About us 

Jonathan Légaré, CFE

Managing Partner

Jonathan Légaré, VIDOCQ’s founder, is a recognized expert in intelligence and financial crime. Besides leading the firm and guiding its development since its inception, Jonathan offers clients his expertise in planning and executing complex investigations of cases involving financial crime, cyber investigations, infiltration of organized crime into the legal economy and money laundering. A practitioner at heart, Jonathan has a reputation for being a results-driven professional. Before founding VIDOCQ, Jonathan had already gained renown for his unique skill in intelligence gathering and analysis, as well as in the investigation of securities fraud, corruption, financial fraud, collusion and infiltration of organized crime into the legal economy.

Jonathan started in the private sector after a successful career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, where he was a member of the specialized financial and organized crime investigation units, and with the Charbonneau Commission, where he was a team leader with an outstanding group of investigators. Throughout his career in the public and private sectors, Jonathan has worked on files involving high-profile targets from a variety of backgrounds, from publicly traded companies to business leaders and public office holders, from blue-collar workers to career organized criminals. Jonathan is often called on as an expert by the media and at conferences.

Jonathan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and Police Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Criminological Analysis. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a title awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Jonathan is a former member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International Canada and former Vice-President of the Montreal Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Jonathan was also a member of Transparency International Canada’s beneficial ownership expert group.

A team of experts

We coordinate a team of analysts and investigators, employed by the firm after being meticulously selected. The exceptional competence and experience of our employees are our greatest asset and allow us to deliver the best possible service to our clients.