In spring 2012, Réjean was on a beach in Florida, sipping a daiquiri minding his own business.
When suddenly, he remembered he had an appointment the next day with Marie-Andrée, his osteopath. He had totally forgot!
So, he called to cancel his appointment and schedule a new one. But Marie-Andrée being a busy professional without a receptionist, he got the answering machine. Réjean left a message saying he needed to reschedule his appointment. When Marie-Andrée called back a bit later, Réjean was back on the beach working on his tan ... Five voice messages later and a bit of frustration, the appointment was finally rescheduled.
He then asked himself: why don't all professionals offer online appointment booking?
That's when he decided to call his friend and business partner Phil to discuss the issue. When they looked into existing solutions, they understood why so few professionals were using them. Existing solutions were either difficult to use or too simplistic and didn't meet their needs.
So, they decided they were going to create an awesome appointment booking platform that would be simple to use by anyone, yet flexible and adapted to real scheduling needs.
And Phil being Phil ... He quit his job, gave up sleeping and started coding!
Months later Réjean and Phil invited Marie-Andrée to try the new service. She fell in love with online booking right away and forgot all about her old paper agenda!
With the feedback of their first users, they created what was to become GOrendezvous: a smart appointment scheduling service loved by tens of thousands!
Now, Marie-Andrée spends much less time on the phone and way more time enjoying life.
Born in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Réjean began working at the tender age of 12. He graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Sherbrooke and has worked for over 15 years on high volume web projects. Over the course of his career, he has gained experience managing internal development teams as well as international suppliers. He likes to travel and has a special place in his heart for Europe. “Rej” -as we like to call him- is always dressed up and ready for a spontaneous happy hour. In his spare time, you will find him running outside, preparing for his next Spartan Race.
Born in St-Tite, home of the famous Western Festival, Philippe got the entrepreneurial bug at a young age, renting parking spaces on his parents' property. During his teenage years, he discovered the marvelous world of computer programming that would lead him to earn a BA in Computer Science at the University of Sherbrooke. Phil has developed complex and large scale softwares throughout his career and found inspiration to start a small business of his own after traveling through Asia. When he’s not programming, Phil likes to spend his time playing golf, playing chess and is always on the lookout for an app to manage every aspect of his life.
My is the foodie on the GOrendezvous team. If you don’t know where to eat today, she will be your point of reference! My has a passion for marketing, business and entrepreneurship. With a bachelor in Occupational Therapy in hand, she is now completing a master’s degree in Marketing. She especially enjoys interacting with our clients and establishing trusting relationships in order to help them as best she can. During her free time, she likes to work out at the gym, enjoys dining out at delicious restaurants and have a drink with friends.
Increasing the efficiency and performance of his customers through technology has always been the greatest motivation and satisfaction of his career in computer science and business operations.
Having great respect for entrepreneurs, he loves to participate in the realization of innovative ideas.
Currently working for Familiprix, a Quebec flagship, he pursues his passion in the health and retail sector.
« The GOrendezvous team shares my values of creativity, innovation, quality, operational modernism and concern for customers. I am proud to be part of their team and to support them as an advisor. »
Come and join the team
If you are interested in joining the team send us your resume at [email protected].
You have a powerful intellectual curiosity and you love turning complexity into simple and elegant solutions. You have superior attention to detail and you know how to write code that balances readability and performance.
Our mission is to make appointment booking simpler for professionals and their clients.
We want to make it easy and affordable for all professionals to start offering their appointments online and save time in the process.
We believe in quality, simplicity and beauty.