We are more than a consulting firm. 
We are ecosystem builders.

 
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Our vision of a better world gets us out of bed in the morning


We are committed to creating a world where:

  • Individuals and companies feel responsible for their environmental footprint,

  • Organizations are empathetic, prioritize collective well-being and operate in dialogue with their communities,

  • Communities are peaceful, harmonious and consider individual differences to be a great asset,

  • Society provides equal opportunities for everyone to fulfill themselves and reach their full potential,

  • Progress is achieved through innovative ideas and audacious visions of the future.

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Credo's mission is to accelerate social change through advisory services, collective initiatives, and thought leadership.


Our activities are driven by and aligned with an ambitious vision, that dictates our work and our impact goals.

We make sure we're making progress toward this vision by setting impact goals, obtaining annual B Corp certification and collaborating on community initiatives through our non-profit Familia.

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Our story.

Three people walk into a coffee shop...


Credo was launched to help people and organizations with audacious visions of the future bring their projects to life. Our founders came equipped with proven track-records of success in the business, technology, non-profit, entertainment and communication industries. They dreamt of applying those skills to launch and propel projects that made a measurable difference in people’s lives.

We did not set out to be consultants, but the common denominator in our work has stayed the same - accelerate progress that puts people and planet first.

The company’s first year was spent launching and growing projects, mostly grounded in technology and innovation. And, as a growing number of clients reached out to Credo for support, we recruited a team of strategic advisors who are passionate about working at the intersection of business and social impact methodologies.

 

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Our team.

The ones who make it happen


We are a small team surrounded by experts committed to questioning the status quo, and striving to find the balance between running a sustainable business and making a difference in society. It takes a lot of questioning, humility, ambition, audacity, and a sense of humor. We’ve got some of that covered but we’re always eager to meet people who want to join the journey so, reach out!  

 
Christian Belair  President and co-founder    Christian was previously CEO of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ). His project management experience spans ten years, including five in a senior position that involved managing both personnel and working with a Board of Directors. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Management from HEC Montreal, a certificate in leadership and management skills of the Institut de leadership en gestion (now affiliated with the John Molson School of Business) and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Montreal.

Christian Belair
President and co-founder

Christian was previously CEO of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ). His project management experience spans ten years, including five in a senior position that involved managing both personnel and working with a Board of Directors. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Management from HEC Montreal, a certificate in leadership and management skills of the Institut de leadership en gestion (now affiliated with the John Molson School of Business) and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Montreal.

LP Maurice  Co-founder and advisor    LP is CEO and co-founder of Busbud, a tech startup focused on the intercity bus market. Previously, LP worked in Silicon Valley and received an MBA degree from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor degree in Finance from HEC Montreal. LP is active in the Montreal startup ecosystem as a mentor, angel investor and community instigator. He is also involved in several community and social impact projects.

LP Maurice
Co-founder and advisor

LP is CEO and co-founder of Busbud, a tech startup focused on the intercity bus market. Previously, LP worked in Silicon Valley and received an MBA degree from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor degree in Finance from HEC Montreal. LP is active in the Montreal startup ecosystem as a mentor, angel investor and community instigator. He is also involved in several community and social impact projects.

Yann Pezzini  Head of Practice, Social Impact Strategy    With two graduate diplomas in Management and Business Sustainability, Yann aims to accelerate the transition to an inclusive, people-centered economy. His internship experiences, particularly at the United Nations, allowed him to explore the role of the public and private sectors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Yann likes to play the devil’s advocate in endless debates about social innovation, heropreneurship and degrowth.

Yann Pezzini
Head of Practice, Social Impact Strategy

With two graduate diplomas in Management and Business Sustainability, Yann aims to accelerate the transition to an inclusive, people-centered economy. His internship experiences, particularly at the United Nations, allowed him to explore the role of the public and private sectors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Yann likes to play the devil’s advocate in endless debates about social innovation, heropreneurship and degrowth.

Felix Giroux-Szarek  Social impact strategist    Felix holds a Bachelor of Commerce in sustainability from McGill University. Both professionally and personally, he is dedicated to co-creating the transition to a green and inclusive society. In the past, he has worked in the social economy and social entrepreneurship sectors, where he has focused on topics such as affordable real estate, youth issues and responsible tourism. Currently, Felix is very involved in the environmental movement and has been named young leader for the environment by Environnement Jeunesse.

Felix Giroux-Szarek
Social impact strategist

Felix holds a Bachelor of Commerce in sustainability from McGill University. Both professionally and personally, he is dedicated to co-creating the transition to a green and inclusive society. In the past, he has worked in the social economy and social entrepreneurship sectors, where he has focused on topics such as affordable real estate, youth issues and responsible tourism. Currently, Felix is very involved in the environmental movement and has been named young leader for the environment by Environnement Jeunesse.

