People on the Move: Bernard Fortier named CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma

People on the move

Tetra Bio-Pharma has appointed Bernard Fortier as CEO. Andre Rancourt, the previous interim CEO, will take the position of chairman of the board of directors. Andre Audet will step down as chairman but will continue to serve as a board member.

BLG Ottawa has welcomed three new team members. Carina De Pellegrin comes to the firm from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and will be working in the intellectual property group (general). Andrew Paterson was an articling student with BLG and now joins the firm as a lawyer working in the commercial litigation group. Jacky Wong comes to BLG from Jensen & Co. and will be working in the intellectual property group (trademarks).

You.i TV has named Rob White as the firm’s new chief financial officer. He replaces Pete Rose, who has retired. Mr. White takes the role at the Kanata-based television application developer after a career in tech finance that saw him spend 12 years with IBM. During that time, he oversaw that company’s acquisition of Cognos in a deal worth $5 billion – one of the largest acquisitions in Ottawa’s history. He also serves on the board of Invest Ottawa as well as the boards of Ottawa companies Pythian, LiveQoS, MASV.io and Cliniconex. In addition, Mr. White is a strategic adviser to MindBridge AI and Member365 and a mentor with the L-Spark accelerator.

Corel has appointed Brad Jewett as chief financial officer. Mr. Jewett joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry in finance and risk management. Prior to joining Corel, he served as chief financial officer of OpenLink Financial, where he strengthened the capital structure of the company, enabling it to transform from a regional to a global operating company.

Hat’s off

Embotics, a cloud automation company, announced that its flagship vCommander platform has been named the best Cloud Management Solution of 2017 in the 32nd annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients represent companies around the world that are producing innovative business technology products.

Gusto Worldwide Media’s original series One World Kitchen was nominated in the category of Factual TV Project of the Year for the international Content Innovation Awards. The awards are from Digital TV Europe and Television Business International and recognize innovations in television content, distribution and delivery, and the achievements of companies and individuals who bring content to the world.

Riviera, a fine-dining restaurant on Sparks Street, was named one of Canada’s best new restaurants in Air Canada’s 30-restaurant long list. One of Riviera’s chefs, Matthew Carmichael, operates El Camino, which was named one of Canada’s best restaurants by Air Canada in 2014.