Who We Are

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Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.


We take great pride in assembling some of the brightest and most talented professional minds within our reach. We set out to create the type of consultancy where new ideas can be brought together to flourish. Through our combined experience we're able to craft unique technology based solutions to business challenges.


Have a look at our solutions.


 

Great White North is proudly Métis owned and operated in Northern Ontario offering our services all across Canada. We are active members of our local community and promote the growth of local businesses and organizations. In an ever evolving industry we pride ourselves on keeping on top of the latest technologies, methodologies and best practices. We incorporate our wealth of IT knowledge into every value driven solution that we design and deploy.

 

 

Company Founders

 
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Paul Brunet

Chief Executive Officer

1 (705) 269 1124


FactWhat you don't know about me.
I'm not the typical geek. I ride a Harley. I don't play video games. I haven’t seen any of the Star Wars although I may have to watch it soon as my son is a fan.
Yay!What makes me happy.
Spending time with my family makes me happy!
TripFavourite place I've visited.
Rome
I’ve traveled to several destinations in the past but the one I enjoyed the most was Rome. It also helps that I was with my beautiful wife!
JobsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.
First AND Weirdest Job:
Working with kids at a summer day camp when I was 16 years old

"A strength is only a strength if it give you strength"

- Paul Brunet


"If you leave enough in them, you don't need to worry about how much you leave to them."

- Proverb


"Build a life, don't live one."

- Ashton Kutcher

Alain Lefebvre

Chief Operating Officer

1 (705) 269 1125


FactWhat you don't know about me.
I'm a lifelong dog lover and have two canine companions at home:
Titan - Pug / Dachshund Mix (approx. 25 lbs)
Zeus - Great Dane (approx. 125 lbs)
FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
The Fifth Element (1997)

TV Show:
Rick & Morty (2013)

Book:
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (1985)

Video Game:
Final Fantasy VII - Sony Playstation (1997)
HeroWho I admire as a leader.
Elon Musk
Built and sold PayPal, CEO of SpaceX AND Tesla Motors.
JobsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.
First Job:
Long Term Care Summer Student - Métis Nation of Ontario, Timmins Office
(13 years old)

Weirdest Job:
Canoe Expedition Coordinator - Métis Nation of Ontario, Ottawa Office
(many years later)

"If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it's wired into the core of our being."

- Major Motoko Kusanagi


"The floggings will continue until morale improves."

- Proverb

 

The Great White North Team

 
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Austin Bennett-Bigeau

Helpdesk Technician

1 (705) 269 1127


FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
Yes Man (2008) Jim Carrey’s has always been one of my favourite comedians by far.

TV Show:
Rick and Morty (2016-2017) It’s got the perfect amount of science mixed into the satirical comedy.

Book:
“Infected” by Scott Sigler. It was an awesome Sci-fi read.

Video Game:
League of Legends (PC). I’ve always been a fan of strategy games and I find League is a good match for me.
FavsFavourite food, beverage, sport and city.
Food:
Pizza; it’s a dish of endless possibilities

Beverage:
Mountain Dew; All the nights of gaming built a love for it I just can’t kick.

Sport:
Baseball to play & hockey to watch.

City:
Orlando Florida; it is so perfect with its weather and reminded me lots of my time in the Caribbean. Not to mention Disney World is always a plus.
TripFavourite place you've visited.
Jamaica was by far my favourite place I’ve been to.
The Caribbean culture has always been very interesting to me, and who can say no to the amazing ocean beaches and weather.
Yay!What makes me happy.
Having my family support makes me happy, knowing that if the times get tough they have my back is one of the best feelings ever. They always have a way to brighten my day and make me look forward to the next one!

"It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?"

- Jim Carrey


"I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it."

- Conor McGregor

Lucie Bérubé

Finance Manager

1 (705) 269 1123


FactWhat you don't know about me.
I spent 23 years in Yellowknife. I still have family there and consider it home.
I am also a cake decorator.
TripFavourite place I've visited.
Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
We were invited in the Pingo’s to take a look at nature’s own freezers. It was beautiful and amazing. Have a look for yourself!
JobsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.
Weirdest Job:
Working at the Yellowknife drunk tank. I was 17 years old and saw (and smelled) many things I don’t wish to ever see again. I only lasted 1 month… I saw enough to know I did not want to be a security guard...
Vs.Fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?
100 duck sized horses.
Because with my steel toe shoes and ninja like reflexes, I stand a better chance. Ducks are evil, I have been bitten and chased more than once by horses and ducks when we had a farm, I can’t imagine how bad a duck bite from a horse sized duck would hurt!

"Failing to plan is planning to fail."

- Benjamin Franklin


"Those who can’t trust, can’t be trusted."

