Christian Coutu

Partner, President and CEO

“Competition only exists if you choose to follow the leader.” – Earl Nightingale

Business leadership and visionary

Passionate and creative, Christian constantly seeks innovation. Honest and authentic, he is an entrepreneur through and through, and dedicates himself body and soul to his clients’ projects and their success.

Known and respected in the industry, he started in the sector of marketing communications, quickly recognizing the role of IT in managing target markets.

In 1999, he becomes partner with Andrée Blais, founder of GTI Canada. Together, they decide to offer IT services to a clientele of entrepreneurs and managers hoping to achieve growth, profitability and efficiency objectives. Under his presidency, the company takes off, and in 2019, GTI Canada celebrates its 30 years in business!

Invited to share his vision, this ambitious businessman admits his plans to expand the company outside of Quebec and conquer the Canadian market!

Andrée Blais

Founding Partner, Vice-President Software Solutions

“Become the one you are. Do what only you can do.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Entrepreneure et conceptrice de solutions logicielles hors pair

Andrée is rigorous, has incredible analytic abilities, and is unfailingly reliable. Born in a family of entrepreneurs and focusing her know-how on a growing SMB, she quickly saw the tremendous potential that information technologies can represent for business leaders. An expert in the analysis of business processes, she is a pioneer in the design of business solutions for SMB, and continues to expertly lead large-scale projects.

Since she founded GTI in 1989, Andrée has successfully built solid and lasting business relations with her clients. This multi-talented businesswoman prefers maintaining direct relationships with each of them to better understand their needs and offer customized solutions designed by the GTI team.

Karim Kendjouh

Partner, Vice President, Digital Ecosystems

Technology and innovation specialist

With nearly 24 years of experience in the field of new technologies and innovation, Karim has contributed to the growth of Sid Lee for over 12 years, as a partner and Vice President of Technology & Innovation.

Karim is a technology and innovation specialist with a visionary approach, who excels at creatively merging innovative technologies and social business.

Francis Blanchette, CPA

Vice president, Finances and Administration

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Financial operations specialist

With over 10 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Francis has acquired and developed various financial skills in several different industries.

Always on the lookout for new innovations, he easily adapts himself to his environment, identifies issues and offers solutions to optimize the company’s business processes.

Raphaël Paillard

Vice President, Managed Services & CTO

“Remember to look at the stars and not down at your feet” – Stephen Hawking

Creator of value and innovation

A seasoned and enthusiastic professional with nearly 20 years of experience and numerous accomplishments in the managed services industry, Raphaël has a degree in Business Administration and has numerous accreditations in technology and work team management.

Thanks to his experience combined with a solid technical background, Raphaël helps give new rise to our Managed Services division. Responsible for growing GTI’s product and service offering, he leads a multidisciplinary team of more than 30 people. His ability to popularize technologies and motivate his teams by achieving results make him an asset for our customers and our employees.

Jocelyn Ostiguy

Software Solutions Director

« To gather is a start, to stick together is a progress, to work together is a success. » – Henry Ford

Team leader and manager in Software Solutions

With great human qualities, Jocelyn has years of expertise in the field of IT over more than 15 years of experience in leadership and coordination in design and communications.

During all these years, his career also led him to accumulate 14 years in adult education.

Featuring several strings to his bow, the designer in him is all the more an asset on which GTI can count.
His experience and communication skills also make him an accomplished team manager and planner for GTI.

Sébastien Plante

Operations & Customers Director

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Customer Service and Technical Specialist

Gifted with a great analytical capability, Sébastien understands IT-related concerns in companies. His 10 technical proven experience years give him approved knowledge combined with genuine managerial talents.

Both methodic and rigorous, Sébastien makes sure that the Outsourcing team always delivers high quality services.

In 2016, he had the will to improve his management knowledges and succeeded with a project management diploma from HEC.

Sébastien knows well how to prioritize his work and always put customer relation in the heart of his preoccupation.

As a team player and a communicative person, he does his best to popularize technical jargon to adapt to his interlocutors.