Action-packed first year as CEO of Syntax for Christian Primeau, EMBA 2012

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(From left to right: Christian Primeau, Pierre Fitzgibbon, and Pascal Tremblay President and Managing Partner of Novacap )

Christian Primeau’s (EMBA 2012) first year as CEO of Syntax has been a busy one, and things aren’t likely to slow down anytime soon. When he joined the company, there were 250 employees. Last January’s acquisition of 2 companies means Syntax now has 1200+ employees with operations in Canada, USA, Germany, Slovakia and India.

In January 2019, Syntax acquired German IT services company Freudenberg IT (FIT). In the same month, Syntax also acquired EmeraldCube Solutions, an Atlanta-based company providing business technology solutions to JD Edwards’ customers.  “I am very proud of what our company has become. Thanks to these deals, Syntax can deploy its expertise in many new markets, such as Asia, Europe and Latin America, as well as reinforce its North American presence. Syntax will keep its head office in Quebec and wants to inspire other companies to conquer international markets. We look to the future with great confidence, because FIT and EmeraldCube Solutions share our values of customer success and excellence. We are now a major player in the industry,” says Christian.

In March, a few months after these acquisitions, the Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, highlighted Syntax’s growth and international success, explaining, “Quebec and its metropolis are locations that favor the development of information and communications technology as well as companies that are active in this cutting-edge sector. Syntax is demonstrating this by acquiring two international companies and continuing its growth. This is a great example of a Quebec company that is distinguishing itself internationally and promoting our expertise throughout the world. I am delighted by this announcement, for Syntax and for Quebec as a whole.”