ANGES QUÉBEC names Roger Noël to head its Sherbrooke Investment Group and Richard Bordeleau to head its new ‘Health and Wellness Group’
(Quebec, October 24, 2011) – Anges Québec is proud to announce the nomination of Roger Noël, CEO of the Accélérateur de création d’entreprises technologiques (ACET) at the Université de Sherbrooke, as head of its latest group of greater Estrie area private investors, and of seasoned manager Richard Bordeleau, to head its new Health and Wellness Group, for which he will be evaluating investment files in the life sciences sector.
With a master’s degree in accounting, Mr. Noël is a full professor in the Accounting Department at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he was also dean of the Faculty of Administration for eight years. Named FCA by the Order of Chartered Accountants in 1995, he received the Calculare Award (OCA Estrie section) in 2004 and was chosen for the Mérite Estrien earlier this year. Roger Noël played a major role in the development of several local enterprises as founding shareholder (Sisca Informatique, C-Mac, Gexcel Télécom, Médiatrix Télécom). Very active in his community, he sits on a number of committees as strategic advisor and on the boards of several private corporations and non-profit organizations.
“I enthusiastically agreed to head Anges Québec’s Sherbrooke investment group. Given the context of today’s global markets, I believe that we must first build cohesion on the local level in order to develop a strong knowledge economy if we want to take our place on the world stage. Anges Québec makes it possible for investors to join forces with our innovative enterprises so that they can expand into the international market. As you know, I’ve always promoted local business development and I encourage investors who share this vision to join the network,” Roger Noël explained.
Richard Bordeleau, who has a degree in Marketing from Université Laval, has been instrumental in the international development and strong growth of a number of innovative companies over the past 25 years, primarily in the field of health. From 1994 to 1999, he helped develop the biotech company AetemaZentaris, building strategic alliances with several multinationals and working on private and public funding for the company. He was president of Atrium Innovations from 2000 to 2007, a health and nutrition company that showed strong growth, both within the organization and through acquisition. In late 2007, he became a shareholder and executive vice-president of BioCad Medical, which was sold to Nobel Biocare in 2008. His primary goal is to act as a catalyst and accelerator for companies that are developing innovative solutions for the health sector.
Richard Bordeleau had this to say about the creation of the Anges Québec Health and Wellness Group, “An aging population increasingly aware of its many different healthcare needs, the need to develop efficient systems to meet these needs, and the emergence of innovative technologies all point to the huge potential of this sector worldwide in the coming years. In the months to come, we will be taking concrete action to better evaluate and promote health and wellness projects by bringing together the expertise of members of the Anges Québec network who are interested in this sector, and by making use of the many leverage opportunities offered by networking, both on the local and the international level. We also hope to multiply co-investments with other financial partners who, like us, are looking to help vitalize a sector that is both highly promising and so essential for the welfare of the community,” he said in closing.
As François Gilbert, President and CEO of Anges Québec, added, “We’re honored to have Mr. Noël and Mr. Bordeleau at the head of these two groups. Their consensus-building capacities, depth of knowledge, extensive experience, involvement in the community and genuine desire to advance technological and life science business files make them the perfect choice for these key positions.”
Anges Québec is a network of 85 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Québec enterprises with high growth potential. Anges Québec members invest their capital and expertise in the most promising start-up companies. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with a number of Québec leaders in the development and growth of technological innovations.
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