Stéphane Gaouette, CPA, CA, CA•TI
As President of DECIMAL, Stéphane Gaouette has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology and finance sectors, consulting for national and international corporations on the topics of cost management, business process optimization, project management and corporate modeling.
As a member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, with a specialty in information technology, Stéphane brings his in-depth knowledge of the finance and technology sectors to service companies, governmental organizations and manufacturing companies.
In his capacity as Executive Vice-President, Stéphane has brilliantly choreographed the entire range of DECIMAL’s operations, specifically targeting the professional service team. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of operations management, Stéphane rapidly implemented a consulting-service strategy tailored to fit company’s performance management needs.
Throughout his career, Stéphane has led several activity management projects in both the private and public sectors. He also developed several management, software selection and corporate software implementation plans. Known for his expertise in project management, he has completed several business process reengineering and cost management mandates. A frequent lecturer, Stéphane has helped author a number of studies and books on activity-based accounting.
Today, at the head of a growing group that has offices in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and Toronto, Stéphane Gaouette is fully dedicated to every client's success
Christian Babbini, FCPA, FCMA
Founder and Vice President, Strategy
As DECIMAL’s founder, for the past 25 years Christian Babbini has been using the methods and concepts of activity-based management to provide international corporations with his expertise in performance management.
A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal in accounting, Christian is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) (now CPA), as well as a member of CAM-I, the Consortium of Advanced Management, International which includes the most brilliant experts and thinkers in the field of corporate performance management. Christian also teaches courses on performance measurement in the context of the CMA’s career development.
As a regular guest lecturer at a number of seminars and conferences on activity-based management, Christian also wrote several articles on the design of financial and budgetary systems and other effective production systems.
Benoit Lépine, ing., MBA
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
High-level manager with more than 15 years’ experience in sales and operations management, Benoit Lepine strengthens DECIMAL’s management team by adding value in terms of strategic planning and market development, in addition to his great technical skills. Focused on process optimization and performance, Benoit will direct his business development activities in various sectors in Canada, particularly among private companies in order to achieve DECIMAL’s corporate objectives. Benoit has significant expertise in manufacturing and IT companies where he held management and executive positions. Benoit also worked with a lot of distribution and logistics organizations.
Benoit graduated as an engineer and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration since 2002.
Vice President, Professional Services
With over 25-year of experience working in Business Intelligence Solutions – more commonly known as BI – and also in advisory services, René Lebel joined DECIMAL as Vice President, Professional Services in 2014. He will head the whole DECIMAL’s professional services teams.
With his broad knowledge of decision-making software and their benefits, Rene will have to help develop DECIMAL’s Financial Dashboard activities. In the same way the company’s budgeting and costing offerings have been improved, he will enhance data value and promote access to corporate information for DECIMAL clients enhanced decision making.
René is an expert at dealing with the technological, functional and organizational challenges associated with gathering, storing, analyzing and presenting corporate data. With his in-depth understanding of data value, current trends and software solutions, René has implemented solutions in a wide variety of fields and industries, primarily for Financial Sector. In addition to his extensive BI knowledge, many years ago René developed in-depth expertise in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Vice President, Research and Development
Jonathan Lafleur, who has been appointed Vice-President, Research & Development at DECIMAL, has close to 25 years of experience in software development, requirements definition, analysis and design.
Creative and avant-garde when it comes to research innovation, Jonathan has consistently put his considerable abilities to work for DECIMAL, making fundamental decisions about the technologies used in their solutions, and assessing all attendant risks.
For over 10 years, Jonathan headed up his own company, where he put in place the kind of cutting-edge tools and methodology needed to design mass-market commercial multi-platform software.
His first position at DECIMAL in 2008 was Product Team Leader, after which he agreed to be in charge of redesigning of the solution’s architecture.
Derek Sandison, B.Sc.
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Derek Sandison recently joined DECIMAL as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. In this role, Derek will help DECIMAL develop and expand their international solutions reach through appropriate channels and partnerships.
Derek is recognized as a leading authority in the field of Performance Management, including techniques such as Balanced Scorecard, Business Modeling and Advanced Cost Management. He is an author, trainer and frequent speaker on these topics particularly in the real-world deployment of performance management solutions for critical business improvement.
Derek was founder and CEO of Sapling Corporation – early developers of applications and implementation methodology for Activity Based Management and Balanced Scorecard. On behalf of Sapling Corporation, Derek received the National Quality Institute Award for Innovation. On the acquisition of Sapling by Hyperion Solutions, Derek formed Hyperion’s Performance Management Division with a particular focus on international expansion of PM Solutions. Since leaving Hyperion, Derek has provided independent performance management consultancy services to over one hundred companies internationally.
Derek has degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research, is a Subject Matter Expert for the Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I), and is a member of the Strategic Leadership Forum.