Pitch Black Appoints Marie-Hélène Bourduas as Chief People Officer 

BY: Pitch Black | CATEGORIES: News Press

5 December, 2023 – MONTREAL– Pitch Black, the parent company to world-leading visual effects studios FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Hélène Bourduas as Chief People Officer (CPO).

As CPO, Marie-Hélène will be a key partner and advisor to Pitch Black’s CEO, Sébastien Bergeron. As an essential contributor to the overall leadership of Pitch Black, Marie-Hélène will develop and implement human resources strategies that support the company’s overarching objectives. This newly created position forms part of Pitch Black’s strategic mission of operating as a global network of premium visual effects brands that supports clients worldwide.

Marie-Hélène recently served as Senior Director of HR for Coveo, a publicly traded Artificial Intelligence platform with operations and employees in eight countries across the world. A highly accomplished human resources executive, Marie-Hélène has navigated the sector for more than 17 years and has a proven track record of implementing strategic and people focused initiatives that drive business performance and growth. Marie-Hélène has worked in a variety of fast-paced, dynamic businesses, and has executed on every aspect of human resource management. Over the past decade, she has worked in three different countries and developed the ability to effectively collaborate with multinational and multidisciplinary teams.  

“Pitch Black and its collective group of leading visual effects brands is a people business. Talent and creativity are what we offer to our clients, and it is a privilege for me to be part of an organization with such a strong emphasis on talent and people. My focus will be on supporting the leadership team and talented employee base to create a more resilient organization and prepare for future growth,” says Marie-Hélène.

“To adhere to our strategy, we implemented this role to ensure we look after our most valuable asset: our people. Our employees are not only the heart and soul of our organization; they are the engine that drives our creative vision and technological achievements,” says Bergeron.   

“I am very excited to welcome Marie-Hélène to our executive team. Her wealth of experience and knowledge, combined with her people-centric approach makes her the ideal can

didate for the role. I have no doubt that Marie-Hélène will ensure we continue to deliver, and improve on, fostering an inclusive culture; one which emphasizes creativity, agility, collaboration, innovation, and excellence.” 

About the Pitch Black Company
Pitch Black brings together world-leading visual effects studios FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito. The company employs personnel across 13 worldwide studio locations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Atlanta, Montréal, Toronto, Bogotá, Saguenay, Mumbai, Adelaide, Brisbane, Madrid, and Barcelona.

The Pitch Black Company is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm. For more information, visit http://www.pitchblackcompany.com.

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