Catherine Herard was born in Montreal, QC (Canada) in 1984 and lived there until the age of 9, when she moved to Orlando, FL (USA). There she remained and attended private schools until the age of 19, when she moved back to Montreal to attend college.
Since then, Ms Herard has acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Business (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Finance and a major in Economics. She acquired her degree at Bishops University's Williams School of Business, located in Sherbrooke, QC. The Williams School of Business (WSB) has received Network of International Business Schools accreditation, which recognizes that the WSB's Business Programs meet the association's high standards of internationalization of programs. The School ofers high-quality unidergraduate business education. Bishops University stands 6th among Canadian Top Undergraduate Universities.
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While at Williams Schools of Business, Ms Herard was twice awarded a Foundation Scholarship and graduated with Distinction from Bishops University.
Following this, Ms Herard was accepted into into Concordia University's John Molson School of Business in its MBA (Master's in Business Administration) program. The John Molson School of Business is the sole such educational institution in Quebec to be included in a ranking of the world's top 100 business schools; it is ranked 42nd internationally, according to the 2011-12 biennial survey published by the Aspen Institute. The John Molson School of Business MBA has been ranked second in Canada.
While at John Molson School of Business, Ms Herard became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to recognize academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines. Golden Key currently has over 400 chapters at colleges and universities in 8 countries. Membership is by invitation only to the top 15% of college/university 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students and top performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on the criteria of their academic achievements.
Ms Herard has obtained her Bloomberg certification. Bloomberg is the industry standard for coverage of financial information and economic data around the world.
Ms Herard is currently working on obtaining her CFA degree (Chartered Financial Analyst) and is registered for the December 2012 exam.
She currently works for Capital Corp Merchant Banking as a Junior Risk Analyst, reading and analyzing Business Plans, Executive Summaries and other documentation, and providing Executives with initial analyses and recommendations.