AN EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP
Our expertise and our leadership at your service.
AN OUTSTANDING EXPERTISE
Whether you want to grow, preserve, protect or transfer your wealth, our team of devoted experts will provide you with an unparalleled private banking experience. Thanks to our highly personalized service, our human approach and our dedicated listening, we will help you make informed decisions based on your wants and needs.
A born leader, Éric Bujold shows strong qualities of commitment in the business world as well as in the community. He has a long list of achievements, including establishing Private Banking 1859 ten years ago. Today, the company has more than 275 employees and ranks first among private banking services in Quebec, and it aims to become the first private bank in Canada thanks to a team of seasoned experts.
Judith Ménard, BAA, LLB, LLM
First Vice President
Judith Ménard has been working at National Bank for over 20 years. An inspiring leader, her ability to mobilize her teams in the face of major changes within banking on both a national and international scale is largely celebrated. She is known for her intrapreneurial spirit and for her focus on customer experience. Previously responsible for supporting all of National Bank's business lines, she now acts as the national sales leader for Private Banking 1859. She wishes to position the company as an essential partner in helping our clients and their families achieve their life goals. Her vision: to provide THE best private banking experience in Canada.
BUSINESS STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS
Julie Beaudet, MBA
With nearly 25 years of experience in various areas of National Bank, Julie plays an important role in process transformation as well as in data and innovation management. She has held positions as Vice-President in the Operations and Wealth Management sectors, where she established strategies, oversaw portfolios of initiatives, and ensured the optimization and performance of operations. Her desire, upon joining the Private Banking 1859 team, is to create distinctive and personalized experiences that exceed expectations by focusing on continuous process and product improvement, and enhanced use of data for the benefit of clients. A dynamic and unifying leader who excels at orchestrating multidisciplinary teams, Julie applies her expertise and vision to carry out large-scale projects that add value for clients and employees.
GROWTH AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
Mario Caron, CPA, CMA, CIM
As a member of the Quebec CPA Order and a chartered investment manager, Mario Caron has been working at Private Banking 1859 since it was created in 2009 and has been a major contributor to its growth. He has 20 years of experience working for the National Bank as a key player when it comes to interpersonal relationships. His biggest strength is dispensing strong value-added advice to a sophisticated clientele.
CULTURE, BRAND & SPECIALIZED ADVICE
Sophie Ducharme, Notary Emeritus, ASC
After serving as Vice-president, Trust and Advisory Services and Associate Vice-president of Sales in the organization, Sophie Ducharme is currently overseeing major projects related to the cultural and organizational evolution of our private management offer. She holds a university certificate in corporate governance and is a Notary Emeritus. Sophie’s sharpened sense of communication and ability to think differently has given her the capacity to mobilize her team in order to push Private Banking 1859 forward in terms of expertise and quality of service. She also remains very socially involved in several community environments.