Management Team

Mike Taggart, BBA


Mike has overseen a vast range of civil engineering projects in his 23 years at Taggart Construction Limited. He brings proven strategic direction and executive management skills to his role as president, along with experience as an estimator and project manager. Mike is a senior partner at the Taggart Group of Companies. He holds a degree in business administration from St. Francis Xavier University.

President 2006 - 2007

Director 2002 - 2008

Pierre Bergeron, CPA, CA

CEO & CFO, Taggart Group of Companies

In his dual role as CEO and Chief Financial Officer, Pierre Bergeron has guided the Taggart Group of Companies through significant operational growth in Ottawa and Kingston. He has served as CFO for 23 years and CEO since 2013, combining keen oversight, financial acumen and skillful operations management. Pierre came to Taggart after 10 years at KPMG. He is a graduate of Carleton University.

Jeff Mulcock, GSC

Vice-President of Operations

Jeff has worn many hats in his 30 years at Taggart Construction Limited. He’s worked in operations, served as an estimator and managed countless projects. As vice-president of operations, he is responsible for overall construction management and resource coordination. Jeff is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Mechanical System Technology program.

Director 2000 - 2005

Director 2012 - Present

President 2000 - 2001

Director 1998 - 2004

H&S Committee Chairman 2015 - 2017

VPM Committee Chairman 2016 - 2018

Liason Committee Member Present

Doug Haight, GSC

Vice-President of Construction

Doug has spent all of his 39-year career at Taggart Construction Limited, joining directly from St. Lawrence College with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. With deep project estimation and management experience and a record of successful civil engineering projects, Doug handles construction management and resource coordination for Taggart Construction’s Kingston division.

President 2007

Director 1999 - 2008

President 1997

Director 1990 - 1999

Wade Clouthier

Director - Engineering & Construction

Wade recently joined Taggart Construction and brings over 35 years of experience in  different roles with consultants, contractors, and municipalities. He has worked on the design, operations, and administrative sides of various types of civil construction contracts such as sewer, water, road, and environmental. This breadth of experience enables him to bring effective solutions to many construction challenges. He graduated from the University of Ottawa, and has assisted for many years in the local construction associations.

President 2013 - 2014

Director 2009- Present

Health and Safety Committee Chairman 2015 - 2017

VPM Committee Chairman 2016 – 2018

Liaison Committee Member Present

Marty White, P. Eng

Director of Estimating

Marty joined Taggart Construction Limited as a junior estimator in 1999. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in heavy civil construction to the role as Director of Estimating, built on the foundation of a civil engineering education at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

President 2012

Board Member 2008 - 2015

Rob Wallace, GSC

Director of Construction Workforce Planning

Nearly 40 years in a variety of heavy civil construction roles gives Rob the expertise to direct construction support services at Taggart Construction Limited. He holds a civil engineering diploma from St. Lawrence College and has a passion for labour relations and health and safety.

Director 2016 - 2017

Karen Blanchard, CPA, CA

Director of Finance

Karen joined Taggart Construction and Doran Contractors in 2014. She brings more than 29 years of experience to the position, accumulated during her time at industry leading firms including KPMG, Gowlings LLP and McLarty & Co. Karen holds a degree in commerce from Carleton University.

Valérie Bellemare, MBA, CHRL

Director, Human Resources, Taggart Group of Companies

With an executive MBA from Queen’s University and broad human resources management experience, Valérie brings a high standard of excellence to her work. Her role spans core human resources functions at Taggart Construction, Tamarack Homes, Taggart Realty Management and Doran Contractors, including recruitment and selection, performance measurement and evaluation, payroll and benefits administration, policy and program development, and labour-management relations.

Ivo Mokros

Chief Information Officer, Taggart Group of Companies

With more than 25 years of experience in IT management and architecture, Ivo has been part of the Taggart team since 2013. He has previously held senior positions at the Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian Blood Services and holds a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from Algonquin College.

Alexandra Taggart, BAH, LLB

General Counsel, Taggart Group of Companies

Alex provides legal advice on matters of labour and employment, privacy, corporate, leasing, real estate and construction. She joined Taggart Group of Companies in 2014, having spent eight years as an associate at multinational law firm Gowling WLG. Alex is a graduate of Carleton University’s common law program. She was called to the bar in 2006.