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Nicolas Genest Recognized by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Nicolas Genest is a leading chief technology officer and company founder, working to create a positive impact

His goal with each year that passes is to make a greater impact on society.

    BRADENTON, FL, February 09, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Nicolas Genest has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Genest is a leader and expert in technology, having played a crucial role in the growth, revival, and success of several major companies across various industries. His experience in scaling up businesses makes him a valuable asset to each organization he has had the pleasure of working within and establishing himself. He holds a Degree in Computer Science and Technology Management from Garneau College as well as a Bachelor of Science in business and public administration from the University of Phoenix, focused on organizational leadership. He later graduated from the Harvard Business Analytics Program through Harvard University.

Prior to pursuing and earning his degrees, Mr. Genest gained a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, co-founding and serving as executive partner to Openlinks playing a major role in the infancy of an then-emerging Business Intelligence sector, as one of the first .NET architects in the profession for Accor Services, as an information technology consultant and project director for Pfizer, and as an information technology field engineer for Microsoft's business intelligence and software development platforms. After receiving his bachelor's degree in 2007, he joined, now known as Veepee, first as a business intelligence director and website architect and later as quality and innovation director, a position he held for nearly five years, and thereafter rising to the role of chief technology officer. To date, Mr. Genest cites his most distinguished accomplishment as leveraging all of his hypergrowth learnings from Veepe to contribute to growing and scaling The RealReal, a luxury resale consignment marketplace, from 2013 to 2016.

During Mr. Genest's tenure as the first chief technology officer of The RealReal, their revenue expanded significantly, from $12 million to $500 million. Soon after, he was presented with an opportunity to lead the revival of another community-first retail company: the then-distressed, digitally native vertical brand, ModCloth. Once more, working this time with a renewed executive team, he was instrumental in revamping and restoring the profitability of a well-known brand. As a result of ModCloth's resurgence and renewed viability, it was acquired by Walmart in 2017, during which time Mr. Genest continued on with Walmart's eCommerce sector as the chief technology officer for all the digitally native vertical brands.

In 2018, Mr. Genest applied his technological brilliance and former entrepreneurial experience to found CodeBoxx, a technology education and apprenticeship company that offers an accelerated technology program to turn individuals from diverse backgrounds into professional coders in just four months by leveraging the latest in artificial intelligence and modern coding tools and practices. Since its establishment, CodeBoxx has successfully trained hundreds of individuals into business-first coders and provided them with the skills they need to succeed in the technology-driven workforce of today. Originally, Mr. Genest served as his company's first chief executive officer before stepping into the role of president in 2022.

While ushering his own company into its bright future, focusing on the mission-driven impact of CodeBoxx and both the programs and job placement services it offers for graduates, Mr. Genest continued to serve as the Chief Technology Officer for several companies outside his own, including Zelig Lucky Brand, and Cloud Body before joining Full Harvest in 2021. Full Harvest, a two-sided marketplace—one of the first of its kind in agriculture—addresses the issue of food waste by offering all grades of produce to retailers, even surplus and imperfect . Since its inception, it has partnered with big name retailers, such as Walmart, and Mr. Genest has had a hand in modernizing the experience and the underlying technology powering the marketplace. expanding their reach and fulfill their socially-minded mission.

In reflecting on the various aspects of his work, Mr. Genest derives the most satisfaction from witnessing the flywheel effect, where the execution of technology propels a company toward complete success and mass adoption. The most fulfilling aspect of his work therefore involves establishing a robust digital product and technology organization with a rich culture capable of building a scalable foundation made up of intricate and interdependent best-of-breed technological components. Ultimately, this approach facilitates a company's growth and secures its agile development.

Outside of his technological savviness, the cornerstone of Mr. Genest's thriving career can be attributed to his innate ability to effectively interact and communicate with those he works with and leads. In leveraging his ability to quickly and accurately discern the level of creativity, commitment, leadership, and problem-solving expertise of each individual he works with and understanding their unique personalities, he adapts his leadership and communication styles accordingly. By optimizing each of his working relationships in this manner, he has been able to inspire those he works with, ultimately building a strong fellowship of business-first technologists who have been working alongside him for over a decade now.

Overall, Mr. Genest believes that the true measure of success in his work is impact. With this perspective in mind, his goal with each year that passes is to make a greater impact on society. To do so, he mobilizes the best in those he works with so they join the cause of democratizing technology in the service of purposeful businesses.

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