Presagis names Jean-Michel Brière new vice president
February 7, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
Feb. 7, 2012, Montreal - Presagis today announced the appointment of Jean-Michel Brière as vice-president of sales, marketing, and client services.
Brière’s responsibilities will include management of global sales for the company, in addition to overseeing worldwide marketing, alliances, and the Presagis customer experience.
With growing demand for Presagis off-the-shelf embedded graphics, modeling, and simulation solutions, Brière will leverage his extensive experience in strategic sales and customer management to retain and grow existing business, identify new opportunities based on market trends and customer strategies, and refine and build a scalable sales and marketing team for aggressive growth, increased awareness in new markets, and delivery of ongoing customer value.
“Jean-Michel is an accomplished international sales and marketing leader who brings multifaceted knowledge from market segments such as aerospace and defense, energy, industrial automation, and transportation to Presagis. His expertise across many facets of our business, including global sales, marketing, customer engagement, and channel management will be an integral part of Presagis strategic growth initiatives,” said Guillaume Hervé, president, Presagis. “Jean-Michel is a tremendous addition to our team and we are extremely fortunate to have someone with his experience and proven track record of success in this critical role.”
Brière joins Presagis from 20-20 Technologies, where he held the position of vice president of marketing and partnership development. He brings to Presagis more than 20 years working in the high technology field where he held various leadership positions in sales, marketing, strategic planning, and general management. His global business experience working and developing markets in Europe, Asia, and North America with 20-20 and other firms, including Kontron and Siemens, ensures continued growth and support of these markets for Presagis.
“I am pleased to be joining Presagis and its industry leading team and I am committed to ensuring a strong focus on providing superior solutions and value to Presagis clients,” said Brière. “My goal is to create lifelong relationships with our client base by developing an important customer understanding and intimacy. This will enable us to continue delivering quality solutions to our customers that will allow them to turn their investment in our software into meaningful and actionable value, providing optimized development budgets and delivery timelines.”
Brière also has a strong background in defense, which was acquired as a naval officer in the French Navy. He holds an MBA from France and an engineering degree from the French Naval Academy.