Lindsey Brace Martinez

Lindsey Brace Martinez a fondé StarPoint Advisors en 2015 pour concrétiser une vision, celle d’améliorer le nombre, la portée et la qualité des choix de placements durables et concurrentiels offerts aux participants des marchés financiers. Elle a consacré plus de 30 ans à bâtir une solide expertise dans les disciplines des affaires, du placement et des sciences naturelles. À titre de membre de la direction de Cambridge Associates, Lindsay était responsable d’un portefeuille de plus de 100 millions de dollars pour des fondations, des fonds de dotation et des cabinets de services de « family office », et elle a dirigé pendant 15 ans les fonctions de services-conseils mondiaux, de relations externes et de services à la clientèle de la société. Auparavant, elle a été gestionnaire de portefeuille principale d’un fonds amalgamé et de plusieurs comptes distincts importants chez Hancock Timber Resource Group, ainsi que conseillère en stratégie et en gestion chez Booz Allen. Lindsey siège au conseil d’administration d’Impax Asset Management, de Pax World Funds, d’Onward Energy et de Seven Islands Land Management Company. Elle a donné des conférences aux écoles de gestion des universités Yale et Columbia et fait de nombreuses présentations lors de symposiums sur le placement durable et de forums sur le leadership des femmes, notamment pour les groupes 100 Women in Finance et Women’s Association of Equity. Elle a siégé sur plusieurs comités de placement, entre autres pour la National Geographic Society, et elle a coprésidé le conseil consultatif du Center for Business and Environment de l’Université Yale (CBEY). Lindsey est titulaire d’un MBA et d’une maîtrise en études environnementales de l’Université Yale et d’un baccalauréat du Dartmouth College.

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Sharon MacLeod

Sharon MacLeod is a Senior Advisor at Sagard and a Board Director of IGM Financial Inc.

Sharon is a marketing leader with over 20 years of experience growing brands and businesses within Unilever. Her most recent positions were Global Brand Vice President and North American Personal Care Vice President. She has been recognized as a leading marketer by her peers and led award-winning marketing campaigns across digital, social, PR, content and traditional communications. Having held Global, US and Canadian roles, Sharon has expertise leading and executing consumer driven strategy, segmentation, brand portfolio management and delivering revenue, share and profit growth.

Sharon has been a Diversity and Inclusion leader for the past decade, designing and spearheading Villa Leadership for Women, Unilever and the World Food Program’s designated program for Women’s Leadership. She is a Catalyst Canada Business Honouree and one of WXN’s Most Powerful Women.

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Ron Close

Ron Close is a Leadership & Strategy Coach at Sagard. Concurrently he is also a director or trustee of Maple Leaf Food Inc., Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company and MaRS Discovery District. He has previously served as CEO of Pelmorex Media Inc. (The Weather Network) and as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Ivey School of Business.Ron’s other previous executive positions span from start-ups (CEO/co-founder of NetCom Canada, Inc.) to large corporations (President of BCE’s Bell New Ventures unit). His previous directorships include Pelmorex, The Globe and Mail, Canada Media Fund, CTVglobemedia and MaRS Innovation.Ron’s non-profit activities include past chairmanship of the Toronto chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and current membership in the World Presidents Organization (WPO).

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Ron Hirson

“Ron Hirson is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with two decades of business and product management experience. He currently serves as DocuSign’s Chief Product Officer leading the Product and Customer Experience teams. He joined DocuSign in 2013 and has more than 20 years of product management experience in large and entrepreneurial ventures.

Prior to DocuSign, he was an Entrepreneur In Residence at Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund after serving as Co-Founder and President at Boku (LON:BOKU). Before Boku, Ron was Vice President of Product Management at AT&T Interactive where he was responsible for the company’s new and existing advertising products. Prior to the acquisition of Ingenio by AT&T, Ron served as Vice President of Product Management where he led the product management team for Ingenio. Ron began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse where he focused on ERP software design and implementation. Ron is an inventor with 70+ issued patents and over one hundred filings.

He has been interviewed/quoted or a guest on Bloomberg, Forbes, Fox News, NYT, TechCrunch, Reuters, WSJ, etc.

Ron is a board member of UCSF Ophthalmology Department’s fundraising arm, That Man May See, and founded Alcatraz Swim for Sight with his wife raising almost $1 Million dollars for vision research. He is also an advisor to startups including SigFig, FundBox, Sonder and PasswordBox (acquired by Intel).”

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David Denison

Mr. Denison is a corporate director with extensive experience in the financial services industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited. He has also held a number of senior positions in the investment banking, asset management and consulting sectors in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr. Denison serves as chair of Element Fleet Management Corporation, and as a director of The Royal Bank of Canada and BCE Inc. He is also a member of the Investment Board and International Advisory Committee of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation, is an Advisor to Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, and co-chairs the University of Toronto Investment Committee. Mr. Denison was a past Chair of Hydro One Limited, Bentall Kennedy Inc., The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and Bridgepoint Hospital, Vice-Chair of Sinai Health System, and a director of York University, The United Way of Greater Toronto, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Mr. Denison earned Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2014 and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University in 2016.

