Anges Quebec announces its new board of directors
Michel Brûlé appointed chair of the Anges Québec board of directors, Nathalie Marcoux is named deputy chair and two new directors join the board
Montreal, October 19th, 2015 – At the September 16 general assembly, the members of Anges Québec appointed Michel Brûlé the new chair of their board of directors. Mr. Brûlé will replace Robert Brouillette, who has held the position for the past three years and will remain on the board for a two-year term. To assist him in his new role, Mr. Brûlé will be supported by Nathalie Marcoux, whom the Anges Québec members named deputy chair.
Anges Québec President and CEO François Gilbert said, “I would like to thank Robert Brouillette for all his work over the past three years. Anges Québec has experienced extraordinary growth in recent years in terms of both the number of members and the investments made. Robert has provided exceptional support, in particular as part of the recapitalization of Anges Québec Capital which will allow us to finance a greater number of promising companies while pursuing the strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture in Quebec .”
A new chair
Michel Brûlé holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa. Since the early 2000s, he has been involved in startup growth through venture capital funds such as Investissements M&M. In 2010, the National Angel Capital Organization named him “Canadian Angel of the Year.” The University of Ottawa awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2012. Michel has been a member of Investissement Québec’s board of directors since 2011 and sits on OMERS Ventures’ advisory board.
“It is with great eagerness that I accept the Anges Québec chair position,” he said. “Having been involved in launching six tech companies over the years, I understand the realities entrepreneurs face and what the development of major projects involves. That’s why I hope that the Anges Québec network can provide support to as many entrepreneurs as possible through our members’ investments.”
Nathalie Marcoux begins the fourth year of her term on the Anges Québec board of directors as the deputy chair. Ms. Marcoux is vice president of finance for Capinabel Inc. and has been a member of the TC Transcontinental board of directors since 2011. A member of Quebec’s order of chartered accountants, she holds a bachelor’s degree in humanistic studies from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in administration from HEC Montréal. She began her career in 1993 as an external auditor at Ernst & Young. In 1996, she joined Transcontinental as an internal auditor then jumped to the financial re-engineering team in the company’s printing sector. Nathalie then became the company’s investor relations director, a position she held from 2000 to 2001 before joining Capinabel Inc. as vice president of finance.
The Anges Québec board of directors also welcomes two new members. Pierre Ferland has been an active real estate investor for 30 years and also founded Groupe Maestro with the Cadmin company in 2001. Yves Laurent Turcotte is an entrepreneur and strategic advisor who specializes in operational and financial performance. He has also held the position of vice president of national Lean practices for Fujitsu Canada.
Anges Québec’s members also renewed the terms of Martin-Luc Archambault, Mike Cegelski, Louis Saint-Jacques, and Geneviève Morin for two years.
About Anges Québec
Anges Québec is a network of 165 private investors that identifies, finances, and coaches innovative Quebec enterprises with high growth potential. In this capacity, Anges Québec works with a number of key Quebec organizations interested in the development and promotion of Quebec-based technological innovations. So far, Anges Québec members have made 77 investments and reinvestments in 53 promising businesses in the seed and startup phases.
For more information on the Anges Québec network, visit www.angesquebec.com. Receive news about Anges Québec and its activities by joining our group on LinkedIn.com.
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