Prior to joining Renmark as Vice-President of the Toronto operations, François’ experience is a convergence of financial markets and natural resources. From 2009 to 2014, François was CEO of two junior mining companies, one an exploration stage company that was purchased, the other a gold producing junior. Before that, François was a portfolio manager from 2001 to 2008. In this role, he managed a $1 billion resource focused fund at the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec. François was also a forest products analyst with Merrill Lynch. He has an MBA from the HEC in Montreal and a B Sc. from McMaster University.