François is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over thirty years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning and venture capital. Prior to joining iNovia, François was the Investment Director at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ (Quebec Solidarity Fund QFL), where he was responsible for all of FTQ’s investments in venture capital funds. François previously held senior executive positions with Steinberg, Teleglobe, and BCE, where he took part in numerous merger and acquisition transactions. He is now partner at Inovia Capital. He has actively participated in financing rounds of more than 65 start-ups, as well as the fundraising of four investment funds. François is an active and founding member of the “CVCA CFO Taskforce” and is the chairman of the board of Réseau Capital.