Stéphane Gonthier is Chief Executive Officer of GardaWorld’s cash services business. Under his leadership, GardaWorld today offers a strong currency supply chain, secure logistics and cash business solutions platform in North America with the intention to grow internationally.
Stéphane has a proven executive management track record with over 20 years of experience achieving operations excellence and strategic growth in the retail industry. Prior to joining GardaWorld, he served as President and CEO of 99 Cents Only Stores Inc., a leading operator of extreme value retail stores on the West Coast and in the Southwestern United States with close to $2 billion in annual revenues. He was responsible for company oversight while working with the Executive Team to develop, transform, direct and implement new business growth strategies.
Previously, Stéphane was Chief Operating Officer of Dollarama Inc., Canada’s largest price-point chain with $2 billion in annual revenues. In his role, he deployed managerial and operational capabilities in addition to implementing margin optimization strategies and simultaneously driving business results and customer satisfaction.
Earlier in his career, Stéphane held numerous senior executive positions within Couche-Tard, one of the world’s largest convenience store chains with $39 billion in annual revenues. As Senior Vice President, Eastern North America, he directed four divisions, representing over 2,600 stores, approximately half the company’s total footprint.
Stéphane holds an LL.B. in Civil Law from the University of Montreal and an MBA from the University of Sherbrooke. He is a member of the Quebec Bar Association. Actively involved in the business community, he is board member of public and private companies and sits on multiple advisory boards.