Urbanimmersive Inc. (“UI”, “Urbanimmersive” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:UI.V), the real estate content marketing platform, is pleased to announce, subject to the approval of the TSX-V, the appointment of Jean-François Grou as new director of the Company. Mr. Grou will also act as a strategic consultant to Urbanimmersive’s management team, effective immediately.
Mr. Grou has more than 25 years of experience in leading international companies in the technology sector with an impressive proven track record. Prior to joining Urbanimmersive, Mr. Grou acted as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Rideau Recognition Inc., a Canadian technology company with nearly 250 employees having offices in Canada and in the US. Before this role, Mr. Grou was CEO and director of 20-20 Technologies Inc., a Québec technology company previously listed on the TSX with nearly 550 employees located in 13 different offices worldwide. During his tenure, Mr. Grou developed and executed a business strategy that increased the company’s annual revenue from $11M to more than $70M until its acquisition by a private equity firm in 2012.
“I am pleased to be joining the board of directors of Urbanimmersive and take a consultative role as well to assist the management team,” stated Jean-François Grou. “Urbanimmersive has a very exciting technology platform and I look forward to contributing my expertise and experience to bring it to the next stages,” added M. Grou.
“It’s an honour and a pleasure to welcome Mr. Grou to Urbanimmersive’s board of directors and as a consultant,” stated Ghislain Lemire, CEO of Urbanimmersive. “Having access to the experience of Mr. Grou couldn’t be more timely for our team to face the next phase of our story,” added Ghislain Lemire.