CEO at Macadamian
Fred is an out-of-the closet design and technology geek who envisions a world where software enables the full potential of ideas, enriches lives, and is a joy to use. He has led Macadamian in its tremendous growth to become a multi-million dollar consultancy with an award-winning work culture. Frédéric started his career at Corel Corporation in the software engineering department, becoming the Senior Development Manager of Paradox, the company’s flagship database product. Having learned the ins and outs of creating successful software he began his entrepreneurial journey by starting Macadamian in 1997 with 3 other founders.
As Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada, Fred is an ardent advocate for technology-based innovation in Canada. He is also a community leader and mentor, who encourages a passion for healthcare, science, and technology in high school and university students. Frédéric graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with a B.S. in Computer Science. He resides with his wife and children in Gatineau, Quebec, where he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and cooking for family and friends.