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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Vice President, Human Resources
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, Marketing and Communications
Rita Kataroyan, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, 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, Real Estate Development
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, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
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 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 is truly dedicated to operations. Formally trained in hospitality, Marc has over 25 years in customer service and team management under his belt, and all of his actions and decisions are geared towards results. He always goes above and beyond and thrives on changes that come his way.
At Le Groupe Maurice, Marc stands out for his great listening and communication skills, initiative, and compassion, all of which make him an indispensable member of the team.
Assistant Vice-President - Operations
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.
Assistant Vice-President - Health
Elena Maftei is a registered nurse and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from ENAP. As head of Le Groupe Maurice’s care sector, she oversees all operations related to client care.
Known for her discipline and attention to detail, Elena combines passion and respect for the dignity and well-being of seniors in particular and people in general. Because she understands the importance of prevention, she has made it a priority in her activities and initiatives.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Elena Maftei and her team showed that it was possible to overcome challenges in terms of the management of personnel, equipment and vaccination with flying colours.
Assistant Vice-President - Construction
A professional engineer with a B.A. in construction engineering, Benoit Poitras has extensive experience in managing and leading large-scale projects.
Motivated by the desire to create living environments, Benoit is the kind of manager for whom construction goes far beyond bricks and mortar. That’s why he chose to join Le Groupe Maurice, where the philosophy behind the buildings is one of the brand’s differentiating elements.
Driven by his attention to detail, Benoit Poitras knows that it is the sum of the little things that makes a huge difference. Together with all the stakeholders, he ensures that Le Groupe Maurice’s vision is always mirrored in the final product.
Assistant Vice-President - Development
With over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Éric Burns brings a solid vision and in-depth knowledge to Le Groupe Maurice.
An MBA graduate with a specialization in real estate, Eric has built his career with some of Quebec’s leading real estate companies such as Ivanhoé Cambridge, where he honed his skills as a manager, negotiator and analyst.
Both a visionary and a pragmatic, with more than 15 years of experience in the senior housing industry, he draws on his extensive experience in the field to strike the perfect balance between Le Groupe Maurice’s real estate component and its mission. Results-oriented and committed to the company’s values, Éric Burns is responsible for the full development cycle of residential complexes.
Assistant Vice-President - Finance
A graduate in accounting and a member of the Ordre des CPA du Québec, Julie Tardif is anything but a traditional accountant. She brings a warm and human dimension to her practice that inspires the entire team.
Julie joined Le Groupe Maurice after working at TC Media and Transcontinental, where she was able to develop a management style based on the values of respect and transparency.
Very involved in the budgetary process and performance indicators, she has a strong capacity for judgment, which ensures she attains her goals.
Beyond the numbers, Julie Tardif’s expertise is responsible for the smooth running of operations, allowing the company to continue its growth and development.