President and Chief Executive Officer
Walter Capital Partners
Éric Phaneuf has been a Managing Partner with Walter Capital Partners since it was founded in 2015, before becoming its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2019. His professional experience includes significant career achievements in financial and operational executive management positions, mainly with North American publicly traded companies active in international markets, including Cascades, MediaGrif and Mega Brands. Mr. Phaneuf has taken on various roles, including the development and execution of the business and operational plans of a $200-million U.S. business. Before joining Walter Capital Partners, he expertly led the turnaround of a packaging company based in Ontario. He was also a key player in the successful completion of multiple funding rounds that raised over $750 million. He has an extensive background in financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, business integration, business process improvement and contract negotiations. Backed by a proven track record as a well-rounded leader, he applies his financial acumen and thorough knowledge of operations to provide support and guidance to expansion-minded entrepreneurs.
Mr. Phaneuf holds a degree in business administration, with a major in finance, from the Université de Sherbrooke, along with the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He serves on the Board of Directors for several private and public companies, as well as Fondation Montréal inc., a non-profit organization supporting the development of entrepreneurs in the Greater Montréal Area.