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Desautels alumnus promoted at CIBC

According to BNN.ca, changes are afoot at CIBC: a shakeup of the management team has two department heads leaving the company, as well as a couple of promotions. One of those promotions sees Desautels alumnus Jon Hountalas (BCom’84, MBA’91), bumped up to Group Head, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, Canada from his previous role of running the company’s commercial banking arm....

Published: 7 Jul 2017

Nadia Marley named Desautels Global Expert

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Nadia Marley (BA’99, MBA’03), Director of Credit Solutions, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, as its latest Desautels Global Expert.

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Published: 6 Jul 2017

EMBA alumna appointed Exec Director of the Montreal Community Loan Fund

After a year as Deputy Executive Director of ACEM — Microcredit Montreal, Indu Krishnamurthy (EMBA’15) has been promoted to full Executive Director.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Introvert execs in extrovert masks: Karl Moore on the importance of game-face

Desautels Professor Karl Moore writes for Thinkers50 that introverts and extroverts in leadership roles must, on occasion, take on one another’s characteristics as a form of game-face.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Evening delivery startup hopes to expand quickly

BoxKnight is a new kind of delivery service. For an extra few dollars, consumers can have their packages delivered while they’re home in the evening. A text message lets them know that their goods are at BoxKnight’s warehouse, and asks when they’d like it delivered. Right now, it only works for online purchases at four Montreal-area retailers, but the company is already looking at expansion beyond the city limits.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Desautels alumna appointed VP, Corporate Comptroller at Vidéotron

After two years as Director General, Corporate Comptroller at Quebec telecoms giant Vidéotron, Antoinette Noviello (BCom'91, DPA'93) has been promoted to VP. She brings massive experience to the role: she has been a CPA Québec member for 20 years, and has served as Financial Services Director General at Québécor, VP Finance at Lelys Group, and VP Finance at PVA Consulting. Ms. Noviello is also a lecturer at McGill’s School of Continuing Education. In her new job, Ms....

Published: 4 Jul 2017

Why does advertising matter? FreeWheel Europe knows

The FreeWheel Council for Premium Video has been a thought-leadership player in North America since 2015, educating stakeholders on the differences and benefits of premium video, from marketing to monetization. The company recently opened a European division to tackle the unique perspectives and issues present in that market.

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Published: 4 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named new president of CFA Montreal

Frederick Chenel (BCom'04) has big plans for CFA Montreal. As the Association’s new president, his goal is to up its exposure, both at home and on the world stage. He’ll be doing this by bringing industry heavyweights to Montreal to speak at the Association and by forging partnerships with major finance organisations. You can also expect to see Mr. Chenel promoting the city at conventions and other events....

Published: 4 Jul 2017

Coop Director suggests that we trust our teams

In a piece for Cooperateur, La Coop Fédérée Director Colette Lebel asks what would happen if if we just trust our teams instead of depending on our individualism all the time?

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Published: 29 Jun 2017

Desautels alumnus named Vidéotron’s Senior VP and CFO

Philippe Cloutier (MBA'02) is the new Senior VP and CFO at Vidéotron, reporting directly to CEO Manon Brouillette. He will oversee the financial operations, procurement, and Vidéotron’s community channel, MAtv. Previously, he had been with Mission Capital Group, VP of North American Operations for Reader’s Digest, and the President of Quad/Graphics Canada. As Mr. Cloutier takes the reins of Vidéotron’s business plan, Ms....

Published: 29 Jun 2017

McGill X-1 Accelerator: third week at a glance

For week 3 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator, the theme was Business Models and Startup Financials. Podlegal’s Philippe-Olivier Daniel got the ball rolling by telling participants to go for a distinctive company name that’s easy to defend, and by suggesting the book Venture Deals — Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.

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Published: 29 Jun 2017

Desautels alumni included on Canada’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 list

According to a piece at BNN.ca, over 900 nominations have been reviewed and pared down to the final Canada’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 list. The list is a roundup of some of Canada’s most outstanding young business and medical leaders, and technologists. Goodfood CEO Jonathan Ferrari (BCom'10) is also listed, as is DAVIDsTEA co-founder David Segal (BCom'04)....

Published: 29 Jun 2017

Innovation at law firms? Depends on who you ask

A recent Lexpert Magazine article looks at a study by Aly Háji, a joint MBA- Law student supervised by Professor Karl Moore. The paper, The Illusion of Innovation at Canadian Law Firms, exposes the difference of opinion between law firm partners and associates about what innovation actually means.

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Published: 28 Jun 2017

For a Desautels alumna, the road to the Bermuda Bar was a bumpy ride

Alexis Haynes (BCom'08) had a degree from Desautels and a plan. Then life got in the way: in quick succession, her sister and father both fell sick, and her mother suffered a seizure that required brain surgery. Ms. Haynes fought through the stress to finish her first year of law school in England, and though her mother gradually recovered, her father passed away from his illness. Ms....

Published: 28 Jun 2017

A conversation with McGill Dobson Cup judge Kelly Megyery

Desautels alumna Kelly Megyery (MBA’92) was one of the Health Sciences judges at the McGill Dobson Cup 2017. She is a partner at Pivot Strategic Transformation, where she works on healthcare policy and life sciences. Previously, she was at Sanofi, where she led efforts around wellness and prevention.

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Published: 28 Jun 2017

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