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Senior Product Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Co-Founder at Ubertus, Inc.

François Carpentier is a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM) with more than 19 years of experience as both Project and Product Manager, including 15 years with the amazing world of not-for-profit organizations. Certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM) Working on web projects for not-for-profit organizations is providing him a satisfying balance between his passion for the Web and his long-standing  dedication for a shift from the head toward the heart. François has managed and/or developed more than 85 projects, and is highly skilled in managing large-scale projects.

Certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM)His strengths are achieving open communications, maintaining positive relationships, converting conflict and challenge into success, facilitating consensus and commitment, ensuring accountability, promoting progress and feedback, and expanding and adapting agile techniques for maximum  effectiveness – all of the above while working with culturally diverse teams, since it is his belief that diversity is a strength. 

Certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM)François worked 3 years with Canada’s largest not-for-profit organization, the Canadian Cancer Society. A bilingual speaker of English and French, he was born and raised in Quebec City, Canada, but later fell in love with the beautiful British Columbia and made it his adopted hometown. Rain or shine, he enjoys hiking, swimming, painting, reading, meditating, growing his beard, and proudly nerding out with various open source communities. Easy-going and quick to laugh, François is also an open source enthusiast and contributor. He is an active member of the Drupal.org, Debian.org, Mozilla.org, Virtualmin.com, Webmin.com, and Eclipse.org communities.

Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Quebec at Montreal, a degree in Arts with a specialization in Graphic Design, 5 years of experience in Web development and Web graphic design, François has a deep understanding of the team's activities and greatly values its efforts.

Quick facts
Favourite movies or TV shows: 
Office Space, BBC Horizon, BBC FOUR Documentaries, BBC Documentaries, PBS NOVA. In other words if it's boring I'm watching it ;)
If I could have any superpower…: 
Time travel in the future, by up to eight hours, by lying down and closing my eyes.
Random life fact: 
White hair in high school. Then bald in college. C8-O
I hate: 
Favourite quote: 
"The answers are within you: All you need to do is look inside, listen, and trust. However, what works for you might not work for others. To each his own answers, thoughts, feelings." -You ;)
Birth date: 
January 10, 1974
What I like to do in my spare time: 
Trying to blow my fun fuse. And let me think, beside that I would say eating tasty organic food, hiking, painting, reading, meditating and swimming.
Powell River, British Columbia, Canada