The Holt team is pleased to introduce Damien Lefebvre, President of Valtech Montreal, as the latest Holt Fintech Accelerator program mentor!

After a year as Senior Director at Bell in Montreal, he launched himself into new entrepreneurial pursuits, first joining the digital development and consulting firm Cesart in 2001, a small but innovative group of thinkers that grew into a 100-person team of powerfully specialized consultants with multiple locations. After his success with Cesart, Damien went on to become Vice-President of Gesca, where he developed new digital business opportunities.

Tapping into his experience with digital growth and development, Damien went on to launch  w.illi.am/ as Co-President alongside business partner Annie Levesque. From 2007 to 2015, w.illi.am/ grew from a small firm to a complete digital experience agency, with a roster of impressive clients. In 2015, w.illi.am/’s success caught the eye of Europe’s Valtech, who acquired the agency as a bid to expand into North America. As Co-President, Damien helped oversee the transition into Valtech Canada and its evolution with a roster of clients that include Ivanhoé Cambridge, the National Bank of Canada, Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, FERIQUE Fund Management and more.

“We’re excited to be joining Holt in order to engineer experiences that can accelerate deals for fintech startups,” said Damien Lefebvre. “At Valtech, we share the Holt family’s commitment to supporting the next generation of entrepreneur talents and look forward to adding to this legacy.”

As of October 2017, Damien has been appointed the President of Valtech Montreal and Executive VP of North America Accounts and Innovation, making him an integral part of Valtech’s North American activities. Damien has been a driving force for innovation at Valtech for over 10 years and a leading business thinker for two decades, making his experience invaluable to the growth of our chosen Fintech teams.