Former Sun Life Executive, Diane Lafontaine, to Lead the Expansion of Rise People in Quebec

Vancouver, BC - May 14, 2019 - Rise People Inc. (“Rise”), a leading digital HR, payroll and group benefits platform, announced today the appointment of Diane Lafontaine as Chief Quebec Officer of Rise, effective May 27th. Diane brings an impressive business background with over 25 years of experience with organizations like CBC/Radio-Canada, The Canadian Space Agency, and Sun Life for the last 8 years.

Diane will lead the expansion of Rise in Quebec, building key partnerships and delivering tailored solutions to market. “The growth and development of Quebec is crucial to our strategy. We recognize the unique needs of employers and employees in this market and we are thrilled to have Diane join our leadership team to ensure our Clients’ and partners’ success here. Diane’s business background and diverse experience in the group benefits and retirement savings space coupled with our one-of-a-kind, fully-integrated people management platform will ensure we offer a first-class digital experience to Quebec businesses,” said Faiz Abdulla, founder and CEO at Rise People.

Last October, Rise and Sun life entered into a strategic relationship in order to drive greater value for employees and employers. “Diane has been instrumental in helping Sun Life gain traction and drive results for Clients in the Quebec market. We look forward to growing our relationship with Rise, wish Diane all the best in her new role and are keen to collaborate with her,” Sun Life’s Quebec President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Dumas, added.

“Rise is all about putting people at the heart of people management. Day in and day out, their passion is to make it easy for HR professionals and business owners to take care of what they value the most, their people. The platform is built for today’s workforce needs; mobile, intuitive and simple. I am very excited to join such an innovative organization and look forward to bringing Rise digital solutions to businesses across Quebec,” shared Diane Lafontaine, Chief Quebec Officer for Rise.

About Rise People

Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by thousands of employers across Canada. Rise is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada. For more information, visit and schedule a demo to see how Rise can give you more choice, convenience, and savings.

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