As Assistant Vice-President, Specialized Services, André oversees the different financial and market due diligence teams, as well as the centre of expertise investment support resources (consulting analysts) and acts as a technical expert supporting investment managers and vice-presidents on high-risk or highly complex equity or hybrid files.
André supervises the Associate Vice-Presidents, Operations, whose duties include validating and approving investments and the related disbursements on commitments of up to $2 million. As an operations leader, André is responsible for validating and approving investments and the related disbursements on commitments over $2 million.
André also coordinates internal controls monitoring, the maintenance and updating of investment policies, and the coaching and training of investment team resources.
What André Perron can do for you
Since joining the Desjardins team in 2000, André has completed numerous secured or subordinated financing transactions as well as majority and minority equity investments in a large number of Québec companies.
With nearly 30 years of experience in corporate finance, André has held a wide range of investment and finance roles at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Caisse centrale Desjardins and Desjardins Capital, in particular as Vice-President, Equity.
André holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from Concordia University.
What would an entrepreneur say about you?
An entrepreneur would say that I am a good listener who is always on the lookout for win-win solutions.
What great business story inspires you?
The businesses that inspire me are the ones with staying power that make a point of recognizing employees who have added and continue to help add value, well beyond just the financial results. I am also inspired by businesses where management demonstrates both leadership and humility by hiring talented employees, trusting them and treating them well..
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