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Chief Financial Officer | CPA, CA

Claude Lessard

Organized, diligent, supportive.

A man of genuine experience and profound expertise, Claude Lessard has worked in financial services for over 25 years. As Richter’s CFO, he is head of the Finance Function and takes a leading role in Richter’s business improvements process.

Claude’s responsibilities include hiring, training, managing and coaching a team of 25 employees located in both Montreal and Toronto. A skilled leader in operational and financial efficiencies, Claude is highly organized and an excellent negotiator. With strong interpersonal skills, he is able to build bridges and help teams see, understand, and deliver on the big picture, regardless of the project or task at hand.

As an active member of several Boards and Committees in Montreal, Claude is appreciated by his fellow team members for his coaching and mentorship approach to business and management.

Fields of expertise

  • Implementation of controls, processes and information systems
  • Compliance of tax and legal aspects of cost allocation, management fees and transfer pricing
  • Financial performance KPIs and reports
  • Cash flow maximization

Academic background

  • CA, CPA
  • BAA, Accounting Major – HEC Montréal