Our Management Team
The management team is in charge of managing the overall business of the company. This includes management, strategy, product and service innovation, and partnerships. The executive team also represents the company’s values and mission, both internally and externally.
Martin Clermont, ing. M.Sc. Env., B. Tech. Mec.
Martin Clermont is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Will Solutions. For the last 35 years, he has implemented and delivered numerous major and innovative projects in the sustainable development field in Canada and around the world. In parallel with those projects, Martin also carried out various mandates for the Secretariat of the Basel Convention in about twenty countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and China. Those mandates focused on implementing a national inventory of hazardous waste, an audit methodology and the introduction of legislation and national policies on environmentally sound management of waste. He gave several lectures in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Canada, including his participation as a lecturer at the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention in Geneva in 2002.
Since 2007, Martin is actively involved in the carbon markets. He designed and directed the development of a worldwide methodology, the first of its kind, that aggregates GHG emission reductions originating from small emitters to their final acceptance by the VCS certification program. As the promoter, he submitted the first Quebec project which was then validated by an accredited third party. He also directed the third-party validation of the first carbon titles and then put them on the market: a world premiere.
Martin is an engineer. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from the École de technologie supérieure. He received a special mention for a training program completed in 1985 about the energy efficiency subject matter. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Université du Québec à Montréal.
COO - Chief Operating Officer
Accustomed to a multidisciplinary environment, Anne-Marie Gendron is a manager with 15 years of leadership and organizational development experience in fast growing SMEs.
Michel Dessureault, CPA, CGA
Vice-president finance and administration
Michel Dessureault has over 30 years of experience in management and financial operations. Between 2005 and 2010, he served with Entreprises Techniflex Inc. as a general manager. He was a controller at Corporation Inno-Centre du Québec, from 2003 to 2005. Before this position, he held different positions at the management level at Strongco Inc. Michel started his career as an auditor with different accounting firms, such as Moquin, Ménard, Giroux & Associés; Besner, Gally, Shapiro, Kreisman & Company and Coopers & Lybrand.
Michel has completed the CGA certification. He holds a Public Accounting Diploma from McGill University as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting, also from this university.
Jean-François Léonard, PhD
VP Public & Government Affairs
Jean-François Léonard holds a PhD in Political Science and was full Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal from 1975 to 2005.
As an environmental policy specialist, he was Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (ISE), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Industries Development Cluster, and Coordinator of the Environment Department at the Montreal Metropolitan Community from 2005 to 2008.
His in-depth knowledge of the political landscape and environmental policies makes him a key member of our management team.
Hugo Bray, CPA
Hugo Bray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Administration – Accounting concentration from the University of Sherbrooke, as well as a public accounting license from the CPA order.
He has more than 15 years of experience in professional practices as a public accountant. He has provided consulting services to accounting firms, including several years with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, serving mainly small and medium-sized businesses in their growth, in various sectors.
Subsequently, Hugo participated in the rapid growth of a major law firm offering legal services in the greater Montreal area, as Director of Finance for several years.
As a passionate numbers person, Hugo recently joined the Will Solutions team to help the organization reach new heights.
Normand Hétu has more than twenty years as an advisor in M&A and corporate financing. Throughout his career, Normand has developed strong abilities in perceiving stakes and opportunities facing organizations. He brings a strategic vision encompassing all stakeholders’ considerations. His education and experience are most beneficial in mandates requiring strong expertise in strategic vision, strategy implementation and organizational development.
Academically, Normand holds an MSc in strategic management from the University of Montreal, School of Business (HEC) and a BAA in administration from UQAM.