycling, everything conducive to enjoying time outside, including family and the dog

Nathalie Saint-Pierre

M. Sc.

Advisor, Business Services – Financing

819 821-5577 ext. 112

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Nathalie Saint-Pierre

M. Sc.

Advisor, Business Services – Financing

819 821-5577 ext. 112

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An avid economist whose professional experience has been focused on technological SMEs, Nathalie oversees Sherbrooke Innopole’s investment portfolio.

Passions: reading, music, yoga, and animals

Project Management

Christine Poulin

Project Management Coordinator

819 821-5577 ext. 127

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Christine Poulin

Project Management Coordinator

819 821-5577 ext. 127

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Christine is a communications artist. With poetry and flair, she sculpts ambitious projects from A to Z– from events to videos, including their design and marketing… all at the same time.

Passions: music, photography, movies, cooking, family!

Florence Béland

Project Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 306

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Florence Béland

Project Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 306

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Florence is a creative ball of energy who adds flair to all her projects. Passionate about event organisation and communications, she loves taking on challenges, with a big smile on her face!

Her passions include improv, theatre, downhill skiing, visual arts, and photography.

Anne-Marie Côté

Project Manager – J’adopte l’Estrie

819 821-5577 ext. 128

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Anne-Marie Côté

Project Manager – J’adopte l’Estrie

819 821-5577 ext. 128

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Anne-Marie is a very wise person. She informs, supports, and advises students from all disciplines on their way to exciting careers in the Estrie region, by providing them with tools to success. Nothing pertaining to employability and education escapes her; she is also a master of acronyms.

Passions: music, cheesy old stuff, acronyms, and her son

Michelle Dallaire

Business Mentoring Coordinator

819 821-5577 ext. 205

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Michelle Dallaire

Business Mentoring Coordinator

819 821-5577 ext. 205

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Michelle loves people and strongly motivates them to attain their full potential. Her days are devoted to event organization, coordination, and promotion.

Passions: family, travelling, cooking, attending shows (comedy, plays, music), creative projects, and renovating

Josiane Guay

Communications and Public Relations Agent

819 821-5577 ext. 111

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Josiane Guay

Communications and Public Relations Agent

819 821-5577 ext. 111

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Josiane is a multidisciplinary acrobat, always juggling social networks, the web, writing, graphic design, logistics…, and the unexpected, with creativity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Passions: travelling, reading, discovering, cooking… and eating well and slo-w-ly

Myriam Gagnon-Couture

M. Sc., CHRP

Advisor, Talent Attraction

819 821-5577 ext. 126

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Myriam Gagnon-Couture

M. Sc., CHRP

Advisor, Talent Attraction

819 821-5577 ext. 126

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Myriam tackles labour issues as a seasoned rock climber would climb a wall. She brims with creativity when it’s time to search for innovative solutions to a talent shortage. A globetrotter, she goes all around the world to find the best candidates.

Passions: travelling, cooking and winemaking, climbing

Administrative Services

Line Breault

Administrative Services Agent

819 821-5577 ext. 105

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Line Breault

Administrative Services Agent

819 821-5577 ext. 105

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Line is discreet by nature. She tackles mountains of numbers and prepares month ends with resolve, in a superb work environment.

Passions: hiking, horticulture, travelling, and family

Julie Lachapelle

Executive Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 103

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Julie Lachapelle

Executive Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 103

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Julie is the team’s most senior member; she knows all of the organization’s greatest secrets. She is the “specialist” when it comes to complicated puzzles to solve, like agenda management, and meeting organization.

Passions: family, volleyball, golf, walking, patio-BBQ-pool (to relax of course!)

June Ellyson

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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June Ellyson

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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June’s name suits her well! She has a sunny disposition and a warm smile for everyone, whether they are an employee, a client or a partner calling or walking through the front door. Like a ninja, she gets a hundred and one things done in the most subtle way, with professionalism and the utmost attention to detail in support of the entire work team.

Passions: Crossfit, hiking, books and movies

Thalie Gouslisty-Leblanc

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk (maternity leave)

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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Thalie Gouslisty-Leblanc

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk (maternity leave)

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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Thalie’s smile is what first greets anyone walking through the door. In charge of routine business, she ensures that the office functions smoothly, greasing gears and putting out fires. Luckily for us, she loves action and coffee.

Passions: travelling, cooking, reading, sociology!

Estrie Projects

Antoni Daigle

Industrial Symbiosis Coordinator
Synergie Estrie / Sherbrooke

819 821-5577 ext. 208

Antoni Daigle

Industrial Symbiosis Coordinator
Synergie Estrie / Sherbrooke

819 821-5577 ext. 208

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