MONTREAL, May 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Gilles Létourneau, President and Chief
Executive Officer of GFI Solutions Group Inc. ("GFI"), a leading Canadian IT
consulting firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mariano
Rodriguez as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at GFI,
effective May 25th.
Mr. Rodriguez brings more than 17 years experience in finance,
acquisitions and restructuring of public and private companies, thanks to
which he will help consolidate the management team already in place at GFI.
Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez will prove invaluable in deploying GFI's growth
strategy through targeted acquisitions, for which he can count on a seasoned
team. Over the years, Mr. Rodriguez has concluded several operations through
debt and equity financing with companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
or NASDAQ. He also played a key role in the growth of several multinational
companies, some of which had consolidated revenues of up to $C 350 million.
Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Rodriguez served as Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer for BELLUS Health during four years in addition to assuming
taxation matters and business development. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer at Galileo Genomics inc. and Vice
President, Finance and Administration for Best-Seller Inc., an enterprise
software development firm. Mr. Rodriguez also held positions as Corporate
Controller and Director of Finance at Phoenix International Life Sciences. He
began his career at Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Rodriguez is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant,
and a graduate of McGill University. He has received several awards in
commerce, and taxation.
About GFI Solutions Group Inc.
GFI is a leader in consulting and development of IT solutions and is
ranked among Top 25 Canadian IT professional services companies. In addition
to providing consulting services, GFI designs, develops, integrates,
implements and manages IT systems and business software solutions for small,
medium and large organizations from various industry sectors.
With over 750 employees and headquarters located in Montreal, GFI has
developed three centres of excellence in the areas of transactional systems,
back-office applications for the banking industry and ERP solutions. For the
past five years, GFI has been pursuing an active growth strategy through
targeted acquisitions including most recently, Bell Business Solutions,
Accovia and Imagina Technology Solutions. GFI is an affiliate of the
multinational group, GFI Informatique. For more information, please visit
GFI's website at: www.gfisolutions.com
Forward Looking Statements
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Solutions Group Inc. "the Corporation" and its business units' objectives,
strategies and businesses that involve risks and uncertainties. These
statements are "forward-looking" because they are based on our current
expectations on various estimates and assumptions. Actual events or results
may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking
statements if known or unknown risks affect our business, or if our estimates
or assumptions turn out to be inaccurate. The Corporation expressly disclaims
any liability or commitment to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
For further information:
For further information: Anne Hodgkinson, Director, communications and
marketing, GFI Solutions Group Inc., (514) 288-7161, ext. 413,
Anne.Hodgkinson@gfisolutions.com; Jean-Marc Simard, Simard Hamel
Communications, (514) 287-9811, poste 15, firstname.lastname@example.org