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    • Raynald Aubin

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Raynald Aubin joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1988. With over 25 years of relevant experience, he has participated in the financing of many companies and helped partner companies with their expansion plans. The Fonds' partner companies benefit from his extensive network of contacts and industry knowledge. He is valued by clients for being attuned to their needs. Holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from Université Laval, Raynald Aubin has served on different types of boards in the manufacturing industry, i.e. associations, private firms and public companies.
    • Janie C. Béïque

      Head of Investments

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Janie C. Béïque joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2000. Prior to her appointment as Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Industries and Consumer Goods, Me Béïque was Senior Vice-President, New Economy, and before that, Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, where she was responsible for legal and regulatory issues and government matters. She has also served on the Fonds' Management Committee. Me Beïque currently sits on several Fonds committees, including the Investment Management Committee. She is a board director of Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and a member of the Autorité des marchés financiers' advisory committee on SME financing and of the Teralys Capital investment committee. Lastly, she sits on the jury of the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awards. In the past, Me Beïque was co-chair of Réseau Capital and a member of its executive committee and board. She also served on the boards of BioQuébec and Montréal InVivo. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Me Beïque worked for a prominent law firm. In 2005, she was named one of Canada's top corporate lawyers under 40 by Lexpert magazine. Holder of a law degree from Université de Montréal, Me Beïque has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1991 and is registered on the roll of the Ordre.
    • Frédérick Caron

      Senior Investment Analyst

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Frédérick S. Caron joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2016 as Senior Investment Analyst. Before joining the Fonds, he worked at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for six years, first as Analyst, Analytical Support in the Fixed Income Department from 2010 to 2013, and then as Analyst, Investments in the Québec Private Equity team. Mr. Caron holds a Master of Finance degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Laval University as well as the CFA designation. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Cercle finance et placements du Québec.
    • Carl Gilbert

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Carl Gilbert joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in January 2017 as Portfolio Manager for investments in the Natural Resources, Construction and Construction Materials sectors. Based in Québec City, Mr. Gilbert mainly covers the Forest Products sector. In addition to his sector-based responsibilities, he represents the Fonds in the greater Québec City area and, as such, works very closely with the regional fund. Until 2016, M. Gilbert was President of Gestion Sodémex, a Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec subsidiary specializing in the mining sector, after having managed the investments of the Sodémex Développement fund from 2013 to 2016. He also worked at the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ as Portfolio Manager for nine years. Throughout his career, he developed an expertise in the Natural Resources sector. Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Finance option, from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Mr. Gilbert served on the Board of Directors of various associations and private and public companies.
    • Dany Pelletier

      Vice-President,Investment - Natural Resources, Construction and Construction Materials

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Dany Pelletier first joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2001, where he worked during 11 years in the mining, wood and paper, natural resources and chemical products sectors, successively holding the positions of Advisor, Senior Advisor, Portfolio Director and Investment Director. In 2012, he joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where, as Investment Director, he led the establishment of Sodémex Développement, a fund active in the mining sector. In April 2016, Mr. Pelletier returned to the Fonds de solidarité FTQ as Senior Investment Director, Forest Products, Construction and Construction Materials. Holding a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Mineralurgy and a Master of Mining Engineering from Université Laval as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Université du Québec à Montréal, Mr. Pelletier served on the board of directors of several companies in his sector and led large-scale investment projects in public and private companies in Québec and abroad.

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    • Natacha Bernier

      Senior Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Natacha Bernier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1995 as Legal Advisor. Me Bernier deals with the many legal facets of the Fonds' investment operations. From defining the legal structure of transactions to their negotiation and closing, Me Bernier is involved at each step of the investment process. She is also actively involved in portfolio management. For several years, she acted as Secretary at Société de gestion d'actifs forestiers Solifor LP. The mission of this company, whose principal partner is the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, is the acquisition and management of forestland in Québec. A member of the Barreau du Québec since 1994, Me Bernier earned her law degree from Université de Montréal.
    • Gilles Côté

      Valuation Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Gilles Côté joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1987 as Valuation Advisor. Prior to his arrival at the Fonds, he worked as a financial analyst and an investment advisor. With over 30 years of experience in finance, Mr. Côté has sound expertise in financial instrument valuation, particularly stocks, debentures, preferred shares and hybrid instruments. He has conducted valuations in numerous contexts, including mergers & acquisitions, minority interest investments, buyouts and restructurings. Mr. Côté earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in finance from Université Laval. Before joining the organization, he worked for Société québécoise des transports, a crown corporation that finances companies specializing in the transport of merchandise and people.
    • Marie-Hélène Gosselin

      Development Agent

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Marie-Hélène Gosselin joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1996 as Development Agent in the Labour Relations, Partner Companies office. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Ms. Gosselin spent five years in the labour world as an advisor. As a student, she also worked in the Human Resources department of various organizations. Marie-Hélène Gosselin holds a Bachelor in Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal. After studying psychology at McGill University, she went on to Université du Québec en Outaouais where she earned a master's degree in industrial relations/human resources. Ms. Gosselin is a certified industrial relations counsellor.
    • Guy Perreault

      Taxation Expert

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Guy Perreault joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2001. He left the organization in 2006 and returned in October 2010. Mr. Perreault has extensive experience in taxation matters pertaining to investments, reorganization of Canadian companies, investments funds, and Canadian and foreign financial products. Past positions include serving as Senior Taxation Director, specializing in financial institutions, for a prominent accounting firm, and Taxation Director for a major Québec real estate company. Mr. Perreault holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters degree in taxation from Université Sherbrooke. He obtained his C.A. designation in 1988.
    • Martin Rivest

      Senior Marketing Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Martin Rivest joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2006 as Senior Marketing Advisor in the Market Analysis and Development office. His duties include formulating recommendations for investment projects, advising the investment team and prospecting, tracking and furthering the growth of companies in the portfolio. During his 20-year career, Mr. Rivest has developed solid expertise in product development and management in the computer security, IP networks and e-commerce fields. He is also adept at managing multidisciplinary teams. An engineer, Martin Rivest earned an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval. Prior to joining the Fonds, he worked for several major telecom companies.