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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Brandon Nussey is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary 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.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer
Tom Melzl serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at Coveo. Mr. Melzl joined Coveo in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, and was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer in April 2020. Prior to joining Coveo, Mr. Melzl was the Chief Revenue Officer at FaceFirst, a U.S. face recognition platform company, from March 2015 to March 2019. Mr. Melzl leads the entire Coveo sales organization, including our enterprise sales, sales engineering, and sales development teams, and brings over 20 years of sales and sales management experience leading high-performing teams at software companies delivering knowledge management, big data, and AI solutions to customers worldwide. Mr. Melzl has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Ohio.
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.
Chief Customer Officer
Elaine Cobb is the Chief Customer Officer at Coveo. Ms. Cobb joined Coveo in April 2020 as Vice President, Customer Success, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Customer Success in January 2021. Prior to joining Coveo, Ms. Cobb was the Executive Vice President, Client Success at Comscore, a media measurement and analytics company and trusted industry partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, from 2019 to 2020, and the Senior Vice President, Custom Solutions at Comscore from 2015 to 2019. Ms. Cobb has more than 20 years of sales and service experience in digital marketing solutions and analytics. In her role as the Executive Vice President, Client Success at Comscore, Ms. Cobb led the custom solutions and syndicated servicing practice working with leading technology and media companies, agencies and brands. Ms. Cobb has a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing and finance from McGill University.
Chief Information Officer
Dominic Lajoie serves as the Chief Information Officer at Coveo, a position he has held since 2007. Mr. Lajoie was Coveo’s Senior Vice President, Global Services before becoming our Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Coveo, Mr. Lajoie spent more than 10 years as a strategic consultant for CGI and Fujitsu in various management roles, helping world-wide organizations build business solutions with innovative technologies. In his role as Chief Information Officer of Coveo, Mr. Lajoie is responsible for defining and delivering a digital strategy and capabilities across the enterprise to enable Coveo’s growth initiatives. Mr. Lajoie has a Certificate in Computer Sciences from Laval University, and is a certified Scrum Master.
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.
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. 114 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.
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.
Vice President, Legal and Assistant Secretary
Anne Thériault is Coveo’s Vice President, Legal, CISO, DPO and Assistant 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.
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.