Louis Têtu

Louis Têtu

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

An award-winning entrepreneur and business executive with 30 years of experience in international technology businesses; Louis is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo Solutions Inc. (TSX:CVO), a global provider of artificial intelligence powered business solutions for ecommerce, customer service and workplace applications. Prior to Coveo, Mr. Têtu co-founded Taleo Corporation, a leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, listed on NASDAQ in 2005 and subsequently acquired by Oracle for US$1.9 billion in 2012. Mr. Têtu was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors from the company’s inception in 1999 through 2007.

Prior to Taleo, Mr. Têtu was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company. This followed Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as President until 1996.

Mr. Têtu serves on the board and human resources and corporate governance committees of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (CircleK) as well as the board of PetalMD, a leading cloud applications provider in the medical sector. He previously served on the board of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services inc. Mr. Têtu is involved in private equity across multiple business sectors.

In 1997 Mr. Têtu was honoured by Université Laval for his social contributions and business achievements. He has twice received the Regional Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was a National winner in 2021.

Mr. Têtu lives in Québec City, Canada. He is an Engineering graduate from Université Laval in Québec City and a commercially licensed helicopter pilot.

Laurent Simoneau

Laurent Simoneau

Director, President, and Chief Technology Officer

Laurent Simoneau is co-founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of Coveo, a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Simoneau served as Chief Executive Officer of Coveo from its incorporation in 2004 until 2011. Prior to Coveo, Mr. Simoneau was Chief Technology Officer of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw Copernic’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Mr. Simoneau also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of Copernic’s enterprise search software division in 2005 into what is now Coveo. Mr. Simoneau holds a Master of Business Administration from the Université du Québec. Mr. Simoneau served on the board of directors of Qohash Inc., a data security software development company, until May 2023.

Brandon Nussey

Brandon Nussey

Chief Financial Officer

 Brandon Nussey is the Chief Financial Officer of Coveo. Prior to joining Coveo, Mr. Nussey was Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed Commerce (from 2018 to 2022) and oversaw Lightspeed’s IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Mr. Nussey was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Lightspeed in May 2022 and held this position until joining Coveo. As Chief Operating Officer of Lightspeed, he was responsible for the operational execution of the business in its finance, operations, HR, legal, IT, payment, finserv and acquisition integration functions. He also led Lightspeed’s key strategic business partnerships and helped drive the successful execution of Lightspeed’s financial services strategies.

Prior to Lightspeed, Mr. Nussey was Chief Financial Officer at D2L Inc. (TSX: DTOL), a SaaS-based education technology provider. Mr. Nussey also held a series of roles at Descartes Systems Group (TSX: DSG and NASDAQ: DSXG), a multinational technology company specializing in logistics and supply chain management software and cloud-based services for enterprise customers, advancing to the CFO position in 2004. He was Treasurer and Board Member at the Loran Scholars Foundation from June 2016 to September 2022, and currently sits on the board of Thinkific Labs Inc. (TSX: THNC) since March 2021. Mr. Nussey is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Nicholas Goode

Nicholas Goode

Chief Business Officer

Nicholas Goode serves as the Chief Business Officer at Coveo. In his role, he helps to prioritize Coveo’s organic and inorganic strategic growth objectives and investment priorities to ensure alignment of the company’s operations with those objectives, all through the lens of driving growth and shareholder value. This includes leading Coveo’s corporate development, investor relations, and strategic planning functions, as well as quarterbacking a number of cross-functional initiatives such as Coveo’s OKR program. He joined Coveo in July 2020 and previously served as its Chief Corporate Development Officer until August 2023. In this role, he worked closely with the executive team to assist with corporate strategy, M&A, partnership, joint venture, and capital markets activities.

Prior to joining Coveo, Mr. Goode held the positions of associate, senior associate, and principal at Evergreen Coast Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based private equity firm, between January 2016 and April 2020. While at Evergreen Coast Capital, Mr. Goode helped to oversee existing investments, and also identified, evaluated, and executed new acquisition and investment opportunities. Prior to Evergreen Coast Capital, Mr. Goode was an associate at Genstar Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. Mr. Goode has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated Magna cum Laude.

