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Northleaf appoints Desautels alumnus to its infrastructure team

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:58

Northleaf Capital Partners has brought former Goldman Sachs banking analyst Simon Bibeau (BCom'15) on board to perform market research and asset management duties in its infrastructure team. Northleaf Capital is a Canadian private-markets investment firm with over $9 billion in private equity and offices in Toronto, Chicago, Menlo Park and London.

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Coaching and charity front-and-centre for former Desautels student

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:50

As Kevin Donovan enters his second year as head coach of a high-school lacrosse programme, he talks about his first game with the team, improving the squad’s place in the standings, and how accountability helps student athletes develop into adulthood.

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Here are all the UK tech figures named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

Mon, 2017-01-09 11:05

Imran Amed is founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion, the online news site for the fashion industry.

Amed started his site in 2007 as a blog about the fashion industry, but it has become one of the leading sources of news in the fashion world. The site raised a Series A funding round in 2015 from investors including Index Ventures, LVMH, Carmen Busquets, and Felix Capital.

Amed was previously a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University.

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A Knight is Reborn

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:56

Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Samira Sakhia, former CFO of Paladin Labs Inc. ("Paladin"), will be joining the Knight team as President and member of the Board of Directors. In her new role, beginning on August 31, 2016, Samira will report to Jonathan Ross Goodman, CEO of Knight.

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Neema: un voyage en chansons

Fri, 2016-03-11 10:18

Neema n'a pas chômé depuis la parution de son dernier album studio, Watching You Think, il y a près de six ans. L'artiste montréalaise a beaucoup vécu dans ses valises, faisant pendant deux ans un tour du monde en chansons dont témoigne l'album live Leave the Light On, paru en 2014.

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The challenge of merging new acquisitions with company culture

Thu, 2016-02-11 18:57

There are two different kinds of acquisitions: ‘scale acquisitions’ and ‘bolt-on acquisitions’, and we tend to focus on the latter. We like to buy a technology and ‘plug it in’, because our sales force and distribution channel are second to none. The last six deals we’ve done were all about technologies or products that we wanted to own. In these cases, some of the management team stays with us, but we’re really taking on a new product and adding it to our existing culture.

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3 Ways IT Can Solve Retail’s Labor Challenges

Tue, 2016-01-12 10:42

Retailers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On top of growing competition, retailers now have to deal with new, challenging regulations and rising wages. Many retailers are struggling to keep up due to their heavy reliance on traditional, manual and top-down employee management processes. Luckily, retailers are starting to realize that operating with such outdated processes won’t cut it anymore, and more companies are turning to tech-driven solutions to help lower labor costs, drive increased sales and reduce employee turnover.

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In memoriam: H. Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus

Fri, 2015-12-18 11:50

(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.)

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.
... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University. 

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Who’s on the move: December 7, 2015

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:54

Van de Water-Raymond, a family-owned 3PL logistics and management services company, appointed Claude Hardy to the role of vice-president and general manager, sales and Marketing for the Quebec market. He will take on the management of the entire sales team.

Read full article: Materials Management & Distribution, December 7, 2015

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Esteban Galindez Aguirre is Appointed CFO of TV Azteca

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:28

TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world announced today that Esteban Galíndez Aguirre was appointed CFO of the company, replacing Carlos Hesles, who will become Director of Administration.

Read full article: AZ Central, December 3, 2015

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