Urbanimmersive Inc., the leading real estate content marketing platform, has announced the appointment of Simon Bédard as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 3, 2019.
Bédard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, Laval University) since 1995, a Chartered Financial Advisor (CFA) and holds an MBA from McGill University, dual specialization in Finance and Strategy. Over the years, Bédard held various senior positions including Vice-President Finance of a mid-size private company in the environmental service industry as well as senior positions held in large advisory firms (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP) and in investment banking (Desjardins Securities Inc.) and served on the Board of Directors of the Quebec chapter of the MBA association. Before joining Urbanimmersive, Bédard was Chief Financial Officer of the public company ATW Tech Inc. (ATW-V) since 2015 which operates in the technology industry, more specifically in the payment solutions and interactive communications.
Bédard is also a Board member of Urbanimmersive since 2018 acting as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Bédard will remain on Urbanimmersive Board of Directors but will leave his role of the Chairman of the Audit Committee to a new member to be appointed.
Bédard will replace Martin Thibault, a Co-Founder of Urbanimmersive, who was acting as interim CFO since 2015. Martin Thibault will remain with the Company as Chief Marketing Officer effective June 4, 2019.
“Since our US acquisition, Urbanimmersive business has been rapidly evolving and growing. Simon’s extensive background in mergers & acquisitions, financing/treasury, accounting/audit, equity capital markets and business development within an international context is the perfect and needed addition to our management team.” Stated Ghislain Lemire, CEO of Urbanimmersive. “We are pleased to welcome Simon and truly feel privilege to be able to attract such a talented profile in our leadership team.” Added Ghislain Lemire.
SOURCE Urbanimmersive Inc.