The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry.
We are focused on broadening industry awareness through market research and networking opportunities so that our members can make the best decisions for their investments. We also advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.
The CVCA works alongside its members (private and public sector firms managing the vast majority of venture capital and private equity in Canada) to improve the industry and drive innovation and growth.
Chair: Dave Mullen, Highland West Capital Ltd.
Vice-Chair: Whitney Rockley, McRock Capital
Vice-Chair: Mark Usher, Wellington Financial LP
Past Chair: Peter van der Velden, Lumira Capital
Treasurer: Pierre Schuurmans, Birch Hill Equity Partners
Secretary: Gary Solway, Bennett Jones LLP
Jocelyn Blanchet, KPMG LLP
Rob Connoly, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.
Rob Barbara, Build Ventures
Tom Birch, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Cheryl Brandon, Waterton Global Resource Management
Joseph Catalfamo, Partner of Whitecap Venture Partners
Ching-Yen Chen, InstarAGF Asset Management
Paul Day, Export Development Canada
Alain Denis, Fonds de solidarité (FTQ)
Chris Erickson, Pangaea Ventures
Steve Faraone, Teachers’ Private Capital
Aki Georgacacos, Avrio Capital
Ryan Giles, TriWest Capital Partners
Wally Hunter, EnerTech Capital
Edmund Kim, ONCAP
Kent Kirkpatrick, Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund
Hans Knapp, Yaletown Partners Inc.
Steve Leightell, Georgian Partners
Alan Lever, TorQuest Partners
Erik Levy, CPPIB
Jeff Linner, PFM Capital
Geneviève Morin, Fondaction
Rob Normandeau, SeaFort Capital
David Nowak, Brookfield Asset Management
Jérôme Nycz, BDC
Jim Orlando, OMERS Ventures
Marc Paiement, Novacap
Michelle Scarborough, Kensington Capital Partners
Wray Stannard, Roynat Equity Partners
John Stokes, Real Ventures
Kent Thexton, Scale Up Ventures
Rob Wildeman, Parallel49 Equity