Our passionate and experienced board members are key contributors to Solotech’s ongoing success as a leader in AV and entertainment technologies. They represent the best minds in the business and believe there is no project too complex and no challenge that can’t be met when it comes to Solotech turning their clients’ visions into spectacular realities.
Martin Tremblay has been President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2017. From 2008 to 2016, Martin was President of Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment in Los Angeles, USA. During his tenure, the company became a highly successful worldwide videogame publisher with revenues in excess of $1.5B. Prior to this role, from 2006 to 2008, he was President of Vivendi Games Worldwide Studios in Los Angeles, USA, a world leader in videogames, during which time he led the company through its successful $18.1B merger with Activision to create the global interactive entertainment company now known as Activision Blizzard.
From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Tremblay was President of Ubisoft Montreal, where he led the Montreal studios, strategically grew the company from 300 to 1,500 employees and played an important leadership role in ensuring its remarkable creative and commercial success.
Mr. Tremblay started his career in 1989 with the family business in the construction industry, holding various senior management roles for almost ten years. He holds a Finance degree in Business Administration from Université Laval and an M.B.A. from Université de Sherbrooke. He is a Quartier de l’Innovation (Montreal) board member, a Université de Sherbrooke governor and a Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) member. In 2017, Université Laval awarded him the prestigious Hermes prize in recognition for his high-profile international career. He also served for several years as a board member of the Electronic Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, both located in California in the United States. Mr. Tremblay is also socially involved in various organizations such as the Alzheimer Society, Centraide and many other charity organizations that support people in need.
Pierre Boivin is the President and CEO of Claridge, a private investment firm that represents the interests of the Stephen Bronfman family. He leads a team of professionals in developing a diversified portfolio of private, public market and real estate investments.
He is a board member of Claridge and also sits on the Boards of the National Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire and The CH Group and is Chairman of the Board of Solotech.
In addition, Mr. Boivin is a Quartier de l’Innovation de Montréal board member, Co-Chair of the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Cluster Steering Committee and Chairman of the Board of Mila. Pierre Boivin is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, and he contributes to fostering entrepreneurship at the École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce and the Institute of Leadership in Management.
Pierre Boivin was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Université de Montréal and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009. He was named “most socially committed top executive” by Les Affaires in 2015 and was appointed to the Ordre national du Québec in 2017.
Sylvain Vincent has been a Director of Solotech and the Chair of the Audit Committee since November 2016. He is also Chair of the Board of the Directors of Termaco and a member of the following boards of directors: The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, HEC Montréal, Montréal Relève and the Evenko Foundation. In addition, he serves as a coach for executives as part of the training program at Groupe Hélios.
Throughout his career, Mr. Vincent has served as chairperson or treasurer for not-for-profit boards and professional associations. He held the position of Chair for the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. He served over 35 years at EY, where he held the position of Associate Director for Quebec and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian market when he retired in June 2016. Mr. Vincent has worked with a wide range of clients in various industries and has put his expertise to use in several sectors, including restructuring, financing, infrastructures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Sylvain Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from HEC Montréal. He is also a Fellow of the Québec Order of Chartered Accountants and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
BA, MIR, CIRC
Jean-Louis Poirier has been a Director of Solotech and the Chairman of the HR Committee since January 2014. He has more than thirty years’ experience and has held several senior management positions in human resources, labour relations and general management throughout his career. Having worked in the food industry for more than 18 years, notably at Provigo and Métro-Richelieu, he then joined Bombardier Inc. where he mainly worked with the international aerospace and transportation groups.
Mr. Poirier now devotes his time and energy to coaching business leaders as a strategic advisor (“executive coach”) and corporate director, ensuring the implementation of best practices in human resources management, ethics and corporate governance.
Jean-Louis Poirier holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal. He holds the professional designation of Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor (CIRC) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Since 1990, he has been president of Transit-Jeunesse, a shelter for young girls.
Louis Parenteau has been a member of Solotech’s Executive Committee and Human Resources Committee since 2015. Mr. Parenteau also acts as a strategic advisor to local and foreign producers who develop artistic projects on the international market.
From 1983 to 1992, he practiced law in Lavery De Billy’s business law department in Montréal, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and financing, banking, real estate, commercial, corporate and intellectual property law. He then joined Cirque du Soleil as Vice-President, Legal and Commercial Affairs, to found and manage the company’s legal department, which eventually included lawyers in Montreal, Amsterdam and Singapore, before being appointed Executive Vice-President, Corporate and Commercial Development. In 2002, he became President of Dragone, a new company specialized in the creation and production of shows founded by Franco Dragone.
Louis Parenteau holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1983.