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A BDC representative joins Cilex as new professional in residence

Cilex management is proud to welcome a representative of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) as part of its team of professionals in residence.


This new agreement will allow for better synergy between BDC and Cilex, to better benefit entrepreneurs, notably through workshops and advisory services. Martin Paquette, account manager at BDC for businesses in the technology sector, is the representative who will be offering his services as a professional in residence.


“Cilex helps start-ups, companies and institutions achieve their technological innovation goals by providing a structure of services in incubation, acceleration, and research and development. We are proud to welcome Mr. Paquette who will be able to offer such support, and I am convinced he will be able to guide entrepreneurs in making the right strategic decisions,” said Martin A. Roy, director general of Cilex.


Martin Paquette is a graduate of HEC Montréal in accounting sciences and has held the CPA, CA designation since 2009. He has several years of experience as a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and nearly nine years at BDC, including several years as an associate director in the Growth & Transition Capital team, Technology Sector. He possesses strong financial analysis and credit risk management skills.


“BDC is proud to support the tech companies of Gatineau through this partnership with Cilex. This agreement will enable BDC to better fulfill the needs of this industry’s entrepreneurs,” said Pierre-Olivier Bernard, Manager, Technologies Industry for the province Quebec at BDC.


Martin Paquette will work in concert with the many professionals in residence at Cilex to properly equip entrepreneurs with the necessary tools for their success. If you have any questions for Martin, don’t hesitate to contact us today!



Portrait of Martin Paquette, smiling middle-aged man wearing a jacket, on Cilex blue background. Article title is over his head. Cilex and BDC logos are at bottom of image.
Martin Paquette, account manager at BDC