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Administrative team

The clinique ovo is proud to build on the expertise of its team of over 150 employees passionate about their respective fields. They combine expertise, experience and leadership to work together a
round a common goal: to provide the best possible service to patients.

 

General Direction

Nicolas-Robert-2

Nicolas Robert

CEO

Nicolas Robert

Nicolas Robert was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of clinique ovo on February 1, 2019 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Clinique ovo is the largest fertility and prenatal care clinic in Canada and the third largest in North America.
 
Prior to his appointment, M. Robert was Vice President Strategy, Bids, and Marketing at Bombardier Transport (2017), which saw its sales more than double under his vice presidency. Previously, M. Robert was nominated executive director within the transformation office at Bombardier Inc. (2015) and held at Bombardier Transportation (2001-2015) several executive and leadership roles with increasing responsibilities, including megaprojects management, bids, customer service, product introduction, and operations. Prior to joining Bombardier, M. Robert held roles in project management, operations, and equipment maintenance at LafargeHolcim (1992-2001).
 
Nicolas Robert holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is a volunteer in the community as hockey head coach and as an assessor for minor hockey, and is a volunteer at a summer camp for boys in Ontario.

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      clinique ovo montreal

      All services offered 8000, boul. Décarie,
      Montreal Qc H4P 2S4
      ovo fertility office 100 & 200
      Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
      Weekend on appointment
      fertilite@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo elle bureau 600
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      elle@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo cryo Monday to Wed. 8:00am to 5:00pm
      Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm
      Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm
      Appointments :
      Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
      Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am to 2:30pm
      cryo@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo biosurance office 600
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      biosurance@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo labo office 600
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      labo@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo prenatal office 600
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      prenatal@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo r&d office 600
      Monday to Friday 7:15am to 5:00pm
      r-d@cliniqueovo.com

      clinique ovo rive-sud

      3141, boul. Taschereau,
      Greenfield Park Qc J4V 2H2
      ovo fertility - certain services offered office 410
      Call to know our hours
      fertilite@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo prenatal - certain services offered office 420
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      prenatal@cliniqueovo.com
      ovo labo - certain services offered office 420
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      labo@cliniqueovo.com

      clinique ovo quebec

      ovo prenatal - certain services offered 2600 Boul. Laurier, suite 295,
      Quebec Qc G1V 4T3
      Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm prenatal@cliniqueovo.com



      clinique ovo rive-nord

      ovo prenatal - Prenatal screening 1000 Montée des Pionniers,
      Terrebonne QC J6V 1S8
      Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm
      prenatal@cliniqueovo.com

      clinique Echo-medic

      Ovo prenatal - certain services
      Laval 1575, boul. de l'Avenir, suite 110,
      Laval Qc H7S 2N5
      t. 1.877.664.3246
      Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm
      Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm
      Boisbriand 20865, chemin de la Côte Nord, suite 201
      Boisbriand Qc J7E 4H5
      t. 1.877.664.3246
      Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
      Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm
      Montreal and South-Shore: t. 514.798.2000
      Quebec: t. 418.425.0128
      f. 514.798.2001
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    FINANCIAL DIRECTION

    Jeffrey-Friedman

    Jeffrey l. Friedman

    CFO

    Jeffrey l. Friedman

    Jeffrey Friedman is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of corporate CFO experience. He started his career and worked as a public accountant for 6 years before he made his way towards industry. He is an experienced entrepreneur and a financial leader who drives corporate initiatives to enhance productivity and profitability. He has had a diversified career including owner and CFO of Marimac, a licensed bedding manufacturer, VP Finance in the clothing industry at Corwik Clothing (Dahlia ladies wear) and more recently Parasuco Jeans. Jeff started at clinique ovo in 2008 as President Director General. In 2019, he became the Chief Financial Officer of the ovo group. 
    Jeffrey Friedman graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Finances in 1980. He completed his Diploma of Chartered Accounting at the McGill University in 1983 and his C.A. degree with the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec in 1984. 

    Jeffrey Friedman has been a co-chairman for Maccabi Canada Fundraising, an active board member for School and Community Committees and served as president for the Montreal and Lakeshore Interclub Tennis League for many years. He has made presentations at Vanier College Career Fairs and Montreal and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Fairs. He served on the board of the Apparel Manufacturing Institute of Quebec. Jeffrey most recently was the assistant coach for the 2013 Maccabi Canadian men’s and ladies under 18 tennis team competing in Israel in July. 

    Jeffrey Friedman is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) where he is currently Treasurer of the ASIG (Administrative Special Interest Group).

      PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

      Cynthia-Fortin

      Cynthia Fortin

      Manager

        Direction of human ressources

        Pierre-Lapointe

        Pierre Lapointe

        Director of Human Resources

        Pierre Lapointe

        Pierre Lapointe is director of human resources at the clinique ovo since 2012. He holds a BSc. in Industrial Relations and an MBA, and worked in the human resources field for almost 40 years in the management and development of human resources for various service companies related to the fields of engineering, medical and television.