Sheila Morin

Sheila Morin

Chief Marketing Officer

Sheila Morin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo. Sheila joined Coveo in 2021 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Brand. Prior to joining Coveo in 2021, Ms. Morin was the Chief Marketing Officer of Loop Industries between September and December 2020, and served as Chief Marketing Officer at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group on an interim basis from 2019 to 2020, where she oversaw branding, marketing strategies, fan engagement, social media, consumer experience, consumer intelligence as well as advertising and content. Ms. Morin was a Senior Director at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, a live entertainment company, from 2017 to 2019, Senior Director at Danone, a food and beverage company, from 2014 to 2017 and held various positions at L’Oreal during her tenure with it, in Montreal and Paris, from 2002 to 2014. In her role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Brand, Ms. Morin is responsible for the Company’s brand platform globally, including brand image, message and narrative as well as corporate marketing and communication. With her career spanning over 20 years, she has extensive experience in marketing, branding, strategy and sales. Ms. Morin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC – École des Hautes Études Commerciales.

Chelsea Finnemore

Chelsea Finnemore

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chelsea Finnemore is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Mrs. Finnemore built and led the HR function at Lightspeed Commerce for 11 years, growing them from 18 colleagues in Montreal to more than 1,000 employees globally. Lightspeed was a venture-backed company that underwent multiple rounds of funding, a number of acquisitions and is now publicly traded (TSX/NYSE:LSPD).

Mrs. Finnemore built and led the recruitment, compensation, talent management, and other HR functions for Lightspeed, served as a member of the executive leadership team, oversaw the people integration of multiple acquisitions in different geographies, and helped design and transmit Lightspeed’s unique company culture.

For the past four years, Mrs. Finnemore has works as a strategic advisor to promising technology startups and high-growth companies in Canada and the US, with a focus on implementing world-class HR processes, team culture, and growth strategies.

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

EVP, Global Customer Experience

Patrick is the EVP, Global Customer Experience at Coveo where he leads Coveo’s customer experience teams globally. This includes all services, support, customer success and technical account management operations, working closely and in conjunction with product teams, sales and account management teams. Patrick was previously General Manager of Service Solutions at Coveo, after spending 4 years leading the Technical Support team. 

Patrick has been in the technology industry for 25+ years, working in various domains such as telecommunications, human capital management and relevance platforms. His journey in Support Services started back in 1999 as a Support Analyst, and he has not left support since. During his spare time, he likes to play hockey, tennis, drums and most of all, spend time with his family.

Cynthia Connors

Cynthia Connors

GM, Platform

Cynthia Connors is the General Manager of Platforms at Coveo. As GM, she is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for the Coveo Platform, strategic customer acquisition, and install base expansion and growth. She works cross-functionally to align key customer business outcomes to Coveo’s products and processes.

Cynthia holds a BS and MBA. Before joining Coveo, Cynthia held senior roles in general management, business operations, finance, and strategic sales. She has extensive experience in high tech, including both start-ups and Fortune 5 companies. She excels at building new markets and new solutions in unchartered territory. Cynthia is passionate about cutting-edge technologies designed to help companies advance their business objectives.

Her SaaS experience spans Applied AI, Machine Learning, Personalization, Customer Experience, Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Social, Sentiment Analysis, NLP/Text Analytics, Enterprise Search, eprocurement, and ecommerce solutions, to name a few.

During her career, Cynthia has made significant contributions to company revenue and GTM, leading to acquisitions, and has been responsible for due diligence in acquiring and integrating companies.

Lisa Grayston

Lisa Grayston

GM, Commerce

Lisa Grayston is General Manager of Commerce at Coveo. As GM, she has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and performance of our fastest growing line of business, bringing together all teams within Commerce and ensuring full cross functional alignment both within the business as well as with our most strategic partners. A data-centric leader with a strategic growth mindset, Lisa was previously Director of Product Strategy in Research & Development and joined Coveo through the Qubit acquisition in 2021. Alongside Commerce expertise, she brings extensive experience in Supply Chain, Med-Tech, Fin-Tech, Procurement and Mergers & Acquisitions, having previously held roles in companies ranging from Start-ups to Fortune 25. Lisa lives in London, United Kingdom and outside work, enjoys outdoor adventures with her Basset Hound, playing tennis, sailing the open seas and Scottish single malts.

