Pierre-Yves Desbiens has joined VuWall as chief operating officer/chief financial officer, effective immediately.
He replaces CFO Keith Findlay who retires May 3, 2021. Pierre-Yves will be responsible for finance, accounting, business intelligence, legal, human resources, and overall business operations. He will report directly to the CEO Paul Vander Plaetse.
Pierre-Yves Desbiens, CPA, CA, MBA, has a long and distinguished career with more than 35 years of leadership experience, where he held COO and CFO titles for the last 25 years for various companies in the fields of technology, innovation, and life sciences. He played a major role in the creation of many successful start-ups, namely NÉOMED Institute and its subsidiary NEOMED-Labs Inc., and ArthroLab Inc. Earlier in his career, Desbiens was part of the leadership group who brought Oceanex to its successful IPO and has held various roles for both public and private companies including the Quebec Solidarity Funds, Deloitte and Price Waterhouse Cooper.
He currently sits on the Board of Aeterna Zentaris (NASDAQ:AEZS).