About LVL Studio

Headquartered in the wonderful gaming and AI hub of Montreal, Canada, LVL is an award-winning digital media and technology company that has been designing, building and operating powerful digital entertainment services, platforms and products for the media and entertainment industry since 2003.

Every project we take on and every product we create is specifically designed to allow premium content publishers to better reach, engage and retain their audiences. No matter the content, we have the resources, expertise and tools required to deliver it to the right audience, at the right time, across any device or platform. From interactive games and kids’ television to news, sports, music or the like, LVL’s tailor-made solutions facilitate digital content deployment, merchandizing and management.

As for enhancing content in ways that inspire viewers and users to want more? We are experts in immersive transmedia storytelling, and our digital studio continuously puts its expertise to work to ensure that your viewers tap into interactive experiences of the highest quality.

Our Mission

-Drive content consumption by creating innovative digital experiences specific to our clients’ audiences.

-Support the products we develop with creative and technical services — from content strategy, UX and UI design, to quality assurance and technical support.

-Provide premium content publishers with an all-in-one solution that addresses today’s integration, deployment and analytical challenges while reducing operational costs.

-Continuously contribute to the growth and development of the digital media and entertainment industry.

Meet our team

Jean-François Gagnon

President and Founder

Jean-François founded LVL in 2003 with the goal of defining new relationships between content and consumers. His experience working as an executive in the media technology and digital entertainment sectors are what helped him to grow his small startup into a global leader of the advanced television market.

Today, LVL designs, builds and operates powerful media discovery and consumption services for some of the biggest names in media and entertainment. Its mission remains to continuously empower clients to redefine and improve the way digital entertainment is enjoyed so that they can continuously wow their audiences.

Jean-François prides himself on remaining actively involved in LVL’s daily operations. Though he spends much of his downtime with his children, one can also hear him speak at international conferences, sharing his knowledge of how media companies can survive the era of digital disruption.

Richard Hayami Z’Graggen

Vice President – Head of Experience Design

An ardent advocate for the end-user, Richard’s championing of progressive, user-centered thinking underpins the approach we take to service, systems and game design. Since his first user interface design projects using Assembler, Dbase and HyperCard, he’s continuously refined his practice in human-computer interaction (HCI) and learning technologies.

Before joining LVL in 2007, Richard designed media production software at Softimage and online medical training programs at IC Axon. He has a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a BFA in Design Art from Concordia University.

Jean Lachance

Vice President — Sales

Jean comes to LVL with over 25 years of experience in sales and business development. He has a particular knack for bringing tech-based solutions to market and has held numerous senior-level positions at some of the most renowned media and technology companies. Prior to joining our team, Jean was the General Manager of Music Choice International in the UK, where he played an active role in integrating Stingray Music into the company and introducing it to the EMEA region. He also held the position of Vice President of Sales at notable companies like Toon Boom Animation, Quazal, Kaydara, Image Metrix and the Bakery.

Considered an industry veteran by all who have crossed his path, Jean’s extensive sales knowledge and vast expertise are incredibly valuable to us and key to LVL’s success.

Martin Savard

Vice President — Business Development

Martin has been actively involved in the fields of technology sales and marketing since 1996. Working with big brands and cutting edge technology, he aims to build long-term collaborative relationships that allow his clients to achieve success.

In terms of both products and services, he helps his clients reach their goals and grow sustainably. His expertise in mobile technology, his mastery of cloud computing and his knowledge of connected devices and TVE (Television Everywhere) are what allow him to better understand his clients’ challenges and business opportunities in their context. Martin's dynamic attitude and flair are precious assets to us, our clients and our partners.

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