A team at the heart of it all

A team at the heart of it all

At le Groupe Maurice, every initiative is inspired by people, so it was only fitting that Luc Maurice should surround himself with a team of experts whose professional and personal qualities are inextricably linked. These men and women uphold the values that have earned Le Groupe Maurice its reputation and who join forces with their president in his never-ending quest for excellence.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alain Champagne

Alain Champagne joined the Groupe Maurice management team in October 2022. He succeeds Luc Maurice, the president and founder of the company since 1998. Alain has an indubitable desire to manage the organization’s future objectives, while maintaining its spirit and values; combining growth and compassion in one of the most consequential sectors in today’s society. His vision of the role that businesses must play in the world and his in-depth knowledge of the entrepreneurial realities in Quebec, will allow Groupe Maurice to astutely address the major socio-demographic issues and thus promote better ageing. 

Before being named President and CEO, Alain adeptly chaired the Jean Coutu Group for three years. He also served as President of McKesson Canada and held various management positions with Pepsi Co Canada as well as Procter & Gamble. 

In addition, Alain strongly believes in the power of collaboration, mutual aid and active participation within the community – principals equally intrinsic to Le Groupe Maurice. This is what led him to work with numerous organizations and foundations, including the CHUM, Parkinson Quebec and, most recently, the Quebec Lyme Disease Association. 

Besides being recognized as an inspiring leader possessing both compassion and charisma, Alain’s innate qualities as a communicator and organizer make him an outstandingly competent individual to govern an organization as significant as Le Groupe Maurice. 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

Hugues Jacquin

With a Bachelor of Commerce from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and a CPA designation, Hugues has almost 25 years of experience, having served as vice-president in large companies such as Bombardier Transportation and Bombardier Aerospace, and as chief financial officer with more entrepreneurial companies such as Sunseeker International and Polycor. In addition to his great knowledge of the Canadian market, the various positions he held led him to live and work internationally, notably in China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

A true strategist and business partner, Hugues has demonstrated, through his career, great skills in terms of financing, investor relations and value creation. A mobilizer, Hugues is recognized as a team player who is committed to support his colleagues while creating healthy and harmonious relationships with those around him.

 

Chief, Real Estate Development and Investment Officer

Francis Gagnon

Francis Gagnon has a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing and finance, and has more than 25 years of experience in multi-disciplinary roles in various major companies, both nationally and internationally. Over the past 14 years, he has built a solid reputation in the industry, occupying senior positions at Allegro, Chartwell and Revera, where he worked as Senior Vice President - Retirement.

Francis Gagnon is also recognized for his thoroughness, his leadership, his multidisciplinary knowledge of the environment and his strategic sense. This excellent communicator is a great asset within Le Groupe Maurice, joining a team eager to acquire new knowledge that will lead the company to export its growth outside Quebec.

 

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Rita Kataroyan

Rita Kataroyan, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, joined seniors’ residence industry leader Le Groupe Maurice in 2005.

Ms. Kataroyan is an MBA holder and communications professional with recognized strategic expertise in business development, public relations and brand building. She has been praised for her creative approach to fostering innovation.

Her strong analytical drive motivates her to develop new and effective tools for monitoring Le Groupe Maurice’s key performance indicators. In 2014, she introduced a customer experience program that makes it possible to measure residents’ satisfaction with the services they receive in real time. Rita Kataroyan sits on the board of directors of the Luc Maurice Foundation and is a strong advocate for seniors. She is a major ambassador for the Quebec seniors’ residence model in the rest of Canada.

 

Vice President, Human Resources

Anne Grenier

Anne is a passionate, results-focused leader who strives for excellence and customer satisfaction, and has worked in company expansion as well as downsizing, both environments where effective change management is essential.

Anne is recognized for her business acumen and ability to devise simple solutions in business strategy, both tremendous assets for a rapidly growing company like Le Groupe Maurice.

 

Vice-President - Operations

Chantal Beaulieu

A chartered accountant, Chantal has worked in finance and accounting for 15 years. In 2005, she moved to the seniors’ housing industry.

There, she discovered her passion working for retirees, and made the jump to operations in 2009. She then went on to join Le Groupe Maurice in 2012.

Chantal’s in-depth knowledge of rapidly developing organizations, passion for communication, and precision contribute to her unwavering dedication to achieving her full potential.

 

Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary

Isabelle Nantais

Isabelle has over 20 years of experience in business, real estate, and corporate law. She stands out for her drive, team spirit and open mind, not to mention her human qualities and natural good humor!

Isabelle’s "can-do" approach to achieving our common goals, and her expertise and leadership skills, are invaluable to Le Groupe Maurice, especially during this period of rapid expansion when risk management is key.

 

Vice President, Information Technology

Claude Savard

Claude studied information technology in university and has 26 years of experience in the field, 22 of which were as a leading manager. He has worked for several large corporations such as REXFOR, SGF, Cirque du Soleil, Les Résidences Allegro, Chartwell and GDI, always with a role in transformation or growth.

Claude intends to contribute to the evolution of our company and its residents by prioritizing innovation and through the appropriate use of information technology. He also aims to improve the company’s business intelligence, an integral component that is present throughout all areas of Le Groupe Maurice. For him, the best ideas ultimately make the difference.

 

 

Assistant Vice-President - Operations and Related Services

Marc Ouimet

Marc is a true operator at heart. With a background in hospitality and over 25 years of experience in customer service and team management, his endeavours and decisions are always results-oriented. He’s not afraid of change; quite the contrary in fact. 

The status quo is not an option for Marc. Within Le Groupe Maurice, he stands apart for his innate sense of communication, keen ability to listen, inspiring initiatives and remarkable compassion. It’s these qualities (and more!) that make him an indispensable part of the team. 

 

Assistant Vice-President - Health

Elena Maftei

A nurse by profession, Elena also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) in Quebec City. As head of the Group's health division, she oversees all operations related to customer care. 

Regarded for her discipline and attention to detail, Elena combines passion and respect for the dignity and well-being of seniors, and people in general. And as she understands the important role of prevention, she’s made it a top priority in her activities and initiatives. 

With her loyal team in place, Elena demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis that Le Groupe Maurice could skilfully overcome the challenges before them, whether in terms of personnel management, equipment procurement or vaccination measures. 

 

Assistant Vice-President - Construction

Benoit Poitras

An engineer by training and holder of a Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering, Benoit has extensive experience in the management and direction of large-scale projects. 

Driven by the desire to create inspiring living environments, for Benoit, construction goes far beyond mere bricks and mortar. So, it made sense for him to join Le Groupe Maurice, whose caring spirit inhabits each of their complexes and is one of the brand's defining characteristics. 

Motivated by his attention to detail, Benoit understands that it's the sum of the little things that ultimately makes a big difference. Collaborating with all stakeholders, he ensures that the Group's vision is faithfully reflected in the final product. 

 

Assistant Vice-President - Finance

Julie Tardif

Julie may have a Graduate degree in Accounting Science and be a member of the Quebec Order of CPAs, but she’s not your everyday run-of-the-mill accountant. She brings a warm and compassionate dimension to her profession that inspires the entire team. 

Julie joined Le Groupe Maurice after having worked at TC Media and Transcontinental, where she was able to advocate a management style based on values such as respect and transparency. 

Highly involved in the budget process and performance indicators, she possesses sound insight and judgment which enable her to achieve her objectives. 

But beyond the numbers, Julie helps maintains the smooth running of operations so the company can continue its growth and development. 

 

 

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