About.

We are driven by a passion for exceeding expectations in the pursuit of our goals and dreams. We believe that happiness leads to profits, and not the other way around.

At PNR, we specialize in both strategy as well as execution, guiding our clients throughout the process, ensuring that their priorities and goals are realized.

PNR was created to help companies reshape their DNA and we do so by aligning corporate strategy with their tech strategy. We take advantage of synergies between large corporations and tech SMBs. We leverage the agility of startups and apply that to the operating model of large organizations.

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We subscribe to Warren Buffet’s philosophy:
Look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. If you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.
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Martin Gourdeau


Martin is an operations and technology executive with over 15 years experience building high performance teams within a wide range of industries. Before PNR, Martin was VP Operations at Global Eagle Entertainment, the world leader in in-flight entertainment.

In his role Martin led a significant restructuring and post-M&A integration initiative to optimize resources, lower attrition and significantly improve bottom line results. Previously, Martin took the lead as head of operations at nventive: a mobile applications agency working with marquee clients such as Expedia, Yelp and Bloomberg. During his tenure, the company grew from 15 to 100+ employees in 18 months.

In 2004, he joined Electronic Arts in a technology role, and eventually transitioned to Director of Operations for the new world class game development studio. The studio scaled from 30 employees to more than 800 over a span of 7 years. Before EA, Martin began his professional journey as an IT consultant in the special effects and super-computing space. In his free time, Martin enjoys Kitesurfing, Crossfit training and riding his motorcycle.

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Nectarios Economakis


Nectarios was the first employee in business development at Google Montreal, helping to generate a year-over-year average growth of 50% since 2011. He participated in the growth of sales and profitability of many large corporations.

Previously, he held positions at Cesart Marketing and Media Experts where he led their search marketing teams. Nectar holds a MSc from the John Molson School of Business, where his thesis compared the effects of online advertising on consumer search behavior. He is an investor, and sits on the board of several start ups. When he can, he rides his road bike and watches habs games.

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Jean-Francois Leduc


JF is an entrepreneur, executive, lawyer and angel investor. Formerly partner of one of the largest agencies in Canada, he was initially Chief Revenue Officer, then Head of Corporate Development. Following a few years of revenue and profit growth, he eventually managed all steps leading to the acquisition of the company by Dentsu-Aegis Media – a world leading advertising company. Previously, JF spent many years with Yahoo!, leading business development across Quebec and negotiating advertising agreements with many key clients. JF used to practice corporate and Internet law for Gesca, Power Corporation’s multimedia group and several law firms in Europe.

These days, most of his time is spent with fast growing technology companies focusing on management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and executive search. He enjoys kitesurfing, soccer and hockey all year long.

Senior Engagement Manager

Anca Ivanov


Anca holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration with Great Distinction and with a focus on strategy, international business and marketing from HEC Montréal.

Before PNR, Anca worked in marketing and product development for multiple B2B technology firms in Montreal, both on the hardware and the software side. She was focused on developing the right feature set for the most profitable target market and communicating a clear value proposition to its audience.

Anca is passionate about ensuring that the right strategy is properly implemented and operationalized across the organization. When she is not working, Anca can be found on a volleyball court, reading a Nordic Noir book or volunteering as Director of Events for TEDxMontreal.

Engagement Manager

Antoine Buteau


Antoine holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and a Certificate in Computer Science from Laval University.

Before PNR, Antoine worked at Coveo as a Solution Specialist. He was responsible for implementing Coveo search engine solutions with clients in healthcare, technology and consumer goods. Antoine also worked as a freelance consultant where he helped organizations in IT Selection, IT Implementation, Product Management and IT Project Recovery.

Outside of work, Antoine spends time training at the gym, playing hockey and listening to Japanese jazz. He also enjoys reading, building relationships and drinking strong coffee while eating Mexican food.

Advisors.

I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it --- Albert Einstein

Dominic Jaar

Partner & National leader, IMS KPMG

Francis Trudeau

VP Aquisitions & Treasury V7 International

Genevieve Guay

VP, Digital & Programmatic Dentsu Aegis Network

Richard Cohene

consumer marketer facebook

Stephane Hamel

President Immeria Consulting Services

Pat Préfontaine

chief commercial officer Black Swan

Kyle Langenbach

Founder and Managing Director Music Traveler