President and Chief Executive Officer
What was supposed to be a simple summer job has transformed into a true life project for Marc Boutet. He cofounded De Marque at the age of 15 years old, and has since then constantly showed avant-gardism and innovation. For over 22 years, he has renewed himself and enabled his company to prosper. His flair, ambition, relational skills and ability to share have made him a recognized entrepreneur in his field. He believes in the importance of cultural diversity – from the diversity of books available to the multiplicity of retail outlets around the world, making it possible to reach anyone and everyone.
Clément discovered the world of publishing at the same time as the web when he founded his first digital publishing business in 1996. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work in small as well as very large publishing companies. After a first stint at De Marque from 2000 to 2001 he came back to the company once again in 2008, this time as VP of Market Development. In recent years, several Québécois and French media (Le Soleil, La Presse, The Gazette, l’Actualité, Commerce, and Livre Hebdo) have recognized his definitive contribution to culture by selecting him as Business Personality in the world of publishing.
Vice-President of Technology
Christian has been part of De Marque since the very beginning. Within the company, he has worked as a programmer, designer, project manager and team leader. From the 1990s, he has coordinated the digitization of books, magazines and encyclopedias as well as their distribution onto CD-ROMs and the Internet. He has also headed the development of software and web projects, including Tap’Touche and BudgetExpress, two jewels of the software industry in Quebec. Since 2009, he has been completely devoted to leading and supporting the work of teams developing and operating the company’s digital platforms.
Vice-President, International Business
Marie-Josée is specialized in marketing and communications, sales and negotiation with international partners, and has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience in business management. She is based in Bordeaux, France, where she supervises De Marque’s entire international expansion and is at the forefront of everything that is new in the world of digital books.