The Team

Urbanimmersive Dream Team

Our team of professionals share a deep passion for stellar real estate content. We are a group of artists, creators, and communicators who work day after day to achieve one goal: become the leading real estate content platform on the market. Each of our steps brings us closer to this goal and our plan to change the market.

Ghislain Lemire - CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Lemire is a co-founder of Urbanimmersive Inc. (« Urbanimmersive »). He has an extensive background as an entrepreneur having founded, operated and sold technology companies in the fields of fleet management and health care. Mr. Lemire has been Chief Executive Officer (« CEO ») since its inception on July 1, 2007 (formerly AVU Production Inc.) and has served on the board of directors of Québec Bourse Association and on the TSX-V Regional Advisory Committee. Prior to founding Urbanimmersive, Mr. Lemire held a business development position at 3M Canada Health Information System from November 2003 to July 2007.

Andrea Demers - Customer Support

First trained in medical administration and hotel management, in 2016 Ms. Demers joined the Urbanimmersive team as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. With her years of experience in customer service, in 2019, she will become the front-line technical support specialist and platform trainer for new users of the Urbanimmersive CRM platform. She is currently studying for her university certificate in consumer relationship management.

Tim Fillion Brunet - Infrastructure Manager & Senior Back-End Developer

As a computer science engineer, Tim is a real software and electronics enthusiast. For pure pleasure, he owns and operates his own server room at home. Speaking of his house, this one is completely automated and done by himself. Tim was for a long time the only co-worker of our CTO, Alex and became a true pillar for the company and its colleagues. Prior to Urbanimmersive, he also worked in one of the largest game companies, Ubisoft.

James Cook - VP Business Development And Partnerships

In his role as vice-president of business development at UrbanImmersive, James works in close partnership with our highest performing customers, helping them to uncover the value of our product and win more business, removing roadblocks by finding creative solutions to challenging business issues, and keeping our customers informed of emerging technologies that can greatly benefit their business. Prior to his role at UrbanImmersive, James led account management, sales and business development teams at award-winning creative agencies for over a decade, serving as the highest point of escalation for key client accounts at multiple Fortune 100 companies. James also holds extensive small business management experience, having been the managing director and co-founder of a highly successful retail business in the U.K..

Kostas Bolontzakis - Senior Back-End Developer

Kostas is born in Canada but grew up in Greece, where he studied Computer Science and got married. He returned in Canada in 2012. He is a solid senior PHP web developer with 8 years as a full-stack web developer and 13-year overall of IT professional experience. Through the years of experience in a web agency environment, he has been a part of countless web innovative projects.

Oscar Balladares- Senior Back-End Developer

Oscar is Urbanimmersive’s first employee from Nicaragua. He is in charge of fine-tuning the base application built in PHP. Prior to UI, Oscar worked with Tourbuzz and on the Silicon Valley startup Flightfox. He was in charge of the full stack application built on the Symfony PHP Framework and React JS. While at Flightfox, Oscar traveled to Berlin and Montreal. In his free time, Oscar plays guitar in his band in Nicaragua. Oscar says he has no plans to become a rock star, yet. Although he is left-handed, he is not afraid of scissors or can openers.

Jessica Boyer - Front-End Developer

Jessica has been with Urbanimmersive practically since the beginning. Passionate about architecture and 3D, she first held a position of Senior 3D Artist. She's always been looking to be involved with Urbanimmersive's ongoing transformation into a technological company. Over time, she has begun handling all of Urbanimmersive's visual content and interactive applications. Having studied in computer science, she became our first full-time front-end application developer.

Justin Law - Senior Front-End Developer

Justin is a Developer at Urbanimmersive, focusing on front-end code, responsive design, and usability. He spends his time creating interfaces that are easy to use and accessible from a wide range of devices. Prior to joining UI, Justin has worked with Tourbuzz, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, The Home Depot, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Tere O’Connor Dance, among others. In addition to his front-end development experience, Justin also brings a background in graphic and web design to the Urbanimmersive team. He grew up in Live Oak, Florida and has a bachelor’s in visual arts from Florida State University. In his spare time Justin enjoys collecting vinyl, playing/recording music, watching college football (Go Noles), and learning new technologies.

