Cephema is a growth and management consulting firm based in Montreal, Canada, serving clients in Montreal and internationally. Our clients include small- and medium-sized businesses in a variety of fields, including importing, advanced technical services, and enterprise software. With a background in technical enterprise sales, our team can help any business with their growth efforts, even ones active in highly technical fields such as electronics and software.
Founder - Christopher Young
Christopher’s background is in highly-technical client communications and sales. He has held progressively more senior business development roles throughout his 20 years in business, including technical client communications for electronics and software, product development, new product introduction and technical sales support to international sales teams in Japan, South Korea, Europe, and the USA.
He has served as director of sales for companies executing growth plans in the United States and managed senior sales resources developing business internationally. Throughout his career, Christopher worked in organizations that placed a premium on properly-executed sales management processes, and served under mentors that taught him the art of enterprise sales and sales management.
Christopher holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Philosophy from the University of Ottawa. His career and academic interests have always spanned technology and the humanities, and are expressed through an avid enthusiasm for helping technology companies successfully commercialize their innovations in the global marketplace.
Origins of the name
Our corporate name, Ceos & Phebe Management Inc., or Cephema, is inspired by the Titans Coeus and Phoebe of Greek mythology, deities each representing aspects of the human intellect. In the first case, Coeus (rendered as Ceos) represents the inquisitive mind, the natural curiosity of the human spirit, and the ability to bring an analytical mindset to any activity. In the case of Phoebe, sister to Ceos, we find symbolised the oracular aspect of the human intellect – the ability to make intelligent predictions about what might come next. Ceos and Phebe therefore represent analytics and forecasting, both key components of any successful business venture.