Priya Pajel  Social impact strategist    Priya holds a First Class Honours bachelor’s degree in International Development and Social Entrepreneurship from McGill University and is dedicated to establishing critical links between the private and social sectors. Interested in inclusive economic development, she wrote her honours thesis on new forms of social impact in developing countries following her internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Priya also worked at McGill’s Media Relations Office for four years, where she was able to establish a profound understanding of the Montreal ecosystem.

Priya Pajel
Social impact strategist

Priya holds a First Class Honours bachelor’s degree in International Development and Social Entrepreneurship from McGill University and is dedicated to establishing critical links between the private and social sectors. Interested in inclusive economic development, she wrote her honours thesis on new forms of social impact in developing countries following her internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Priya also worked at McGill’s Media Relations Office for four years, where she was able to establish a profound understanding of the Montreal ecosystem.

Timour Scrève    Lead Analyst, Social Impact Strategy    With a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in human resources, Timour wants to ground human beings within organizations their reality on the ground. With this perspective in mind, he combines a human approach with methodologies for data analysis and impact assessment. His professional experiences have led him to take on roles in both the non-profit and the private sectors, as a consultant and as an entrepreneur. Throughout this journey, the same common thread runs through: a passion for organizations and their impact, an unceasing intellectual curiosity and a rigorous methodological approach.

Timour Scrève
Lead Analyst, Social Impact Strategy

With a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in human resources, Timour wants to ground human beings within organizations their reality on the ground. With this perspective in mind, he combines a human approach with methodologies for data analysis and impact assessment. His professional experiences have led him to take on roles in both the non-profit and the private sectors, as a consultant and as an entrepreneur. Throughout this journey, the same common thread runs through: a passion for organizations and their impact, an unceasing intellectual curiosity and a rigorous methodological approach.

 

Credo is dedicated to working on issues affecting our diverse communities. To do this work, we must be ever more reflective of the communities we hope to support. We are committed to promoting inclusion in the workplace and in society. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team!

Our advisors.

We’re fortunate to keep great company


Credo's team can count on the presence of independent strategic advisors to challenge us not only on our individual mandates, but also on our company’s overall vision.

 
Alexandre Taillefer    Managing Director, XPND Capital Alexandre is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philantropist. He has served as chairman of the the Musée d’Art Contemporain (MAC) and of the Opéra de Montréal.

Alexandre Taillefer

Managing Director, XPND Capital Alexandre is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philantropist. He has served as chairman of the the Musée d’Art Contemporain (MAC) and of the Opéra de Montréal.

Pascale Audette    Chief Executive Officer of Carebook Technologies, has more than 20 years of experience in business management. Her management style, in perfect balance between strategy and operation, allows her to successfully manage change in a context of growth, development of new markets and international expansion.

Pascale Audette

Chief Executive Officer of Carebook Technologies, has more than 20 years of experience in business management. Her management style, in perfect balance between strategy and operation, allows her to successfully manage change in a context of growth, development of new markets and international expansion.

Pierre Nelis    Serial entrepreneur and board member Pierre has been COO of Softimage and Solotech, and has served on many boards. He has been involved as the VP & General Manager of Inno-Centre for the past 10 years.

Pierre Nelis

Serial entrepreneur and board member Pierre has been COO of Softimage and Solotech, and has served on many boards. He has been involved as the VP & General Manager of Inno-Centre for the past 10 years.

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Working at Credo.

One part passion, one part determination and a hint of grit

 

Our guiding principles:

Diversity: Homogeneity doesn’t deliver good ideas. The best work comes from a diversity of professional backgrounds, thought processes, and personal experiences.

Quality: Delivering a project is one thing; delivering it right is another. The steps we take in arriving at a deliverable are just as important as the product itself. The devil is in the details. Our mandates are not delivered until they’ve been shaken up, turned inside out, then spun around one more time, just to be sure. Needless to say, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work.

Communication: It’s is best served straight up. Honest and clear communication is not only priceless, it is instrumental in building connections and sparking collaboration where others build silos.

 

 

Teamwork: We spend a lot of time together, and we are more than just colleagues. Apart from being on the same team, our shared appetite for constant learning connects us. Tableside debates at the office are not uncommon, and we are always curious to learn new viewpoints on a topic.

Balance: Work is important, but so is life. Although we put in more hours than some, we also know when it’s time to kick back and breathe.

Agility: Startup culture is ingrained in the way we work. We vow to stay agile and innovative, even as we grow.