Lou GermainPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Lou 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 finalists 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 several philanthropic and service organizations. He sat on the Dean’s Council on the College of Business Advisory Board for the Rochester Institute of Technology and RIT Alumni Advisory Board as well as the Small Business of Rochester Council Board. Since 2012, Lou has been a board member of the Signal 30 Fund which supports the members of the New York State Police in extraordinary circumstances such as illness, injury and loss of residences to fires or floods. Most recently it has been used in circumstances when Troopers have been killed in the line of duty.
Lou lives with his wife, Andrea and their two sons, in Victor, NY.