Gilles Gagnon M.Sc., MBA (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Gilles Gagnon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceapro Inc. He has also been President of Prodev Pharma Inc. since May 2007. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of AEterna Zentaris. During the past thirty years, Mr. Gagnon has worked at several management levels within the field of health, especially in the hospital environment and pharmaceutical industry where he participated in launching several new pharmaceutical products. Before coming to AEterna in 1999, Mr. Gagnon was Vice President, External Affairs, for Novartis Pharma Canada Inc. Mr. Gagnon holds a Master’s degree in Pharmacology (M.Sc.), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Sherbrooke University, and a certificate in general management from the London Business School, UK.
Stacy Prefontaine, CA (Chief Financial Officer)
Ms. Prefontaine is an accomplished global finance and accounting executive with close to two decades of experience in public company external financial reporting, corporate tax compliance and planning, and accounting practices and controls. She has led assurance and accounting services for numerous leading private and public companies assisting with their successful fund raising ventures including offering memorandums and initial public offerings, and with their adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards. Prior to joining Ceapro, Ms. Prefontaine was a Principal at Grant Thornton LLP, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, where she led assurance services for a variety of public and private organizations for the last four years. She joined Grant Thornton in 2011 when it acquired Stout & Company LLP, an Edmonton accounting and advisory firm, where Ms. Prefontaine was a Partner. Previously, she was a manager with increasing responsibility in client service accounting for over five years at Collins Barrow Calgary LLP, one of Canada’s largest associations of Chartered Accounting firms. Ms. Prefontaine earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, and her designation as Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.