CF Montreal have announced former player Gabriel Gervais as their president and CEO.
Gervais replaces former club president and CEO Kevin Gilmore, who stepped down from his role in November 2021 but remains a consultant for the team.
"We are very proud and excited to have Gabriel back in our organization," CFM owner Joey Saputo said in a release.
“A key figure in the team's history, he will bring to the table his on-field and off-field experience, his leadership skills and his great passion for soccer and for the club.”
Gervais originally played for the club during their Montréal Impact days from 2002 to 2008, earning USL Division 1 Defender of the Year three times. He was also named in the USL Division 1 All-League First Team for six consecutive years from 2002 to 2007.
Upon retiring, he worked himself up to become a partner in the Montréal office of Deloitte, and served as a commentator and soccer analyst for Radio-Canada television from 2009 to 2014.
"During the selection process, we met several extremely competent and qualified candidates, but Gabriel stood out, among other things, for his humility, his values, his hands-on approach, and his ‘team first’ mentality,” Saputo added.
“He will certainly contribute to the continued development of the organization and build success in the years to come.”
CF Montreal joined Major League Soccer in 2012 and have since won the Canadian Championship five times. Wilfried Nancy currently leads the team as head coach.