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Practical Project Management for the information and telecommunications industries.

Management Team

Mel MartinMel Martin, PMP
Principal Partner

Prior to joining Xanuk in 2007, Mel served as vice-president, IT at AXA Re, a multi-national reinsurer. A member of the executive steering committee, he collaborated in formulating company strategy, particularly decisions involving technology. This outstanding management team succeeded in growing AXA Re from a start-up in the late 80's to be Canada’s number one reinsurer at the turn of the Century.

Mel grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but moved with his family to Canada where he earned his degree in Mathematics at Concordia University. Mel has subsequently been involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures including a very successful software company, a start-up developing Natural Language front-ends for databases and an electronics distribution company.


Collaborating with the top-level management, developing innovative technical and operational solutions, resolving challenging technical or operational problems, cooperating transversely with all management levels to promote and design IT projects, directing the implementation of complex IT and technology solutions, negotiating contracts and pricing with vendors and contractors, leading, mentoring and motivating teams.


Yvan CyrYvan Cyr

Mr. Cyr, a former vice-president of Next Level Communications brings 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry to Xanuk. At Next Level, Yvan successfully planned and executed ground breaking sales and marketing strategies for the introduction of leading edge VDSL technology to the Canadian market.

Yvan, a native of New Brunswick, received his technical training with the R.C.A.F. He has traveled extensively, overseeing telecommunications infrastructure projects in Northern Quebec, Labrador, Africa and South America.