Claude has 22 years of operational, Venture Capital, Secondary Transaction and fund management experience of venture capital portfolios investing in high tech companies.
Having managed numerous investments and exits during his career, Claude has built a solid track record. He has, among others, been part of successful teams at both Kirchner and Multiple Capital. He has also worked at Innovatech Montreal as Vice-President Information Technology and Communication. In this capacity, he was responsible for 44 high-tech start-up companies and 5 Venture Capital Funds. From April 2004 to March 2005, he participated in the sale of Innovatech Montreal’s portfolio, the second largest transaction in a Venture Capital portfolio in Canada with its 108 companies and 15 funds.
Claude has broad corporate governance experience at board level as well as on audit, HR, strategic and M&A committees. He has occupied numerous board functions and duties as a director and chairperson on more than 30 company Boards over the past 15 years.
Early in his career, Claude acquired operational experience in the commercialization of Cleantech technologies (water, energy, waste and other industrial applications) in a large multinational corporation across North America and China (Lyonnaise des eaux – Degrémont).
Claude holds a Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s degree from École Polytechnique (Montreal) and an MBA in Finance from HEC-Montreal.