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Jean-Michel Lavarenne

Monarq is more than a typical development agency. Your problems are our problems. Your goals are our goals.

Tell us about yourself?

I started working on the web building online stores in the early days of eCommerce. I started my Drupal consulting practice in 2006, using that platform to build sites for NGOs, entrepreneurs, and Montreal-based agencies.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Embrace growth without fear. You are capable of incredible feats beyond what you imagine.

What problem does your business solve?

We make software an asset that aligns perfectly with your unique needs.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

We gathered the best people in web development so we could enjoy doing great work together for the benefit of our clients.

What is your magic sauce?

When you engage with Monarq, you will be communicating directly with technical experts who focus completely on solving your software development challenges.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

We want to provide excellent web development services for a larger number of clients in Canada and across the world.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

All our projects are unique challenges, and we are always prepared to change course.

How can people get involved?

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