Jean Gamache joined Fiera Capital on July 11, 2011 as part of Centria, which would later become Fiera Private Debt. As President, he has been instrumental in positioning the company for long-term growth and success.
Among his many noteworthy contributions over the past 10 years, he successfully implemented numerous strategies to diversify the firm’s activities, including the Fiera Real Estate Investment Strategy in 2014. In 2019, he was actively involved in Fiera Capital’s acquisition of one of Canada’s leading alternative asset management firms, Integrated Asset Management (IAM) in Toronto, expanding the range of strategies to include Corporate Debt and Infrastructure Debt.
He also contributed to expanding Fiera Private Debt’s footprint in North America with the opening of a Toronto office in 2016 to include Business Financing and Real Estate Financing strategies, as well as an office in New York for Infrastructure Debt in 2020. Under his leadership, private debt strategies grew from 3 in 2011 to 8 in 2021, and assets under management increased by 1,678% from $148M to over $2.6B.
Without a doubt, Jean is an outstanding leader and a talented colleague whom we sincerely admire. His inclusive leadership style is evident in his ability to develop others and maximize team and individual strengths to focus on and deliver results. He inspires his teams to think big and with a sense of purpose, to find solutions to challenges, and to deliver with a high degree of autonomy. He is often referred to by others as passionate, visionary, and collaborative with an uncanny memory for numbers.