This Is Personal! – (With Philippe Rayes)

We ask the questions that you would't dare!

Philippe Rayes is the President and CEO of Sherpa Technology Group, one of Canada’s fastest growing wholesale distribution and sales agencies specializing in Custom Installation and Consumer Electronics.  Philippe has been at the helm of Sherpa for close to 18 years and represents a diverse and constantly growing portfolio of brands that includes MuxLab, Sonus Faber, Vanco, Samsung, Marantz, Bowers & Wilken, Denon and Lutron just to name a few.  Philippe lives in Montreal where Sherpa is headquartered and operates a second distribution hub in Mississauga, Ontario.   We put Philippe in the hotseat to answer all the questions you would never ask yourself!

Philippe Rayes : President and CEO of Sherpa Technology Group

Favourite….  Ideal….  One Day… Best….  Yes/No?….

Airline: Air Canada

Airport:  YTZ (Billy Bishop Toronto Island)

YTZ – Montreal to Toronto in just over an hour!

Beach or Mountain:  Beach

The beach

Breakfast (Weekday): Black Coffee

Breakfast (Weekend): Coffee, Black

Band: RUSH 

GEDDY LEE – Rush. Photo: rush.com

Car: SL63

City: Montreal

Country: Canada

Cocktail: Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin & Tonic

Comedian: Jerry Seinfeld

Photo: Jerryseinfeld.com

Date: Jan 1 2005

Daydream: I don’t

Diet: Sore topic

Desert:  Tarte au sucre

Dinner (Weekday): Easy & sensible

Dinner (Weekend): Out & fun

Dress: Business relaxed

Drive: On Lakeshore Blvd.

Escape: F1 Race weekend

George Russell taking the checkered flag at the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix

Excuse: Sorry, I was watching the F1 race.

Family: Tight

Hotel: Château Montebello

Chateau Montebello part of the Fairmont portfolio of luxury hotels is located between Montreal and Ottawa

Holiday: Sunny & warm

Hideaway: Personal office

Indulgence: Peanut Butter Dumplings

Movie: Once Upon a Time in America

Movie Star: Harrison Ford

Classic Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Arc. Photo IMDB

Music: Rock

Novel: The Andromeda Strain

Pet: Super Meow

Piece of Advice: Sleep on it

Politics: In the centre

Restaurant: Ilili

Saying: It’s never good to be too…

Sports: F1

Sound System: Marantz & Bowers

Singer: Chris de Burgh

Television Series: Mad Men

Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men _ Season 7 – Photo Credit: IMDB Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Theme Song of your Life: C’est la vie

Trade Show: CEDIA

CEDIA Logo

Time of Day: 7 – during daylight savings time 

Water: Sparkling