An experienced and well-respected tax professional and philanthropist with international experience in large organizations, both for-profit and non-profit. She earned her law degree from the University of Montreal (1989) and her master’s in Tax from the University of Sherbrooke (1995).
She was a founding partner of one of Montreal’s fastest growing law firms, BCF, where she practiced tax and corporate law, specializing in tax and succession planning for most of her career. As a director of the Quebec Association of Tax and Financial planning she was part of a delegation of Canadian experts including two Provincial Deputy Ministers from Quebec and Canada, mandated to assist the Government of Brazil with their tax reform. She taught tax and estate planning for several years at University of Montreal, University of Sherbrooke, and McGill University.
Today, she remains of counsel to BCF, a firm with close to 300 professionals, and is a founding investor and member of the investment committee of BCF Ventures, a very successful early-stage venture capital fund. She also provides active oversight of the holdings and investments of the Garber-Boucher Family as part of Iconiq Capital, the San Francisco based global multi-family office. She is an investor and Board member of Lynx Air, Canada’s newest airline led by esteemed private equity groups Indigo Partners and TorQuest, as well as a board member of Carebook technologies inc., an industry leader in providing powerful digital health solutions.
She has a formal education in Board governance and best practices from the Corporate Directors College and sits on a number of leading Montreal, Canadian and international Boards, including the prestigious Weizmann Institute of science in Israel, Alpine Canada, the McCord Museum, the Jewish Community Foundation, the World Wildlife Foundation and the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation as the immediate Past Chair.
She is an active athlete and former triathlete. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, is a former member of the Canadian’s arm forces, has lived and worked in more than 8 countries, including Spain, Peru, Brazil, Israel, England, Gibraltar, Canada and the USA. She currently lives in Montreal with her husband and two adult sons.