Chief Executive Officer
Suzanne Cyr is a respected business leader, entrepreneur and strategist with a 30-year track record of transforming business opportunities into award-winning success stories. As CEO of Rimikon Inc., Suzanne is channeling her skills in development, sales, marketing, negotiation and leadership to grow target markets and drive performance results to new heights. She brings with her an extensive professional network, ambassador roles and membership ties in the sustainable energy industry, and an abundance of business, community and volunteer relationships. Prior to joining Rimikon, Suzanne was a Co-founder and VP Sales and Marketing of SolPowered Energy Corp., a solar energy developer that underwent significant expansion and earned prestigious awards from the business community. Throughout her career, her entrepreneurial successes have also included high-profile launches, profitable expansions, sales growth records, and local to North American market growth achievements.
Co-founder and President
Mike is a well-respected leader in the extra low voltage LED industry who brings more than 20 years of experience as a business owner to his role as President of Rimikon Inc. With four generations of the entrepreneurial spirit driving him, Mike continues to create, design and manufacture lighting innovations that are as elegant and durable as they are energy-efficient and cost-effective. His hands-on role in business development and operations is motivated by his passion to offer customers safer, cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions. Prior to joining Rimikon, Mike owned and managed several businesses before teaming up with his brother Richard to manage and operate a structured wiring business in Ottawa, Canada. In just seven years, Mike rose to the title of Vice President and helped the business become one of the top 10 largest of its kind in North America.
Co-founder, Chairman and Chief R&D Officer
Richard is a successful entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience spearheading R&D and innovation management in the structured wiring and extra low voltage LED lighting industries. Richard and his brother Mike launched Rimikon in 2010 after being inspired by the incredible potential of extra low voltage DC power in residential, commercial and architectural applications. Prior to launching Rimikon, Richard developed extensive expertise in the structured wiring industry as the owner of Concept Home Theatre & Networks, where he guided the business through rapid growth of 2000% in just 7 years. In 2013 he launched Concept Electric, which surpassed $1M in revenues within two years. As Richard continues to expand his technical knowledge and develop new, patented products and accessories, Rimikon’s extra low voltage LED lighting solutions are emerging at the forefront of global lighting market trends.
Michael Di Lauro, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Mike is an accomplished Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, business consultant, teacher and writer who specializes in providing insightful financial management solutions to startups and established companies. He has also taken part in commercial and private lending and has expertise working in venture capital markets. As Chief Financial Officer at Rimikon, Mike is respected for far more than his knack for numbers. His first-hand knowledge of the technology, wholesale distribution and retail industries is a welcome asset as Rimikon grows its reach within the extra low voltage LED lighting market across North America. In addition to his financial expertise and prudent financial management style, Mike is respected for keeping a steady eye on the big picture and taking a hands-on role in contributing to the company’s business growth, profitability and success. Mike is a graduate of Concordia University and also of La Société des comptables en management du Canada, based in Montréal.
Advisor and Board Member
Raj is a revenue generation strategist, skilled import/export advisor and international business developer with over 25 years of experience providing guidance and leadership to companies of all sizes—from startups to multi-national corporations. Leveraging his extensive network of contacts, Raj has fostered strategic alliances, penetrated new international markets and secured tens of millions of dollars in funding and capital for his clients. He is the Founder and CEO of InCa Synergies and has also co-founded or directed several other successful business ventures in the technology, hospitality, media and entertainment industries. In addition to his role as Advisor and Board Member at Rimikon, he holds various board positions and is the co-founder of the TiE Chapter of Ottawa. He speaks multiple languages and has worked in or travelled to over 60 countries. Raj earned a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Mechanical Systems Diploma from Algonquin College. In 2015, he was named an Intercontinental Innovator (Alumni Award of Excellence) by the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering.