Denise Paré-Julien

Denise Paré-Julien heads up HEC Montreal’s Deschênes – Molson – Lesage – Family Business Centre. Her expertise in the study of business families is the outgrowth of 12 years spent at the Business Families Foundation (BFF), where she developed educational materials for family businesses, working alongside precursors, family business experts, and pre-eminent business families taking part in the BFF. Ms. Paré-Julien also brings 18 years of family business consultation to the table, to go along with extensive experience as a trainer, conference speaker and coach for professionals serving business families on several continents.

catherineCatherine S Beaucage

Catherine S. Beaucage serves as project officer at the Deschênes – Molson – Lesage – Family Business Centre. Registered in the Master in Administration (MSc) program at HEC Montréal, she is currently drafting her thesis on the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit in family businesses spanning generations. Coming from a business family, Ms. Beaucage understands the reality and the context of family businesses.