Lou Germain, President & CEO

Lou Germain

President & Chief Executive Officer

lgermain3Lou serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Function5 Technology Group, and is responsible for the vision, leadership and direction of the company.

Under the guidance of Mr. Germain, Function5 has achieved remarkable growth. Mr. Germain demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit in 1999 with the formation of Lumarc Computer Corp. In 2001, Lou was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Upstate NY Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2003, Lou was selected to the Rochester Business Journal Prestigious award 40 under 40 list recognizing outstanding professionals under the age of 40 who have contributed to their professional field and the Rochester community in general. Also in 2004, Lou was one of seven finalist for the Small Business Council of Rochester Small Business Person of the Year Award. Lou attended State University at Geneseo from 1986 to 1988 and graduated in 1992 from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

During and after college, Lou was a skilled hockey player. He played four years of collegiate hockey and was twice named to the First Team Titan All-American Hockey Team (1988 and 1990), named as the 1990 ECAC Player of the Year and the 1990 SUNYAC Player of the Year. Immediately following graduation, he played professional hockey in the Italian Hockey League, 1992 – 1993 in Asiago, Italy as well as in the minor league system in Flint, MI and Utica, NY.

Possessing a strong commitment to give back to others, Mr. Germain serves his community by providing time, effort and financial support to a number of philanthropic and service organizations. He sits on the Dean’s Council on the College of Business Advisory Board for the Rochester Institute of Technology and RIT Alumni Advisory Board. Lou is a board member of the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children. Lou also serves on the Board of the Rochester Small Business Council, and is Co-Chairman of the SBC Golf Tournament.

Lou lives with his wife, Andrea and their two children, in Victor, NY.