Francois, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and member of the International Business Brokerage Association, is a graduate in Business; Major Finance. He possesses over 20 years of business experience in management and operations in the automotive industry. After acquiring expertise in Financial Services, Francois exited the position of Regional Manager – Eastern Canada to acquire experience at different manufacturers where he held Sales Operations management positions, responsible for the Quebec provincial territory. During his tenure over the years, he helped operators with the purchase of franchises, specialized mergers and acquisitions, as well as securing mortgage and capital financing; he gained experience in assisting operators in making the proper choices to assure their financial success in a very competitive industry. His expertise and dedication to customer service allowed Francois to enter the retail operations where he successfully operated and managed automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships. This background provides Francois with a solid perspective on business operations, processes and efficiencies, and the ability to mentor and educate business buyers and sellers while providing best-in-class service. He is now concentrating on assisting venture enthusiasts in reaching their financial goals through the purchase and sale of businesses. Francois is perfectly bilingual (French and English), lives in Ottawa with his wife and 3 children.