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Benoit (Ben) is a results-oriented professional with over 24 years of finance, operational, venture capital, business development and communication experience in companies that range from start-ups to growth oriented publicly traded companies with market capitalizations that ranged from $5 to 30 billion. Ben has a track record of successful investment, capital raising, due diligence, budgeting, treasury, cash management, cash flow forecasting and risk management.
More recently, Ben was a Partner at Espresso Capital and provided strategic advice to a number of technology companies based in Toronto and in Atlantic Canada. He was also active as a board member of a number of companies where his duties have ranged from chair of the audit committee to chairperson. Previously, he was Vice-President of investment at Innovacorp where Ben oversaw the organization’s seed and early-stage venture capital activities, was responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and co-investors, due diligence, as well as deal structure, closing and governance.
While at Innovacorp, Ben also established a very successful Entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) program, operationalized a Fund-of-Fund Strategy and secured $35 million in commitments for the establishment of a new regional venture capital fund. Ben began his career in treasury management at BCE which led him to roles in Alliances, Venture and Acquisitions at Bell Canada and then Ben was part of the team at BCE’s Venture Capital Fund where he worked on a number of transactions which resulted in attractive returns through a trade sale and an IPO. Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Finance from Concordia University and he sits on the boards of Airex Energy, Laboratoire M2 and LED Roadway Lighting.