Professionals in residence within Cilex work closely with entrepreneurs in order to equip and advise them to make informed strategic decisions.

Martin Paquette, CPA, CA

Business Development Bank of Canada

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.


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Sophie-Anne Décarie, LL.B.

Décarie Avocats Lawyers

A graduate from Université Laval in law and Université de Sherbrooke in pleading, civil and commercial mediation, following studies in political science at the University of Ottawa, Sophie-Anne Décarie has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1999. Lawyer and accredited civil and commercial mediator, she has extensive knowledge in civil and commercial litigation in various fields such as construction law, real estate law, commercial law, civil liability, franchise law and insurance law.

The expertise of Décarie Avocat Lawyers includes, among others, incorporation, shareholder agreements, annual reports, service agreements, and the drafting, revision and negotiation of contracts.

Marc Langlois

Accompagnement financier Marc Langlois

Marc Langlois has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal and an MBA in accounting from McGill University. He has held several management positions at the Royal Bank of Canada, and eventually became senior regional director for Investissement Québec, where he stayed for nearly 15 years. 

Marc Langlois has been guiding small and big businesses for more than 35 years as a professional finance consultant, coaching them through various stages of their development. His expertise in financial markets and commercial financing allows him to help entrepreneurs make their projects a reality, notably by obtaining funding and access to government assistance programs.

André Merizzi, M.Sc. (Physics)

Merizzi, Ramsbottom & Forster

Active in the field of intellectual property for more than 12 years, André Merizzi has been specializing himself in the development of patent portfolios related to high technology innovations, such as computer technologies, optics and telecommunication systems, but also patent portfolios pertaining to construction products and industrial processes.

As a Physicist, André always aims to understand the fundamental principles underlying the inventions he aims to protect, in order to fully understand the various technical and technological features leading to the unique commercial advantages offered by these inventions. Through strategic international claims and repositories, André first seeks to optimize the legal positioning of his clients so as to maximize the added value of their patent portfolio, by bearing in mind the budget available for the development of their portfolio.

Jasmin Morin

Graphic Designer

Jasmin Morin combines over 12 years of experience in various fields of visual communications, including design and user interface experience, branding and advertising design. Passionate about problem solving, he approaches design and visual communications as a space of innovation to create strategic and unique solutions for each project.

In 2015, after working as a Designer within the technology start-up Punchtime, he decided to use his experience to help and guide his own clients within his company. Among them there are CartoVista, Cilex, 4elements, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Jasmin is also a Lecturer at the Université du Québec en Outaouais where he teaches for the B.A. in Graphic Design at the École multidisciplinaire de l’image.

Réal Morrissette, CPA, CMA

Développement Propulsion Inc.

Développement Propulsion Inc. was founded in 2016 by Réal Morrissette, a certified management accountant with a diploma in business administration from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. His goal was to offer accounting services to SMEs whose resources or size do not justify hiring a full-time accountant. 

The accounting firm specializes in financial management for businesses, offering accounting and tax advice about starting a business, bookkeeping services, compilation preparation, funding guidance, and finding subsidies to carry out reviews and audits.

Serge Paquette

Risk Balance

Serge is a Business Insurance Broker and he specializes in the sphere of knowledge economy. His clients include among others companies operating in the areas of technology, communication and biotechnology. He works with start-up companies as well as with large corporations doing business on the international scene. He is therefore well positioned to provide solutions adapted to start-ups and advise them all the way through their growth. Serge holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Canadian Diploma in Risk Management.