Patrick Pichette, Chair of the Board

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Patrick Pichette is formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Google and brings to Lightspeed a wealth of experience building and scaling global companies.

Mr. Pichette currently holds the role of General Partner at iNovia Captial.

Dax Dasilva, Director

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Mr. Dasilva has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Lightspeed since he founded the Company in 2005. Under Mr. Dasilva’s leadership, Lightspeed has grown into a global business with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia, employing over 700 people worldwide.

Mr. Dasilva has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 and Startup Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016 for both Quebec and Canada. He was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs at the 2017 Builders + Innovators Summit.

In addition, in 2015, Mr. Dasilva founded Never Apart, a non-profit organization offering creative space for cultural programming with global reach and impact.

Jean Paul Chauvet, Director

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Mr. Chauvet has been our President since 2016. Having joined us in the role of Chief Revenue Officer in 2012. He became a member of our board of directors in 2013.

Prior to joining Lightspeed, Mr. Chauvet held various leadership positions at Atex Group across Europe and Asia where his last role was CEO, EMEA. Prior to Joining Atex, Mr. Chauvet was the VP, Sales and Marketing of Nstein Technologies and from 2000 to 2005, he was the VP, Sales and Marketing of IXIASOFT Technologies Inc.

Mr. Chauvet also serves on the boards of directors of Coveo Solutions Inc., a provider of AI-based search technologies, and Alaya Care Inc., a cloud-based home care software solutions provider.

Marie-Josée Lamothe, Director

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Marie-Josée Lamothe joins Lightspeed’s board from Google Canada where she served as Managing Director of Consumer Products, Government and Entertainment and also Managing Director of Quebec.

Mrs. Lamothe is the Founder and President of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel retailing and branding.

She is also Professor of Practice at McGill University's Bensadoun School of Retail Management and is an active member with various associations in the field.

Paul McFeeters, Director

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Paul McFeeters brings Lightspeed a proven track record of leading internationally-recognized companies. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of OpenText, Mr. McFeeters joins the board with more than 30 years of experience in financial services and the software industry. He has served on several boards throughout his career including Hootsuite, Constellation Software and Blueprint Software Systems.

Rob Williams, Director

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Rob Williams has over 20 years in eCommerce and retail experience working in leadership positions for both high-end specialty and big-box retail. Mr. Williams comes to Lightspeed from Amazon, where he led Tier 1 Vendor relationships globally. In his decade at Amazon, Rob was promoted and rotated to five leadership positions on both the Seller and Retail teams.

He currently consults worldwide on Disruptive Innovation and eCommerce and is a notable speaker on those topics.