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2017 Speakers

Business Transitions Forum Vancouver is happening November 7, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.  BTF will help you learn how to successfully transition or exit any business. Hear real-life experiences from other entrepreneurs that have exited and start unlocking the secrets of successful transitions!

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2017 Vancovuer Speakers
Dave Bustos
Dave Bustos
Managing Partner, Fort Capital Corporation
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Axel Christiansen
Axel Christiansen
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Renaissance Mergers & Acquisitions Inc.
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Jim Crooks
Jim Crooks
Managing Director & Partner, Consulting & Deals, PwC
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Janet Davie
Janet Davie
President & CEO, JLD Management Group and Chair, TEC Canada
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Pierre Cléroux
Pierre Cléroux
Vice President Research & Chief Economist, BDC
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Andrew Kemper
Andrew Kemper
Partner, Capital West Partners
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Kristi Miller
Kristi Miller
National Managing Director, First West Capital
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Blair Horn
Blair Horn
Partner, Fasken Martineau
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Jesse Ahuja
Jesse Ahuja
Partner, MEP Business Counsel
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David Allardice
David Allardice
Partner, Miller Titerle & Company
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Melisa Attisha
Melisa Attisha
Executive Vice President and COO at TAG Alliances
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Neil Atchison
Neil Atchison
Principal, Analytica Advisors Inc.
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Michael J. Beninger
Michael J. Beninger
Counsel, Bennett Jones LLP
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Holly Castle
Holly Castle
Director, Tax Planning, BMO Wealth Management
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Deena Chochinov
Deena Chochinov
MEd RCC FEA, Family Enterprise Advisor and Management Consultant, FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR™
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Mike De Pfyffer
Mike De Pfyffer
Former Director, Thunderbird Marine Corp
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David Frost
David Frost
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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Deborah Graystone
Deborah Graystone
Partner, BDO Canada LLP
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Arthur Griffiths
Arthur Griffiths
Former owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment
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Erin Klassen-Parkes
Erin Klassen-Parkes
CFO, Klassen Business Group
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Merv Klassen
Merv Klassen
Senior Partner, Klassen Business Group
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Reg Klassen
Reg Klassen
Senior Partner, Klassen Business Group
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Travis Klassen
Travis Klassen
CEO, Klassen Business Group
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Steve Kleinschmidt
Steve Kleinschmidt
Director, Good Insights Strategy Inc
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Shafeen Mawani
Shafeen Mawani
COO, The Western Investment Company of Canada Ltd.
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Tricia McIver
Tricia McIver
Business & Family Wealth Specialist, Scotia Wealth Management
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Alan Oishi
Alan Oishi
Business Strategist & Facilitator, Alan Oishi Inc.
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Dave Mason
Dave Mason
Director, Senior Private Wealth Manager, UBS Bank (Canada)
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David Simpson
David Simpson
Director, Business Families Centre, Ivey Bus. School, Western University
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Jonathan Piurko
Jonathan Piurko
Co-Founder and CEO, Monarch Bridge Financial Corp.
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Yves Potvin
Yves Potvin
Founder, Gardein and President, Pacific Institute of Culinary Art
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Gary Powroznik
Gary Powroznik
Founder and Managing Director, G-Force Group
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Peter J. Mogan
Peter J. Mogan
Partner, Mogan Daniels Slager LLP
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Matt Price
Matt Price
Managing Director, Growth & Transition Capital, BDC Capital
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David Raffa
David Raffa
President, Valeo Corporate Finance Ltd.
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Doug Ryder
Doug Ryder
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
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Tony Scott
Tony Scott
President, Platinum Pro-Claim
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Andrea Shaw
Andrea Shaw
Founder & Managing Partner, TTG Canada
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Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith
Owner & President, Smithrite Disposal Ltd.
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Donald M. Spence
Donald M. Spence
Managing Partner, SVG Capital Group
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John Stout
John Stout
Co-Founder, President and Head of Sales, SNAP Financial Group
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Andrew Strang
Andrew Strang
Co-Founder & CEO, FlyOver Canada/ FlyOver America
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Derek Strong
Derek Strong
Regional Director, Roynat Capital
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Richard Swann
Richard Swann
Founder and President, LOKI Systems Inc.
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Ken Tarry
Ken Tarry
Partner, Sequeira Partners Inc.
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Kari Yuers
Kari Yuers
President & CEO, Kryton International Inc.
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