Since 2001, I’ve started from scratch – and SOLD – 2 fast-growing startups. These days I do consulting with private clients here and also with Conversion Rate Experts where I’ve worked on growing SMEs and Fortune 500 clients.
I’m a best-selling author, public speaker and coach
I published a best-selling book on poker strategy. I’ve been coaching poker players on poker “tells” (see number 3…) since 2009 and can even count a former World Poker Champion among my students.
I Used To Be A Professional Poker Player
I left my job as an Engineer in 2001 to play poker professionally (which I did until 2008). During these years, I played all over the world, won multiple tournaments in Las Vegas, played against just about every big name pro (Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein, Huck Seed, Chip Reese to name a few).
I’m a Body Language Expert
I’m a body language expert (kind of a spin off of my poker days) and studied the science of tells with University Professors, U.S. Marshals and FBI Agents. I help some clients with their own presentation skills, as well as detecting folks that aren’t completly truthful with them.
I was born in Quebec City, Canada
… And I speak fluent French and English. After graduating from University, I moved to the south shore of Montreal, where I now reside.
I Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering
… From Laval University in Quebec City – don’t try to find a logical link between Conversion Optimization or Body Language and Geology, I can’t find one myself :-).
I'm a Very Lucky Guy...
I’m happily married, have a great wife, who works as an Occupational Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for an Autism Spectrum Disorder clinic. I’m the proud father of two beautiful boys.
I'm a HUGE Hockey Fan
I play ball hockey and ice hockey every week, and also coach my two sons’ ice hockey teams. I’m a big fan of the Montreal Canadians. Go HABS Go!!!
I Can Hit a Golf Ball… No REALLY!
I have a 12 handicap in golf (though I play less these days), and have won several “longest drive” challenges – top recorded drive was 341 yards.
I Used To Be In A KISS Cover Bang
Back in College, I was once the lead singer of a rock cover band that played tributes to Guns’n Roses and KISS (yep that’s me to the left). I got to play Gene Simmons and even spit blood – I have pictures of that too, but I keep them locked in a safe 🙂 . We won multiple “Gong Show” type events playing these tributes. HINT: It was fun 🙂