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.

Joshua Heching, CPAJoshua Heching, CPA

Director, Financial Planning, Analysis, Budgeting and Reporting

Joshua is responsible for overseeing activities related to reporting reliable and complete financial disclosures and analysis for the firm’s various internal and external reports.

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Joshua joined Fiera Capital in 2017 and brings 9 years of experience in the financial industry. In his current role, Joshua supports the production of financial analysis, models, budgets, and forecasts. Previously, Joshua held the role of Senior Vice President of Finance at Vandewater Capital Holdings, where he was responsible financial department oversight of financial planning & analysis, accounting, capital projects, and operations & investor relations.

Joshua has also held positions at Time Warner Cable Inc., Roundtable Investment Partners, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. At Time Warner he served as Manager of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis after serving as a Senior Accountant at Roundtable. Joshua began his career at PWC where he last held the role of Senior Associate.

Joshua is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.A. in Accounting from Queen’s College, CUNY in 2007.

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.

Financial Accounting

Myron Charas, Senior Accounting Analyst
Rosa Lourenco, Accounting Manager
Artur Nadyrbekov, Accounting Analyst
Gavin McLeish, Billing Manager
Klodiana Shkembi, Accounting Analyst

Fund Accounting

Caroline Cotrone, Manager
Alexandros Demetropoulos, Fund Accounting Analyst

Human Resources

Roxanna Haddad, Human Resources Manager
Stephanie Balthazar, Human Resources Associate
Monal Rana, HR Analyst

Office Management

Marianne Cardamone, Receptionist
Jacqueline Frey, Executive Assistant
Jennifer Kramer, Office Manager, Executive Assistant
Gina Kowal, Office Manager
Shannon Leahy, Administrative Assistant
Marissa Mora, Executive Assistant
Cecilia Noguera, Executive Assistant
Joanne Stevens, Executive Assistant