Marc Paiement completed his Bachelor of Laws and received his Quebec Bar certification from the University of Ottawa. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree in International Commerce from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
Mr. Paiement began his entrepreneurial journey by founding one of Quebec’s foremost office supplies distribution companies. In 1994, he sold this business and joined Novacap as a partner in 1995. He left Novacap in 2001, only to return in 2012. In the intervening years, Mr. Paiement owned and operated Multiple Awnings, overseeing a more than sixfold growth in sales. After selling this business successfully, he made his way back to Novacap. Beyond his investment work with Novacap, Mr. Paiement has amassed hands-on experience in fields such as manufacturing, distribution, retail, import-export, and services.
Currently, Mr. Paiement serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors for PIPP Mobile Storage Systems, Canada Diagnostic Centres, Kingsdown, and Spectrum Health Care.
In the past, he held the position of Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Fonds Régional de Solidarité. He has also been actively involved in various Boards of Directors for private companies, finance institutions, and entrepreneurial associations. These include the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), where he also contributed as a member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, he was part of the Société d’Investissement Jeunesse.