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

 

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

 

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

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

Benoit Lambert

Sr. Systems Engineer

1 (705) 269 1126


Yay!What makes me happy.

Drinking a beer with the old man.
FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
Dances with Wolves (1990)

TV Show:
Rick and Morty (2013)

Book:
The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns (Mohnish Pabrai)

Video Game:
Skyrim
Vs.Fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck.

One horse sized duck; a good challenge and a good BBQ.
QuoteFavourite Quote.

"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." -Fred Shero

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

- Roger "Verbal" Kint (The Usual Suspects)


"When you change yourself, you change the world."

- Mario Duplantier, Gojira

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

Kiall Millions

Helpdesk Technician

1 (705) 269 1133


Yay!What makes me happy.

My nerdy family, even thought my wife is not as nerdy as myself or our daughter, but she has mad Donkey Kong skills.
FavsFavourite movie, TV show, book and video game.
Movie:
The Princess Bride (1987)

TV Show:
Doctor Who (1963-1987, 2005-present)

Book:
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Video Game:
Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past (SNES)
TripFavourite places I've visited.

Favourite places I've visited are Pompeii and Rome, because of how the ruins of the roman empire are preserved specifically in Pompeii.
FactWhat you don't know about me.
I am not bilingual however I do know Latin and Ancient Greek, plus I used to understand Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and some Cuneiform.

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."

- Jerry Seinfeld


"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

- David Bowie