Philippe Collard

Philippe Collard

Montréal - Québec

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About me:

Key Attributes
- Strategist focused on solving the “markets / products / organization” equation with one target in mind: profitable growth.
- Highly adaptable to, and thriving in complex situations.
- Natural salesman.


B.S., Physics and Chemistry University of Caen
M.S., Electronics and Control Systems University of Caen
France National Diploma in Electronic Engineering National School of Electrical Engineering (French “Grandes Ecoles”)


Senior Product Line Manager Microtec Research Responsible for the launch of the company's products in the PowerPC market. Key contact with strategic partners such as IBM, Motorola and AMD. Product line manager for 80% of the company's revenue.
Senior Product Manager TeleSoft / Alsys Group Responsible for the post-merger UNIX products strategy ($10M in revenue) of the Alsys Group. Increased revenue of main product line by 25% per quarter for over 18 months.
Research Specialist California Space Institute Adviser to Level 1 Space Station Program. Worked on several space robotics projects.
Worked on several satellite image processing projects for the US Air Force and the US Navy.
Lead Architect UCLA School of Medicine Led software architect for ECAT III, the first commercial PET scanner (a joint venture between UCLA and Computer Technology & Imagine [now a division of Siemens]).
Senior Systems Engineer French Atomic Energy Agency Developed real-time systems and advanced image processing techniques for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical imaging applications.
President and CEO Virtual Prototypes / eNGENUITY Technologies Virtual Prototypes (later called eNGENUITY Technologies) was a Montreal-based provider of software development tools for the defense, aerospace, automotive and telecom industries.

President and CEO (1997 – 2002)
Grew the revenue from $7M to $25M and made it immediately profitable. Took the company from near bankruptcy to an IPO in 30 months. Raised over $30M in financing. Redefined the strategic direction of the company and implemented this plan via several acquisitions. Changed the company name, image and positioning to one of the most successful high-tech companies in Montreal in the late 1990s.

Vice President (1994 – 1996)
Restructured the existing product line. Defined and launched new products with major market innovations.
Structured a new business unit that grew to $2.5M in 24 months
Own consulting firm Le Link Inc. Provide expertise, hands-on operational management and/or consulting to small and medium enterprises in the area of strategic/business planning, financing, M&A, sales & marketing, international business development, restructuring and turn around. Coach to several young entrepreneurs and C-Level executives. Clients come from a variety of markets including hightech, biotech, medical imaging, agritech, cosmetics, internet marketing, IoT, telecom, etc.

Some of the highlight achievements:

Cavalor Inc. - President
Groupe Conseil Omnitech – Chairman and CEO
GeocomTMS – President
Strategic advisor
Consulting for high-tech clients

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