district m only exists because of the ingenuity of its founders, the employees that support the business, and investments that help the company grow.
Chief Executive Officer
JF Cote is the CEO of the company and he is a member of our board. With over 20 years’ experience in business, JF is an experienced leader and a born innovator: co-founder of district m, he is the chief architect of the company’s corporate strategy and provides leadership to sales and partnership initiatives. Under his leadership, district m has been recognized in Deloitte Fast 50 (Canada) / 500 (USA), and has been selected in the Deloitte Best Managed companies over the last 3 years. Since district m inception, the company has raised $50 million to fuel the growth globally.
JF Cote has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Arista Emerging Entrepreneur in Canada.
He holds an executive MBA from UQAM and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a specialization in Finance from University of Ottawa. JF is a CPA by training and serves as a member of multiple boards to support kids in their education and sports activities. JF loves travelling around the world with his wife and 2 kids to learn new culture, discover new experiences and meet people.
Before district m, JF Cote shared his expertise with multiple companies in different industries such as Pratt & Whitney (Aerospace), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Investment Banking) and Yellow Pages (Media), for which he co-founded the digital media division, Mediative.
- Co-founded District M
- Raised $39M in funding since the company’s inception
- Grew the company to 140+ people with 7 offices across the US & Canada
- Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from UQAM
- Winner of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year