François Gratton has been named TELUS Executive Vice-President responsible for business solutions for Eastern Canada. Already President of TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada since 2012, Mr. Gratton is now responsible for business and enterprise sales, marketing, and support across Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.
In this new role, Mr. Gratton will also lead TELUS’ national Managed IT Services team, which offers advanced platforms, security and network solutions to support business requirements for connectivity, collaboration and infrastructure. In addition, he will oversee TELUS’ Security Solutions team, which manages customers’ data by ensuring technology structures remain secure from remote access points to internal networks. Finally, Mr. Gratton will lead the Partner Solutions team, which puts TELUS’ extensive infrastructure and technology investments to work through wholesale agreements with global, national and local provider partners.
Mr. Gratton joined TELUS with the 2008 acquisition of healthcare IT firm Emergis, where he was Executive Vice-President, Healthcare Delivery Solutions, with key oversight of sales, product development and operational activities. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice-President, Business Markets for Eastern Canada at TELUS Québec. His 2012 promotion to President, TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada enabled Mr. Gratton to ensure the company’s growth across all markets in Quebec and Atlantic Canada through wireline, wireless and information technology solutions.
Mr. Gratton holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Law from the Université de Montréal. He sits on the boards of Fondation Montréal Inc., La Presse, Gesca and Square Victoria Communications Group in addition to being a member of Le Cercle des présidents du Québec and the Harvard Business School Advisory Board.
Mr. Gratton’s profound commitment to his community is reflected in his role as Vice-Chair of the TELUS Montreal Community Board as well as his seat on the board of the Lighthouse, Children and Families. In 2009, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.