I:Team

Meet the team

Founder and
Managing Partner

Alchemist

Brigitte Simard

Brigitte Simard leads the firm’s activities and leverages her extensive industry and functional search experience to advise Canadian and international clients on important governance matters and executive recruitment.

Professional Experience

During her career in executive search and consulting, Brigitte has served as the Managing Partner of two global search firms in Montreal. She also held leadership roles at IBM, RBC-Dexia and Bell Canada. Former President of the Canadian Club in 2017 and former director of the Quartier de l’Innovation and of the Women’s Y, she is very active in the Quebec business community.

Education

Brigitte graduated from McGill University in psychology.

Senior Partner,
Governance and Talent

Wisdom

Lili de Grandpré

An experienced senior management consultant, Lili de Grandpré, specializes in corporate governance, talent management and succession planning. An award winner for her professional achievements and philanthropic work, she has held leadership positions in Canada and the UK.

Professional Experience

Since 2019, Lili has been responsible for I:T’s corporate governance practice, talent management and succession planning.
In 2005 she founded a boutique consulting firm, CenCEO Consulting. Prior to that, she was head of the Canadian practice of Mercer Management (now Oliver Wyman) and led the Marketing and Product Development (Treasury) at Bank of Montreal.
Lili has served on many boards including McGill University, the National Circus School, Brain Canada and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
From 1992 to 2001, she was a regular guest lecturer at the Executive Development Institute of Queen’s University.

Education

Lili has a Bachelor of Arts, University of Montreal, a graduate degree in journalism, Western University, and an MBA, McGill University. She also graduated from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

I:T Team of Experts

Our team is comprised of industry experts who are passionate about their work, and have an extensive background in a wide variety of applications.

Our team approach brings the support and expertise of our entire company towards the successful completion of your project, regardless of size or scope.

Office Manager,
Administrative Services
Ally

Joanne Berthiaume

Consultant and
Head of the Research Team

POISE

Ligia de la Rosa

Researcher

DYNAMIC

Kade Wist

Researcher
INSIGHTFUL

Eduardo Kong San

Office Manager,
Administrative Services
Ally

Joanne Berthiaume

Consultant and
Head of the Research Team

POISE

Ligia de la Rosa


Researcher
INSIGHTFUL

Eduardo Kong San


Researcher

DYNAMIC

Kade Wist

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    Office Manager,
    Administrative Services

    Ally

    Joanne Berthiaume

    Joanne is one of the pillars of I:T, as Office Manager, she is responsible for all administrative and event aspects of the firm. She also supports the consultants as well as the research team to ensure unparalleled service.

    Professional experience

    During her career, Joanne has worked for global executive search firms as well as legal assistant for law firms. Her professionalism, her concern for quality and her enthusiasm make Joanne a professional appreciated by all.

    Consultant and
    Head of the Research Team

    Poise

    Ligia de la Rosa

    As a specialist in the executive search, organizational development and talent management, Ligia de la Rosa works closely with clients to help them achieve their talent goals.

    Professional Experience

    Ligia joined I:T as Consultant and Head of the Research Team after 12 years of working with a global executive search firm.
    She has led numerous C-level and VP-level search assignments, in various functional capacities, across all industries. Her executive search experience often includes complex cross-border international projects.
    She has been involved in multiple organizational development strategy and leadership development projects, including leadership assessments.

    Education

    Ligia earned an MBA from McGill University and received a Bachelor’s in Business, from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil.

    Researcher

    Dynamic

    Kade Wist

    Professional Experience

    Kade began his professional career working at one of the largest executive search firms, before joining I:T in Fall of 2019. During his research career, Kade has developed strong relationships with hiring managers and has an excellent understanding of various business functions and industries. He enjoys solving complex problems and brings a competitive and personable attitude to his role at I:T.

    Education

    Originally from Calgary, Kade moved to Montreal in 2015 to attend McGill University where he obtained a BA in Economics. Kade also captained the McGill Varsity Swim Team and received several merit-based awards for outstanding performance and leadership.

