CEO and principal shareholder at AFI Expertise, Marie-Pier St-Hilaire has always been passionate about initiating sweeping transformations. While enrolled in the MBA in information technology at Université Laval, she founded her company, which experienced remarkable organizational growth, i.e., from $0.2 million to $7.5 million in less than ten years. Now, under the umbrella brand Edgenda, the company and its AFI Expertise division employs more than 150 and is ranked among Quebec’s largest SMBs.
To attain her success, she has surrounded herself with a talented team, an impressive network of partners, and leveraged the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard University.
In addition to rapidly becoming the leader in training in Quebec, under her direction AFI has now become a key player in cutting-edge consulting services, both in knowledge management and change management. AFI’s reputation is based on its customer service, an integral part of the company’s values. In 2007, driven by strong demand for quality training in the city, AFI opened its second office in Montreal.
Marie-Pier St-Hilaire is an accomplished businesswoman and a creative dynamo who garnered the Entreprise visionnaire dirigée par une femme award, a distinction bestowed on visionary, women-led companies at the Trophées Vision ceremony sponsored by Quebec City’s Chamber of Commerce.