MAVAN Capital Partners is managed by a team of successful entrepreneurs, experienced executives and active investors, bringing over 100 years of private capital and technology industry experience. MAVAN's investor and founder-first philosophy is supported by their extensive operational, administrative and private equity experience.

Integrating these skill sets allows the partners to leverage their global relationships to access unique deal flow across various technology verticals. While maintaining a culture of integrity and community.


  • Extensive private and public company management experience
  • Access to many different markets and unique deal flow in various technology verticals that sets us apart from any other investment company
  • Unmatched senior relationships within the technology industry
  • Access to many senior technology business operators who have built large successful companies with excellent track records of acquisition

Partners in Business


Our team has founded, built, sold, advised, consulted with high growth companies across North America.

Laine Nevison

  • Over 12+ years Canadian Private Capital Market expertise
  • One of Canada’s Top national Exempt Market producers
  • Branch Manager at one of Canada’s largest Exempt Market Dealers
  • Extensive experience in EMD compliance, dealer representative training and procedural practices

Rex McNally

  • Has worked in the Private Capital Markets in Canada, United States and SE Asia
  • Over 20+ years Client Services, Sales and Marketing experience
  • Founder and CEO of a Sales Advisory Group
  • He is also a Co-Founder in a Nutraceutical Company

Grant Sutherland

  • Corporate lawyer in Vancouver for over 40 years (With 25+ in the Technology space)
  • Extensive experience with corporate structures, financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, International business
  • Corporate director, private and public companies. technology and biomass industries

Kris Sutherland

  • 20 years experience within the technology industry
  • Founder and Executive Vice President of Chalk Media Corp.
  • Led development of Chalk Media’s enterprise eLearning solutions
  • Chalk Media was acquired by BlackBerry (Research in Motion)
  • Kris has a deep operational and finance background

Brandon Kou

  • Former General Manager of Steve Nash Enterprises
  • Led a conglomerate with portfolio companies in technology, sports/entertainment and health/wellness/lifestyle
  • Houlihan Lokey providing an array of Investment banking services
  • He also acts as an adviser to several businesses
  • Active angel investor in Los Angeles

Bridge Advisory

Bridge Advisory Incorporated is a boutique private capital consulting firm that specializes in facilitating the efficient formation of investment capital for Canadian companies. Bridge is a multi-issuer marketing and wholesale firm that promotes high quality private investment opportunities to an established network of Exempt Market Dealers and dealing representatives. Bridge Advisory combines a commitment to Advisor education with a mindset towards sales and marketing, providing dealing representatives with the tools and knowledge that they require to successfully raise capital in the Canadian Private Capital Markets.


Jason Thomsen

  • President, CEO, and a Co-founder of Bridge Advisory Incorporated
  • Has been involved in the Canadian Exempt Market since 2008
  • Worked in a wide variety of roles in sales, investor relations, marketing, advisor training, and consulting
  • Degrees in Education and Management, former EMD and IIROC registrant
  • Wide range of industry experience and insight, and an extensive network of established relationships with Advisors, Exempt Market Dealers, Portfolio Managers, and other market participants


Saralyn Leopatra

  • Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Bridge Advisory Incorporated
  • Responsible for client reporting, data management, operational finance, and the management and deployment of the Bridge Advisory Content Marketing Platform. 
  • Held operational management positions within the hospitality industry, and specialized in marketing and employee management for two separate event production companies in Calgary
  • Held a position as the North American Youth Ambassador for a non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates, raises awareness, and provides programs for marginalized youth

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We are a diverse team of successful business, finance, and legal professionals with extensive private and public company management experience across many industries. We have built strong relationships which provides access to opportunities not commonly available to most investors.

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