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    • Alain Denis

      Senior Vice-President, Innovation and Agrifood

      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.
    • René Kurth

      Vice-President, Investments - Agrifood and Packaging

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      René Kurth joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2002. Before managing the Agri-food and Plastics portfolios, he was Portfolio Manager for the Agri-food, Metal Products and Life Sciences sectors. Mr. Kurth has over 25 years of experience in the international telecommunications industry and in multimedia software design. He also held various management positions in the Canadian industrial publication field. After serving as team leader at the accounting firm of Samson Bélair, he moved to Les éditions Panini du Canada Inc., where he was President and CEO from 1985 to 1998. He then became Vice-President, Finance, of Cescom Inc., an IP telecommunications firm. Holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration, with an Accounting option, from HEC Montréal, René Kurth is also a Chartered Accountant (CA).
    • Dominic Lainesse

      Senior Investment Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Dominic Lainesse joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2004 as Accountant, Financial Information. He subsequently became Coordinator, Financial Information, before assuming the position of Financial Analyst, Investments. In June 2010 Mr. Lainesse was appointed Investment Advisor, Natural Resources, Industries and Consumer Goods. In this capacity, he has participated in several large transactions involving as much as $25 million of investments. Prior to his arrival at the Fonds, Mr. Lainesse spent seven years at one of Canada's most prominent professional services firms, including three as Accreditation Director. Holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, he also holds the designation of Chartered Accountant.
    • Gilles Veilleux

      Portfolio Manager

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Gilles Veilleux joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2001 as Portfolio Manager for the Plastics and Packaging sector. Prior to his arrival at the Fonds, he served as General Manager of Spartech Canada's Extrusion Division for 10 years. In charge of three sheet extrusion plants, he formed a management team that was able to dramatically increase sales while maintaining a good working climate. During his career, Mr. Veilleux also held various management and operations positions in private and public companies in the textiles and office furniture industries. Holder of a Bachelor of Applied Science from Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Veilleux regularly attends workshops and seminars pertaining to his sector or duties. He serves on the boards of various partner companies in the plastics industry.

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    • Sébastien Berthelet

      Senior Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Sébastien Berthelet joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2007 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 Berthelet is involved at each step of the investment process. He also occasionally delivers legal training to Fonds employees. Prior to joining the Fonds, Me Berthelet spent several years at a prominent pan-Canadian legal firm, where he acquired solid expertise in mergers & acquisitions. Holder of a law degree from Université de Montréal, Sébastien Berthelet also studied common law at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. In addition, he completed accounting and finance courses at the McGill International Executive Institute and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1999.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Richard L. Moss

      Senior Marketable Securities Advisor, Quebec Public Markets

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Richard Moss joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2003 as Senior Marketable Securities Advisor, Québec Public Markets. He is also part of the multidisciplinary teams of many sectors, including Turnaround and Special Projects. His duties include executing large stock transactions. Mr. Moss has worked in the financial field since 1986, acquiring solid expertise as, among others, an analyst and manager at Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec and as a pension fund specialist at Domtar. Richard Moss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal and an MBA with a Finance concentration from Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
    • Lyne Paquin

      Senior Marketing Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Lyne Paquin 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. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Ms. Paquin founded her own marketing consulting firm and worked as a marketing advisor for various consulting firms, including five years at Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ). Lyne Paquin holds a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Marketing from HEC Montréal and has over 25 years of experience in marketing.
    • 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.