Our People

Our People

We are committed to fostering a positive and productive work environment, with the tools and support that set everyone up for success.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors represents a diverse background in venture capital and private equity, providing our organization with a broad perspective on the Canadian investment landscape.


CVCA committees, comprised of our diverse members, help guide our initiatives and graciously contribute to our programming and services. We welcome participation, so if you would like to get involved in a Committee, please get in touch with us.

The CVCA Team

Committed to serving our members and the innovation and growth ecosystem.

The CVCA team supports Canadian private capital organizations as they perform their vital role in energizing the economy and helping communities thrive.

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Furlong

A dynamic leader with strong political acumen, Kim offers a unique combination of government, corporate, and trade association experience. As CEO of CVCA, she is the spokesperson for Canadian Private Capital and advocates for the best investment policy environment. Kim has been in this role for three years and prior to joining CVCA, she spent a decade working for Amgen, a Californian biotech multinational. Kim is a native of Quebec, having grown up on the Gaspe coast. She now lives in Toronto with her husband Howie and her twin boys, commonly known as the peanuts. Kim is an avid cook, having grown up in the restaurant business. She loves great wine and is most happy riding her road bike on the back roads of Prince Edward County.

Read more about Kim Furlong here

The Team

Elaine Bedell

Chief Of Staff

Adriana Vega

VP, Government Affairs

Jon Jackson

Director, Communications

David Kornacki

Director, Data & Product

Stéphane Hetherington

Director Of Development And Member Engagement

Monica Ambelez

International Strategy Lead

Stephanie Lewis

Events Manager

Sara Bentham

Director, Programs

Izadella Sta Romana

Marketing & Brand Specialist

Rui Juan Li

Membership Coordinator

Larysa Pyaskina

Executive Assistant

Ankush Mittal

Research Analyst

Megan Price

Program Coordinator

Danielle Diolanda

Graphic Design Intern