At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based Director operating in the Finance space. If you think a Director is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Director of Victory Square
Peter Smyrniotis is a director of Victory Square Technologies and CEO of Vancouver based Blockchain Assembly, a Victory Square Technologies portfolio company. Peter is an entrepreneur, investor and consultant, and has over 25 years experience in the technology industry, having developed skills, competencies and expertise in a number of areas and industries, both private and public. These include blockchain technologies and services, enterprise software & hardware, security, gaming, payment processing, e-commerce, business development, strategic sales, channel & partnership, cloud brokerages, and augmented reality. Further Peter is actively involved in the technology sector, advising companies on sustainable growth and scaling commercialization activities.
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About Turnium Technology Group Inc., Victory Square: Victory Square creates, funds, and executes on ideas in sports, health, and entertainment.
Director of Technology of InvestX Capital
Ryan Ternier is the Director of Technology at InvestX Capital.
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About InvestX Capital: InvestX is the private equity marketplace for registered dealers to provide access to retail accredited investors.
Founder & Director of Development of RURALTY International
Kalin has more that 20 years experience with scaling businesses into new markets. The big move in recent years is the convergence of real estate tech and fintech. Our major play is the undervalued real estate outside of the major cities. Our brand and platform is RURALTY.com
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About ActionTax.ca, RURALTY International, Virtly, WebShowing: Real Estate Tech, PropTech, Fintech.
Director of Cosigned
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About : Non-recourse, secured small business acquisition loans for new high school graduates.
Director, Business Member Relationships of Vancity
Mike has over twenty five years of experience in the financial services industry with Vancity Credit Union. He has spent the majority of that time in various leadership roles throughout the organization. Mike is currently VP of Community Business and Investment at Vancity. Over his career, Mike has been appointed to large scale projects relating to IT and operational efficiency. He has experience leading others in retail and business lending and has been involved in the Surrey community over the past several years. Mike is a longtime Richmond resident who is involved in local community events. He is the Chair of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation board and supports the Seafair Minor Hockey Association and other events in his hometown. Mike’s contributions to KPU and other community-based organizations are driven by his commitment to actively enriching the communities in which he works and resides.
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About Vancity: Vancity is one of Canada’s largest credit unions, with $17.1 billion in assets, more than 492,000 members and 57 branches throughout Metro
Director for Western Canada of Espresso Capital
Caterina brings over ten years experience in international business development and finance. Caterina joined Espresso Capital from BMO Bank of Montreal where she held the role of Director, Technology and Innovation, leading the bank’s tech program in Vancouver including market development and financing. Caterina was BMO’s regional representative for the Deloitte Technology Fast50 program and selection committee. Before BMO, Caterina completed an MBA at the University of British Columbia and held the position of International Business Development Manager at Trade and Invest BC with a focus on Europe, India, and the Americas. In that role, she worked with companies on their export development and foreign investment attraction strategies in addition to being the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Liaison Officer for British Columbia.
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About Espresso Capital: Espresso Capital offers lines of credit and term loans to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Director of Design of WealthBar
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About WealthBar: Online Financial Advice for Canadians
Marketing Director of My Canada Payday
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About My Canada Payday: Online and storefront payday loans and cheque cashing.