Louis Têtu
Chairman & CEO
Coveo

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  1. There are few CEOs who can say they’ve taken a tech company from an early stage startup to a unicorn valued company. There are even fewer who can say they’ve done it twice. Louis Têtu, Chairman and CEO at Coveo is one of them, first with Taleo that was sold to Oracle in 2012 for $1.9 billion and now with Coveo with its current billion + valuation. Louis personally led the Coveo private investment round and joined the Coveo Board of Directors as Chairman at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Louis became the Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Along the way he preserved and amplified the entrepreneurial spirit begun by the co-founders, making sure Coveo scaled the business quickly as it grew. As a serial tech entrepreneur, Louis is trusted by his board and his team to build value. During his tenure, Coveo has grown from a team of 80 to a team of more than 620 full-time employees; and from a valuation of $50M to $1.5B. Under Louis, Coveo has raised $233M in primary capital and now has offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, New York City, London and San Francisco. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. Coveo aims to enable their customers to deliver the relevant experiences that people expect today. The Coveo SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences. Coveo provides solutions for Ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Coveo’s solutions are designed to provide tangible value to customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and website engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction. Coveo’s AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners. Louis brings his considerable experience and talents to his strategic and tactical guidance of Coveo. Louis was instrumental in defining Coveo’s four core values- passion, integrity, collaboration and inclusion- and he demonstrates them daily. Louis also shares his experience by helping other startup or scale up organizations and is active on a number of Boards. Louis is Chairman of the Board of PetalMD, a developer of social platforms for the medical sector, and serves on the Board of Couche-Tard Alimentation and the Board of the Quebec City international airport authority. He is involved in private equity within technology, infrastructure projects within emerging countries, education and high school reinsertion for children from financially challenged families. A Canadian and international success story, Louis has built and led two unicorn tech companies through his entrepreneurial spirit, relentless determination, and keen perspective.

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