Marco has been the president and CEO of the Duproprio/ComFree network (DPCF) since 2009.
Under his leadership, the company grew substantially from 75 employees to over 400 employees, revenues increased by more than 400 per cent organically and profitably, and DPCF ranked among Profit 500’s fastest-growing Canadian companies.
Marco takes great pride in the high level of satisfaction of DuProprio and ComFree clients, who grew rapidly from 10,000 in 2009 to more than 40,000 today. His pride extends to the company’s employee satisfaction: in 2012, DuProprio won the Défi Employeurs Inspirants award.
Marco recently led the sale of DPCF to the Yellow Pages Group and remains the president & CEO. He now also oversees all of the real estate activities of Yellow Pages.
Prior to taking on this role, Marco was the president of Gesca Digital Investments (Gesca), a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. In this capacity, he developed the company’s assets through equity investments and acquisitions. It was in this role that he led the acquisition by Power Corporation (the past controlling shareholder) of DPCF in 2008.
While at Gesca, Marco also served as president of Cyberpresse (known today as LaPresse.ca) and founded the digital consulting firm w.illi.am/. 7 years later, he sold the firm to the international and publicly-traded company Valtech.
Marco has played a predominant role in the success of numerous companies. Among his accomplishments is being the founder of Cesart in 1996, where he held the positions of President and Executive Vice President. Marco led Cesart until it became one of the largest consulting and digital development firms in Canada. He sold the company to Bell Canada in 2005.
Marco also acts as a private investor and board member for several companies. Amongst them, he was the first investor and board member of Streamtheworld, a streaming and advertising company. At the time of his investment, Streamtheworld was a start-up company, with only one customer in Montreal. Within four years, the company acquired thousands of corporate clients in over 40 countries, and was sold to the US company Triton Media Group (now Triton Digital).