    Researcher

    Insightful

    Eduardo Kong San

    Eduardo is a rigorous, results-oriented researcher. With more than 7 years of experience in professional recruiting of senior executives, Eduardo supports the consultants to find the rare gem for his clients.

    Professional experience

    Eduardo has developed strong relationships with hiring managers as well as an excellent understanding of the issues faced by clients from different industries and business sectors. He also developed a considerable ability to gather market intelligence and to identify potential high-caliber candidates.

    Education

    Eduardo obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Montreal, and a certificate in financial management from HEC.

    Directrice,
    Services administratifs

    Alliée

    Joanne Berthiaume

    Joanne est un des piliers de I:T, à titre de directrice administrative, elle est responsable de tous les aspects administratifs et événementiels de la firme. Elle supporte également les consultants ainsi que l’équipe de recherche afin de s’assurer d’un service hors pair.

    Expérience professionnelle

    Au cours de sa carrière, Joanne a travaillé pour des sociétés mondiales de recrutement de cadres ainsi qu’à titre d’adjointe juridique pour des cabinets juridiques. Son professionnalisme, son souci de la qualité et son enthousiasme font de Joanne une professionnelle appréciée de tous.

    Consultante et Responsable
    de l’équipe de recherche

    Équilibre

    Ligia de la Rosa

    Spécialiste en recherche de cadres, en développement organisationnel et en gestion des talents, Ligia de la Rosa travaille en étroite collaboration avec les clients pour les aider à atteindre leurs objectifs en matière de talent.

    Expérience professionnelle

    Ligia s’est jointe à I:T en tant que Consultante et Responsable de l’équipe de recherche après avoir œuvré plus de 12 ans au sein d'une société mondiale de recrutement de cadres.
    Elle a réalisé de nombreux mandats de recherche de niveau exécutif, comportant des expertises fonctionnelles diverses dans tous les secteurs d’activité, y compris des mandats de recherche hors frontaliers et internationaux.
    Elle a participé à plusieurs projets de stratégie organisationnelle et de développement du leadership, y compris des évaluations de leadership et des projets de changement organisationnel.

    Éducation

    Ligia a obtenu un MBA de l’Université McGill et un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de la Fundação Getúlio Vargas à São Paulo, au Brésil.

    Recherchiste

    Perspicace

    Eduardo Kong San

    Eduardo est un recherchiste rigoureux, axé sur les résultats. Avec plus de 7 ans d'expérience en recrutement professionnel de cadres supérieurs, Eduardo supporte l’équipe de consultants et trouver la perle rare pour ses clients.

    Expérience professionnelle

    Au cours de sa carrière, Eduardo a développé de solides relations avec les responsables du recrutement ainsi qu’une excellente compréhension des enjeux et défis des clients provenant de différentes industries et secteurs d’activité. Il a aussi développé une capacité considérable à recueillir les renseignements et l’intelligence du marché afin d’identifier des candidats potentiels de haut calibre.

    Éducation

    Eduardo a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences économiques à l’Université de Montréal, et un certificat en gestion financières aux HEC.

    Recherchiste

    Dynamique

    Kade Wist

    Expérience professionnelle

    Kade a débuté sa carrière professionnelle dans l'un des plus grands cabinets de recrutement de cadres, avant de se joindre à I:T à l'automne 2019. Au cours de sa carrière, Kade a développé de solides relations avec les responsables du recrutement ainsi qu’une excellente compréhension des diverses fonctions d’affaires et industries. Il aime résoudre des problèmes complexes permettant à l’équipe I:T de profiter de sa vision personnelle et de son esprit compétitif.

    Éducation

    Originaire de Calgary, Kade vit à Montréal depuis 2015. Il a été étudié à l'Université McGill où il a obtenu un BA en économie. Kade était également capitaine de l'équipe de natation de l'Université McGill et a reçu plusieurs prix fondés sur le mérite pour sa performance et son leadership exceptionnels.