Benoit Desjardins – Principal, Montreal
A dynamic and versatile financial professional, Benoit has more than 30 years of relevant experience in finance, project management, financing, mergers and acquisitions, process re-engineering and information technology integration. He has excellent skills in strategic management, coordination, communication, deployment of integrated management software mainly in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
Benoit has worked in the manufacturing and processing sectors as well as in distribution, mainly in the aeronautics sector, having been CFO during the strong growth of this sector of activity, with more than a 20% growth in sales revenues per year over an eight-year period. He negotiated with banks and the government for the financing necessary to open a second plant with this company.
Benoit holds a bachelor’s degree in administration, accounting option, and obtained the CPA, CA designation in 1990. He is a member of the boards of directors of community organizations in his area.