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    • 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.
    • Mario Levesque

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Mario Levesque joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2002 as Portfolio Manager for the Construction and Construction Materials sector. He serves on the boards of three construction and construction materials companies. Mr. Levesque has over 25 years of professional experience in financing and venture capital, acquired at leading Canadian financial institutions. He obtained his bachelor's degree in finance from Université Laval and an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke.
    • 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.
    • Julie Proulx

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Julie Proulx joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2001. Since then, she has participated in the financing of numerous companies and served on the boards of companies active in the environment, aerospace and cleantech sectors, as well as of public start-up financing organizations. She is also an active member of several strategic committees of companies in and outside the portfolio. During her career, Ms. Proulx has acquired solid expertise in project financing, particularly international projects, at leading companies. She was Project Manager at the Canadian International Development Agency and International Project Management Advisor at Sirtec (SECOR), and helped spearhead the creation of the Clubs export du Québec network, a group of export assistance corporations set up with the help of the Québec government and Canada Economic Development. Julie Proulx has over 15 years of experience in business financing. She holds an MBA from Université Laval, completed as part of a joint program with Monterrey University in Mexico.
    • Jean-Marc Wassef

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Jean-Marc Wassef has been with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ since February 2012. He presently works as a Portfolio Manager for the Construction and Construction material sector. His professional experience led him to develop a vast expertise in risk capital and in public and private equity financing. Also, this allowed him to work on many transactions related to business transfers, business acquisition and sale, business expansion and business restructuring. He has also served on various boards as an institutional investor and as an independent director. Mr Wassef holds a business administration degree from the HEC Montréal, with a major in finance and accounting, and is a CFA charter holder.
    • Jean Wilhelmy

      Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Manufacturer and Services

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Jean Wilhelmy joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in July 2005 and has been Senior Vice-President, Aerospace, Infrastructures, Services and Transportation since September 2009. Holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from HEC Montréal, Jean Wilhelmy has over 35 years of experience, having started his career in 1976 in the finance industry. For close to 30 years, he has worked in the venture and development capital industry with various firms, including BDC, Investissement Desjardins, Énergie Capital, Hydro-Québec Capitech and SGF. As part of his duties in the investment industry, he served on the Boards of Directors of over 30 businesses. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster, and Montréal International. In addition, he is a member of the Monitoring Committee of Mecadev and the Investment Committee of three French funds specialized in aerospace, Aerofund I, II and III. He has also been a director of Avior Integrated Products and Abipa since 2015 and of Moulins de Soulanges since 2016. Furthermore, he has served on the Advisory Committee of La Milanaise since 2014 and of Concertium since 2016. In previous years, he acted as Chair of the Restructuring and Recovery Committee of Mécachrome International, a company listed on the TSX, and as Chair of the Advisory Committee of Signalisation Octa, a Québec-based SME. Mr. Wilhelmy was also self-employed for a few years, executing various interim management and consulting engagements for financial institutions and other types of businesses. He was also a finance lecturer at UQAM for seven years. Since 2005, he has been a professor at HEC Montréal, where he teaches a course on project financing. He has also been an Associate Professor at Executive Education HEC Montréal since 2016.

Multidisciplinary Team

    • Danielle Day

      Valuation Coordinator

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Danielle Day joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1999 as Valuation Coordinator. Ms. Day has extensive experience in evaluating financial instruments: stocks, debentures, preferred shares and hybrid instruments. She has conducted valuations in many different situations, for example, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and restructurings. During her career, she also spent time working for a leading financial advisory firm. With over 20 years of experience in business valuation, Danielle Day earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal and holds the designations of Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.
    • Jodi A. Lackman

      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.
    • Alain Poirier

      Development Agent

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Alain Poirier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2009 as Development Agent in the Labour Relations, Partner Companies office. He is also responsible for projects involving the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ as well as the Québec-Alberta project and is a member of the Fonds' employee retirement committee. Alain Poirier holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal. Prior to joining the Fonds, he worked at the United Steel Workers QFL.
    • 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.