About

Our customers and employees
are our greatest asset.

Elite partners

Since 1993, we have been creating strategic alliances with major players in the industry, such as Pitney Bowes, HERE, Google and many more!

Elite partners
Planète

Our vision:

To be North America's leading geospatial experts

How do we engage our customers to new heights?

  • We never lose sight of your business goals.
  • We offer innovative products (only the ones you need!) to optimize your decision-making and strategic processes.
  • Our greatest strength: the neutrality of our experts’ recommendations.
  • You save time and reduce costs and risks related to buying and integrating geospatial solutions.
  • In short, we deliver results that exceed your expectations.

“It’s very important for us to keep in touch with our customers and never lose sight of why they chose us in the first place.”

Sébastien Vachon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sébastien Vachon

Our management team

About

Sébastien Vachon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sébastien Vachon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Korem. He provides the overall strategic orientations and supports the executive committee and all the employees in the delivery of our exceptional services. Since 1993, Sébastien has driven the company’s growth from a small start-up into a full-service experience enterprise with major league clients worldwide.

Sébastien is a solid and reputable entrepreneur whose leadership has enabled his team of experts to earn the trust of numerous clients by proving strategic advises in selecting and acquiring the best geospatial solutions of the industry to solve their business challenges and maximize their return of investment.

Sébastien strongly believe that a company that is actively concerned with the well-being of its community gains its support, loyalty and esteem. That’s why he is actively involved not only in the economic development of the Quebec City region, as a mentor for IT start-ups, but also as a member of the Lauberivière Foundation’s Board of Directors. In addition, Sébastien is a generous donor who supports many causes in his community and region and also supports, through sponsorships, several conferences and events related to information technology.

About

Catherine Lessard

General Manager

In her role as General Manager, Catherine oversees the company’s efforts to develop talent and maintain our competitive leading position in North America. Throughout her career, she has helped peers and employees recognize their unique capabilities and position themselves as “A” players. She intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through the organization and brings them together into a coherent whole.

She has a contagious enthusiasm and passionate belief in people that inspire them to become prouder, stronger, and more valuable contributors to the organization.

Prior to joining Korem Catherine was VP of business development for Citi Group Canada. She joined Korem in 2011 and has held the position of Sales Director and Vice President, Sales  prior to her nomination as General Manager in 2016.

About

Jean-Sébastien Guy

President

In his role, Jean-Sébastien is spearheading the strategic commercial development of Korem to further accelerate its already explosive growth. With over 15 years of experience in our field of expertise, Jean-Sébastien is the perfect administrator for successfully executing our business strategy and consolidating our position as a leading reseller of geospatial data and software.

His focus is to propel the company to even greater heights as it continues to expand its presence in the North American market. He has demonstrated, time and again, his talent as a unifying leader and possesses detailed knowledge of our industry as well as a natural ability to build and maintain lasting relationships.

Jean-Sébastien joined the Korem team in 2014. As a passionate team player who was respected and valued by everyone, he rapidly rose through the ranks and until now held the position of President of the company.

About

Jonathan Houde

VP Business Solutions and Technologies

Jonathan is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company’s technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture and partner relationships to solve business challenges and deliver customer value. With his extensive experience across many different technologies, Jo and his team are able to architect technology solutions for complex projects across different industries.

He is known for his ability to quickly identify customer requirements and translate them into recommendations and realization that can range from simple “out of the box” technologies and data integration to very advanced custom developed solutions.

Jonathan started his career as a Software developer at Bell Canada. He has been working at Korem for 12 years, evolving from Developer to System Architect to Enterprise Solution Architect in most of Korem’s major accounts prior to his nomination as Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions, in October 2017.

About

Marise Drapeau

Vice President Finance

As the Chief Financial Officer, Marise plays a key role in the growth and development of Korem and works side by side with the management team to drive great success. She faithfully monitors the financial health of the company and has a huge believe in empowering our employees to elevate our game.

Marise started her career as an auditor at KPMG in the large audits team, where she had the opportunity to work with multinational public companies. She also worked on strategic consulting mandates, where she implemented feasible restructuring plans to complex situations.

Marise has been with Korem since 2013, and has successfully held the positions of Controller and Finance Director prior to her nomination as Chief Financial Officer in October 2017.

About

Frédéric Pichette

Services Director

Frédéric is responsible for the delivery of our client’s projects. He contributes to the coordination of the different departments under his Vice-Presidency to concretize the projects developed by our Business Solutions team to exceed our client’s exceptions. With nearly 20 years of management experience, he is also working on optimizing our way of working and improving our organizational structure in alignment with Korem’s strategic objectives.

Before joining our team, Frédéric has evolved as Director of R & D or Head of Engineering in various organizations, from SMB to multinationals, and also acted as coach for managers in the implementation of good management practices.

About

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte

Vice President

Jean-Sébastien is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and opportunities to accelerate growth for Korem and its customers. JS works with partners to identify areas of collaboration and unlock shared value. In this capacity, he also support the sales team for strategic and complex opportunities and act as Korem ambassador and speaker across North America. JS continuously monitor the market to understand its dynamic and maintain Korem’s competitive edge and unique value.

JS started his career in 1994 as a GIS Analyst and Architect at Ville de Laval and moved on to the role of Engineering Business Analyst for Bombardier Aeropsace in 1998 before joining Korem in 2001, where he has successfully held various leadership positions across the company prior to his latest nomination as Vice-president in June 2017.

Social responsibility at the heart of the company!

We truly believe that a company dedicated to the well-being of the community earns its support, loyalty and esteem. This is why we actively participate in the economic development of the Greater Quebec City area!

Involvement
in Our Community

Our president has been a board member of the Lauberivière Foundation for several years. He is also involved with young entrepreneurs and participates in and supports many causes and business activities.

The Green
Committee

The “Green Machines” are the guardians of Korem’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their initiatives, all of our employees work together every day to take ecological, equitable and sustainable actions in our environment.

Cultural Diversity

Korem is proud to have employees from diverse cultural communities who are a great asset to our company. They all contribute their experiences, skills and cultural backgrounds, helping us increase our team’s potential for creativity and innovation.

Equality of Men and Women

At Korem, we are committed to ensuring that women feel as respected and valued as men. They are very well represented on the management team and have the same opportunities for advancement and development as their male colleagues.