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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.
    • Robert Charpentier

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Robert Charpentier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1997 as Portfolio Manager for the IT and Telecommunications sector. He later became Portfolio Manager for the Culture and Service Businesses sectors. After 15 years in the banking industry, Mr. Charpentier served as Vice-President, Marketing, for Québec cable companies, and later as President of a new media consulting firm. Mr. Charpentier holds a bachelor's degree in administrative science from HEC Montréal. He serves on numerous boards, mainly in the cultural industry.
    • Véronique Gagnon

      Senior Investment Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Véronique Gagnon is a Senior Investment Advisor in the Recreational tourism and Culture sectors. She joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2001 as Valuation Advisor. She later was Senior Advisor, Due Diligence where she participated in risk management, planning, preparing and conducting due diligence reviews of investment projects. Véronique Gagnon earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting as well as a graduate diploma in accounting from HEC Montréal. She is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). Prior to joining the Fonds, Ms. Gagnon worked for well-known financial firms and institutions.
    • Daniel Hinse

      Vice-President, Investments - Entertainment and Consumer Goods

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Daniel Hinse has been Senior Manager, Investments - Entertainment and Consumer Goods since 2013 and, in this capacity, has been responsible for investments in the following sectors: Tourism, Culture, Retail, Apparel and Consumer Goods. He joined the Fonds de solidarité in 2005, where he also held the position of Manager, Due Diligence Reviews. During the first ten years of his career, Daniel worked at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. After four year in audit services, he specialized in financial advisory services and provided his clients transactional services at all stages of the acquisition process, including target identification, valuation, due diligence reviews, negotiation and financing. From 2002 to 2005, he was Senior Manager in charge of the Consumer Goods and Food sectors and acted as business valuation specialist for venture capital funds. Daniel holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce with a major in Accounting and Finance from McGill University as well as the Chartered Accountant (CPA-CA), Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Corporate Director (ICD.D) designations.
    • 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.

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    • Nathalie Bilodeau

      Senior Marketing Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Nathalie Bilodeau joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1996 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 experience in marketing, Ms. Bilodeau has built sound expertise in industrial technologies, clean/environmental technologies, agri-food, film and culture, and printing and publishing. During her career, she has worked for well-known marketing firms and top-ranked financial institutions. She has also served on numerous boards and been a member of several associations and committees. She was also a shop steward. Ms. Bilodeau received a Bachelor of Arts (minor in mathematics/statistics, economics and industrial relations) from Université Laval, as well as an MBA, with a concentration in marketing HEC Montréal.
    • Daniel Bourcier

      Development Agent

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Daniel Bourcier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1997 as Development Agent in the Labour Relations, Partner Companies office. Prior to his arrival at the organization, he held various important positions in the labour world, including Enrolment Development Coordinator at CUPE and Training Coordinator for the labour network. With over 20 years of experience in his field, Mr. Bourcier has built solid expertise in labour relations and social responsibility. He has also mastered the intricacies of the International Code of Conduct.
    • 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.
    • Michel Dorion

      Senior Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Michel Dorion joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1992 as Legal Advisor. In his current role, he deals with the many legal facets of the Fonds' investment operations. From defining the legal structure of transactions to their negotiation and closing, Me Dorion is involved at each step of the investment process. Working with the Fonds' Shareholder Services and the Fondation de la formation économique, Me Dorion has honed his skills in development capital financing. He has delivered presentations and training to external directors and to employees and members of the Fonds network. He also helped set up a labour-sponsored fund in Algeria. As a result of his work, he has developed deep expertise in international matters. Prior to joining the Fonds, Me Dorion was Director of the Education and Information Services at the Conseil conjoint québécois de l'Union internationale des ouvriers et ouvrières du vêtement pour dames (UIOVD-FTQ). He also sat on the ad hoc working committee of the QFL on the Fonds' creation (QFL Education Service). Holder of a bachelor's and a master's degree in social and labour law from UQÀM, Michel Dorion went on to earn an MBA with a concentration in Business Financing from the same university. He has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1994.
    • 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.
    • Guillaume Lemire

      Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Guillaume Lemire joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ's Legal Affairs team in 2009. As Legal Counsel, he is responsible for the legal aspects of investments made by the Fonds. During his studies, Mr. Lemire founded his company and developed a management software program for medical clinics that is still used today. Actively engaged in his field, he was president of the Université de Montréal student co-op and has been a board member of a caisse populaire for over 7 years. Guillaume Lemire holds a law degree from Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Barreau since 2010.