Three notable hires in Montreal tech took place over the past week. Paul-Henri Rouleau will join Sollum Technologies as its new chief financial officer and RenoRun is adding former Buildertrend executive Paul Wurth as its new chief revenue officer. Meanwhile, Dimitri Gourdin is the new general manager of Zú, a creative space for entrepreneurs in Montreal.
Paul-Henri Rouleau joins Sollum Technologies as CFO
Sollum Technologies is bringing on a new CFO in Paul-Henri Rouleau, who previously contributed to founding the National Bank of Canada’s Technology Group in 1995.
Founded in 2015, offers greenhouse producers the only smart LED lighting solution which dynamically recreates and modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light. Sollum’s design, development, and manufacturing activities are all concentrated in Montreal. It was awarded the Solar Impulse Foundation’s Efficient Solution Label, granted to only 1000 technologies in the world.
A release from Sollum says Rouleau took part in the development of over 250 companies, 150 of which were in the software space. He contributed to their growth through round financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and more.
Rouleau previously served as CFO at Kaloom, a Montréal-based company that offers cloud-based networking software, and Fortem Solutions, a 3D security management software provider, where he oversaw international expansion.
In 2004, he founded Phare Solutions, a consulting firm for technology companies offering mentorship and guidance in business development and the implementation of business strategy and financing.
RenoRun adds Paul Wurth as CRO
Paul Wurth joins a rapidly growing RenoRun team of over 150 employees. He’ll lead all revenue departments in their growth initiatives, including the company’s expansion into U.S. markets.
Founded in 2016, RenoRun is an on-demand service for construction professionals, allowing them to order materials for delivery from their cell phone. The service saves valuable time on work sites.
Wurth comes to the table with 14 years of experience in construction technology with Buildertrend—a project management system in residential construction. During his time as VP of Marketing, Wurth “solidified his position as an industry thought leader, speaker, and podcast host,” according to a release written by RenoRun.
Dimitri Gourdin is the new GM of Zú
Dimitri Gourdin will take over as Zú‘s new general manager. There he will oversee strategic directions, planning, growth initiatives, brand strategy and development. Gordon succeeds former GM Guillaume Therien, who will continue on in another role with Zú.
Zú is a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs “in their creative and growth process by facilitating access to the necessary resources for the development of new intellectual properties.”
Gordon has 25 years of experience, more than half of which was in senior management positions in public and private companies. He was formerly the executive VP at Groupe V Media and was one of the key players in the sale of the V network to Bell.
He also previously served as senior VP at Hill+Knowlton.