Jacques Pilon


As a career entrepreneur, owner and President, Jacques brings over 25 years of expertise in the telecommunications and information technology industry. As a result, he has an intimate understanding of entrepreneurship and business planning.

He enjoys helping entrepreneurs develop everything from effective business strategies to systems for easier day to day administration. This helps new technology entrepreneurs to keep doing what they love, innovate and create. Upon his relocation to the Quinte area with his wife in the early nineties, their small telecom consulting company got a boost from deregulation. Jacques’ analytical skills and innovative style lead their company to provide services to two small Internet Providers and  by “being in the game”, was able to put together an acquisition deal when the timing was right. The company grew to be the largest Internet Service Provider and reseller of telephone services in the Quinte area.  These assets were sold to a Toronto-based CLEC and two years later, were re-acquired along with additional telecom assets forming a new, larger  company.  As a Principal in charge of  the IP Division, Jacques managed the development of large scalable systems which were implemented for a major Canadian carrier.  Within a few years, these assets were sold again to an American telecom provider. Jacques’ current ventures include an IP Service Provider, a mortgage company and a consumer durables design firm.

Jacques resides in Trenton, Ontario with his wife and family where he is actively involved in the community.  He has been a six year Director of Trenval CFDC, Past President of the Trenton Kiwanis Club and a current member for fifteen years, current Vice- President of the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club, Trenton THS TrackQuest fundraiser, current member of the Metis Nation of Ontario and the University of Waterloo Alumni Association.  Jacques holds a Honours BSc Degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo.

As a Business Advisor (EIR), Jacques is thrilled to bring his past experience and expertise to the Launch Lab team.

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