He obtained a degree in finance (BAA) at l?École des Hautes Études Commerciales (H.E.C.) in Montreal. After completing his studies, he worked for more than 15 years as manager and comptroller in the private sector. In April 2000, he joined the GEOIDE Network as Financial Officer then as Network Manager. Réal joined the ArcticNet team in April 2010 as Administrative Director.