Peter van der Velden, President of the CVCA- Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Woollatt as Chief Executive Officer. He is the first CEO of the CVCA and his appointment reflects the maturity of the association and the influence of the venture capital and private equity industry in Canada.
Mike Woollatt brings significant experience in a variety of capacities, including entrepreneurship, public affairs and economics. Prior to joining the CVCA, he co-founded Beaconsfield Group, a successful management consulting and public affairs firm. Mike has held senior executive roles at various major Canadian corporations, including Bell Canada, CTVglobemedia, and Canwest Global Communications. Before entering the private sector, Mike worked for the Government of Canada, both as an economist in the bureaucracy and as a political advisor at the Department of Finance. He has also worked overseas as an economist on international development projects. Mike has both a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry.
The CVCA’s members manage the vast majority of private capital that drives innovation and growth in Canadian businesses. The CVCA fosters professional development, networking, communication, research and education, and represents the venture capital and private equity industry in public policy matters. The CVCA was founded in 1974.
For more information, visit www.cvca.ca.