Business in Vancouver’s 2019 Forty under 40 winners announced

Annual honours salute up-and-coming young business leaders

Business in Vancouver has announced the winners of the 2019 Forty under 40 Awards. The awards highlight the achievements of 40 of B.C.’s outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals.

Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution. Each winner will be profiled in the special edition Forty under 40 magazine issued in the December 3 edition of Business in Vancouver.

BIV is extending an invitation to an evening of celebration as it honours these individuals at the 30th annual Forty under 40 Awards gala. To view the event page, click here.


The 2019 winners are:


Adil Ahamed, managing director, Destination Auto Group


Kyle Barker, co-founder and CEO, Cryptek Labs,


Paulina Cameron, CEO, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs


Brent Charleton, CEO and president, EnWave Corporation


Robert Coard, partner; BC region industries leader; technology and consumer markets leader for Western Canada, PwC Canada


Cheryl D'Sa, managing partner, Narwal Litigation LLP


Zahra Esmail, executive director, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and Marpole Neighbourhood House (ANHBC),


Ashley Freeborn, co-founder, managing director, Smash + Tess


Hanna Golota, chief operating officer, Globalme


Erik Hadley, director, process development, Stemcell Technologies


Janie Hungerford, founder and principal, Hungerford Salter Interior Design


Brittney Kerr, principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group


Vera Kobalia, board director, World Economic Forum, Global Council on Development Finance


Matthew Lewis, president, Braidy Corp.


Derrick Li, executive director, finance and corporate services, Coast Mountain Bus Company


Ian MacKinnon, co-founder, chief technology officer,


Christina Marcano, CEO, Silver Icing Inc.


Reshma Mehta, director, partnerships and business development, consumer health, Telus


Stephen Menon, vice-president, product, Finn AI


Carly Monahan, investment adviser, Odlum Brown Ltd.


Rachel Nelson, president, Exan a Henry Schein Co.


Nicole Parmar, founder & managing partner, JNJ Business Strategies


Jordana Pourian, senior vice-president, operations, Aritzia


Jay Rhind, partner, Rhino Ventures


Khaled Shariff, in-house counsel, Squamish First Nation


Amanda Shatzko, president, AS Consulting and Art


Ben Silverman, CEO, Integral Artists Talent Agency


Sharon Singh, associate, Bennett Jones LLP


Ashley Smith, president, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


Jonathan Snoek, managing partner, Cascadia Strategy Consulting Partners Inc.


Sean Stofer, founder, Various


Byron Thom, principal, Framework Venture Partners


Jasmean Toor, vice-president, real estate finance, Edgar Development


Ryan Uy, director, finance and administration, DP World (Canada) Inc.


Lisa von Sturmer, CEO, Growing City


Erin Walker, director of strategy and program management office, Telus Security and Automation, Telus


Jeffery Ward, founder and CEO, Animikii Indigenous Technology


Jonas Woost, director of business development, Pacific Content


Eskandar “Alex” Yamini, president and CEO, Sarmaya Capital Corp.


Leena Yousefi, lawyer/CEO, YLaw Group