Michel is co-founder and managing partner of PIVOT STRATEGY, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in strategy for the Financial Services sector. With over 25 years of consulting experience in the financial services sector in Canada, the US and Europe, he brings together capabilities in strategy, business design and organization transformation, bridging the gap between strategy and execution.
Michel has advised business leaders of major asset managers/institutional investors, insurers and banks on a range of topics including growth strategies, M&A and partnerships, organizational design and operational effectiveness. Specifically, he has advised major asset managers on a range of topics including growth strategies, PE value-creation and alternate investment strategies and organizational effectiveness. Working with a major European institutional investor, he was instrumental in orchestrating a joint venture leading to the creation of a new global diversified financial services leader involving banking, insurance, asset management and real estate. He has also worked with major banks, insurers and wealth managers in the development of customer-driven strategies, product roadmaps and of innovative distribution models and digital capabilities.
Prior to founding PIVOT, Michel was Canadian Practice Leader and senior partner at Oliver Wyman Delta, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Bell Canada and senior partner at SECOR.
Michel holds a PhD in industrial & organizational Psychology from l’Université de Montréal. He is also an accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)