Richard Champagne (P. Eng) – Founder and President
Graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada with a background in engineering, construction, aviation and energy. An avid boater from an early age, Richard has spent most of his free time on a yacht and has attended countless boat shows in Europe and in North America. He has visited numerous manufacturers in Europe, the UK and the USA in search of the best manufacturing techniques and materials in the industry. His passion for boating combined with extensive management skills and an international network contribute to making Excellence Yachts a leader in yacht brokerage in North America.
Bruno Charest – Senior advisor (dealerships)
Bruno made his debut at his father’s marina on Lake Memphremagog. Has has devoted more than 30 years to sales for dealers, has developed his “B to B” knowledge with manufacturers, has founded a successful brokerage business and has branched into consulting. Since 2019, Bruno has overseen the successful turnaround of of La Marina Les Berges.
Frank Sciortino – Senior advisor (manufacturing)
A successful industrialist and businessman, Frank has been an avid boater for decades. He entered the business more then 20 years ago to start his own brand: Altima Yachts. The company achieved great success in the development of a product line with yachts that ranged from 5o to 80 feet. Frank is out to share his knowledge and vast experience in the marine industry to help clients come together with manufacturers.
Rico Corona – Senior advisor (marinas)
Rico came to Canada from Italy some 30 years ago. He set to work to develop a full-service marina on the US side of Lake Champlain. Lighthouse Marina became the largest operation of its kind on the lake with more then 250 slips. His knowledge and experience of the boating industry is unique.
Pierre Bibeau – Financial Advisor
A CPA / CGA since 1982, Pierre studied at the renowned HEC in Montreal. He specializes in tax system and financial planning. He has been involved in the marine sector for nearly two decades, during which he has overseen millions of dollars in turnover for a major yacht dealer and brokerage firm in Montreal.
Yvan Huneault – Communications
Journalist, writer, communications advisor and trainer with several decades of experience. In cooperation with the founder and president, oversees web operations and marketing communications.