Speaker Frederick Lavoie

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Founder and COO
Frederick Lavoie

enabling them to gain insight about their customers, and make better risk decisions. Prior to launching Flinks, Fred has cofounded and operated a direct-to-consumer online lending platform that competed against pay day lenders with lower interest rates, which he brought from 0 to 12M in annual revenues between June 2013 and November 2016. 

Frédérick is a frequent speaker at technology and data events, including recent appearances at Payment Summit, FINTEQC 2019, Group FinTech from the Autorité des marchés financiers, and OSFI Risk Seminar as a keynote speaker.

Outside the world of technology, Frédérick enjoys running and is a proud Boston Marathon qualifier (though he never ran Boston), and runs ultra marathons. He is currently an active infantry officer at Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, a Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve unit. Throughout his 9 years of service in the military, Frédérick has lead hundreds of military men and women, from subunits of sizes ranging from 30 to 120 individuals. He was deployed twice on domestic operations, once in 2011, and once in 2017. Past military accomplishments include winning the “top candidate award” in 6 consecutive career courses, including the notoriously difficult Dismounted Infantry Platoon Commander’s course.


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