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Andre is an accomplished tech executive, founder, investor and director with significant experience in growing successful software companies.
Andre started his career with IBM where he held senior management positions in sales, marketing and research & development. After leaving IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the most respected software companies in the industry, such as Cognos Inc., Oracle Corporation (where he was senior vice president of worldwide marketing) and the SAS Institute Inc., where he was President and COO. Later, Andre followed one of SAS͛s investments by becoming chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SGNT). In 2004, he successfully completed the sale of Sagent Technologies Inc. to Group 1 Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GSOF). Andre then co-founded Pentaho Corporation in 2004, the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform.
Andre has been a long time director of numerous successful software companies, including VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX, Revolution Analytics, Zenoss Inc. (systems management), Infobright (data warehousing), Zend Corporation (the PHP company), Emailvision Ltd. (a leader in email and social marketing), Webtrends Corporation (a leader in digital marketing analytics), Issuer Direct (OTC:ISDR, a leading provider of corporate regulatory compliance solutions and services), UBmatrix Inc. (the creator of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)) and Odyssey Financial Technologies Inc. (a Swiss-based private wealth and asset management software company).
Matt is a former startup founder, now angel investor and founder of escapecode ventures. He worked with StumbleUpon as a developer prior to their 2007 acquisition by EBay for $75 million. He founded and served as the CTO of DotSpots, Gripe and Cheers and has worked with companies like Nickelodeon and SMART Technologies to build high-scale, rich web experiences. Matt has a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Martin is passionate about building technology companies and working with the entrepreneurs behind them. Drawing on over 25 years of business experience in a range of technology companies and industries, Martin brings a valuable perspective, which shows in his approach and contribution to AVAC’s team and investees. Prior to AVAC, he worked across product and program management, with a focus on strategy and product commercialization. Previous employers include Acceleware (high-performance computing), Hemisphere GPS (telematics), Novatel Wireless (mobile), and Nortel (VoIP telephony). Martin has a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA. His areas of expertise include leadership, combined with functional expertise and experience in general business management, technology commercialization, governance, and investment transactions.