Randy has passionately worked with dozens of emerging technology companies over the past 25+ years in various capacities as an investor, advisor, and board member.
In the early 90’s and 2000’s he worked closely with numerous earlier stage technology companies through their growth trajectories as a Principal in a venture capital fund. His experience also includes a number of years in the mid-2000’s on the sell–side as a Managing Director with PwC Corporate Finance leading M&A and financing mandates.
Rekindling his passion for investing in growing technology companies, he co-founded a family office fund in 2010 focused on providing flexible growth capital in the form of growth debt and growth equity to mid-later stage technology companies across North America. In early 2015, these efforts led to his founding of Vistara Capital Partners carrying on the same investment strategy and approach where he currently serves as its Managing Partner.
Randy has led a number of community initiatives including establishment of the Vistara Elevate Awards, to provide opportunities to underrepresented students from ethnic and racial minority groups in the areas of STEM and finance. He is also a long-standing member of Social Venture Partners (Vancouver) focused on vulnerable children and youth initiatives where he serves on the Development Committee, and where Vistara acts as a Community Business Partner.
Randy received his BBA from York University, his MBA from University of British Columbia, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Randy has been known to travel to various parts of the world in pursuit of memorable golf, music, sporting, wine and culinary experiences (now becoming easier as a lifelong vegetarian), when not in Vancouver doing the same and enjoying family life.
Current Investments: Alida (Observer), Blueprint, FinCAD, Kentik (Observer), Kore.ai (Director), Zafin (Director)
Exited Investments: Backstop, Getaround, Guestlogix, InvestEdge, You.iTV