Who are we?

Romuald Messina


Romuald Messina is recognized as a specialist in business intelligence and technology monitoring with over 25 years of experience. He was recruited from France in 2008 to work at BRP in Sherbrooke, so that he could manage the business intelligence department of the Parts Accessories and Clothing division. A large part of his career has been spent in major international companies, such as Air Liquide, where he was in charge of the Technology Watch department of the global R&D department in 1999; and Schneider Electric, where he helped create the competitive intelligence department of the Strategy and Procurement department at corporate level in 2005.

His team describes him as :

An excellent communicator and a diplomatic person with whom it is easy to exchange. He is always readily listening and knows how to put others at ease. Romuald is an information double agent, but above all, he is the best dressed person on the team.

Karine Giguère

Assistant General Manager

After studies in medical research and biology, Karine worked for 10 years as a project and laboratory manager in various development ventures of the food and veterinary industries. She then embarked on an entrepreneurial path by starting and running an organic vegetable farm for 5 years. Following the completion of a B.A.A. in management in 2016, she worked with a startup company of the ACET in the medical device sector. In 2018, she decided to join the iA7 team as an analyst and was ultimately promoted to assistant general manager.

Her team describes her as :

A meticulous lady with a phenomenal memory. Karine is an empathetic person and is always in a good mood. Whether she is at work or at home in her beloved garden, she always has an eye for unique details.

Hugo Shooner

Director of Monitoring Services

Hugo holds a master's degree in business intelligence from the University of Sherbrooke and possess an academic background in computer science. He is both a technician and a specialist in information management. He has worked in web and software development at Euratechnologies, a major business incubator located in France. His career path then led him to BRP in Sherbrooke as a control system analyst, as well as a market planner in Europe and Mexico. He also worked in retail and personnel management for several years. He joined the iA7 team in 2019.

His team describes him as :

A curious, persevering and dedicated man as well as the friend you can always count on. In addition to being funny, he's the office weasel and an innately funny prankster. Hugo is a top-level computer Mr. Fixit and the fake athlete of the group.

June Bourassa


June joined iA7 in 2019 as part of an internship during her B.A.A in marketing from the University of Sherbrooke. Afterwards, she decided to further her education with a master's degree in marketing. Working part-time at iA7, her experience at the company evolved until the end of her studies, completed in 2021, when she joined as a dedicated full time employee.

Her team describes her as:

A dynamic and genuine individual who is by far the best audience one could ask for. Whether at home, in the office, or in an outfitter's lodge, she takes pleasure in indulging in her colleagues' worst puns or making some of her own.

Désirée Mawumevi


A 2017 graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Sciences, Désirée also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from the Catholic University of West Africa. Her journey led her to further her studies in Quebec, where she gained experience in conducting economic studies, as well as micro and macroeconomic analysis. After obtaining a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Sherbrooke, she joined iA7 in January 2023.

Her team describes her as:

A respectful, calm, and attentive individual. Beneath her serious and discreet demeanor, she has a hearty laugh and finds humor in the smallest things. While she may appear unassuming, she pays close attention to everything said around her, especially when it comes to food – that's sure to grab her attention!

Fanny Gravelais


A graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Social Sciences, Fanny continued her studies in Business Management and Administration, eventually earning a technological diploma from the University of Poitiers. Her academic journey led her to join the French Army, where she specialized in data analysis, research work, and team coordination in various countries. After nearly 20 years of military service, she decided to embark on an expatriation adventure to Canada, leaving France for Quebec in the summer of 2022. She joined the iA7 team in February 2023.

Her team describes her as:

An incredibly energetic and curious individual. Fanny is like a walking encyclopedia. However, be prepared to get a thorough answer if you ask her a question without requesting the abbreviated version.

To join our team

Please send your CV to : rmessina@ia7.ca