Loren Rafeson is Director, Growth Equity, based in Toronto. He has close to 15 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance, and has worked and lived in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since joining BDC in 2018, Loren has focused on helping leading Canadian companies scale globally as well as executing ownership transition transactions.
Before joining BDC, Loren was a Principal at VERTU Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, where he evaluated growth equity and buyout investment opportunities. He previously served as Special Assistant to the President at Kerr Industries, where he worked several strategic and operational initiatives. Before that, he worked at Spectrum Capital Partners, a Canadian mid-market private investment firm, and BMO Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of Bank of Montreal. Loren began his career at TD Securities.
Loren received a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from INSEAD. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder. Loren currently serves on the boards of Firmex, InvestorCOM, and Rx Drug Mart.