Genetec now has over 1,500 employees and has offices around the world. The Genetec team is proud to state that this growth has been organic and not through acquisitions “…that would just make our top line look better.” Genetec is unabashed on focusing on enterprise-size customers and not the smaller “mom and pop” customers. They are a channel driven organization and will “shake up” their channel from time to time to make sure those integrators can continue to support the Genetec customers at the level Genetec feels is necessary.
This is another article in Security.World’s Company Grows series. We were fortunate to catch up with Pierre Racz, Founder, President and CEO of Genetec and chatted about how Genetec has grown over the years. Pierre Racz is not your typical growth company CEO in that he is first and foremost an engineer. He has a master of the underlying technologies, however, he has a keen sense of the market, where he and his company, Genetec, fits into the marketplace. Racz also is atypical in that he has been able to stay current on new technologies, grow his company past the pure entrepreneur stage, and now runs an industry leading video management software company.
Pierre Racz, president of Genetec has been& named EY’s 2014 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology and Communications Category. The Canadian program is in its 21st year of honoring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.