Louis Gourdeau joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2004 as Portfolio Manager for the Retail and Clothing sectors. Prior to this position, he was Investment Director at the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Île de Montréal, where he made numerous successful investments in a highly competitive market. Before his arrival in the Fonds network, Mr. Gourdeau was, notably, Financial Director of the Franchises division of Forzani / Sports Expert. He has solid distribution and retail expertise, acquired working for well-known financial planning and retail organizations. Louis Gourdeau received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from HEC Montréal and an MBA from Concordia University. He has over 20 years of experience in financial analysis and business financing and restructuring.