Our Management Team

Hervé Amar

Hervé Amar
President of Ayming

Hervé AMAR (1969) holds a diploma in Business Management and Analysis. Formerly the Director General of F-Initiatives, he became Director of Innovation Funding at Ayming in 2001. He was named Director General in 2008, before becoming President of Ayming in January 2014.


North American Leadership Team

Glenn Kerrick
Managing Partner - North America

Glenn has over 25 years of experience helping companies grow on a global basis within the context of rapidly changing markets and quickly evolving technical and business environments. Prior to joining Ayming in October 2012, Glenn held senior leadership positions with a number of leading companies including Accenture, Emergis, NSB Group and Avanade. Glenn is passionate about client satisfaction, employee growth and operational excellence. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University and began his career in R&D with Bell-Northern Research.



Harshad Singh
Managing Director - Central Region

Harshad Singh is a results-driven executive with over 15 years’ experience in client management, business development, marketing and strategic partnerships in both local and international markets. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Lakehead University, and has a proven track record in services consulting and project management for manufacturing and IT. Harshad has showcased his Engineering expertise in several national energy and power publications, and is currently part of the leadership team that is driving Ayming’s innovation funding and cost consulting initiatives for the company’s Central region.


Rasaki Temidire
Managing Director - Western Region

Rasaki Temidire joins Ayming in the role of Managing Director for the Western Region after leaving Ernst & Young following eight years as a member of the Business Tax Incentives (BTI) team. As a Senior Manager and IT Lead for Western Canada and US, Rasaki oversaw sales, delivery, and management of SR&ED and US R&D tax credit engagements for large corporation accounts. Prior to joining EY, Rasaki gained 13 years of tech industry experience in various roles including software designer, new product integration engineer, sales engineer, and business intelligence support consultant. Rasaki holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Engineering) degree from the University of Waterloo.


Laurence Jacob
Director - Operations & HR Performance

Laurence holds a Bachelor in Applied Science (Food) and an MBA from Laval University. With 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries, she is passionate about client satisfaction, clear processes and quantifiable results. Laurence joined Ayming as a consultant in 2008, where before becoming Director of Operations, she held different management positions in the Innovation division. Prior to joining Ayming, she worked as an R&D Manager in the Food Industry.


Laslo Cesar
Director - Finance & Innovation Performance

Laslo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Technology Management, with a specialization in IT and Finance. He joined Ayming France in 2006 as an innovation funding expert, where he helped clients obtain more than 50 M€ of financing, in addition to developing Ayming’s Czech and Hungarian subsidiaries. Upon transferring to Ayming North America, he assumed several key roles within the company leading up to his appointment as Director of Finance & Innovation Performance. Laslo is currently responsible for developing and implementing the Finance & Innovation business line strategy.


Melanie Tabet
Director - Marketing

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. She has over 15 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, press relations, branding, advertising, events, lead generation, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Ayming, Melanie spent over a decade in the retail software industry, publishing several articles on the importance and impact of client relationship management. As Ayming’s Marketing Director and a member of its leadership team, she is responsible for marketing, communications, brand management, and strategic business development across North America.