Our team

Brad

President

Brad Muncs
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    Founding Symetris, a company still going strong after 13 years in business
  • Your web specialties are?
    Everything. I eat, sleep & drink web.
  • Social media is all about…?
    « Creating engagement and interactivity. » But in real life, it’s to spy on your neighbors.
  • Pastel is…?
    In competition with neon as humanity’s worst chromatic error.
  • Where were you 10 years ago?
    In China… or was it Spain? Or Japan? Or France? Or Thailand?... (I travel a lot!)
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris allows me to grow as a person, face interesting challenges, share my professional life with stimulating colleagues and control my destiny.

Karine

BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT

Karine Trudel
  • What I bring to the team
    Solid background in client management and my wide variety of smoothie recipes
  • What your colleagues would say about you
    Efficient and friendly…but doesn't have nice handwriting!
  • At school you were:
    Chatty!
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of:
    Post-its and double-sided tape
  • Your biggest embarrassment:
    Ha Ha, Nice try!
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Julien

BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT

Julien Linares
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    Organizing a parachute jump for all the students of my final school year (150 people)
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    That I can be annoyingly energetic at times!
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    Too late, it's not on my desk anymore...
  • Your childhood dream?
    Become a secret agent (ideally 007)!
  • Three essentials for my work life?
    Coffee, challenges and great colleagues!!
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    The human side, the wellness I feel when I come to the office - that's so important in life! We spend so much time at work, so I chose a company where we feel positive and surrounded by great colleagues!

Élisabeth

PROJECT LEADER

Élisabeth Lafrance
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    3 days and two nights for the Sainte-Justine Kids Foundation
  • The most useful thing on your desk?
    At this very moment? Balloons!
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    Probably balloons tomorrow.
  • Your childhood dream?
    Riding through Canada on Roller Blades
  • What you thought you would never see in your lifetime?
    I haven't seen anything yet, I swear.
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Compared to other jobs, I found at symetris a real desire to always get better, a focus on continuous improvement. It allows me to be creative and think "outside the box" and my ideas are always welcome. I have a long list of many other reasons - proof th

Julien

PROJECT LEADER

Julien Pauss
  • They say you look like ...?
    My friends gave me the nickname of Tintin !
  • A genius?
    I'm always impressed that ordinary people manage to do extraordinary things
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    Founding an e-commerce meal delivery platform that has brought significative changes in this business area in Montreal
  • What do you contribute to the Symetris team?
    My web skills set .. and my expertise in Belgian beers
  • Your biggest embarrassment?
    Nice try !
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    To join a company that lets me deploy my wings professionally with challenging projects to manage while being able to become a member of a family of like-minded individuals

Steven

Project Leader

Steven Painchaud
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of:
    The toaster, to go with my last name
  • What your colleagues would say about you
    I'm too loud
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    I'm really too loud
  • What I bring to the team
    The trademark energy and interpersonnal skills of bleuets
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    The time I found a way to do 20 hours of work in 1 hour in Excel
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris is a place where I can grow, learn and be myself. We are committed to our colleagues and our clients - a real team spirit.

David

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

David Pinard
  • Your web specialties are?
    Mastery of Drupal (an online Content Management System)
  • The future of the web?
    Infinity and beyond!
  • What your colleagues say about you?
    Funny, sociable and motivated
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    Funny
  • What’s the most useful thing on your desk?
    My coffee
  • What you thought you would never see in your lifetime?
    Every single Harry Potter film
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris has always given to me, challenged me, and helped me evole as a person. I need these challenges to be happy while harmoniously reconciling my professional and personal lives. Symetris is practically a life project for me as I've seen the company

Matthieu

Director of innovation

Matthieu Gadrat
  • Your web specialties are?
    Php, MySql, Html, XHtml, JavaScript, Css, Jquery, Drupal, Code Ignitor, Wordpress, Ajax
  • What your colleagues say about you?
    The guy with the creative solution
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    The guy with the nonsense solution
  • The most useful thing on your desk?
    A full cup of coffee
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    An empty cup of coffee
  • The most beautiful moment of your life?
    A vertical ski descent with snow up to my waist at an altitude of 2800 meters lost in the Alps.
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris is really a company that listens to its employees. Flexible schedules and tasks, strong human side: it's a big family.

Kirill

Functionnal / QA Analyst

Kirill Solomonov
  • What your colleagues say about you?
    Not to let my laid-back attitude fool you: I get a lot of things done without looking stressed out.
  • At school, you were ...?
    Very good and often MIA.
  • They say you look like ...?
    Strangely to Ryan Gosling (it's the beard I think).
  • The most beautiful moment of your life?
    Barefoot marriage in an AirBnb in Cape Town.
  • Early bird or night owl?
    Both an early bird and a night owl... I don’t sleep much!
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    I wanted to open my horizons about all things digital and be part of a small business located in Montreal.

