Team
World-class builders, operators, and investors.

Founder & CEO
Chairman
Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Talent
Director, Finance & Administration
Accounting Technician
Analyst
Talent Acquisition Lead
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition & HR Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Executive Assistant
Ecosystem Partner
Advisor, Technology & ML
Founder & CEO
Chairman
Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Talent
Director, Finance & Administration
Accounting Technician
Analyst
Talent Acquisition Lead
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition & HR Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Executive Assistant
Ecosystem Partner
Advisor, Technology & ML
Founder & CEO
Chairman
Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Talent
Director, Finance & Administration
Accounting Technician
Analyst
Talent Acquisition Lead
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition & HR Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Executive Assistant
Ecosystem Partner
Advisor, Technology & ML
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Francois Lafortune
Founder & CEO
Francois Lafortune is a Montreal-based entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Diagram, a business incubator that builds and launches innovative technology companies to transform the world of financial services, insurance, and healthcare. He is also a Managing Partner at Portag3 Ventures, an early-stage fintech investor exclusively backed by the Power Financial family of companies, and serves on the Board of Directors for Hydro-Québec. Prior to founding Diagram, he co-led the Canadian Business Technology practice at McKinsey & Company. Francois holds an engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Stanford GSB.
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Paul Desmarais III
Chairman
Paul Desmarais III is the Chairman of Diagram, Executive Chairman of Portag3 Ventures, and also serves as Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation and Power Financial. Prior to his current position, he worked in the Risk Management Group of Great-West Lifeco. Previously, he worked in project management and corporate strategy at Imerys in France. He began his career with Goldman Sachs, in the Investment Banking Division, Investment Strategy Group, as well as in the Special Situations Group.

Paul is a director of Great-West Life, Investors Group, Mackenzie, Pargesa and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert. Paul also serves as Executive Chairman of Sagard Capital, Chairman of Wealthsimple and Vice-Chairman of Imerys. Paul is the recipient of a B.A. degree in Economics from Harvard College (graduating cum laude) and he holds a MBA from INSEAD in France.
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Dan Robichaud
Managing Partner
Dan is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He sold his first company in 2006 to a Fortune 500 company. He then went on to start and exit five other technology companies. His latest venture is PasswordBox, which was acquired by Intel Security in 2014. Dan is also an active investor in many promising technology start-ups.
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Guillaume Marion
Chief Financial Officer
Guillaume is the Chief Financial Officer of Diagram. Prior to joining Diagram, he was working in the investment banking division of HSBC in London, UK in its Financial Institutions Group advising global banks, insurers, asset managers, and market infrastructure providers. Prior to HSBC, Guillaume was part of the Rocket Internet ecosystem where he was CFO of Payleven, a financial technology startup based out of Berlin, Germany. Previously, he spent several years at PSP Investments in Montreal, Canada, initially in its direct private equity group and subsequently in its internal hedge fund.

Guillaume is also very active in the community having had several involvements with non-profit institutions in the fields of foreign policy, public policy, corporate governance, academics, and the arts. In addition to being a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Guillaume holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from HEC Montreal and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
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Marie-Eve Bernard
Head of Talent
Marie-Eve is Head of Talent at Diagram and runs all recruiting, talent, and culture at Diagram and its portfolio companies. She has over 10 years of experience with several tech companies, where her team hired 200+ employees every year. Marie-Eve is an expert in employer branding and recruiting tools and has developed analytics and metrics to screen large numbers of candidates to predict on-job success. She has hosted conferences and given training to recruiters at both startups and some of the largest banks and companies in Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UQAC.
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Jeremy Vocino-Montpetit
Director, Finance & Administration
Jeremy serves as the Director, Finance & Administration of Diagram. Upon graduating from Concordia University with a Major in Accounting, Jeremy jumped straight into the information technology industry. He worked in Montreal as a Financial Analyst and was given the opportunity to work in Barbados for two and a half years where he finished his last employment as Accounting Manager of an electronic media business. He has a strong passion for technology and its increase in efficiency in everyday life. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
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Farzana Bodi
Accounting Technician
Farzana is the Accounting Technician at Diagram. There she is responsible for managing daily accounting activities as well as providing operational support to Diagram's portfolio companies. Previously she worked as a full charge bookkeeper for an Animal Health pharmaceutical company based in Montreal, Canada. She is currently studying to obtain a PCP certification with the Canadian Payroll Association.
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Anis Kali
Analyst
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Camille Dionne
Talent Acquisition Lead
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Nathalie Rosochowicz
Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Caroline Tasso
Talent Acquisition & HR Specialist
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Gabrielle Upton
Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Lyne Pelletier
Executive Assistant
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Karel Vuong
Ecosystem Partner
Karel is an Ecosystem Partner at Diagram where he leads the firm's efforts on platform, media relations, and ecosystem building. He also serves as an Associate at Portag3 Ventures creating opportunities for its portfolio companies (Wealthsimple, League, Drop, and more) to share knowledge, scale up, and expand internationally. Karel is an advocate for the Canadian startup ecosystem and sits on the advisory boards for Singularity University's Canada GIC, Venture for Canada, and Startup HERE Toronto. Karel is a university dropout from the Computer Science program at the University of Toronto, Trinity College.
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Vladimir Novakovski
Advisor, Technology & ML
Vlad is an Advisor, Technology & ML at Diagram and a technology leader and advisor based in Silicon Valley. He has engineering leadership experience at Euclid Analytics and Addepar, as well as Quora, where he founded the machine learning team. Prior to that, he headed up high frequency trading at Graham Capital, a $10 billion AUM hedge fund. Vlad graduated from Harvard College and began PhD work at Harvard as a Presidential Scholar before leaving to join industry.