Meril Rivard

Director at Pavilion Financial Corporation

Mr. Rivard is an independent director on Pavilion’s board. An entrepreneur, Mr. Rivard founded Ultracuts, a hair salon services company, in 1982. Today, there are over 50 corporately owned Ultracuts locations across Western Canada and in North Dakota. At the age of 18, Mr. Rivard purchased his first apartment building and has since grown the Rivard Group’s real estate holdings to over 2,000 units in Canada with additional units in the United States. In 2008, he expanded the Rivard Group’s holdings with the acquisition of Dawson Properties, the largest private real estate apartment complex firm in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Other business ventures include involvement in the hospitality industry in both Canada and the United States. In 1989, Mr. Rivard was presented with the Young Entrepreneur Award – Manitoba by the Federal Business Development Bank.