Board of Directors

Dominique Vézina, MBA

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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Dominique Vézina has been active in the world of finance for over 20 years. She started out her career as an actuarial analyst in 1995 with the insurance company Industrial Alliance. Soon thereafter, she shifted to a position in trading and portfolio management at the same institution. In 2008, she was promoted Director, General Fund Portfolio Management.
 In 2011, she joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as Vice-President, Risk Management, Fixed Income and Active Overlay Strategies. Her various duties included portfolio monitoring and construction, transactional analysis and investment committees. On a daily basis, she was responsible for advancing the risk culture on the portfolio management and risk teams. In November 2016, she accepted a new challenge, still in the risk division, as Advisor and Vice-President, Risk Management, Stock Markets. In June 2018 she took on further duties as the manager of the Transactional Risk team.

Dominique holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Université Laval in Quebec City. She earned her title of CFA in 2000. She also holds an International Executive MBA in Financial Services, Insurance and Investment from Vlerick Business School in Belgium, the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and HEC de l’Université de Montréal. In 2010, she earned the Toastmasters titles of Competent Communicator and Competent Manager.

She has served on various boards of directors over the course of her career, including those of CFA Québec for six years. She is Vice-President of the Association des MBA du Québec. From 2014 to 2019, Dominique has been a mentor under the Mentoring Program of the Association des femmes en finance. She views the program as an inspiring model enabling both mentors and mentees to share information on their experiences in a context that helps them develop to their full potential.

Last but not least, she is a representative of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to the Advancement Board of Université Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration.

Nicolas Boily, MBA

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

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A partner since 2007, Nicolas Boily has been working in business recovery and restructuring at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for 20 years.

He has a diverse background in recovery and other areas thanks to the various roles he played prior to joining the Recovery and Reorganization Group. His assurance experience at RCGT, in financial analysis and corporate financing, as well as his experience as Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Operations for two private companies, led him to develop the versatility and flexibility, which are highly prized in recovery and consulting.

Nicolas is also a skilled negotiator and communicator and a valued speaker on Canada’s insolvency system, warning signs of troubled businesses and the impact of tax havens.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal and a Bachelor of Administration from Université de Sherbrooke.

He is a member of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Partnership Board and the Recovery and Reorganization Group’s Management Committee. 

He has been a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1995. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) and holds a license issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) as well as being a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT).

CHAIMA BEN MILOUD, MBA

Accenture

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MÉLANIE CABOT-BLONDIN, MBA

ROBIC

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JEAN GAGNÉ, MBA

BMO

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Caroline Jodoin, MBA

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Caroline Jodoin advises small, medium and large companies on all aspects of employment and labour law. She also represents them before various administrative tribunals in such matters as dismissals, occupational health and safety, and the interpretation and application of collective agreements. She has extensive experience in human rights issues, and has participated in a variety of significant certification mandates. 

Mtre. Jodoin also assists employers in the daily management of their labour or employment relations.

Within the firm, Mtre. Jodoin is a member of the Students Committee and the Women in Norton Rose (WiN) network. In partnership with the University of Sherbrooke, she acts as a mentor for the organization Pro Bono Students Canada.

Stéphan Leblanc, MBA

CGI

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Stephan Leblanc is a Marketing and Business Development Executive with 25+ years of broad international experience in the industrial and technology sectors. With demonstrated strengths in strategy, marketing and business development, and specialized knowledge and skills for execution in complex, decentralized and multi-cultural environments. Reputation for honesty, integrity and effectiveness in influencing and leading discrete teams to collaborate, navigate ‘as one’ through complex periods of change and opportunity, and succeed. Stephan started his career at Caterpillar Inc. and spent 11 years in various roles, from working on the plant floor to business development, distribution channel optimization and strategy. As an expat, he physically relocated every 2-3 years from North America to Europe to South America. These international assignments enabled Stephan to learn, embrace and thrive in multi-cultural environments. In 2006, he joined CGI as the Global Industry Lead for Manufacturing. He was promoted to Vice-President in 2008, with an expanded role. In 2012, when CGI merged with Logica and more than doubled its size, he was trusted with the global leadership of the combined Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Retail & Consumer Services sectors. And, in 2018, he was tasked with building and leading a professional Marketing & Communications team for the Canadian operations. Beyond work, his passions include kitesurfing, skiing, mountain biking and travelling with his wife and kids. Stephan holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and MBA from McGill University.

Nathalie Miller, MBA

EY

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Depuis les 25 dernières années, j’ai accompagné bons nombres d’organisations et leurs exécutifs de divers secteurs d’activités à se transformer, à faire évoluer leur modèle d’affaires et leurs organisations, à apprivoiser la nouveauté afin de résoudre les situations complexes d’aujourd’hui et de demain. Je mise sur une culture d’entreprise inclusive et vivante, en une vision d’affaires stimulante et partagée et j’accompagne les équipes et leurs leaders à détecter et saisir les opportunités pour agir et non réagir.

