Coveo Adds Michel Besner and Fred Harding to Executive Team

Coveo Solutions Inc. , a leading provider of Information Access and Enterprise Search solutions, announced today that Michel Besner and Fred Harding have joined the company as executive members. Michel Besner joins as Senior Vice-President, Marketing while Fred Harding joins Coveo as Senior Vice-President, Major Alliances.
Prior to Coveo, Michel Besner was Senior Vice President Marketing for OZ Communications, the leading mobile messaging solution provider–acquired by Nokia in early November 2008. Before OZ, Michel was managing the 3D entertainment and design visualization portfolio for Autodesk.
“Michel has been successful for more than 15 years in bringing to market innovative products and solutions for many industries, including mobile messaging, entertainment, and architectural market spaces,” said Louis Têtu, Coveo Executive Chairman. “His marketing experience and business acumen will be important assets as we plan for fast growth of our business for years to come.”
Besner also co-founded and served as president of Kaydara, Inc., a leading provider of products and technologies for real-time authoring and delivery of 3D digital media content. Under his guidance, Kaydara was one of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada from 1997-2002. Alias Systems acquired the company in 2004.
Besner holds a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal.
Fred Harding is the Senior Vice President responsible for the program management of Coveo’s Major Alliances. Prior to Coveo, Mr. Harding was the Vice President, Global Alliances at Taleo Corporation [NASDAQ: TLEO], where he was responsible for the program strategy and directing operational delivery for all Channel Re-sellers and growing the Solution partner ecosystem. Mr. Harding originally joined Taleo in December 1999, where he led the implementation of Taleo’s first U.S. based customer and thereafter built up the infrastructure and consulting bench of the professional services team in the USA region before engaging in strategic alliance development activities.
“Fred has a long history of building strategic relationships and creating partnership success stories for innovation-driven startup companies,” said Laurent Simoneau, Coveo President and CEO. “We expect that Fred will help us to acquire and drive the right alliances for Coveo to reach the next level of our business plan.”
Prior to Taleo, Mr. Harding joined Positionwatch in May 1997 as a founding member with leadership responsibility for strategic account acquisition and national sales team development. Positionwatch was a pioneer in the internet recruiting market, being one of the first software vendors in the industry to successfully deliver a complete job board multi-posting engine as well as a true ‘real-time’, virtual career fair solution.
Mr. Harding graduated from McGill University with a B.S. in 1992 and also received certification in 1996 in software programming from CDI College.

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2008-11-20 12:40:34 +0200