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About the QCC

Founded in 2003, QCC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support private investment activities producing societal benefit by identifying and addressing structural inefficiencies in the market place. Its modus operandi is to create and support action-oriented communities of aligned stakeholders (“QCC Forums”), each of which is designed to solve specific problems.

We currently support three QCC Forums:

  1. The Tech Innovation Platform (TIP)
  2. The Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration and Partnerships (FIRCAP)
  3. The Institutional Investors Roundtable (IIR)

Along with the operation of QCC Forums, the QCC also hosts the annual QCC Quebec City-Toronto, a private, not-for-profit meeting whose objectives are:

  • To create synergies and foster relationships of trust among the participants of existing QCC Forums, and the members of the Canadian and international private market investment communities;
  • To identify and discuss additional market dislocations that could be addressed through existing or new QCC Forums; and
  • To strengthen the Canadian private market investment ecosystem by helping leading asset managers (VC and PE Funds) to create and foster relationships of trust with international asset owners interested in investing or co-investing in Canada or internationally.
QCC is a not-for profit corporation supported by the Governments of Canada, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, and by private sponsors, including Business Development Bank of Canada, Investissement Québec, Deloitte and National Bank.

About the team

Christian Racicot

Founder and CEO

Christian Racicot is the Co-Founder and CEO of the QCC, President of the Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration & Partnerships (FIRCAP) and Co-President of the TIP Leadership Roundtable. He is also the Founder and CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable (“IIR”), a private peer-to-peer platform of discussion for strategic leaders of global institutional investors.

Tom Rotherham-Winqvist

Vice President

Tom Rotherham-Winqvist is Vice-President of the QCC and Institutional Investors Roundtable (IIR) as well as Co-President of the Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration & Partnerships (FIRCAP). Tom works closely with the CEO on all aspects of the IIR and QCC, including meeting content and strategic initiatives.

Gilles Duruflé

Vice President

Gilles Duruflé is presently Executive Vice President of the QCC, President of the TIP Ecosystem Building Forum and Co-President of the TIP Leadership Roundtable. He is also an independent consultant advising venture capital and private equity funds, institutional investors and governments.

Graeme Johnson

Vice President

Mr. Johnson acts as Investor and Advisor regarding substantial private equity opportunities and is a Vice President responsible to assist with the overall organization.

Ashby Monk

Special Advisor to the CEO

Ashby is Director of the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University. A leading international expert on pension and sovereign funds, he helped to establish the IIR as its Head of Content. Ashby provides advice to the CEO on a broad range of issues, but is most actively involved in the IIR.