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Board of Directors
Our People

Board of Directors

Leadership that drives innovation and growth.

Our directors have a combined wealth of leadership experience derived from extensive service guiding and growing organizations domestically and internationally. They collectively have substantive knowledge and skills applicable to private capital and beyond.

Peter Dowse CVCA Chair (20192020)

Peter Dowse (Partner, Ironbridge Equity Partners) has since been appointed the CVCA chair for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. Dowse says he’s excited and looking forward to helping the organization highlight and advance the contribution the venture capital and private equity sector bring to the broader Canadian economy.

Officers

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Hans Knapp
Vice-Chair & Board Member
Partner@ Yaletown Partners Inc.
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John Loh
Treasurer & Board Member
Partner Capital Markets@ Birch Hill Equity Partners
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Gary Solway
Secretary
Managing Partner, Technology, Media & Entertainment Group@ Bennett Jones LLP

Vice Presidents

Joceclyn Blanchet
Jocelyn Blanchet
Partner and the National Leader for KPMG’s M&A Tax Practice@ KPMG LLP
Wally Hunter
Wally Hunter
Managing Director@ EnerTech Capital
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Jean-François Routhier
Senior Partner@ Novacap
Mark Usher
Mark Usher
Vice President & Past Chair@ CIBC Innovation Banking

Directors

Marc Andre Binette new 2020
Marc-André Binette
Deputy Head of Investment@ Fondaction
Sam Blaichman
Sam Blaichman
Managing Director@ CPP Investments
Magaly Charboneau new 2020
Magaly Charbonneau
Partner@ inovia
Bryan Chew
Bryan Chew
Senior Vice President@ Brookfield Asset Management
Eric Clark
Eric Clark
Board Member@ PFM Capital
Rob Connoly
Rob Connoly
Chief Financial Officer@ Westcap Mgt. Ltd.
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Caroline Côté
Managing Director, Funds, Private Markets, Québec and International Venture Capital@ Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Steve Faraone
Steve Faraone
Managing Partner@ Peloton Capital Management
Ryan Giles
Ryan Giles
Managing Director@ TriWest Capital Partners
Matt Golden
Matt Golden
Founder and Managing Partner@ Golden Ventures
Daniel Hinse
Daniel Hinse
Vice-President, Investments — Entertainment and Consumer Goods@ Fonds de solidarité (FTQ)
Jackie Jenuth
Jacki Jenuth
Partner@ Lumira Ventures
Kent Kirkpatrick
Kent Kirkpatrick
Co-Head of Private Equity@ Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund
Brian Kobus
Brian Kobus
Partner@ OMERS Ventures
Matthew Leibowitz
Matthew Leibowitz
General Partner@ Plaza Ventures
Steve Leightell
Steve Leightell
Partner@ Georgian Partners
Scott Macdonald
Scott MacDonald
Board Member@ McRock Capital
Jeff Markusson new 2020
Jeff Markusson
Managing Director@ Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Lidija Marusic new 2020
Lidia Marusic
Investment Manager, Life Sciences@ Innovacorp
Tracey Mc Vicar
Tracey McVicar
Partner@ CAI Capital Partners
Lisa Melchior new 2020
Lisa Melchior
Founder & Managing Partner@ VERTU Capital
Rich Osborn
Rich Osborn
Managing Partner@ Telus Ventures
Thomas Park new 2020
Thomas Park
Vice-President, Operations & Strategy@ BDC
Senia Rapisarda
Senia Rapisarda
Managing Director@ HarbourVest Partners
Lauren Robinson new 2020
Lauren Robinson
Partner@ Highline BETA
Rachel Skelton new 2020
Rachel Skelton
Partner@ Torquest
John Stokes
John Stokes
Partner@ Real Ventures
Jonathan Stone
Jonathan Stone
Board Member@ InstarAGF Asset Management
Suganya Tharmalingam
Suganya Tharmalingam
CFO and Managing Director@ Kensington Capital Partners
Jeannette Wiltse
Jeannette Wiltse
Board Member@ Relay Ventures