Mathieu Grondin — General manager
Mr. Grondin has more than a two decades of nightlife experience, producing more than 100 events over the past 20 years. A graduate of Concordia University in cinema, he held the position of event programmer at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois for six years. He is also a renowned freelance director and editor, having collaborated with such prestigious brands and artists as Céline Dion, Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull, Bell, Ford and McDonalds.
Martin Chartrand — Development director
Mr. Chartrand is an entrepreneur with 25 years of professional experience in business, information technology and cultural enterprises. Mr. Chartrand is a research and development program manager with expertise in digital technologies for the performing arts and entertainment industry. He has worked on the development of more than a dozen software products in digital vision, AR, VR, as well as virtual and holographic projection systems.
Yannick Rouillon — Communications director
Mr. Rouillon was in charge of the French communication and press relations of the Sziget Festival in Budapest for 8 years. He has been working since 4 years for the French communication of the Exit Festival in Serbia. He has a degree in journalism and a master’s degree in event communication.
Board of Directors
Guy Vincent Melo — Chairman
Guy Vincent Melo has more than 20 years of experience in food and event services. After having lent his talents as a project manager to several major festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Les Francofolies and Montréal en Lumières, Melo co-founded the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec (ARRQ) with Gaëlle Cerf, with the goal of reviving and spreading awareness about street food in Montreal and across the province. The ARRQ has quickly become an important part of the Montreal culinary landscape with the creation of multiple events for the general public including Les Premiers Vendredis on the esplanade of the Olympic Stadium.
Patti Schmidt — Vice-Chairman
Will Straw — Administrator
Martin Chartrand — Secretary-Treasurer
M. Chartrand est un entrepreneur possédant 25 ans d’expérience à titre d’entrepreneur et professionnel dans le domaine des affaires, des technologies de l’information et des entreprises culturelles. M. Chartrand est un gestionnaire de programmes de recherche et développement qui possède une expertise en technologies numériques destinées à l’industrie des arts de la scène et du divertissement. He has worked on the development of more than a dozen software products in digital vision, AR, VR, as well as virtual and holographic projection systems.