Francis Létourneau, President & Chief Executive Officer
Francis Létourneau is a seasoned and accomplished Sales and Marketing executive with over 25 years of experience in the telecom industry. Mr.Létourneau is a results-oriented and self-driven professional with 20 years of experience at NuRAN Wireless Inc. Mr. Létourneau was initially promoted to member on the Board of Directors at NuRAN in 2015.
This experience has now earned him the title of President and CEO of NuRAN Wireless. Mr. Létourneau has been instrumental in steering NuRAN into a new direction through the implementation NAAS business model, which now defines NuRAN as Mobile Network Operator. As a result of this strategic initiative, NuRAN Wireless has now generated over $550 Millions Dollars in contracts in its initial year as an MNO.
Mr. Létourneau holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Laval University, Quebec, Canada and is a Registered Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Jim Bailey, Chief Financial Officer
25+ years of experience working with Telecoms, Media and Technology companies. Roles include Director of M&A, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Director. A significant role in the NuRAN space was CFO and later CEO of Telecel International, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holdings, which had operations across sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked in Business Development for the group cover the EMEA region and was CFO of Orascom Telecom WiMAX Limited, a joint venture with Intel Capital. For the last 10 years Jim has worked as a financial consultant to SMEs providing corporate finance advice in M&A, business planning and as interim/part-time CFO. He is holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, an MBA from London Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
David Parsons, Chief Technology Officer
Graduated from the University of Bath (England) with a master’s degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering. He has worked with many MNOs and equipment vendors across Latin America for over 15 years to support network planning and optimization activities. He has led engineering teams to streamline and improve the internal work processes of customers, from simple coverage planning activities to traffic forecasting algorithms. David has been with NuRAN Wireless for 7 years and in his CTO role drives product development to overcome the rural connectivity challenges and support MNOs and organizations in their endeavours to bring people closer together through technology.
Esther Bibeau, Human Resources Vice President
Esther is a professional with 17+ years of human resources management experience. Working for multinationals and growing companies for 13 years, she has abilities to support teams in constant movement and evolution, such as NuRAN Wireless. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, staffing, work relations, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, training and development, and management coaching. She is an Industrial Relations graduate from Laval University and is currently completing a coach training program at Coaching de Gestion Institute.