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Marc Boucher

CEO at SpaceRef and Hyperix

Location
London, Ontario, Canada
Industry
Defense & Space
Current
  1. SpaceRef Interactive Inc.,
  2. SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc.,
  3. Hyperix Search, Inc.
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SpaceRef Interactive Inc.

SpaceRef Interactive Inc.

CEO/Co-Founder

– Present

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Background

Summary

I'm an entrepreneur, technologist, programmer, writer and publisher and have been online and developing content since 1991.

Currently I'm CEO at SpaceRef, a new media company focused on the space systems sector. I'm also the CEO at Hyperix a small tech company focused on mining the internet for relevant business intelligence for our clients.

My first online service was SportsWorld BBS (1992), a bulletin board system. SportsWorld became aTerra Technologies Corporation in 1993 and then I changed the company name in 2011 to SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc. as the company was focusing on the space sector.

In 1996 under the aTerra brand I launched Maple Square which was the first Canadian Internet Directory and search engine. Our search results were licensed to first AOL Canada and then Sympatico. I spun off Maple Square in 1999 as a separate company which I then sold in 2004.

The technology I used to create Maple Square became the basis for a new company I started in 2007, Hyperix Search Inc. The software has since been completely rebuilt from the ground up and is used daily to mine the Internet.

I have a diversified skill set that includes software programming and a deep understanding of Internet technology fields as well being media, new media, social media savvy having worked on the publishing content area as well for over 20 years. I may not be a 20 something but I'm still ahead of the curve in the tech and publishing fields.

I've also contributed in building several not-for-profit organizations including the Mars Society (1998 director), Mars Society Canada (2000 co-founder), Mars Institute (2002 co-founder) and the Canadian Space Commerce Association (2007 co-founder) for which I serve as interim President and a director. At the moment I'm only working with the Canadian Space Commerce Association.

I'm available to serve on Board of Directors for technology and space companies.

Experience

CEO/Co-Founder

SpaceRef Interactive Inc.
– Present (15 years 5 months)Reston, Virginia

President and CEO

SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc.
– Present (3 years)Toronto, Ontario

CEO and Founder

Hyperix Search, Inc.
– Present (8 years 7 months)

President (Interim) and Director

Canadian Space Commerce Association
– Present (7 years 8 months)

Publications

For Iridium, NEXT is PRIME(Link)

SpaceRef Business
May 2014

Canadian Military Space Policy(Link)

Space Quarterly Magazine
March 2013

Vision: The Space Elevator(Link)

Peugeot Avenue Magazine
December 2012

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Advisor

Western University
Education

I'm an Advisory Council member of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western University in London, Ontario. http://cpsx.uwo.ca/

Director

Canadian Space Commerce Association
Economic Empowerment

Social Media

Ontario Liberal Party
(2 months)Politics

Helping with the 2014 Provincial Election.

Opportunities Marc is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Marc cares about:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Marc supports:

Languages

  1. French

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Web Applications
  • Social Media
  • Program Management
  • Strategic Insights
  • Technology Management
  • Strategic Technology...
  • Early Adopter
  • Systems Engineering
  • System Design
  • Proposal Writing
  • Integration
  • Engineering Management
  • System Architecture
  • Aerospace
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Honors & Awards

1996 - Awarded Best On-line Service in Canada at annual Canadian Internet Awards.

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