Geneviève St-Cyr Larkin, MBA

McCarthy Tétrault

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Geneviève St-Cyr Larkin is an associate in the Litigation Group of McCarthy Tétrault. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, banking litigation, securities litigation, regulatory compliance. She completed a MBA at Université de Sherbrooke.

Carl Villeneuve, MBA

Intact

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Manager, expert in organizational transformation who has carried out complex mandates for clients in Canada, the United States and internationally. Mr. Villeneuve currently works for Intact Insurance.  He is responsible for initiatives related to digital transformation for direct distribution.  Previously, he worked for Sogema where he managed a team of business analysts and project managers on international assignments. 

Marie-Chantale Lortie, MBA

Bank of Canada

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Marie-Chantale Lortie, MBA is Head of Partnerships for Québec at BDC. She obtained her MBA from HEC Montreal. She has worked in the financial sector for over 20 years and works in the development of partnerships and strategic alliances in the field of entrepreneurship. Before joining BDC, she worked with the federal government, in the international field with FAO and at Bell Canada.

Joé Bélanger, MBA

Caisse Desjardins Thérèse-De Blainville

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Senior manager in charge of strategic management at Desjardins, a financial corporation ranked the 5th most solid bank in the world.

A bilingual senior executive with considerable experience in general management, strategic planning, sales management, business development and debt and investment portfolio management in various financial institutions.

I am recognized for my leadership, drive, strategic vision and ability to mobilize a diverse work team to reach high-level results, high performance and growth.

Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of modern management methods, I possess a demonstrated ability to bring about different cultural changes.

Luc Bisaillon, MBA

RBC 

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Luc Bisaillon (BBA HEC Montréal 1981, MBA 1993 Concordia U, and ASC 2012) is Managing Director, Corporate Client Group since 2015 and with the team since 2013.

Corporate Client Group typically works with private companies with sales over $100 million that require sophisticated financial structures.

He currently manages a team of 5 with a portfolio of companies in distribution, manufacturing, construction, transportation and services, many of which are also subsidiaries of foreign companies.

Luc is involved in the community and currently serves as Chair for the Quebec Swimming Federation and Chair of the Quebec MBA Association.

His Certified Corporate Director training program at Université Laval provides him with robust knowledge in board governance.

MARTIN DESBIENS, MBA

Otéra Capital

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CHANTAL GODBOUT, MBA

Brio

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Michel Khouday, MBA

SAJO

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Chair of the Executive Committee. A graduate of Harvard and MIT, Michel Khouday, Eng., M.Ing., PMP, Adm.A., MBA, PhD, Doctor of Engineering, has held important administrative and technical positions at the provincial and national levels in the areas of governance, administration, engineering and management. He has a very broad network of contacts that can benefit any organization.

Élyse Lemay, MBA

Canada Life

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Élyse Lemay began her career at a major Montreal law firm specializing in securities law. She then joined the legal department of a leading financial services organization where she practised law for more than 22 years and held a management position for more than 5 years. In addition to her law degree from Université de Montréal, she holds an MBA from Concordia University (John Molson School of Business).

Over the years, Elyse has gained extensive expertise in the regulatory framework for both individual and group financial products and services. She has written numerous articles in insurance and pension plans and is a frequent speaker.

In March 2016, she joined Canada Life where she now holds the position of Vice-President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Québec. She is also responsible for Quebec related regulatory affairs     for the corporate group. Since June 2017, she has been a member of the Investment Products Advisory Committee set up by the Autorité des marchés financiers.

