The founders of Thepointofsale.com are leaders in the fields of web development and event management.
Chief Technology Officer
It was in 1996 that Martin designed his first website. Without knowing it, this was the moment he found his calling. Since then, web successes have quickly accumulated for the one who has learned everything by himself.
Founding member of the company, he is the great mastermind behind the multitude of algorithms and formulas that make up Thepointofsale.com platform.
Tenacious and particularly resourceful, the expertise acquired at the price of many hours spent in front of the computer allowed him to create and program several websites and online shops, for moult known and recognized artists such as Arcade Fire, Feist, Metric , Sigur Rós, City and Color, Patrick Watson, Caracol and Vulgaires Machins, to name but a few. Moreover, if you go to his office, you will notice that a Felix sits near one of his desk: won at the 2008 ADISQ gala for "Website of the year".
It would be fair to say that music takes a place as big - and even larger - than computer science in the life of the veteran programmer. Concerts, he has seen hundreds, maybe even more than a thousand, in addition to being on stage more often than most electric bass in hand.
Of the three co-founders of Thepointofsale.com, Yannick has unquestionably the most keen creative sense. After twenty years of broadcasting over a hundred shows a year via his former business Get a Room, it was only natural for him to set up his own ticketing platform.
The original goal oh his company? To lower service fees and build a database of buyers.
At work, he is the one who constantly offers new ideas to solidify the company’s identity and constantly develop new projects. For him, routine is synonymous to boredom and that's good because no day is alike when one is at the head of such a company.
Whether it's to help a co-worker, establish new contacts, represent the company at a social event, or simply throw ideas around, Yannick will give himself body and soul, always smiling.
For him life is a party where everyone must have fun as often as possible. This kind of work can bring his share of professional pressure, but this nature lover knows how to find balance: escape in nature as often as possible, winter or summer.
Simon has been in the world of music and entertainment forever. Musician, event producer, show agent, general director of the Envol & Macadam festival since 1996; he wore all the hats.
Even his master's thesis in psychosociology was about Quebec’s youth identifying with English-speaking music!
His role in the company he co-founded in 2010? See to the general administration and, of course, take under his wing the development of international business. He not only ensures the respect of the allocated budgets, but also sees to hiring the right people.
Besides, he does not hide his pride when it comes time to talk about the team that is Thepointofsale.com. On the other hand, until today the photocopier mechanics remain a mystery for the one to whom the most unforgettable stories happen.
If he is not travelling, in a concert (sitting behind his drums or standing in front of the stage) or in the office, there is a good chance that he is maintaining the shrubs that adorn his yard or simply enjoy a good homemade pâté-chinois.
They are surrounded by a large team of talented professionals, who go above and beyond each day when it comes to customer service, web programming, and the development of new markets. Their deep understanding of the industry and of its players will provide you with the tools necessary for navigating the road to your event's success.
Genevieve is aptly named, for the right reasons.
Intensity, dedication, and an iron will are the main foundations for her functions. The coordination of operations is just as natural as the management of personnel for those, like her, who are fuelled by the frenzy of the world of events.
In the office, nothing escapes her. As the company's first employee, she has followed the evolution of the platform closely and is on the lookout for any changes. Whether you're a boss or an employee at thepointofsale.com, it's up to Geneviève when talking about support.
Give her a site map and she will create a ticketing system optimized with competent staff in a heartbeat. Her three years as Communications and Promotions Coordinator for the Gatineau Olympiques have taught her all the tools she uses now.
If by accident you have to face her in a hockey trivia, you aren’t likely to win.
Are you an event organizer who need information about our ticketing service? Julie is probably the first person you will talk with.
Her role at Thepointofsale.com? Offer the best possible support to organizers. Whether to open a new customer account or to make adjustments to your current account, she will have the answers to your questions.
She is quick-natured, sometimes extroverted and endowed with an unfailing team spirit; everything is always simple for the one who is affectionately nicknamed Thunder. Her years in the tourism industry combined with the many events she took part in have taught her to easily be in solution mode.
Responsible for the social club, she makes costumes, organizes group activities, and cares about the happiness of the people surrounding her.
After work, you will surely meet her in a concert where are highlighted percussive rhythms and saturated guitars.
With a bachelor's degree in Graphic Communications combined with an AEC in Web development, François is a driven person who works in the shadows.
His mission: to give life to the images that make up our web platform and above all, to make it accessible.
