Rick Moignard, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Since joining GEOVIA (formerly Gemcom Software) in 2002, Rick Moignard has leveraged his management experience to expand the Company’s product offerings and global reach, increasing revenues more than tenfold. Under his leadership, GEOVIA has become the largest global provider of mining software solutions used in over 4000 sites, in more than 130 countries. As CEO, Mr. Moignard is focussed on developing and building Dassault Systèmes’ GEOVIA brand of products and delivering solutions for the Natural Resources industry, today focused on the Mining sector, but over time moving into Water, Oil & Gas and beyond.
Mr. Moignard oversaw the growth of the company through the successful acquisition of the Surpac Minex Group in 2006 for a combined revenue increase of 50 percent the following year. In 2008, he successfully took the Company private through the sale to The Carlyle Group, JMI Equity and Pala Investments, allowing the Company to invest for long term growth. This resulted in an additional 40 percent revenue growth before he spearheaded the acquisition of Gemcom by Dassault Systèmes in 2012 to form the new brand, GEOVIA. In addition, in 2010 under Mr. Moignard’s guidance, the Services Initiative was launched, providing product-centric services to empower clients to not only embrace but also advance their software use.
Prior to joining GEOVIA, Mr. Moignard was CEO for Chancery Software Ltd., a company he grew from a small entrepreneurship into a world-class corporation offering enterprise student management solutions to educational institutions. In addition to his software-solutions background, Mr. Moignard has also been an Executive Vice President and CFO with Woodward’s Ltd. and an Executive Vice President and COO of TIE Telecom.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Moignard graduated with a BBA from Acadia University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.