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    • Alain Denis

      Senior Vice-President Investments

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Alain Denis joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2009 as Investment Director of the Information Technologies and Telecommunications sector. An entrepreneur and manager with over 20 years of experience in business and investment, Mr. Denis has held various management positions in leading companies, playing a significant role in their development. Over his career, Alain Denis was, among other things, involved in the launch of a national wireless telecom firm and helped secure financing for and further the development of various companies funded through venture capital in Europe and Asia. More recently, he participated in developing the business of two companies he co-founded, one in health technologies and the other in asset-based lending. A graduate of Université Laval and York University, Mr. Denis holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Finance concentration. Very involved in the business community, he is a board member of several companies and organizations in Montréal.
    • Nadia Di Chiara

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Nadia Di Chiara joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in July 2012 as Senior Investment Advisor, reporting to the Vice-President, New Economy. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Ms. Di Chiara was an investment analyst for seven years at Société générale de financement du Québec, and before that, a financial analyst at CAE. She has over 14 years of business financing experience in the IT and aerospace sectors. Ms. Di Chiara holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal.
    • Danny Gagné

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Danny Gagné joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2002 as a portfolio manager in the life sciences sector. In 2011, he began assuming responsibility for the natural resources investment portfolio. With a career spanning over 18 years, Mr. Gagné has built solid expertise in business financing, having worked first as a financial analyst for Innovatech Grand Montréal and then as an associate analyst in the biotech and health division of National Bank Financial. Mr. Gagné holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from HEC Montréal.
    • Geneviève Guertin

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      Geneviève Guertin

      Vice-President, Investments - Life Sciences

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      In her current role, Ms. Guertin uses her over 20 years of professional experience in life sciences to lead a team of six professionals dedicated exclusively to the field of biotechnology. She spent eight years on this same team as Director, Investment, Life Sciences, overseeing numerous investment projects in private and public companies and as well as in development and venture capital opportunities. Before joining the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs (F.T.Q.) in 2012, Geneviève Guertin was Investment Director, Life Sciences, at Société générale de financement du Québec. Ms. Guertin holds a Master of Science in Administration from HEC Montréal and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She has also been a member of the BioQuébec board since 2018.
    • Serge Langford

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      With 35 years of experience, including 26 years in venture capital, Serge Langford is an expert in the life sciences industry: he is a seasoned professional in managing investment projects and handling large transactions in this field. Prior to his arrival at the Fonds, Mr. Langford worked as a venture capital consultant. He was managing partner at Multiple Capital and before that, Investment Manager at Desjardins Venture Capital. Serge Langford earned a Masters degree in management sciences from HEC Montréal, where he taught a course on managerial economics, offered as part of the management certificate program.
    • Youssef Lemgendez

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Youssef Lemgendez joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2012. He is currently Investment Manager, Life Sciences. In this role, he offers tailor-made financing to businesses to speed up their growth, improve their competitiveness and increase their value. Mr. Lemgendez has over 25 years of experience in advising businesses and financing their projects, acquired at well-known financial institutions. He holds an MBA in business and project financing and a graduate diploma in management accounting (D.E.S.S.) from École des sciences de la gestion UQAM. Mr. Lemgendez also holds the designation of Chartered Accountant (CPA, CMA).
    • Maxime Pesant

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

    • Florence Rozen

      Manager, Investment

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Florence Rozen is the Scientific Director of Investments with Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a labour sponsored/development capital fund based in Montreal. There since 2009, she is responsible for scientific due diligence for all potential investment opportunities within the Fonds' life science group. She is also responsible for monitoring the group's biotech company portfolio, which cover areas such as oncology, rare diseases, gene therapy, as well as cardiovascular, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases, all in different stages of development. Prior to her 22 years in the venture capital industry (including the seed financing arm of MDS Capital where she held similar responsibilities), she has done research in the fields of endocrinology and oncology. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from McGill University.

Multidisciplinary Team

    • François Brulotte

      Valuation Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      François Brulotte joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2003 as Valuation Advisor. In a finance career spanning 15 years, he has worked for leading financial institutions, financing companies and financial advisory firms. Mr. Brulotte has sound expertise in evaluating financial instruments such as stocks, debentures, preferred shares and hybrid instruments, having conducted valuations in such varied contexts as mergers & acquisitions, buyouts and restructurings. François Brulotte holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Finance concentration and an MBA from École des sciences de la gestion de l'UQÀM. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
    • Alain Foisy

      Development Agent

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Alain Foisy joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1999 as Head of Labour Relations and Staffing and later became Director, Administrative Support. In 2007, he joined the Labour Relations, Partner Companies, team as Development Agent. Holder of a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal, Mr. Foisy worked for 18 years at local 298 of the Syndicat québécois des employées et employés de service, QFL, the last four as President. During this time, he was also a member of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ board of directors.
    • Linda Lachance

      Portfolio Manager, Québec Public Markets

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Linda Lachance joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2000 as Portfolio Manager, Quebec Public Markets. In this capacity, she is responsible for stock transactions and derivative strategies for the Marketable Securities portfolio as well as for providing advice on large-cap debt transactions. Ms. Lachance is particularly adept at analyzing special situations and Québec small caps. Prior to her recruitment by the organization, she worked for prominent brokerage firms. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Linda Lachance earned a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and International Management from HEC Montréal.
    • Jodi A. Lackman

      Senior Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Jodi Lackman joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2004 as Legal Advisor. In her current role, she deals with the many legal facets of the Fonds' investment operations. From defining the legal structure of transactions to their negotiation and closing, Me Lackman is involved at each step of the investment process. Occasionally, she also delivers legal training to Fonds employees. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Me Lackman worked for a major Montréal law firm with offices in Toronto and New York. In addition to her bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from Concordia University, Me Lackman holds a Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Law (B.C.L/LL.B) from McGill University. She has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1997.
    • Manon St-Jean

      Senior Marketing Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Manon St-Jean joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1998 as Senior Marketing Advisor in the Market Analysis and Development office. Her duties include formulating recommendations for investment projects, advising the investment team and prospecting, tracking and furthering the growth of companies in the portfolio. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, Ms. St-Jean has been Marketing Director, Development Director and Product Manager for prominent companies. She also worked for nine years in the life sciences sector, allowing her to develop solid expertise in the field. Manon St-Jean earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Université du Québec à Montréal, as well as a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Marketing from HEC Montréal.
    • Sylvain Tellier

      Taxation Expert

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Sylvain Tellier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2007 as Tax Specialist in the Taxation office. Prior to his recruitment by the organization, he worked for various prominent accounting firms. Mr. Tellier has sound expertise in taxation, more specifically, corporate restructuring, estate planning, and scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credit financing. He also has excellent knowledge of securities. Holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from UQÀM as well as a master's degree in taxation from Université de Sherbrooke, Sylvain Tellier is also a Chartered Accountant (CA). He has almost 20 years of experience in taxation.