His attention to detail and his creativity make him the perfect speaker for the computer in front of which he spends full days. He also tends to be totally absorbed by his work. To such an extent that we often have to tell him to take a break for lunch.
And since he does not do anything halfway, everyone has quickly realized that his work skills are transposed to the kitchen; no one has better lunches than him. Although thoughtful, his spontaneity allows him to make light of the most serious of conversations. He will always try to place a few jokes here and there, when we least expect it.
After work, you may meet him with his family, or at a concert.
Active in the music industry for more than 15 years, Dany has performed on stage in the biggest international festivals and has been artistic director of a show-bar for ten years.
He’s an enthusiast who knows - and if he does not know, he'll find out - how to go about it. No wonder he is working on business development for thepointofsale.com.
Working with the marketing department, he is constantly looking for new methods of solicitation, unsuspected customers until now; events to support with custom strategies.
He is also the one you will meet in the majority of events and cultural shows.
Short espresso and luongo, mokas, cappuccinos, and other variations are his second passion after music. In the office, the espresso machine is his kingdom and the drink it produces, his elixir. Just like most coffee machines in the workplace, it is often by talking to Dany that we find the best ideas.
Organization, planning, strategy, analysis, and writing are the terms that summarize Émilie’s daily life.
Have you received a newsletter or seen a publication on our social media? This is the result of the work of the one nicknamed the Mailchimp Wizard.
After working in press relations, events, and digital advertising, she decided to put her impressive professional background to work at Thepointofsale.com. She takes pleasure in assembling analysis results, new marketing strategies, and key ideas to make sentences simple and concise. With the bachelor of communications she has, resourcefulness is worth as much, and even more, than scholarship.
Her sensitive nature allows her to know how to use the right words in the right places but also to be a good audience for those who like to make a few jokes here and there. Not a day goes by in the office without hearing her laughter. A thoughtful person at work, she will jump on the road all weekend on a whim.
Do you want to have a long and rich conversation with her? Talk to her about Quebec soap operas. She knows them as well as she knows digital marketing strategies.
Maxim has more than one trick in his bag. As an event organizer himself, you'll be happy when he picks up the phone to guide you through the many features of our platform.
Whether your event is musical, sports-related, or corporate, Maxim - a true passionate of events planning - will listen and advise you to make your event a success.
Quebec Remparts, Capitals of Quebec, Opération Enfant Soleil, Videotron Center, large-scale shows; many organizations have taken advantage of his infectious good humour and his numerous skills before he joined our team. Be aware, his patience, his kindness, and his ability to maintain conversations are limitless.
Fun fact, he knows the international phonetic alphabet by heart. So there will be no "m" that will be taken for an "n" when you spell names and coordinates.
After work, you may meet him at a friend's party or at a country concert. Otherwise, it's a safe bet that he simply chose to stay home and sleep 14 consecutive hours.
Business Development and Digital Marketing Advisor
Juggling between the digital marketing and business development departments is all fun and games for the multitasking William.
Juggling between the digital marketing and business development departments is all fun and games for the multitasking William.
Coming from sporting events and completely in love with sports, William is definitely a team player. If you meet him in conventions and conferences, please come and say hi! After selling men's underwear for two years, he can talk about anything and no conversation topic can make him uncomfortable.
To say that William is very social is a complete understatement. He is the only member of our team for whom the photographer had to ask to smile less when taking his official photo.
As an improvised travel champion, you will be able to meet him during the summer in country music shows and rodeos. Really, a country guy living in the big city!
Tania's career path is as amazing as her patience for difficult tasks.
It is hard to grasp by her career path the one who puts to order the most complex requests : professional photographer, horticulturist, former manager of the once Le Cercle. Luckily, she has, for the past then years, chosen in the field of entertainment. From all her experiences, Tania has acquired an incredible ability to quickly take over projects (and issues).
Ask the whole team, her love for well-done work and clear communications make her a valuable addition to everyone's life.
When she's not working, you'll be able to meet Tania in restaurants and at loud music concerts, always in good company. What you don't know? She is secretly looking forward to going back home to take a bath and finally relax!
Immersed in events and entertainment for a quarter of a century, Michel is an expert in his field.
With a solid experience of over 25 years in coordinating and managing operations in events, customer service, and ticketing services, Michel has joined Thepointofsale.com to benefit its customers and partners.
His experience and versatility, combined with his calm determination, allow him to advise and lead projects to the fullest. Stress? That's positive action for him.