- My Mom

Brigitte Beaupre

Business Consultant

1 (705) 269-1122


FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (2003 & 2004)

TV Show:
Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007)

Book:
The Last Days of John Lennon (1991)

Video Game:
The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
Yay!What makes me happy.
Being at camp makes me happy. I love the great outdoors, standup paddle boarding and spending time with my family by the fire.
FactWhat you don't know about me.
I’ve hand-made nearly every Halloween costume my 3 kids have ever worn.
LearnSomething I’m in the process of learning.
How to play the ukulele.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

- Socrates


Darcy Best

Sr. Helpdesk Technician

1 (705) 269 1126


FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
Spirited Away (2001)

TV Show:
PBS Digital Studio (YouTube)

Book:
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins (2006)

Video Game:
River City Ransom - Nintendo Entertainment System (1989)
Yay!What makes me happy.
Giggle sessions and tickle fights with my boys.
FavsFavourite food, beverage, sport and city.
Food:
Shanghai Fried Noodles, Mmmmmm Spicy!
(from Encore Restaurant in Timmins)

Beverage:
Stewards Key Lime Fountain Classic Soda

Sport:
Skateboarding

City:
Timmins, Ontario
HeroWho I admire as a leader.
Bernie Sanders
This man has always been on the right side of every major choice we as people have made towards making the world a better place, for us, the people.

"You’re not stuck between a rock and a hard place.. You’re on a rock, traveling through vast space."

- Darcy S. Best


".. and the perils of being in 3D, but thinking so much differently."

- Incubus

Jasmine Chenier

Graphic & Web Designer

1 (705) 269 1130


FavsFavourite food, beverage, sport and city.

Food & Drink: Pizza and a can of Nestea.

Sport: Hockey (But only to watch, I'm not athletic at all!)

City: Zagreb, Croatia (but I have yet to visit!)
LearnSomething I'm in the process of learning.
Embroidery & Cross-stitching.
Vs.Fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck.
I would fight 1 horse sized duck, because 100 horses sounds more intimidating. Either way, I know that I would lose the fight!
JobsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.
First Job:
5 years old selling homemade cookies in front of my house.

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

René Dunkley

Sr. Systems Engineer

1 (705) 269 1122 Ext. 211


TripFavourite place I’ve visited.
Walt Disney World. Not only is it the happiest place on earth but it is one of the most stunningly visual places ever created by man, full of creativity and imagination. Iceland would be a close second because of its beautiful and drastically different landscapes.
Yay!What makes me happy.
Having an amazing wife and being a father of three boys! Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family making memories!
FactWhat you don’t know about me.
I am most likely Northern Ontario’s biggest GODZILLA fan! My collection holds every movie by the famous Kaiju as well several pieces of memorabilia.
HeroWho I admire as a leader.
Optimus Prime because fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

- Gandalf


"Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgement."

- Zefram Cochrane

Wesley King

Helpdesk Technician

1 (705) 269 1122 Ext. 208


Yay!What makes me happy.

I feel happiest when I'm reaching a goal I've set for myself. There's nothing like seeing all my hard work paying off.
FactWhat you don't know about me.

I once briefly got stuck underneath a waterfall.
LearnSomething I'm in the process of learning.

I'm currently brushing up some of my technical skills (ongoing forever); I'm trying to teach myself powershell scripting as a jumping off point to make myself a little more efficient.
TripFavourite place I've visited.

My own bed. I don't get to see it as often as I'd like but when I do it is a memorable time.

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."

- Nikola Tesla


"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein

Stephane Lefebvre

Director of Client Services

1 (705) 269 1132


Yay!What makes me happy.

Family, spending time at the cabin, hunting, fishing are all things that are in my backyard once again. After spending 16 years in Alberta they are very much appreciated.
LearnSomething I'm in the process of learning.

Slide guitar, Golf lessons to improve my short game.
TripFavourite place I've visited.

Yukon – Beautiful, stress free and the locals are friendly.
JobsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.

First Job: Town of Iroquois Falls – Swept sidewalks, cut cat tail with a scythe and cleaned out the town sewers.

"If you really want to do something you will find a way. If you don’t you will find an excuse."

- Jim Rohn


"Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me."

- Carol Burnett

Chrystal Lessard

Dispatch & Procurement Clerk

1 (705) 269 1128


FavsFirst and/or weirdest jobs.
First Job:
14 years old; Summer job at a Chip Stand in Chapleau.

Weirdest Job:
(but most rewarding)
Being a mom since weird things happen DAILY!
LearnSomething I'm in the process of learning.
I’m currently interested in learning about the stock market.
Yay!What makes me happy.
Spending time with my family always makes me happy. We love the outdoors, so anything outside is always a fun time.
Vs.Fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck.
I have a fear of birds and would NEVER want to encounter a duck the size of a horse; 100 duck sized horses seem much less frightening. A horse the size of a duck-adorable!

"Change your thoughts, and you change your world."

- Unknown


"Never cut what you can untie."

- Joseph Joubert