Our Leadership Team

Seasoned financial data & technology executive and entrepreneur with 33 years of experience. In 1985 Francis founded Les Logiciels Kaiser, a software company providing charting and portfolio management software. In 1994 Francis joined Exchange Market Systems and managed its e-brokerage solutions until its acquisition by SunGard in 1999. At SunGard Francis spent twelve years managing its suite of financial data products and services sold worldwide.

Entrepreneur, innovator, and passionate technologist with more than 20 years of experience in developing, architecting, and bringing cutting-edge solutions to market. David Côté co-founded TickSmith in 2012 with the goal of building a company that will transform the world of data, all the while having fun and establishing a strong company culture. He has been instrumental in leading strategic digital transformation projects throughout his career, mobilizing teams that had a significant impact in well-established firms in the capital markets, banking, and travel sectors.

Software development executive with 27 years of experience developing financial technology and solutions at software firms and financial institutions. Since 1991 Marc-André has worked in the field of retail stock brokerage and financial information distribution. He worked first on the technology vendor side with Exchange Market Systems EMS and SunGard and then on the client side at Desjardins securities – Disnat. At EMS Marc-André created technologies for brokerage firms to provide online services. On the client side he managed online services of Desjardins Securities – Disnat.

Solutions architect and passionate developer with over 15 years of experience developing and designing cutting-edge solutions in financial institutions including Desjardins Securities, Morgan Stanley and National Bank Financial.

Ian is a 30+ year technology executive with a career spanning Europe, the US & Canada. In the early part of his career, he held sales, marketing and operational leadership roles in high-profile public technology organizations. Ian has spent the past 18 years working with early-stage and fast-growth B2B SaaS businesses, building and guiding high performance teams to scale their commercial efforts.

Vincent Surette has over 25 years of professional experience within very dynamic and innovative technology organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Vince joined TickSmith in 2018, having spent over a decade on the technology startup scene in Montreal, bringing with him his passion for technology, science, and operations and a track record of successful capital raising.

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