Music and entertainment are part of its DNA. It's no surprise then what a pleasure it is for him to work in the field.
Just so you know, it could happen that you meet him at a show with his bass on stage. It's been his passion for many years.
Listening to others does not require any effort for Élise. It's in her nature.
If you are wondering about any of our services, there is a good chance that you will be answered by Élise. And if the person who answers you seems oh so sympathetic, patient, and understanding, there's no more room for doubt; you are indeed talking with Élise.
She, who has a bachelor's degree in a mysterious and unused subject, has decided to make her skills available to the delight of our clients.
While being a dedicated cat mom, that won't stop her from making friends with all the dogs she meets on the street as she explores the urban environment of Quebec City. Lovers of local bands or music festivals? It's quite possible that you have already met this woman of a thousand hair colors.
The feeling of a job well done is one of Katherine's biggest motivation.
Initially hired for customer service, Katherine has made herself useful everywhere and now uses her organization skills for the benefit of several departments. Organized and a bin fan of a job well done, she has made it her mission to optimize the management of information and finances within the company.
Organization isn't Katherine's only asset, she also takes care of the many office plants. Her green thumb has been put to the test, and our plant friends are very grateful.
After work, if she's not in the middle of a new visual art project or cooking something delicious to bring to the office (thank you Katherine!), you might find her surrounded by plants and cats, book in hand, in the comfort of her home.
Multidisciplinary geek, Guillaume applies his know-how skills for the benefit of our mobile applications
Guillaume is resourcefulness itself. With his knowledge and interest in science, technology and history, he usually manages to figure out mostly on his own how to create the new features that make our applications even better.
Unsuspected Denisian without an accent (that is to say, a native of Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie in the Kamouraska region), he manages to find the necessary time, despite his busy schedule, to explore several sports: Hockey, Soccer, Parkour, Snowboard, Martial Arts, Football, and newly SpikeBall.
After work, don't expect to run into Guillaume who will likely spend his weekend behind his computer, barely sleeping, a bowl of ramen in hand, to complete his latest hackathon!
Philip is the one who always comes to help the team.
Dedicated worker, it is certainly not his full-time job as Camera Specialist at Ubisoft that will prevent him from coming to prepare mailings during lunch time. If he can lighten the workload of a colleague by performing certain tasks, he will do so without hesitation.
Having worked for many years for most Quebec festivals (Envol et Macadam, Summer Festival, The Psychedelic Nights) he knows how to handle any situation, from customer service to personnel management.
Bassist and / or singer in a multitude of groups since the age of 13, the so-called underground or marginal milieu is where he comes from. It is therefore to him that one refers when it comes to managing events considered as such. Maybe that's where his dark humor comes from, who knows?
One sometimes wonders where he draws all the energy needed to work as much, but when one knows him well, it’s easy to understand that he is passionate about the culture in all its forms. During his day off, you will certainly find him in his swimming pool or in his basement, playing music with his daughter.
Antoine is an ace at customer service. After many years working in the restaurant business, the stable schedule he now enjoys is a real source of comfort.
Answering customers’ questions by phone, email, or even our chat service is a real pleasure for someone who has been active in the Quebec music scene for fifteen years.
He is very attentive and always on the lookout for our customers’ needs. If you have tickets to print or ship by mail, it's a safe bet that Antoine took care of it before you even finished typing the request.
His past in the restaurant world is used in more than one way in the office, to the delight of his colleagues. We often ask him for advice with the best food and wine pairing possible to impress at a dinner.
After work, if he has not gone on tour with his band, he is probably listening to music or composing some.
Video Content Creator
Soufiane is our very own geek. Initially responsible for creating video content for our platform, he is also the reference when a computer refuses to cooperate.
His legendary patience and calm not only allow him to put the computer back on the right track, but also reassure his sometimes distraught user.
But it's not just his phlegm that delivers valuable service to our team, but his attention to detail allows him to create the very best in video editing, regardless of the initial shooting conditions. Unsuitable lighting, mediocre sound recording; no problem, if he has to spend 4 hours in front of the computer to fix these imperfections, he will do it.
The world of events can bring its share of surprises, but being active in the music scene for several years, Soufiane has seen everything.
If he's not behind the editing table or his camera, he may be attending a concert, enjoying a delicious cranberry juice. Otherwise he may also be feeding the campfire around which all his friends have gathered.