David

Web developer

David Arbour
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    Finally having found a real job, I used to be a musician…
  • At school, I was…?
    Good :/ and attentive
  • You can’t live without…?
    My daughter and my music
  • You never thought you would see in your lifetime?
    It wouldn’t be appropriate to say here…
  • Your worst embarassement?
    I broke my new bass guitar during a public sound test
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Two words: the people and the values.

Enrique

Web developer

Enrique Diaz Carranza
  • Pastel is…?
    A question for designers
  • You never thought you would see in your lifetime?
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union (Yes, I'm old, a cold war baby)
  • What I bring to the team
    White hairs
  • When I retire…
    I'll take the essential role of being the old grumpy man
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of...?
    A time machine
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    I've worked in a lot of varied companies, and while there were some places I've liked a lot, I found that I liked the Symetris environment, and its people, more. So yes, I have the intention of being here for a long time…

David-Alexandre

Web developer

David-Alexandre Fauvelle
  • What do you contribute to the Symetris team?
    Being the third "David" in the team!
  • The most useful thing on your desk?
    The dolphin mug
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    A pack of DVD-Rs, and I'm not quite sure why they're here
  • Your childhood dream?
    Discovering a new dinosaur
  • A genius?
    Like in a lamp?
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    First, its' the people. While work can provide challenges, I always feel the team is behind me and supportive. Second, it's the culture and ambiance. Flexible schedules, no pressure and excellent balance between professional and personal lives.

Maxime

Web developer

Maxime Lavoie
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of...?
    Quake 2
  • Your childhood dream?
    Beat my brother's Time Record on Mario Raceway (Mario Kart 64)
  • They say you look like…?
    A guy 5 years younger than my actual age
  • You never thought you would see in your lifetime?
    1cm of mold on a spatula in my friend's apartment
  • Where were you 10 years ago at the same date?
    In my bed swearing that I would never drink again in my life
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris gives me the opportunity and support that allow me to grow professionally.

Heath

Web Developer

Heath Stannard
  • What I bring to the team
    Height?
  • Your web specialties are?
    Drupal Drupal Drupal of course, 12+ years
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    Is funny (the other funny)
  • At school you were:
    The guy with a cd-burner
  • A genius?
    Thank you
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    I chose Symetris because it is a company that is aligned with my values both in a professional and personal sense. Plus I've had a history of working with Symetris and this has always been positive!

Karine

Web developer

Karine Paquette
  • What I bring to the team
    My front-end expertise but most of all, my cheerfulness
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    Lunatic sometimes... for example; hitting refresh continuously on a page and not understanding why I am not seeing my changes... Only to realize that I am refreshing the static version!
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    My post-it! They are useless but it reassures me to have them, just in case
  • You can’t live without…?
    Coffee. Without, I'm a bit grumpy.
  • The most beautiful moment of your life?
    The purchase of our house. It's good to be home, where I'm the boss now!
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris gave me the challenge I was looking for: to learn more about Drupal while delving into back-end to complement my front-end expertise. It was an offer I couldn't refuse!

Philippe

Web developer

Philippe Mouchel
  • A professional achievement you’re particularly proud of?
    London 2012 OG site (Drupal 7)
  • What your colleagues say about you?
    Enthusiast, expert
  • What your colleagues really say about you?
    In Beers..
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of:
    A spaceship
  • You never thought you would see in your lifetime?
    A shark !! Right here !
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    I love how the "start-up" feel has been maintained at Symetris, even though they were founded over 15 years ago. And I love Drupal too ;)
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Sébastien

Web developer

Sébastien Lamy
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    The Windows key
  • You would have liked to be the inventor of:
    The Nokia 3310
  • Your childhood dream?
    Being an paleotologist living in a R.V
  • 20th century's biggest invention?
    Funk music
  • What you thought you would never see in your lifetime?
    A bear waiting for the bus with me

Chris

Web Developer

Christopher Tomasso
  • The internet of tomorrow will be?
    A history book for sentient robots
  • The most useful thing on your desk?
    My elbows
  • People say you look like...?
    Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina
  • Your childhood dream?
    To become rich and successful. In a Batman kind of way...
  • You can’t live without…?
    Coffee. Let's face it, coffee is a programmer's gasoline.
  • What do you love about Symetris?
    Symetris is a very special company. It is as much a team as a family. I can't imagine a better place to learn and grow as a professional.
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François

Quality assurance specialist

François Simard
  • Your web specialties are?
    Find defaults, from a small missaligned picture to making the servers melt.
  • The least useful thing on your desk?
    An abundance of Post-It notes.
  • At school you were:
    The one who really enjoyed taking naps mid lecture...
  • Your childhood dream?
    A mix of firefighter, astronaut and rock star.
  • The most beautiful moment of your life?
    First time riding my motorcycle.