Brian McManus was a partner at Cafa Financial Corporation, a private investment bank headquartered in Montreal, until June 2021. Prior to joining Cafa in 2020, Mr. McManus spent over 18 years as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Stella-Jones Inc., a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products.
Mr. McManus is a member of the Board of Directors of CSL Group Inc. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Metro Inc. and is a member of its Audit Committee.
Mr. McManus holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Mr. Anthony Pagano was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in May 2021. Before joining Uni-Select, Mr. Pagano was the CFO of Terrapure Environmental Ltd., a Canadian provider of innovative, cost effective environmental service and recycling solutions. Prior to that, he occupied a variety of senior positions at Restaurant Brands International including serving as President, Burger King, Asia Pacific and Head of Finance and Retail at Tim Hortons. Previously, he occupied increasingly senior finance and operations roles at Dollarama L.P. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets. Additionally, he sits on the Board of MDA, Canada’s largest space-technology developer and manufacturer. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical from McGill University and is a CFA charter holder.
Max Rogan was appointed to the position of Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in August 2021. Max is a seasoned legal professional with extensive experience in building teams and in mergers and acquisitions, international corporate structures, governance and compliance. Before joining Uni-Select, Mr. Rogan was Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Deputy Corporate Secretary at CGI, the multinational information technology consulting company. Prior to that, he worked in a senior legal position at WSP Global, where he played a key role in merger and acquisition and financing projects, and as a partner in the corporate department of a leading Canadian law firm.
Mr. Rogan is a member of the Quebec bar since 2004 and holds law degrees and an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Ms. Emilie Gaudet was appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group, on July 1st, 2021. In the last few years at Uni-Select, Emilie has held multiple roles such as Chief Financial Officer at FinishMaster in the US, Vice-President, Corporate Finance, Uni-Select Inc., and has been acting as interim Chief Financial Officer – Canadian Automotive Group (CAG). Earlier in her career, she demonstrated leadership in a variety of roles in Finance working in different environments from Telecommunication to Aerospace, in some of the largest companies in their industry, such as Cogeco Câble, Fido (Microcell) and CAE Inc.
Emilie is a dynamic leader who has developed an in-depth knowledge of our organization and an understanding of organizational transformations through her collaboration with several departments and her accomplishments. In addition, she has gained experience in several major structuring projects and has worked with the Business Families Foundation. Emilie holds a degree in Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from Lisbon MBA.
Joseph McCorry is a seasoned executive who brings more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry serving global aftermarket customers. He was most recently a board member, General Manager and Vice President, Global Business Unit, leading the OES business and strategic development of ZF AG, a global supplier of systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. He previously served as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Vice President, ZF Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, where he led units from the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific. Mr. McCorry holds an MBA from the University of Buffalo and is an alumnus of Stanford University after completing his SEP (Senior Executive Program).