Stéphane Bédard, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Stéphane has more than 15 years of experience in the creation and management of high-tech companies. Former COO of Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSX:VHB), a medical device company that he founded in 1998, Mr. Bédard is recognized within the orthotic and prosthetic community as the inventor of the Power Knee™, the first motorized leg prosthesis for above-knee (AK) amputees.
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The Power Knee™ is seen as the new generation of AK prosthesis and has dramatically changed the way to design, to fit and to use a leg prosthesis. Highlights from Stéphane resume are summarized below:
Paule De Blois, Chief Operating Officer
Paule is a senior executive with a wide breadth of experience in operations and corporate management, in particular in the context of change and rapid growth. Before joining B-TEMIA in October 2015, Ms. De Blois was Sr. Vice President of Operations at DiagnoCure, a molecular diagnostic early-stage company, and General Manager Administration at TSO3.
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At DiagnoCure, she optimized the overall management governance to support company growth, led the clinical study efforts towards adoption and reimbursement of a new oncology diagnostic test, and spearheaded the corporate and regulatory initiative to establish a clinical service laboratory in the United States. She was also General Manager at TSO3 (TSX: TOS), a medical device company, where she led manufacturing, and general operations; and the first Executive Director of the Quebec Network for Personalized Health Care, a new organization that fosters adoption of genomics in health care standards. Earlier in her career, Ms. De Blois worked as Manager, Group Administration and Underwriting at The Prudential of America – Canada, Director of Group Marketing at Desjardins Financial Securities, and Sr. Consultant Organizational Communications at Aon and Mercer consulting. Ms. De Blois is currently member of the board of SOVAR.
Keven Beauregard, Director Finance & Administration
Keven joined B-TEMIA in February 2016. He has more than 8 years of experience in administration, finance and leadership roles and have a strong experience in audit and in operational accounting. Before joining B-TEMIA, he was auditor for multiple public and private companies in a large accounting firm.
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Keven was also involved in the corporate finance of a public start up listed at the TSX venture in the clean tech industry. In these roles, Keven discovered a passion for start-up companies. Highlights from Keven’s resume are summarized below: Production of periodical financials statements and managements reports; Closing of financing for the acquisition of capital assets; Managing the financial forecast model; Establishment of a corporate structure for the growing phase of a start up; Member of the order of Chartered Professional Accountants.