Founder and CEO
Always up to date with the latest cutting-edge technologies, Bruno is curious and owns the necessary technically skills to provide clients wise advices on their online strategy as well as innovative development for their websites.
Comfortable with his "geek" status, Bruno owns an MSc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from EM Business school, Lyon, France. After few years improving skills in customer relationship for big guys like Bouygues Telecom (French cell phone carrier) and CGG Veritas (Worlwide leader in geophyscial services for Oil & Gas Industry), his passion for entrepreneurship led him to found Begin with B in 2009 convinced that he can supply quality web and online services at a very affordable rates to Calgary businesses and non-profit.
When he's not in front of a computer building or fixing websites or playing his favorite game Starcraft II, you'll probably find him somewhere around the globe, hiking or snowboarding. Native from France, his roots are there and led him to build a secondary office in Paris in 2014.
Lead Project Manager
As a genuine Albertan, Shahid has an extensive experience in Oil & Gas tech sector. He has served in several large multinational Companies and have very good understanding on building and developing technology solutions for any kind of technical requirements.
Shahid holds a Bachelor in Computer Information Systems from Mount Royal University and is keeping ahead with the latest web application technologies. Shahid is specialized in both front-end and back-end frameworks. Additionally, he is specialized in SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle RDBMS technologies.
Besides understanding different computer languages, Shahid can speak multiple spoken languages. In addition to English Shahid is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia, Urdu/Hindi and Punjabi. He is currently working towards learning French now.
Financial & Accounting
Marie-Christine is in charge of the bookkeeping, recording all expenses, verifying the amount versus statement, virtually filing all relevant documents, money conversion and banking reconciliation at Begin with B Inc. She basically makes the financials run smoothly!
As a perfectionist, MC is pretty much detailed in her work, and love to understand what to do and how it will help the business.
In Calgary since 2006, MC learned about a new way of living, and working both in English and French. She is as well involved in the French community, and actively participate in most of networking and events. At home, MC loves walking with her pug Molly, making roadtrip in the back country, so as enjoying her backyard and flowers.
Gilles's got a master in public administration. His experience of more than 16 years in the web industry (senior developer and projects manager) led him to develop hundreds of web sites, web apps, both for eCommerce and mobile.
He developped projects in Quebec, USA, Guadeloupe and France. His broad range of experience from very small businesses to governemental agencies makes him a big asset for Begin with B Inc.
Web Developer (intern)
Recognizing the opportunities given by the Web, he wants to improve his programming and Web management skills.
He is also following with great interest the progress of artificial intelligence and robotics.
Later, he would like to travel the world with his laptop and work as a freelance developer.
Artistic Director / U.I. Designer
Emmanuel is an interface designer and the artistic director at Begin With B Inc. He graduated at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serre, Paris, France with a master of graphic design in ergonomy and web navigation. He has a strong artistic experience acquired during his business travel abroad. China first where he lived for 6 months while doing research on "Book History" for the National School of Decorative Arts, Paris. Then Montreal, Canada where he was hired as the artistic director of the Lichen agency for 4 years. He directed several projects in various field of artistic expertise: stage design for exhibitions, web site, online applications, visual branding, video and digital edition.
As a total web insider, trained on HTML programming since he's a baby boy, he closely works with Begin with B in developping projects of mobile application, internet website and digital edition. His conceptualization of interface design is based on gaming while focusing on the functionality at the same time. Emmanuel excels at reconciliating efficiency of information transmission and servicing beauty.