Joel Young, an Okanagan entrepreneur with EagleRidge Developments of Kelowna, has been named a regional investment advisor and manager for VQ Capital Inc.
VQ Capital is a fast-growing Canadian venture capital corporation that recently merged with Optimum Business Strategies, a business consulting, accounting and tax strategies firm. The merged company will continue its existing location in London, Ont.
“We are very pleased to merge with Optimum Business Strategies,” said VQ Capital president C.J. Lemoine. “Their presence in the world of business consulting and tax strategies will serve VQ Capital very well with startup and existing ventures.”
He added: “Joel has been with us for about five months and he has generated tremendous business activity in this short period of time for our merged corporation.”
Young is the founding chair of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society and is the Okanagan broker manager for Calgary-based Stoneset Equities.
VQ Capital serves its North American client base by structuring deals to support the funding required for startup costs, cash flow management, asset purchases and equipment leasing.