Yvan Poitras – Regional Director, Eastern Townships and Montérégie
Yvan has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and business management. Early in his career, he held positions of controller and finance manager in various Canadian and US public food companies and retailers including Pepsi-Cola, Oshawa Group (IGA) and Gendis. Subsequently, as Vice-President Administration and Control in the telecommunication sector, he participated in the acquisition of part of Rogers Cable by Cogeco for the sum of $350 million. Yvan continued his career as CFO at Cable VDN, a start-up cable company, where he raised funds which enabled the company to continue its growth.
While in his position of investment banker at NorCap, Yvan completed a multitude of sales transactions and corporate finance mandates in various industries across Canada. He also advised many business executives in their financial decisions. Later, as President and entrepreneur, Yvan acquired two bakeries, one in Winnipeg and one in Montreal, which he sold to an American multinational company. It later launched as Signature Passion, which specializes in artisan bread distributed in Canadian and US markets. After his presidency, Yvan continued to offer his financial expertise to Canadian companies of various sizes and industries.
Yvan holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal, a Bachelor of Business Administration from UQAM and he is a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1985.