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Marcus Dagenais

President, Canada

Marcus has 20+ years experience in the acquiring and processing side of the payments industry, particularly within card-not-present (CNP), Payment Facilitator, and integrated software (ISV & SaaS) focused verticals such as business to business, property management, education, financing, and other emerging categories. As the head of Payroc in Canada, Marcus has P&L responsibility for the country as well as the development of new ISV & reseller channel partnerships, key enterprise merchant relationships, and M&A origination activity.


Leading up to the late 2019 four-way merger that created the foundation for the new Payroc, Marcus successfully piloted his business unit through 4 changes of control; Caledon’s exit to BluePay Processing in 2014; BluePay’s acquisition by First Data Corporation in 2017; First Data’s merger with Fiserv Inc. (FISV: NASDAQ) in 2019; and, most recently, he led a management buyout of the BluePay Canada assets sponsored by Parthenon Capital. Over this same period, the business unit originally known as Caledon grew both its earnings and enterprise valuation by more than 300%. Marcus is a member of YPO Maple Leaf in Ontario, a member of the ETA’s Payment Facilitator & ISV Committee, and a founding member of the Paytechs of Canada Association.

Charitable causes he currently supports include the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children as well as the more local Oakville Hospital Foundation. Marcus lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada with his wife Lesley and their 3 young children. In addition to his family & business, Marcus embraces a lifelong addiction for alpine skiing, mountain biking, golf, and road cycling. His only claim to fame is he, along with 7 teammates and 16 crew members, continue to hold the Canadian speed record for the infamous annual Race Across America (RAAM); a 3000-mile non-stop open road cycling race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.