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Frédéric Vignaud

Managing Partner

With an accomplished career in executive search, Frédéric Vignaud has been a recognised expert in talent management for over 15 years. Thanks to his passion for accompanying his clients in the search for the best executives and experts for their organisations, he has been able to extend his services internationally. A graduate in communications from the University of Montreal, Frédéric began his career as an account manager for large agri-food corporations before moving into the world of recruitment. In 2005, he joined an international company specializing in executive and expert recruitment as an Account Director, where he acquired solid experience. An entrepreneur at heart, Frédéric founded his own boutique headhunting firm in 2008. Over the years, his company has grown rapidly and built a solid reputation. In 2018, Frédéric joined Morgan Philips Group to meet the growing need for professional and specialised resources from outside the country. He then took over the management of Morgan Philips Canada to globalize its services and expand its worldwide network, while maintaining its commitment to excellence and local client satisfaction.

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Claude Martel

Executive Director and Partner

Claude Martel has been a recruiter in Canadian and international markets since 1997. As a researcher and an associate with important national and international search firms , he has helped recruit executives for more than 400 companies and has evaluated over 7,000 candidates for Canadian SMEs, multinationals, crown corporations, international and governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, colleges, and universities. His input has led to the hiring of executives in North America, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on his experience, he founded his own firm in 2012, the latter of which was renamed Ascension in 2019 and subsequently merged with Morgan Philips Canada in 2023. Claude began his professional career in the Canadian Forces, as an officer-cadet and naval officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in military and strategic studies and military psychology from the Royal Military College Saint-Jean and is a laureate of the Jean-Pictet Competition in international humanitarian law. He is an active volunteer in the community.

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Émilie Lessard-Beaulieu

Recruitment Director-Partner

In 2013, Émilie graduated from Laval University in Quebec City with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations. She soon started working for the city of Quebec where she gave support to managers from various departments by helping them with their recruiting projects. Emilie was attracted and motivated by the private sector and decided to pursue her work by helping contractors and private business. Throughout her career, Émilie has developed strengths in talent acquisition, formation, performance management, process analysis and retention. She loves a challenge and working with people to meet everyone’s goals. In 2017, she joined the Frédéric Vignaud headhunter’s firm and in 2018 the Morgan Philips international group.

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Natalie McNeil

Executive Director and Partner

For almost 25 years Natalie McNeil has led organizations in the fields of education, culture and cultural industries. Added to this is her experience in leading political cabinet and her advisory role to ministers, MPs and delegates. The diversity of her experiences has allowed her to develop a diversified network across Quebec, Canada and also internationally. Natalie is known for her interpersonal skills, her listening skills, her tact and her diplomacy. A committed and unifying leader, she has been mobilised for several years by parity, diversity and inclusion issues. 

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Véronique Loiseau

Executive Director and Partner

With more than 25 years of experience in different positions related to management and business development, Ms Loiseau spent 11 years as executive director at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada. This passionate and experienced businesswoman is seasoned in all aspects of business, contributing to the economic development between France and Canada. In organizing events within the Chamber, Véronique Loiseau has gathered throughout her career a network of contacts. These contacts are at the highest level within the economic and political fields, established at the national and international capacities. Ms Loiseau has be Knighted to the National Order of Merit for the French Republic and she is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee too.

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Pierre Leduc

Director Talent consulting and Partner

Over the course of his career, Pierre Leduc has founded or managed several companies in Canada and the United States. He held a number of executive positions including vice-president, marketing and strategic planning at Videotron Telecom, vice president of general manager at Rogers-Québec, president and CEO of Agora Telecom and WBL Technology. He also served Vice-president and general manager of Solotech US Corp., based in Las Vegas, whose operations he has expanded throughout the southwestern United States. After his career in business, Pierre developed a passion for consulting. For the past 20 years he has been supporting his clients through consulting and executive recruitment.  In coaching, Pierre favors a systemic, structured approach aimed at achieving specific objectives. His practice is based on his experience in business, large and small business and is based on management, leadership, communications and psychology theory. He is a member of the “Réseau Mentorat” and in the process of obtaining his ICF (International Coaching Federation) certification.

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Jessica Ampleman

Project Director talent consulting

Jessica Ampleman's mission is to contribute to leaders’ effectiveness and work teams’ cohesion. She brings to the task her unique background and passion for work psychology and management. For more than 14 years, Jessica was a health care professional. Her experience in leading teams in a complex and sometimes difficult environment has given her the ability to identify their dysfunctions and to develop measures to restore their dynamism and to instill a sense of well-being at work, for each team member and their leader. Today, Jessica coaches leaders and teams to increase their performance. Her secret? To equip individuals with interpersonal skills in the workplace. Jessica holds a Master's degree in Public Administration (MAP). She is also a member of the Order of Chartered Administrators (Adm.A).

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Julie Thério

Marketing Director

Julie Thério has over ten years of experience working in agencies where she has held key positions in the creative, strategy and consulting departments, specializing in all things digital. This experience has given her opportunities to work with ambitious clients, whether locally or internationally, and with both private companies and government organizations.  Julie’s background allows her to deliver cutting-edge expertise aligned with the ever-changing realities of today’s world. Building on her academic background in marketing, she has refined her understanding of the world of digital strategies (marketing) with a specialization in UX, has taken training on the impact of storytelling on social change and, more recently, has begun studies in the field of human resources. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Julie is an advisor to the Board of Directors of the TELUQ student association and is part of a working group on mental health.

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Marie-Claude Duhamel

Executive Coordinator

Marie-Claude heads administrative coordination at Morgan Philips. She has worked with Claude Martel since 2014, overseeing every operational aspect of the firm’s mandates. Prior to this, she spent five years as a candidate search specialist and database manager, in the process gaining a thorough understanding of the keys to successful recruitment. Marie-Claude is particularly sensitive to the specific challenges that clients and candidates face. She invariably offers efficient, diligent service and attentive follow-up. For the first half of her career, she worked as a human resource technician, marketing information systems coordinator and administrative coordinator for various business services organizations. She has a degree in Vocational and Educational Guidance from Université du Québec à Montréal.

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