Finance, HR & Office Management

Pierre Blanchette, CPAPierre Blanchette, CPA

Executive Vice President, Head of Finance

Pierre is responsible for the U.S. division’s finance activities, including: financial planning and analysis, fund accounting, compensation administration and management accounting functions.

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Since joining Fiera Capital in 2007, Pierre has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the company as Head of Finance in Montreal.  A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Pierre has over 28 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting , holding senior positions at various organizations including TAL Private Wealth Management Ltd. and Air Canada Vacations. Pierre holds a BAA from the University of Quebec.

Mary L. Walsh, CPAMary L. Walsh, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance and Human Resources

Mary oversees the firm's internal Finance and Human Resources departments.

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Mary was a Principal at Samson Capital Advisors LLC, where she was also the Controller, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Human Resources. Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan.  Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations.  As Chief Compliance Officer, she was responsible for the oversight of Samson’s compliance program.  At Fiera Capital, she continues her management roles in the finance and human resources areas.

Prior to Samson, Mary was a Senior Vice President and member of the Management Committee of OFFITBANK where she was head of the Human Resources Department. She was with OFFITBANK from 1989 through 2003. During her tenure at OFFITBANK, Mary was also the Assistant Controller and Director of Internal Audit.

Prior to joining OFFITBANK, Mary was a Manager at Ernst and Young where she worked in the audit department specializing in the non-profit and financial services industries.

Mary is a member of the Board of Advisors for Siena College. She received her BS in Accounting from Sienna College in 1984 and is a certified public accountant.

Rafael LabourdetteRafael Labourdette

Director, Financial Reporting, Analysis and Planning

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Prior to joining Fiera Capital in 2016, Rafael served as Chief Financial Officer at Larch Lane Advisors LLC. Rafael joined Larch Lane in June 2003 as a Fund Accountant. In 2007, Rafael was promoted to Fund Controller where he was responsible for the accounting and various operational and compliance functions. He has extensive experience working with various fund structures, including funds of hedge funds, hedge fund seeding vehicles, and 40 Act Mutual Funds.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S. in Accounting and Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Finance & Accounting

Caroline Cotrone, Manager, Financial Reporting, Analysis & Planning
Rosa Lourenco, Accounting Manager
Myron Charas, Senior Accounting Analyst
Artur Nadyrbekov, Accounting Analyst
Klodiana Shkembi, Accounting Analyst

Human Resources

Roxanna Haddad, Human Resources Manager
Stephanie Balthazar, Human Resources Coordinator

Office Management

Marianne Cardamone, Receptionist
Gina Kowal, Office Manager
Marissa Mora, Executive Assistant
Cecilia Noguera, Executive Assistant
Shannon Leahy, Administrative Assistant