Richard Tessier

Richard Tessier

Senior Vice President, Products

Richard Tessier is co-founder of Coveo and serves as the Senior Vice President, Products at Coveo, a position he has held since 2008. With 20 years of experience in the search industry, Mr. Tessier has a keen understanding of how search can improve business processes and outcomes and has applied this knowledge to developing applications. Prior to his role at Coveo, Mr. Tessier was Director of Software Development at Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the enterprise search software division. In 2005, he played a key role in the successful spin-off of this division into what is now Coveo. Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Laval University.

Marc Sanfaçon

Marc Sanfaçon

Senior Vice President, Technology

Marc Sanfaçon is co-founder of Coveo and Coveo’s Senior Vice President, Technology, a position he has held since joining Coveo in 2004. With approximately 30 years of experience in application development, much of it in search, Mr. Sanfaçon is also responsible for Coveo’s cloud operations. Mr. Sanfaçon is involved in developing apps that make search pervasive throughout organizations. Previously, Mr. Sanfaçon held the role of Director of Technologies for Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he directed the development efforts for Copernic’s core search technologies. Prior to joining Copernic, he held the role of Senior Software Developer with the Berclain Group Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions.

Karine Hamel

Karine Hamel

Senior Vice President, Finance

Karine Hamel, CPA, CA, is Coveo’s Senior Vice President, Finance. Ms. Hamel joined Coveo in 2017 as Director of Financial Reporting, before being promoted to Vice President, Finance in 2018. She has held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance since January 2019. Prior to joining Coveo in 2017, Ms. Hamel was a Senior Manager – Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a global provider of industryfocused assurance, tax and advisory services. She held senior positions on large audit accounts managing extensive teams with team members from around the world. As the lead of Coveo’s finance team, Ms. Hamel provides leadership and vision on the financial affairs of Coveo. Ms. Hamel holds a Bachelor in Accounting and a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2005.

Anne Thériault

Anne Thériault

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Anne Thériault is Coveo’s Vice President, Legal, CISO, DPO and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Thériault joined Coveo in 2014 as Legal Counsel, and was promoted to Senior Director, Legal in January 2020. She has held the position of Vice President, Legal, since January 2021 and was given the additional titles of CISO and DPO in June 2022. With three certifications in data privacy issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, she leads the teams responsible for Coveo’s legal affairs and cybersecurity strategy. Ms. Thériault has been actively involved in the completion of several rounds of funding and secondary offerings, Coveo’s Initial Public Offering on the TSX, Coveo’s acquisition of Tooso, Inc. and Qubit Digital Ltd. and the negotiation of credit facilities. Ms. Thériault graduated with honors from Laval University’s Faculty of Law. Upon completing her law degree and a semester at Schulich’s School of Law at Dalhousie University, she went on to work at a prestigious law firm before starting her Master of Business Administration at Laval University. Ms. Thériault serves on the board of directors of a cleantech incubator, 2 Degrés.

Claude-Antoine Tremblay

Claude-Antoine Tremblay

Vice President, Human Resources

Claude-Antoine Tremblay is Coveo’s Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Tremblay joined Coveo in 2010 as Executive Assistant and Human Resources Manager, was promoted first to Manager, Talent Community in 2012, then to Director, Talent and Community in 2015, and finally to Director, Human Resources in 2016. He has held the position of Vice President, Human Resources since January 2021. In his role as Vice President, Human Resources, Mr. Tremblay is focused on aligning business objectives with talent and building the best employee experience for Coveo’s global workforce. Mr. Tremblay has been instrumental in shaping a thriving human resources department and vibrant company culture at Coveo. Mr. Tremblay holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from Laval University.