François is our Canadian EY Private Strategy and Transactions Leader. He is also a member of EY’s Québec Executive Committee and the Canadian and Americas Partner Advisory Board. With over 25 years of experience, François is a strategic transaction and financial advisor to owners, shareholders and boards of directors of public and private companies, helping them with all their transaction needs, including financing, mergers and acquisition, sales and recapitalization. He has worked in various industries and has extensive experience in cross-border transactions with both financial and strategic counterparties.
He is incredibly passionate about working with entrepreneurs and as the Canadian leader of the Growth Markets practice, he supports, advises and guides high-growth, future market-leading companies in Canada.
François earned his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal. He’s a Certified Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.
How François is building a better working world
"It’s often said that entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy. I have dedicated myself to helping entrepreneurs unlock their ambitions and become market leaders. By helping these businesses grow, we’re in turn, boosting the Canadian economy and creating opportunity for more individuals to innovate and thrive."