Jean-Marc Larouche is an entrepreneur, investor, manager and business angels with more than 20 years of experience in operations, distribution, financing, sales and marketing. He has distinctive expertise in brand creation and customer acquisition.
He is known for his adventurous spirit, rigor, analytical skills, leadership, leadership, business development skills, ability to establish business partnerships and develop business internationally, and Its management of both human and strategic resources.
As a founder and CEO, he is currently working to establish Ivoire Angels (www.ivoireangels.com) a network of business angels and a venture capital fund in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) whose objective is to provide financing African start-up with strong potentials, to help Canadian companies to establish themselves in West Africa in partnership with local investors and entrepreneurs and to facilitate the acquisition of the Canadian residence to the investor and his family.
Member of Anges Québec since 2013 with several investments made.
CEO and founder of Stanford Nutrition Inc. Which has brands of livestock feed and whose products are mainly distributed in Côte d’Ivoire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, two certificates (personnel management and finance), a diploma in securities and a training in NLP (neurolinguistic programming). To strengthen professional skills in sales, management, coaching and human relations.
He is a socially involved member of the SACO organization in Africa (Mission in Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Senegal). He is a business development consultant and has participated in 6 volunteer assignments since 2008. It is in this context that he worked as a senior advisor on the project to revitalize the tourism and hospitality industry in Senegal.
Other successful business ventures he has conducted throughout his career include the creation and sale as CEO of the Intermezzo agency (Outremont) and its four agency websites in Quebec for 15 years. These four agencies have a dominant position in the offline encounters market and the acquisition of online customers.