Over the past 25 years, Jacques has been actively involved in the financing of Canadian technology companies. He played a leading role in developing and growing the technology subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (formerly known as Sofinov), one of the largest venture capital organizations dedicated to financing Canadian technology businesses.
His broad expertise in technology financing and his network of local and international contacts are significant assets. In previous positions, Jacques has worked with such companies as Atrion (acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS), Think Dynamic (acquired by IBM), Pyderion Contact Technologies (acquired by Intercom Inc., a subsidiary of EADS), Tungle Corporation (acquired by Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY), Coradiant Inc. (acquired by BMC Software, Inc. NASDAQ: BMC), Creaform Inc. (acquired by AMETEK, Inc. NYSE:AME), Skywave Mobile Communications (acquired by Orbcomm, NASDAQ: ORBC) and Accéo Solutions inc. (acquired by Constellation Software (TSE: CSU). He has also been a member of the advisory committees of Boston-based Grandbanks Capital and Commonwealth Capital Ventures.
Jacques holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) and a Master’s degree (Honours) in Applied Economics from Université Laval in Québec City.