GFI Solutions Group Inc.

GFI Solutions Group Inc.

July 11, 2011 10:09 ET

Gilles Letourneau a Finalist in 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - Canadian IT industry leader GFI Solutions Group Inc. (GFI Solutions) is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, President and Chief Executive Officer Gilles Létourneau has been named one of the Quebec finalists in the Information Technology category of the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This is the 18th edition of the awards, which honour the vision, leadership, financial success, and social responsibility of the most impressive entrepreneurs in all areas of business.

"I am very pleased to be among the entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves at this year's edition of the prestigious Ernst & Young awards," says Mr. Létourneau. "I'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the other finalists, who, like me, are builders who are actively involved in the raising the profile of our own home-grown businesses. These awards are a wonderful platform which, I hope, will encourage businesspeople to make their dreams come true and pass on the torch to the next generation of Quebec entrepreneurs."

The names of the Quebec honourees will be announced at a banquet held on October 6. This year's entrepreneur of the year will go on to represent the region at the national award ceremony in Toronto on November 23.

About GFI Solutions

A leader in the Canadian IT industry, GFI Solutions Group inc. (GFI Solutions) specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of business software solutions, in the development of e-business solutions, and in electronic payment, professional, and technical IT services. In business since 1988, GFI Solutions is currently experiencing an active growth phase. Its most recent acquisitions include activeMedia Développement, Fortsum Business Solutions (now GFI SMB Solutions), and Bell Business Solutions (now GFI Business Solutions). These acquisitions have enabled the company to conquer promising vertical markets and extend its product and service offering to businesses of all sizes, as well as to municipalities and other public service organizations.

Contact Information

  • Catherine Houde
    Consultant, Communications and Public Relations
    Simard Hamel Communications
    514 287-9811, extension 14
    c.houde@shc.ca

    Dany Beaudet
    Corporate Communications Manager
    GFI Solutions Group Inc.
    418 877-5051, extension 2272
    dany.beaudet@gfisolutions.com