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.

Partner

Resourceful

Marc Giguère

Specialized in executive search and talent advisory, Marc is an innovative leader with an extensive background highlighted by senior executive roles in strategic planning, sales, growth strategies, digital transformation, revenue generation, operations and business development for major players in technology, communications, media and entertainment.

Professional Experience

Marc joined the I:T team in 2022, after having worked as a partner of a global executive search and leadership consulting firm. He has worked closely with numerous CEOs, investors, executives and directors to help them achieve their vision of building successful businesses. He has also acted as a senior strategy consultant for leaders in the technology, venture capital and private equity industries. Highly involved in his community, he is currently a member of the board of directors of the Douglas Foundation.

Education

Marc obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Université Laval.

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
INSIGHTFUL

Eduardo Kong San

Analyst

CLEVER

Michelle Bouchard

Researcher
BOLD

Nefertari Gutierrez

Office Manager,
Administrative Services
Ally

Joanne Berthiaume

Consultant and
Head of the Research Team

POISE

Ligia de la Rosa


Researcher
INSIGHTFUL

Eduardo Kong San

Analyst

CLEVER

Michelle Bouchard


Researcher
BOLD

Nefertari Gutierrez

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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

    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.

    Analyst

    CLEVER

    Michelle Bouchard

    Michelle is an analyst with an expertise in business administration. By quickly mastering new skills and using her creativity, she accomplishes efficient and high-quality work, with problems leading exclusively to solutions.

    Professional experience

    Michelle has been in the corporate world for over 10 years and, prior to joining the I:T team, she worked for a large international consulting firm. She works in close collaboration with the entire research team and actively participates in the execution of mandates, always adopting a proactive approach.

    Education

    Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science specialized in Environment from the University of Montreal.

    Researcher

    Bold

    Nefertari Gutierrez

    Nefertari is a strategic and resourceful researcher. Her resourcefulness and curiosity combined to her professionalism and rigor make it possible for her to find the best talent around the planet.

    Professionnal experience

    Before joining I2T, Nefertari worked, among others, at the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec where she developed outstanding analytical and communication skills. In her role at I2T, she supports the team of consultants, searches for the best potential candidates and actively participates in the success of the mandates.

    Education

    Nefertari obtained a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and is currently completing a certificate in industrial relations at the University of Montreal.

    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

    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.