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

Sylvain Durocher

M. Sc., MBA

Executive Director

819 821-5577 ext. 122

Sylvain Durocher

M. Sc., MBA

Executive Director

819 821-5577 ext. 122

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Marie-France Audet

B.B.A.

Deputy Executive Director

819 821-5577 ext. 203
819 570-0653

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Marie-France Audet

B.B.A.

Deputy Executive Director

819 821-5577 ext. 203
819 570-0653

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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

Business Services

Martine Courtemanche

Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies

819 239-6850
819 821-5577 ext. 131

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Martine Courtemanche

Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies

819 239-6850
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

Marc-Henri Faure

Director, Business Services – Quantum and Information Technology

819 578-7258
819 821-5577 ext. 130

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Marc-Henri Faure

Director, Business Services – Quantum and Information Technology

819 578-7258
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

819 820-6272
819 821-5577 ext. 201

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Nathalie Prince

B.B.A., Ec. D.

Director, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 820-6272
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

Nathalie Saint-Pierre

M. Sc.

Economist
Director, Business Services – Financing

819 212-3880

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Nathalie Saint-Pierre

M. Sc.

Economist
Director, Business Services – Financing

819 212-3880

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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

Anne-Marie Côté

Project Manager, Students and Graduates Retention

819 821-5577 ext. 128
819 446-6476

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Anne-Marie Côté

Project Manager, Students and Graduates Retention

819 821-5577 ext. 128
819 446-6476

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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 Sherbrooke, 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

819 452-4242

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Michelle Dallaire

Business Mentoring Coordinator

819 452-4242

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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

Myriam Gagnon-Couture

M. Sc., CHRP

Advisor, Talent Attraction and Retention

819 821-5577 ext. 126

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Myriam Gagnon-Couture

M. Sc., CHRP

Advisor, Talent Attraction and Retention

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

Jérémy Laplante-Chapdelaine

M. Sc.

Project Manager

819 475-0952

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Jérémy Laplante-Chapdelaine

M. Sc.

Project Manager

819 475-0952

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Jérémy is a team player who likes to analyze the game. His understanding of complex issues and his innovative strategies allow him to think outside the box when developing new initiatives. His competitive side pushes entrepreneurs to surpass themselves. 

Passions: soccer, football, cycling, video games, board games, travel 

Jean-Marie LeVasseur

CD, B. Sc., MBA

Advisor, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 821-5577 ext. 123
1 514 465-9713

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Jean-Marie LeVasseur

CD, B. Sc., MBA

Advisor, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 821-5577 ext. 123
1 514 465-9713

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Jean-Marie is a long-distance runner with an adventurous spirit. Curious about nature, he is passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on the sustainability of organizations. He can often be found in his workshop repairing just about anything in his fight against obsolescence…

Passions: his grandchildren, piloting, coaching teenagers, curling, and hiking

Marleen Purcell

Real Estate Advisor

819 821-5577 ext. 227
819 574-8504

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Marleen Purcell

Real Estate Advisor

819 821-5577 ext. 227
819 574-8504

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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

Communications

Christine Poulin

Director, Communications

819 821-5577 ext. 127
819 703-0565

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Christine Poulin

Director, Communications

819 821-5577 ext. 127
819 703-0565

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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!

Audrey Bacon

Events and Communications Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 306
1 418 271-0952

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Audrey Bacon

Events and Communications Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 306
1 418 271-0952

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Audrey is a ball of energy, fueled by creativity! Whether it is event management; video, photo or podcast production and realization; graphic design; redaction or translation, you can count on her.

Passions: Literature, cinema, music, cooking, languages and… cats!

Josiane Guay

Web and Communications Manager

819 821-5577 ext. 111

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Josiane Guay

Web and Communications Manager

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

Administrative Services

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!)

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

June Ellyson

Administrative Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 104

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June Ellyson

Administrative Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 104

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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 

Danielle Gélinas

Administrative Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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Danielle Gélinas

Administrative Assistant

819 821-5577 ext. 101

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Danielle has many years of experience as an administrative and executive assistant. By joining the Sherbrooke Innopole team, she brings her support to the professionals in place. The assistance she offers aims to facilitate the work of everyone in the accomplishment of their tasks.

Passions: Cooking, hiking, reading, movies and cats (especially her little Lulu!)