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Founder of Les Éclairés, Valérie Lesage is an author, coach and entrepreneurial columnist for the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec. She specializes in storytelling, leadership development and experience transfer.
Christophe Robitalle acquired Matelas Confort with his partner in September 2021, following lengthy negotiations with the seller Mario Boivin, which he was able to conclude. Driven by his desire to be an entrepreneur from a very young age, Christophe launched himself into the world of entrepreneurship at the age of 20, with his partner, where he bought a franchise of the Yuzu sushi chain that was in bad shape, which he managed to relaunch and sell two years later to finance his future project. He then bought an Aerosim Experience franchise in 2016, for which he had big plans to expand into a state-of-the-art entertainment centre, but which was hampered by Covid. Thus, it is on the strength of his experiences that Christophe manages to build trust and convince the seller of Matelas Confort, who had already turned down two takeover offers, of his entrepreneurial talents and his vision for the future of the company.
Alexandre Ollive joined the CTEQ as Director General in December 2021. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and Innovation Management (MBA) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and has over 10 years of experience in business coaching. Mr. Ollive has developed a very good knowledge of the opportunities and needs in several sectors of the Quebec economy, from the cultural sector to the industrial sector, including the social economy. Focused on development and results, Mr. Ollive has a rich profile that he puts to good use for Quebec entrepreneurs.