For the past twenty five years, Pierre has been involved in various aspects of North American financial markets. He worked 12 years as a financial analyst covering special situations and technology companies. The quality of his work and recommendations were recognized by various institutional investor surveys over the years. He joined MaisonBrison in 2009 and became a Partner in 2016. He works with several clients in Canada and in the U.S. Pierre currently serves on the boards of Québec Bourse as Chairman.
Martin is a seasoned practitioner in the fields of investment research and financial analysis. He brings specialized insight and consistent clarity to the financial communications of MaisonBrison’s clients. Throughout his career, Martin has studied corporate decision-making and market behaviour. He spent thirteen years in various positions related to research and analysis, including nine as Special Situations Analyst at National Bank Financial in Montreal. As an analyst he identified growth-oriented companies at an early stage of their evolution, enabling numerous investors to generate above-average returns. His excellent work was recognized at the StarMine Analyst Awards in 2006, where he ranked second in the diversified industrial category. Martin graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with an M.Sc. in Finance in 1993, and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996.
Chris is a veteran executive with over 20 years of experience in corporate governance, shareholder identification and shareholder engagement strategies. He is a past Board member of CIRI Ontario, is a frequent speaker / contributor on corporate governance, shareholder rights and proxy voting issues and co-authored “Unlocking Value at Canadian Pacific: The Proxy Battle with Pershing Square”, Ivey Publishing 2017. He has a BA from King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario and an MBA (Financial Services) from Dalhousie University.
Vance joined MaisonBrison in 2021. He is a skilled executive with significant experience in investor relations. Vance has spent more than two decades executing investor relations plans with measurable goals, as well as advising management teams on strategic IR decisions. He also has managed communications with financial analysts and institutional investors, striving to have public companies fairly valued by the Street. Vance is a results-oriented leader and strategic thinker with hands-on experience in IPOs, secondary offerings and hostile takeover bids. He is a past board member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), Quebec Chapter, and successfully completed the securities course of the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Vance previously worked as a journalist, both as an editor and reporter, and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Rick Leckner has over four decades of experience in corporate communications and crisis management. He established MaisonBrison Communications in 1983, providing strategic investor relations, crisis management and media relations services to large, publicly-traded Canadian companies. Prior to that he helped launch public relations firm, Polymark Management in 1973. He is also well-known for his 30 years of providing helicopter traffic reports to Montrealers. He is often solicited by the media for his comments on transportation issues. Rick served as a city councillor in Dollard-des-Ormeaux from 1978-1994, was Vice-President of the Montreal Urban Community (MUC) Emergency Measures Bureau, and has sat on a number of Quebec Government committees, including the Conseil des services essentiels the Comité d’examen des plaintes of the Sûreté du Québec and Transports Québec’s comité technique sur la mobilité des biens et des personnes. Rick is currently a Board member and 1st Vice-President of Urgences-santé.
Shirley is an investor relations specialist with more than 10 years of experience. She has been fully involved in the various processes surrounding financial communication and has also been involved in corporate social responsibility communication. Previously, she was a market analyst specializing in the analysis and dissemination of market data in the newsprint and printing and writing papers sectors. Shirley holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from les Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal.
Steeve is an expert visual communicator, whose career spans over eighteen years of experience in branding, copywriting, illustration, marketing, print and Web design. Steeve is especially skilled at incorporating the desires of the client with a superior design solution and his creativity enhances the strategic messaging developed for MaisonBrison’s clients. With Steeve on board, we further broaden our marketing and communication service offering. Prior to joining MaisonBrison in 2010, Steeve managed a creative department in one of Canada’s largest direct marketing service companies.
As a skilled communicator and organizer, Nicole serves the clients of MaisonBrison with consummate professionalism. Her two decades in administrative support at both private and public companies has given her an intimate knowledge of the corporate world and highly developed interpersonal abilities. Nicole’s range of expertise adds immeasurably to the various services provided by MaisonBrison. With a role in all files at the firm, she ensures that the needs of our clients are met promptly, discreetly, expertly and fully.
Michael was Editor-in-Chief of Montreal Business Magazine for twelve years (1994-2005). Previously, he was Director of Research and Communications for a major real estate consulting company. Michael is a published author and an expert at distilling a company’s message into lucid prose, and adept at capturing a voice for speechwriting assignments. As a specialist in corporate communications and investor relations, he writes corporate brochures, video scripts, annual reports, press releases, conference call notes, and AGM presentations for the firm’s clients.