plista Names Michel Gagnon Global Managing Director
June 28, 2017News Press Releases
plista has promoted Michel Gagnon to the role of Global Managing Director. Effective immediately, he will be responsible for continuing to drive global growth for the company. Previously, he served as plista’s Director International Business Development.
“Since starting as Director International Business Development in July 2016, Michel’s achievements have been extremely impressive. Under his strategic leadership, plista accelerated its growth in key markets, notably, Australia, China, Russia, and North America, playing a crucial role in the company’s increased turnover. Michel significantly helped scale our international operations to 21 markets. He has also led the successful integration and international rollout of Linkpulse, a Norwegian real-time analytics company acquired by plista in August 2016,” states Jana Kusick, current Global Managing Director at plista.
“Michel has been a rising star at plista and brings with him a wealth of expertise when it comes to leading strategic changes, optimizing operations, and accelerating international revenue. His recognized experience and excellent reputation within the company made him the natural successor to Jana Kusick, who unfortunately has decided to step down for personal reasons. I am very happy to have him as plista’s new Global Managing Director and look forward to working with him,” says Nicolas Bidon, Global President of Xaxis.
Before joining plista, Gagnon worked for PwC both in Canada and Germany. In his last role he served as Manager Strategy Consulting in Berlin advising tech companies on their international expansion. He also acted as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Canada China Business Council and brings many years of experience in various strategy and international business development roles at Bombardier Inc.More