Chris Arsenault has served as a director on our board of directors since February 2021. Mr. Arsenault co-founded Inovia Capital in 2007 and leveraged his entrepreneurial instincts to not only shape the culture of the firm, but also its vision and path forward which led to the inception of Inovia Capital’s growth funds. He currently serves as a director on the boards of AppDirect, Inc, Poka Inc., Wise Travel Technologies Inc., Groupe Dynamite Inc. and previously served on a number of other boards, including Lightspeed POS Inc. (until its IPO), Luxury Retreats International Inc. (acquired by Airbnb, Inc. in 2017), Reflex Photonics, Inc. (acquired by Smiths Interconnect Group Limited in 2019), and Well.ca (acquired by McKesson Corporation in 2017). Mr. Arsenault is also a board member of Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, and of Forum AI Québec (part of the Quebec Supercluster for Artificial Intelligence), and a Charter Member of Silicon Valley based The C100. Mr. Arsenault was selected as a director on our board of directors due to his significant leadership experience in finance and the technology and technology-enabled industries.
Nicolas founded AppDirect in 2009 with Daniel Saks, and serves as AppDirect's Chairman and Co-CEO. Nicolas is focused on the evolution of AppDirect's product, investor relations, and overseeing the implementation of new marketplaces.
Before co-founding AppDirect, Nicolas worked at Bain & Company as a management consultant focused on media and business services. Nicolas holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in economics and political science from Amherst College. In his spare time, Nicolas enjoys outdoor activities and traveling to new countries.