"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gilles A. Trahan
As Chairman, President & CEO Mr. Trahan brings a wealth of experience in public markets, capital formation and business acumen. His experience has primarily evolved around investment banking practices. He was involved in real estate as a developer of commercial properties beginning in 1991, and subsequently owned and operated hotel resorts in the Caribbean. Mr. Trahan has served as President and CEO of Lexton Fuller Corp, an investment Banking firm in Toronto, Canada where his responsibilities included the structuring of corporate financing, mergers, and acquisitions. In 1998 he co-foundedSymphonyTelecom, a Toronto based provider of voice and data services to clients throughout Canada and the USA. Symphony Telecom under his leadership grew from no revenues to over $19 million annually and created a market capitalization of over 500 million in a few short years. Over a 5 year period, ending in 2007, he had served in senior officer positions including President and CEO of Geneva Bancorp Inc., an international financial consulting and investment banking company. During his years at Geneva Bancorp, Mr. Trahan advised numerous private and public companies on strategic acquisitions and financing, and assisted numerous client-companies in expanding their shareholder base.
Ass a turn around expert he was brought in to save Atlantic Wind & Solar in 2011 which was loosing millions annually with no sales . As the interim President he within the year brought in millions in sales and profitably delivered triple digit growth over the next few years. Under his leadership the company recorded over $15 million in sales with earnings in excess of $3 million.
Mr. Trahan’s extensive contact base spans the globe both personally and institutionally. He fulfils a comprehensive, hands-on role in the direction and corporate governance of Hummingbird Capital. His depth of experience in business development, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions in the public company arena are expected to prove invaluable to Hummingbird clients as they progress towards corporate goals of sustained growth and enhancement of shareholder value.