Claude Lessard

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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 COO, he is head of the Finance, Marketing, IT and Operations functions and takes a leading role in Richter’s business strategy, planning and procedure improvement processes.

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 beyond limits, identify 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

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


Claude’s Expertise