Maudeleine Myrthil, MBA

Groupe 3737

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Détentrice d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires pour cadre de l'Université du Québec à Montréal et bachelière en gestion des Hautes écoles commerciales, Mme Myrthil est l'instigatrice des programmes de formation phares au sein du Groupe 3737. À titre de Directrice de l'entrepreneuriat, son mandat est d'accompagner et d'outiller les entrepreneurs afin de leur permettre de vivre de leur passion tout en générant des revenus à travers leur organisation. Son but ultime est d'aider les entreprises/organisations, spécialement celles issues de la diversité à contribuer à l'essor économique du Québec et à rayonner au niveau international. Déterminée, persévérante, humaine et passionnée, sont quelques mots qui décrivent bien Maudeleine Myrthil. Elle fait également partie des premiers entrepreneurs ayant contribué au rayonnement et à la création du Groupe 3737. Sa vision: bâtir une force économique issue de la diversité, un (e) entrepreneur(e) et une formation à la fois ! Femme de coeur et d'action, elle compte à son actif l'accompagnement de plus de 300 entrepreneurs au sein de la formation Lancement d'une entreprise. Au début de sa carrière, Mme Myrthil a occupé la fonction de gestionnaire dans une des plus prestigieuses institutions financières canadienne, par la suite pendant plus d'une décennie elle a oeuvré au sein d'une grande entreprise de médias pancanadienne cumulant des postes à travers le Québec et l'Ontario, gérant un portefeuille de plus 1.5M$ avant de se joindre à l'entreprise familiale Capital Plus. Elle a utilisé son expertise en marketing numérique afin de contribuer et faire de cette compagnie une référence dans le domaine de la littératie financière en ligne. Elle a également créé plusieurs sociétés, notamment, Iweartech, une entreprise dans le domaine des objets connectés dont les produits sont actuellement disponibles en ligne chez Best Buys. Plus récemment, elle a ouvert Les solutions M.O inc, un organisme formateur agréé par la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail aux fins de l'application de la Loi favorisant le développement et la reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d’oeuvre dans le but de répondre à une demande grandissante dans le domaine de la formation. De plus, elle participe actuellement à la rédaction d’un ouvrage portant sur l’entrepreneuriat accompagnée par un chevronné professeur agréé de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Au cours des années, Mme Myrthil a eu l'opportunité de partager ses connaissances et son expertise à l'international grâce à sa participation à diverses conférences et missions commerciales. Il importe de mentionner que Mme Myrthil fait partie des 100 femmes sélectionnées par Femmessor dans le cadre de leur campagne « 100 femmes qui changent le monde ». De plus, ses services ont été retenus afin de siéger sur le comité d’expert dans le cadre des stratégies lancées par le gouvernement Fédéral en 2019 afin d'augmenter le nombre de femme en entrepreneuriat. Impliquée au sein de sa communauté, Maudeleine a siégé sur plusieurs conseils d'administration, dont la Jeune Chambre de commerce haïtienne à titre de présidente, soulignons que sous son leadership, la JCCH a remporté le prix « Jeune chambre de commerce de l'année » décernée par le regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec. Elle a également siégé sur le conseil d'administration de l'Office Franco-Québécoise pour la jeunesse en plus de recevoir un prix du centre R.I.R.E pour son apport à la société québécoise. Dans son quotidien, Mme Myrthil travaille avec acharnement afin d'aider les entrepreneurs à définir leur « why », cibler les opportunités de marché, générer des ventes et trouver des solutions afin de transformer leur entreprise de subsistance en entreprise génératrice de croissance dans le but d'assurer une pérennité et de la création d’emploi. Il est à noter qu’elle est également très sensible à la relève, spécialement les jeunes issus du quartier St-Michel, étant elle-même une Michelloise, elle souhaite contribuer à l’éducation entrepreneuriale de la jeunesse locale. Elle y contribue concrètement en participant à des conférences, des ateliers et en participant à l’embauche des étudiants pendant la période estivale.

Kathleen St-Pierre, MBA

Deloitte

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Kathleen St-Pierre is a partner at Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, for the Montreal office, where she is responsible for Quebec practice of Organizational Transformation and Workforce Transformation. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic management, including strategy planning and execution, change management and organizational alignment and leadership, as well as organizational transformation. 
 
Throughout her career, Kathleen has worked for leading consulting firms and has supported medium and large companies from a variety of industries, including financial services and manufacturing, distribution and retailing, both nationally and internationally. She actively works with her clients on the work, workforce and workplace development, all of which are fast-evolving areas.
 
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and an MBA from HEC Montréal. She is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec.

Charles Beaudoin, MBA

Gestias

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PRESIDENT AND CEO

Charles Beaudoin co-founded Gestias in 1995 and is its President and CEO. He has over 25 years of management and consulting experience. Before founding Gestias, Charles already had a proven track record as Executive Director, Human Resources and Financial Resources, Material and Information Resources for a professional body and a major association in the Quebec health community. Previously, he also served as a Director of Human Resources for two health organizations.
His experience in the business community and extensive knowledge of the non-profit community give him special insight into the realities facing Gestias clients. His achievements and contribution to the development of many NPO activities make him a highly prized resource.
A multidisciplinary manager, he is known for his diligence, analytical acumen, knack for swiftly understand core issues, and ability to pinpoint the decisive strategic focus areas for an organization’s growth. He tackles all challenges with equal vigor. Under his leadership, the Gestias team of qualified managers, driven by a creative spirit and deep dedication to customer service, helps NPOs rise to the challenges that lie before them today.
Charles holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations and has distinguished himself in the areas of auditing and management. He has been a member of the Ordre des conseillers en relations industrielles since 1987, and a member of AMBAQ since 1994.

cbeaudoin@gestias.qc.ca
514 282-2732