PNR Insights | New Beginnings

February 1, 2022

Hi everyone! 

We hope that you are having a great start to your year. This quarterly update is a bit late but with good reason. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website

The new site better explains our mission of helping organizations achieve their vision with certainty. We also wanted to highlight our team and explain our productized service model. We hope it also looks a bit better!

One big idea

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the British rowing team unexpectedly won the Men’s Eight Rowing gold medal. Apparently it did so by obsessively asking one simple question over and over again: “Will it make the boat go faster?” They asked this question when choosing the next meal, choosing what to drink, how much time to sleep and so on. 

Alignment is a powerful concept when it comes to combating inertia. Teams that are not aligned focus on hitting on the minimum target and then spend the rest of their time in non-value added activities.

It should be of no surprise that the best companies have their purpose, strategy and organizational capabilities in sync. Aligned teams make decisions and actions such that they support the achievement of strategic goals.

We published a framework for measuring your team’s alignment and improving it over time. 

Some company news

We’re excited to announce two new members to the PNR team!

Claudelle Latour, Senior Engagement Manager 

Since Claudelle graduated from Polytechnique (Industrial Engineering), then HEC (D.E.S.S. in management), she has always been working in the technology field. She has developed a strong interest for these fast growing, adaptable, and customer-centric companies. Claudelle makes use of her operational knowledge acquired from working in product development to profit as a Senior Engagement Manager at the PNR. Outside of work, Claudelle likes to spend time outdoors, whether in the city or in nature, always in good company!

Jonathan Gaudette, Vice-President Products

Jonathan has been specializing in product strategy for over 18 years. At PNR, he is responsible for the platform, as well as supporting shareholders and management teams in the various stages of strategic planning.

Jonathan started his career as a project manager in various companies such as Purkinje and Telus Health. He then joined Logibec, where he held various responsibilities for more than ten years in product strategy, marketing and business acquisition. Subsequently, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing Quebec for Petal MD, before continuing his career as a strategic consultant of his own company for various large companies in the medical technology sector.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration MBA from the School of Management of the University of Sherbrooke as well as a PMP certification, Project Management Professional.

Outside of his professional life, Jonathan is passionate about mountain biking, hiking and music.


Our most popular content

Our most downloaded podcasts from the past quarter:

​​Power to the product with Christine Dupuis, VP of Product @ Heyday

We spoke with Christine Dupuis, VP of Product @ Heyday. She is a passionate product and people leader with a track record of developing data-based strategies and driving measurable product growth and team engagement.

Well-known for being analytical, structured and adaptable, she brings together the best of my varied and global experiences (Google, McKinsey, Nonprofits, Start-ups) to motivate teams and drive execution.

Her personal mission is to equalize the field — whether it’s mentoring women in tech, or helping small businesses compete with giants. She is passionate about topics which relate to democratizing access to education and information.

Developing Founders with Janet Bannister, Managing Partner @ Real Ventures

We spoke with Janet Bannister, Managing Partner @ Real Ventures.  Since her first entrepreneurial venture as a teenager, Janet has used her boundless energy and focus to build and shape companies. Part of the Real Ventures team since 2014, she has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively to help them accelerate growth and create meaningful impact. Janet’s experience as a founder, and her work with industry leaders like Procter & Gamble, McKinsey & Co. and eBay, have given her great insight and practical knowledge, which she passes on to the teams she mentors. Given her background transforming eBay from a Collectibles to a Mainstream marketplace and launching and growing Kijiji into one of the most visited websites in Canada, Janet primarily works with entrepreneurs in marketplaces, fintech, future of work, and AI in enterprise settings. A dynamic, high energy person, Janet has also competed internationally in triathlons and loves spending time in nature and with her family.

Building a world-class franchise with JF Coté, CEO @ Sharethrough

We spoke with JF Coté, CEO @ Sharethrough. With over 20 years’ experience in business, JF is an experienced leader and a born innovator: co-founder of district m, he is the chief architect of the company’s corporate strategy and provides leadership to sales and partnership initiatives. Awarded with EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Entrepreneur category, and recognized at the Arista Gala as Young Entrepreneur, JF is recognized in the industry and the market as a leader. He holds an executive MBA from UQAM and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a specialization in Finance from University of Ottawa. JF is a CPA by training and serves as a member of multiple boards to support kids in their education and sports activities. Before Sharethrough, JF shared his expertise with multiple companies in different industries such as Pratt & Whitney (Aerospace), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Investment Banking) and Yellow Pages (Media), for which he co-founded the digital media division, Mediative.

We hope that you have a great 2022!

The PNR Team