Mr. Forest is a management consultant and administrator of companies in addition to regularly collaborating with the network of angel investors Anges Québec. An engineer by training, Mr. Forest has a long experience as manager and executive of companies in the industry information technology and interactive media. Recently, he sold Acquizition.biz Strategies to the Transcontinental group, a company he started, providing an Internet service dedicated to the sale and financing of businesses.
As an entrepreneur and executive, he has led several companies to profitability and in some cases to a national reputation. For several years, Mr. Forest has acted as an advisor to senior management, collaborating with venture capital companies including Desjardins Capital de Risques, Innovatech, IUGO Ventures and SGF. He chairs the board of directors of Wanted Technologie and Les Boréades and sits on the board of directors of several companies including Year One Labs, Inpix Media, Dynagram, Touchlink and Netgraphe.
Mr. Forest was the founding president of Jobboom, the Quebec leader in specialized employment media which he eventually sold to Vidéotron / Québécor. He previously served as Managing Director of SHL Systemhouse and Vice President of the STI Systems Integration Division (CGI).