About Pier-Yves C Valade

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I was born in the 80’s and raised in the province of Quebec in Canada. I grew with Metallica in my Auto-reverse walkman and quickly discovered I had some ease with technology in general, making me the ideal VHS troubleshooter when needed.

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A few years passed and my dad got me a copy of Linux Magazine that made me fall in love with the thing. I got deeply involved into the local Linux Community from high school to university, enabling me to go from installing it on a Palm (you remember those right?) during an “install fest” I organized to starting my own linux group in college and giving Free Software conferences here and there.

Willing to push myself into unknown territory, I went another route and decided to push through to make a living out of my hobby as a freelance event photographer. I’ve been working with different Canadian medias like the Agence QMI, Journal de Montréal and the Toronto Sun for the past 10 years on and off, while I was busy working full-time in Marketing and Technology.

Truth is, when you’re good at something, it keeps coming back. I got brought back early-on into programming with the coming of the Agendrix project, a Scheduling SaaS software I built the first version from the ground up.

I made a few years jumping from Marketing Agencies to Marketing Agencies stacking experience as a Digital Marketer, PPC guru, Developper, Analytics and e-Commerce Growth expert. Ask anyone I’ve worked with, they’ll tell you I can possibly do anything you’d throw at me.

One thing led to another and I got this opportunity to work in-house for a Finance Company as an Acquisition Manager, which I jumped-on. Within 6 months, our team managed to achieve huge growth and I got promoted as CTO.

My current main position is CTO at Outgo but I’m still pursuing freelance jobs here and there.

If you’re looking to plan, meet and exceed your goals on and off the web, feel free to contact me!