Groupe Océan

Coaching led to plan to nearly double sales in five years
Jacques Tanguay - CEO of Groupe Océan

Leading Canadian marine services company

About the company

Groupe Océan is a quickly growing provider of integrated marine services in the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Great Lakes and the rest of Canada.

Location: Quebec City, Quebec

Industry: Marine services

Entrepreneur challenge

The CEO wanted advice to develop and implement a growth strategy. He also sought expert coaching to build his capacity as a business leader.

BDC expertise

The CEO joined BDC’s Growth Driver Program, which helped the CEO and his team revise their strategic plan and target high-potential opportunities. The CEO received coaching on critical business issues, including strategic decisions, human resources, succession planning and performance indicators.


  • Developed a strategic plan targeting more than 13% compound annual growth and a near-doubling of sales over five years.
  • Invested in a major expansion allowing the business to be present coast to coast.
  • Exploring another major expansion.

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