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Denis Musson

Denis Musson is a Senior Advisor at Sagard Holdings.

Denis was Senior VP, Group General Counsel & CSR and Company Secretary of the French SBF 120 listed company Imerys, jointly controlled by the Desmarais/Frère families. During 20 years, he contributed in his area of responsibility to the external growth, geographic expansion and organization of Imerys. Growing revenues from €1 to 4,6 billion, Imerys has become the world leader in industrial minerals processing. He continues to assist Imerys as Special Advisor to its Board. Prior to joining Imerys, he had spent 12 years as Corporate & Securities international lawyer at the French international aluminium group Pechiney.

He provides strategic assistance to legaltechs like Softlaw (France) and promotes digital solutions for the legal industry. He is also advising companies on Governance, M&A and management of complex legal matters, and alternative dispute resolutions.

He has been serving on the board and advisory committees of various companies, joint ventures and organizations across the world. He is engaged in non-profit activities for the legal industry, including as President (2013-2016) and director of the French association of General Counsels (Montesquieu Circle) and of “Paris, City of Law”.

He holds a Master in Business and Tax laws from the University Paris 2 (France) and a LLM from the University of Pennsylvania (United States).

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Dr. Ben Meng

Dr. Yu (Ben) Meng has two decades of experience working in the global finance industry across three continents. His career has been a systematic accumulation of product knowledge of all major asset classes through the various roles he has held in both the sell side and buy side that culminated with his most recent roles as the DCIO at State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) and CIO at California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), which are the largest asset owners in the world and in the US.

His holistic investment experience spans the gamut of various investment dimensions. In geographic markets, he has worked in Asia, Europe and the US. In approach, he is a “Quantimental.” He has both a bottom-up and a top-down experience that represents the perfect blend of the quantitative and fundamental approaches. In investment horizon, he has a deep knowledge about fast money investment as well as experience with asset owners with decades long time horizon. Finally, in managing pools of assets, he has been at the helm of two of the largest asset owners in the world with respectful performance, which demonstrates his investment acumen and leadership skills to successfully lead these organizations. He is a leader with the highest level of integrity with an approach of cohesive team building and the ability to positively turn around an organization’s culture and financial performance.

In additional to his professional pursuits, Dr. Meng finds the time to also actively engaged with the academic community. He believes that great investment ideas often originate from the academic community. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Investment Management (JOIM) and frequently teaches at top business schools globally such as Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the recipient of the 2014 Cheit Award of Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Meng holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of California at Davis.

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Dr. Richard Reiner

Richard is a serial entrepreneur and company builder, active as an executive, investor, mentor, and Board member with many high-growth companies at the intersection of cybersecurity, AI, and blockchain, a space in which he’s built and successfully exited several companies, and in which he holds numerous patents.

He is Executive Chair of dfuse, the leading platform for developers building the decentralized Web 3.0, as well as Chair of Cybeats Technologies, a venture-funded IoT security company building a full-lifecycle immune system for IoT devices. He is also the Founding Partner at CC Stratus Capital, an innovative investment firm that helps early-stage technology companies succeed in fast-growing markets, with a strategic focus on cybersecurity, blockchain, identity, and IoT (Internet of Things). He was formerly Chief Technology Officer – Safe Identity in Intel’s Security Group. He was President of PasswordBox, the leading digital identity company, leading up to the acquisition of PasswordBox by Intel. Previously Richard was Chairman and CEO of Enomaly, a pioneer and leader in the cloud computing and cloud security space, culminating in the acquisition of Enomaly by Virtustream in 2011. Virtustream was in turn acquired by EMC, and then Dell. Before that he was the founder and CEO/CTO of Assurent Secure Technologies, a cybersecurity SaaS company that was acquired in 2006. Subsequent to the acquisition of Assurent, he served as Chief Security & Technology Officer at TELUS. He’s often quoted by the press, and has appeared on the cover of CIO Magazine, as well as frequent appearances in media such as the New York Times, CBS, NBC, USA Today, etc. and hundreds of technology publications. Richard holds a Ph.D. and numerous patents in the fields of cloud and software security. He also climbs the occasional mountain.

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Gregory Fleming

Gregory J. Fleming is the Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management, a role he has held since the firm, formerly known as Rockefeller & Co., launched in March 2018. He is also a member of the Board of Directors.

Prior to leading Rockefeller Capital Management, Greg was the President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch, from 2007 to 2009, and previously ran Merrill Lynch’s Global Investment Banking business. Greg joined Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in 1992. He had also been a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

He is a director of Colgate University, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Economic Club of New York, and a trustee at Deerfield Academy. Greg is a director on the boards of the Turn2 Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. He serves as a Visiting Lecturer in Law and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School.

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