Andre’s role is to identify and partner with companies that can benefit strategically from SecureKey’s technology. This partnering includes work on government applications for online service delivery relating to health care, driver and vehicle programs, justice, and social programs.
Andre was the Co-Founder of 724 Solutions and, holding the position of Chief Technology Officer, was responsible for developing the company’s products and forming business alliances. Prior to that, Andre was Chief Technology Officer for Footprint Software. As CEO of Footprint’s Asia Pacific business from 1994 to 1996, he established operations in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. Between 1990 and 1994, he served as CEO of Open Systems Limited, which developed turnkey client-survey systems for several large companies. Andre has also served on the boards of several technology companies, including 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Ltd, and 305 Management Services, a private equity fund in Atlantic Canada.
Andre holds a BA Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a BSc in Mathematics Education from the University of Maine Presque Isle.
He currently lectures at Wilfred Laurier’s Schlegel Entrepreneurship Centre on venture creation, raising money, and managing new companies for success, and in 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition for his vision, leadership and career accomplishments.