Benoit Lépine, Eng., MBA
Chief executive officer
As CEO, Benoit is responsible for managing the company's overall operations.
Benoit joined the company as VP, Sales and Marketing over 8 years ago. In that role, he contributed his strategic planning, market development and customer support experience to DECIMAL's management team. In his current role, Benoit’s primary focus is the well-being of DECIMAL's employees and customers. During his 25 years plus in sales and operations management, he has held several management positions, including over ten years with a technology company.
Benoit is a firm believer in win-win approaches, in honouring commitments and in delivering outstanding professional services and solutions. In his role as CEO, he provides DECIMAL's current and future clients with professional support as they work towards improving their organizational performance.
Benoit Lépine has an MBA, which he obtained in 2002, and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Vice President, Operations
René Lebel has over 30 years’ experience developing Corporate Performance Management software and consulting. He joined DECIMAL in 2014 as Vice President, Professional Services; from there, he went on to lead all of the company’s professional services teams.
In his current role as VP, Operations, René is responsible for all of the organization's operational aspects, including professional and technical services, customer support, and R&D.
He has an excellent grasp of all the technological and organizational issues involved in collecting, modeling, storing, analyzing and presenting management information. His extensive knowledge of the software market, current trends and the value of corporate data has enabled René to implement numerous solutions, particularly in the public sector, financial services and in various other fields and sectors.
He is well-known for his leadership, dedication to service, skills, achievements, and the long-term business relationships he has built.
Stéphane Gaouette, CPA, CA, CA•TI
Management team advisor
A member of the Quebec CPA Order (CPA, CA) and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Stéphane Gaouette has close to 30 years’ professional experience, mainly in management and performance improvement.
Stéphane has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal and extensive knowledge of corporate governance, current technologies and operations management.
Before moving to DECIMAL, Stéphane worked for a large consulting firm where he carried out projects in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.
He has advised many large public and private sector organizations on such aspects as Cost Management, Business Process Optimization and project management. During his career, he has overseen a wide range of cost management projects (budgeting, costing, activity-based costing, pricing and management dashboards), and has also implemented Enterprise Resources Planning systems (ERP) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM).
After several years as Executive Vice-President, Stéphane became CEO of DECIMAL in 2008, and led the company's successful expansion until the summer of 2021. Since then, he has been acting as a strategic consultant to the management team.
As a subject matter expert, Stéphane speaks frequently at industry events. He has also collaborated in writing research papers and books on the topics of management, activity-based costing and budgeting.
He has successfully carried out many corporate merger/acquisition/sales projects and has served on several boards of directors. He supports a number of charitable organizations, and has been actively involved with Quebec CPA order and the IT community.