Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2012), Atypic’s president and founder, announces the acquisition of Leftbank

Pascal Lépine, Atypic’s president and founder, who graduated from the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal in 2012, recently announced the company’s acquisition of Leftbank, a Toronto-based company that specializes in fundraising for charity and non-profit organizations (the plurial sector).

“The acquisition of Leftbank consolidates our position as a leading Canadian full-service consulting agency for noplural sectorn-profit and charitable organizations in the plural sector. It marks one more important step in our continual desire to better serve the Quebec and Canadian plural sectors,” explains Pascal in the official press release.

Pascal graduated from the EMBA program five years ago but the impact of the EMBA hasn’t diminished:

“The EMBA has had an incredible impact on my professional life. Much more than what I had anticipated or even hoped. At the end of the EMBA, inspired by Henry Mintzberg, who supervised my final paper and with whom I maintain strong ties, I decided to change my business model to focus on the plural sector. In the first year following that decision, my business turnover doubled.” says Pascal.

The Leftbank acquisition is directly linked to Atypic’s reorientation.

In 2014, Pascal shared seven pieces of advice for entrepreneurs considering an EMBA which are still very relevant: read here.