        At CBC, he worked in the field of labor relations, especially in collective bargaining agreements and grievance settlements for artists and television writers. Before that, he worked for the educational and cultural television francophone of Ontario (TFO) for 3 years as head of human resources and labor relations.

        Prior to his employment in Ontario, Pierre Lapointe made a career primarily in human resources management for engineering firms as SNC-Lavalin, Genivar and Tecsult/Aecom. In these companies, he has made his mark in several specialties in human resources such as compensation, employee records management, benefits, staffing, and more particularly he has distinguished himself in the development of activities, programs and tools to set up a human resources department.

        For several years, Pierre Lapointe has also provided consulting services in human resources and strategic management for small businesses in the areas of services and manufacturing.

        He is a member of the Order of Certified Human Resources CHRP of Quebec and was a member of the Board of the Association of Human Resources Professionals of Quebec in the early 1990s.

          operations direction

          Simon-Phillips

          Simon Phillips

          ovo cryo

          SIMON PHILLIPS, PhD

          Simon Phillips graduated in 1992 from the University of Plymouth in England. He completed his training at the Hallam Medical Center, London, in the laboratory of Professor Robert Edwards. Following training on all aspects of clinical embryology, he obtained the necessary licence to practice intracytoplasmic sperm injections in the UK. Then in 2008 he obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds. He is certified by the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society as an Embryology Laboratory Director.


          He agreed to continue his career in MontreaI in 1997 as senior embryologist at the McGill Reproductive Center. His wide experience in the field of embryology includes in vitro maturation, ovarian cryopreservation and embryo biopsy.


          Simon is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. He was a member of the CFAS ART Lab SIG Professional Standards, the sub-committee responsible for the creation of Canadian national standards for ART laboratory professionals in the field of medically assisted procreation.

          He is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the Research Centre in Animal Reproduction at the University of Montreal and is a member of the teaching faculty for the Fellowship programme in Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

          He is part of the team of specialists as chief embryologist and director of the ovo clinical laboratories as well as the Scientific and Operations director of ovo cryo.

            Cecile-Lesaint

            Cécile Lesaint

            ovo prenatal, ovo biosurance, ovo labo

            Cécile Lesaint, PhD

            Dr. Cécile LeSaint has a doctorate in analytical chemistry-immunoassay and has spent most of her career at l’Institut de pharmacologie moléculaire et cellulaire (IPMC) in France. This experience allowed her to deepen her knowledge of immunological analytical techniques based on biochemical analysis. In addition, she gained expertise in cell culture. These experiences are remarkable assets for basic research in embryology, stem cells from umbilical cord, in endocrinology, as well as in medical biology.
            In 2009, she moved to Quebec where she developed various bioanalytical tests as scientific research in immuno-chemistry. This experience allowed her to become familiar with FDA standards, good laboratory practice and standard laboratory procedures.

            Dr. LeSaint joined the clinique ovo in November 2010. She manages ovo prenatal, ovo biosurance, ovo labo and is the Scientific Director of ovo r&d..

              Marion-Vivien

              Marion Vivien

              ovo r&d, ovo academy

              Marion Vivien

              Marion Vivien completed her pharmacy studies in France and also obtained a master's degree in the field of clinical research and drug development in 2012.

              She began her career at SERVIER laboratories in Paris as project manager.

              She coordinated the activities of an ongoing clinical study on Alzheimer's disease (15 countries, 700 participants) for 2.5 years. Her duties consisted of following study activities such as the management of CROs participating in the study (central laboratory, IVRS, questionnaires...), recruitment, adverse events... She was the point of contact for local project leaders during the study.

              Afterwards, Marion specialized in CRO management for study start-ups, monitoring and clinical trial closures. Her tasks involved the coordination and delegation of various activities such as drawing up the specifications, monitoring budgets, performing the necessary training for the study personnel involved, updating SOPs...

              After relocating to Quebec in May 2016, Marion Vivien joined clinique ovo as the assistant to the ovo r&d director. In 2017, Marion Vivien becomes the director of operations of ovo r&d and ovo academy.

                Communications – Marketing

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                Chloé Plénet

                Communications Director

                Chloé Plénet

                Chloé Plénet studied marketing and communications in France. Over the next 5 years, she worked for different medical companies in France as a marketing and project manager.

                Upon arriving in Quebec, she worked for 5 years in the service industry as a marketing director before joining the Clinique ovo in July 2018. Chloé is in charge of the image of the clinic as well as internal and external communications.

                  katia-ruelle

                  Katia Ruelle

                  Desktop publishing

                  Katia Ruelle

                  After completing extensive training in IT and multimedia, Katia Ruelle began her career in the advertising field for more than 13 years. Her goal has always been to meet the needs of her customers both in the advertising creative and in the development of their brand. She worked for various companies in the medical field, pharmaceutical, fashion, web and others.
                  Since 2008, Katia is responsible for all the visual and artistic aspect of the clinique ovo. So she designed all the promotional tools such as brochures, posters, website and other promotional materials. She actively manages inventory and strives to meet the needs of each department of the clinic. She works with the marketing team, and operations managers.
                  In 2014, she directed the visual design of the new website of the clinique ovo and coordinates its creation.