Vincent Viau - Senior Back-End Developer

Vincent Viau is a senior software developer at Urbanimmersive where he developed the Avu3d Player back in the early days. With more than 25 years of professional software development experience, he is a conscientious generalist who does not fear difficult projects. His main goal is to make users happy to use his products. Over the years he has worked for: IBM, SNC-Lavalin (for whom he created software that was produced in 6 languages), Telus (which awarded him a management award for each of the 2 years to their service ). Vincent has worked for Ghislain, our CEO, in one of its previous company called Lemirtech Solutions, that developed, MIR-RT a fleet maintenance management software that is still number one in its local market today. What he likes most about his work is that there is always something to learn. Whether it's a new technology or a new field of application, Vincent is here to take up the challenge. Father of three, he enjoys science fiction books and films, as well as home renovation.

Jeremy Bowman - Customer Acquisition Manager

Jeremy is an early investor and believer in Urbanimmersive Inc working with the company in some capacity over the past 5 years. Jeremy is a top performing and highly driven self-starter who thrives on challenges with more than 15 years experience in sales, manufacturing, distribution, business development and customer service. Jeremy is dedicated and reliable with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is always looking out for the best solutions for his customers.

Catherine Sabourin - Communication & Content Manager

Ms. Sabourin studied arts and literature in Québec and Spanish in Spain. She is currently pursuing an Editing Certificate for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Passionate about language, Ms. Sabourin is trilingual (French, English, and Spanish) and has traveled to several countries in Africa and Europe, where she lived for over 11 years. Ms. Sabourin has extensive experience in writing and editing. She joined Urbanimmersive in 2012 as Director of Communications and Customer Service.

Christopher Gomez - Customer Experience Specialist

Christopher is part of the Customer Experience Group, where he works as a Customer Support Specialist. Always happy to help, Christopher has been in customer service his whole working career and enjoys finding solutions for people and helping them through their problems to achieve their goals. He has a positive attitude and patience for problem-solving. Christopher has 17 years of combined experience in customer support, business management, food industry, and sales. Christopher lives in California traveling from southern to northern to enjoy both Los Angeles and San Francisco. On the weekends you can find him performing and dancing on stage in San Francisco. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, taking his dog to dog parks, motorcycle rides, and being with his siblings.

Alexandre Henry-Lebel - CTO

Mr. Henry-Lebel was appointed technologies chief for the corporation in the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year, after obtaining his Computer Engineer Diploma from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). At age 24, he is probably one of the youngest CTOs among TSX Venture Exchange quoted corporations. He joined the company in 2013 as a trainee and moved up the ladder with his remarkable skills and involvement in the company’s development. Mr. Henri-Lebel masters all aspects of web development; in the eyes of his peers, he is a phenomenon. He was awarded several honours throughout the course of his studies. Mr. Henri-Lebel brings a new vision of company development to Urbanimmersive and results are already beginning to show.

Simon Bédard - CFO

M. Bédard is the Chief Financial Officer of the public company ATW Tech (AtmanCo Inc., ATW-V) since 2015 which operates in the technology industry, more specifically in the payment solutions and interactive communications. Over the years, Mr. Bédard held various positions including Vice-President Finance of mid-size private company in the environmental service industry as well as senior positions held in large advisory (Deloitte & Touche LLP), accounting (Ernst & Young LLP) and security brokerage (Desjardins Securities Inc.) firms. Mr. Bédard has extensive background in mergers & acquisitions, financing/treasury, accounting/audit, equity capital markets and business development within an international context. Mr. Bédard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, Laval University) since 1995, a Chartered Financial Advisor (CFA) and holds an MBA from McGill University. Along with his participation on the Board of Directors of ATW Tech, Mr. Bédard served on the Board of Directors of the Quebec chapter of the MBA association.