Montreal, July 8, 2019 – Cycle Capital, Canada’s most important cleantech venture capital firm, announces the appointment of Ariane Cloutier as Director of Finance and Gary Berdowski as an analyst.
« We are very happy to have Ariane and Gary join us at Cycle Capital. Already well integrated, Ariane is drawing from her knowledge of VC and Gary from his experience in industrial manufacturing. They’re a great addition to our growing and diverse team », adds Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner
Ariane spent 7 years at KMPG as an auditor, where she worked with clients in asset management, private investment and renewable energies. During her time there, she took on many other roles including university recruiter and instructor. Ariane moved on to be Director of Finance for a growth capital venture capital fund. At Cycle, she prepares financial statements and assists with administrative and accounting procedures.
A certified accountant (CPA, CA) since 2013, Ariane has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) from HEC Montréal.
Gary has worked in the industrial manufacturing field for over 7 years at Velan, as part of their Engineering and Strategic Planning departments. Most recently, as a Strategic Analyst, he was responsible for building and maintaining the company’s five-year plan for senior management and the board of directors. In the last year, Gary helped develop a company-wide product line profitability model to help with critical business investment decisions. With his experience at Velan, he will provide an expertise in industrial activities, process & design optimization and Industrial IoT (IIoT).
Having successfully completed all three CFA exams, he is currently in the process of obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University.