Marcel Fontin

Chief Operating Officer of Simact, Inc.

As COO, joined Simact last July to help with the revitalization of the company, and realization of several ongoing investment projects in Haiti. Simact is a socially conscious group of investors from the diaspora in real estate, agriculture, commerce and tourism in Haiti, to help create sustainable jobs and impact positively the quality of life for Haitians in the homeland.

Platinum Key Real Estate Services. Licensed Agent. 2017 – present.

Advising major commercial clients with their real estate investments throughout the State of Florida.

MF Financial Advisors, Inc. CEO. 2014-2016

Advised SME on matters related to business reorganization, growth development and proper financial management.

Banque de l’Union Haïtienne, S.A. Chairman and CEO. 2008-2013.

Presided over the complete reorganization and recapitalization of the bank. Lead BUH back to profitability and financial stability. Founded in 1973, BUH is among the major commercial banks serving the population with its banking and financing needs in Haiti and has amply realized full recapitalization, with a continuing reorganization plan for further progress. The bank today is expanding and, profitably” serving all the provinces in Haiti. Served on the Board of Directors from 2013-14 and on transition committee, facilitating a smooth transition with the new management team.

MF Financial Consultants, Inc. CEO. 2005-2008.

Created and managed own financial consulting firm in South Florida, providing professional consultations to local Businesses. Areas of focus: Business reorganization, management training, Sales strategy formulation and implementation. Member of OPIC loan development team and provided available financing consultation to new investors in the USA seeking to invest in any of the Member Countries doing business with the Office of Private Investment Corporation in DC.

Natbank, N.A. Vice President Business Development & Community Relations. 1994-2005.

Joined Natbank (National Bank of Canada) in 1994, a brand new bank in Florida with the mission to provide banking services to the Canadian snowbirds and major commercial clients coming from Canada. Participated actively in the creation of the bank and coordinated its development strategies, leading to significant growth between 1994-2005. Served as CRA Chief Officer, connecting Natbank to all of the local communities in Southern Florida. Under my leadership, Natbank received in 2004, “Outstanding Performance Rating” from the Federal Government, for having served the various local communities well with their banking and financing needs.

Other positions held in Miami & New York from 1981-1992.
Bankers Trust Company. Sr. Loan Processor
Republic Nat’l. Bank of NY. Asst. Treasurer
SafraBank. Assistant Treasurer/Loans
Barnett Bank. Sr. Residential Loan Advisor.
Southshore Community Bank. Vice President Commercial Loan.

Served on Executive Boards of the following Community organizations in Florida:

Haitian American Democratic Club
Haitian American Historical Society
Haitian Network Connection
Haitian Task Force of Miami
Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Business Development Advisory Board of the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Sickle Cells Disease Association of Haiti (Founding Member).

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