Our Team

Who We Are

We are a team of entrepreneurs, investors, R&D tax credits and government funding experts who understand the critical role a robust financial and cash flow strategy plays in growing a successful enterprise.

R. Stewart Thompson

MANAGING PARTNER

Founder and CEO of Valhalla Angels, Canada’s most active angel network with five chapters and investments of $59M in 220 companies to date.

2018 National Angel Capital Organization Angel Investor of the Year and 2014 Startup Canada Angel of the Year.

Sits on six boards and has made 55 investments as an angel. Founded Alberta SuperNet & Khyber Pass Entertainment.

For me it's about ensuring brilliant entrepreneurs have the financing options they need to transform ideas into reality.

Jason David Neale

managing partner

Deloitte Fast 50 Top 10 CEO (2010). E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (2009).

Has raised $150 million in equity, debt, and government financing over the course of his career.

NRC Leaders in Innovation Winner (2009). Successfully led seven exits and seven turnarounds. PhD (Essex, UK), MBA (Columbia, US), MBA (London Business School, UK).

I strive daily to ensure our team, clients, and investors are at the top of their respective leagues.

Kiran Khuber

fund administrator

15+ years working primarily with start-ups in the Private Equity space, in a Fund Administration/Investor Relations role and is qualified as an Exempt Market Professional (EMP) certified by The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFSE). Prior thereto Kiran was with CIBC and the Royal Bank of Canada.

I am passionate about creating a top shelf client experience for both internal and external stakeholders

Lynne Croker

head investor relations

20 + years of experience in both Private and Public Sector Management, qualified as an Exempt Market Professional (EMP) certified by The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFSE). Studying for the Officers, Partners and Directors (OPD) Exam which is a regulatory requirement in National Instrument 31-103 for Chief Compliance Offers, EMDs, Portfolio Managers and Investment Fund Managers. Recognized for driving continuous improvement into strategic programs focused on social and economic regional growth development.

Every day brings a new adventure or challenge, and I love being part of the solution.

Mandy Chui

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

More than 5 years experience as Executive Assistant from Walton Global Investments in Calgary, and more than 9 years experience as Senior Secretary with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. She also brings Mandarin and Cantonese languages to the team.

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.

Megan Sutherland

communications manager

12+ years of experience in project and program coordination, administration, evaluation, and communications.
BA Applied Psych (Concordia U of E), Cert. Marketing and Strategic Communications (MRU).
Meg enjoys building great corporate culture, supporting high-performance teams, and getting outdoors on the weekends.

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.

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Sarah Livingstone

Business Development EXECUTIVE

4 years Business Development and Marketing experience for Canada’s Largest Foodservice broker representing over 20 leading Canadian Manufacturers.

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.

Stephanie Du

CONTROLLER

CPA, CGA with more than 15 years of diverse experience in Finance and Accounting working with small private companies to a large public corporation. Broad experience in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, cost controls, full cycle accounting and regulatory compliance.
Managed financial reporting for multiple projects portfolio up to $2B.
Managed corporate accounting department for a multi-discipline engineering company with annual sales in excess of $100M.

Make each and every day better than yesterday.

Asis Singh

ACCOUNTANT

6+ years of extensive experience in public accounting. Migrated to Canada as an international student, worked all the way up from being a Student to Accounting Technician. Experience in handling books of various clients such as non-profit organizations, grocery stores, law firms, construction business, rental properties and gas stations.

 

I'm always self-motivated, goal-oriented and willing to learn and take on new challenges.

Neil Suh

Financial analyst

Previous experience in Portfolio Management for private clients and Commercial Lending for Mid-Markets. Also, a founder of tech start-up.

Neil recently completed the final exam in the CFA program and is building work experience to become a CFA Charterholder.

Analyzing live deals and working with start-ups is exciting, I get to see all the latest technology and innovation companies are working with.

Cathy Li

Accountant

CPA with 14+ years diverse accounting experience including: full cycle of bookkeeping, reconciliation, financial reporting, financial statement analysis.

My goal is to get work done accurately and effectively every day.