It is often said that entrepreneurship is something that is in the blood. A statement that makes sense when you think of Marc Beaulieu, president and founder of Present.
At just 16 years old, Marc left school to start a business in printing. An entrepreneur at heart, certainly, but above all, a visionary, as he quickly realized that a new era was beginning.
"When computers began to popularise, I returned to school. I immediately felt that this would be the field of the future. In fact, I realised that already, IT was gradually replacing printing. "
With an IT degree in hand, he quickly got a job in a company specialising in information technology. At that time even more than today, this new industry sector was booming and demand increasing. In this favorable business environment, IT vendors were taking their customers for granted.
Coming from a family of salespeople that respected, even revered their customers, Marc was exasperated by the condescending attitude of these companies. Therefore, he aspired to start a company specialising in IT, which would have the mission to provide the best possible service to its clients. This value has fueled Present for 25 years. While many companies talk about customer service in their values, at Present, it's more than that. Marc Beaulieu named the company Present to anchor in the name excellence in its service and a constant presence among its clients.