MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Atman Co. Inc. ("AtmanCo" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ATW) is pleased to welcome two new members to its team as Edith Bourgeois becomes the Company's chief financial officer, and Stephane Poirier, vice-president, technology and business development. AtmanCo is also happy to announce the appointment of Marie-Christine Drolet as vice-president, consulting services and partnerships. All of the appointments are effective immediately.
Edith Bourgeois, CPA, CMA, MBA, chief financial officer
Holder of a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in accounting from Universite de Sherbrooke and a master of business administration (MBA) from the John Molson School of Business, Ms. Bourgeois has also taken a number of courses offered by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and CMA Canada. With more than 12 years' experience in strategic financial management and human resources management, she has served as finance director for several organizations in the fields of recruitment and business services, where she also sat on executive committees and ran many strategic planning programs.
"We are very pleased to welcome Edith to our team. Her expertise in the professional services sector and her management skills will greatly contribute to the Company's development," declared Michel Guay, president and CEO of AtmanCo.
Stephane Poirier, vice-president, technology and business development
Passionate about technology and innovation, Stephane Poirier studied software development at College Montmorency before taking continuing professional education courses in project management at Universite de Montreal. With more than 15 years' experience in human resources management automation, specifically in the field of health care, Mr. Poirier is particularly well versed in leading-edge software solutions. As founding partner of the PCMS group, Mr. Poirier has led working groups in the design and development of human resources software and the exploration of new markets.
"As the VP technology and business development for AtmanCo, Stephane will build on his passion for developing technological solutions and seize new business opportunities for the Company," noted Mr. Guay.
Marie-Christine Drolet, vice-president, consulting services and partnerships
Holder of a master's degree in counseling from Universite du Quebec a Montreal and a B.A. in education from Universite Laval, Ms. Drolet is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseilleres d'orientation du Quebec. A specialist in training development and delivery and evaluating senior managers, she has been with AtmanCo for seven years. During her career, she has served as a human resources consultant at Exprima and was a career adviser at CGE. In her new role as vice-president, consulting services and partnerships, Ms. Drolet will lead the AtmanCo team in developing partnerships and the services offered to human resources managers and collaborators to ensure the effectiveness of selection and performance management processes.
"AtmanCo is delighted to appoint Marie-Christine as vice-president, consulting services and partnerships following her many years of experience with the Company. With a thorough understanding of the AtmanCo business environment, Marie-Christine has outstanding qualifications that greatly benefit our organization," Mr. Guay concluded.
Disposal of shares
The Company also announces that on April 4, 2013, it obtained approval from the TSX Venture Exchange permitting Fiducie Famille Guay to finalize, in the coming days, the disposal of 3,212,500 escrowed common shares, held by the Fiducie in the capital of the Company, to Michel Guay ("Escrowed Shares"). The Escrowed Shares thus disposed of remain subject to the terms of the Escrow Agreement of December 5, 2012, of which Fiducie Famille Guay and Michel Guay are signatories.
AtmanCo helps executives and managers recruit qualified human resources and place the right person in the right position. AtmanCo created the Atman personality test - a simple, accurate and scientifically proven psychometric test with four modules: At-Plus, At-Model, At-Match and At-Team. Each test and its modules identify factors that shape an individual's personality and influence their performance. User-friendly and easy to use, these proven tools for developing human potential integrate easily into the recruitment, organizational evaluation, and talent management processes.
Using a management interface (Web platform) that's among the most advanced in the world, you can quickly access the results of psychometric tests, compare profiles to job norms and generate sales, management and team complementarity reports. The versatile AtmanCo solution represents a key tool to significantly increase the success of your employees within your organization.
Atman is distinguished by its on-line marketing, direct sales, and network of partners. At this stage of its development, the Company is focused on its mission to support recruitment and performance management while continuing to offer Web solutions. For more information please visit www.atmanco.com.
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