Laridae Appoints Danielle Rocheleau as New CEO

Founder, Jonathan Bennett, takes on new role

Danielle Rocheleau has been appointed CEO of Laridae Communications Inc. (Laridae). She was previously the firm’s Vice President, Business Development. Ms. Rocheleau takes over from Laridae’s Founder, Jonathan Bennett. Mr. Bennett is staying on at the firm, moving to client facing work as a Senior Associate and helping to ensure a smooth transition.

Since 2012, Laridae has grown significantly from a Peterborough-based communications firm to a full management consulting company, working with non-profits and the public sector across Ontario. In addition to offering consulting services, the Laridae team has launched training initiatives designed to support organizations in management, communications, and governance. This makes sure that the organizations can continue to deliver quality service and build the internal competencies required to be even more effective. Along with growth comes change. Danielle will work with the Laridae team to drive the future growth of the company and the continued delivery of great solutions for organizations across Ontario.

“Laridae does humanly important work, helping non-profit organizations solve some of their toughest problems and supporting them to implement change that lasts,” said Rocheleau, who joined the firm in 2016. Prior to consulting, she held executive roles with the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) and Peterborough & Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED). “I’m looking forward to this leadership opportunity and to supporting Laridae’s team of consultants deliver great results for our clients in the coming years.”

For his part, Bennett said he is looking forward to getting back to leading more client-facing projects, like leading strategic planning. “Laridae has grown so much over the past eight years, and we are well-poised to offer even more to our clients. Danielle Rocheleau is a proven leader, beloved by clients, and I can’t wait to see where she takes Laridae’s consulting practice and training programs in the years ahead.”

Laridae is a privately held management consulting firm based in Peterborough, ON with a mission to solve the non-profit and public sector’s toughest challenges; help leaders implement change that lasts; and support organizational resiliency and sustainability so our clients can soar. Laridae became a certified B Corp in early 2018. Laridae works only with non-profit organizations, including charities, public sector agencies, and associations. To date it has over 150 clients across Ontario and Canada.

For more information on Laridae, and bios of Ms. Rocheleau and Mr. Bennett, please visit our team page.