Coveo announced that Executive Chairman Louis Têtu has been appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and that Founder and CEO Laurent Simoneau has been named CTO and President.
Louis Têtu joined Coveo in 2009 as Executive Chairman. Previously he Founded and was CEO and Chairman of Taleo Corporation, a service (SaaS) for human capital management company. Prior to Taleo, Têtu was President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, following Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group Inc., which Têtu co-founded in 1989 and where he served as CEO until 1996. Têtu is an Engineering graduate from Laval University and was honored by Laval for outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Technology and Communication category.
Laurent Simoneau, one of the world’s leading experts in enterprise search and indexing technologies, founded Coveo to leverage the power of indexing technology for enterprise information consolidation, creating the Coveo Enterprise Search 2.0 Platform. Early Coveo clients included such industry leaders as Lockheed Martin, CA Technologies and SNC Lavalin, each of which has continued to expand its use of Coveo during the past six years. Prior to Coveo, Simoneau served first as CTO and then as COO of Copernic, an early leader in indexing technology.