Forty under 40


Business in Vancouver continues to highlight the achievements of BC's young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction.

Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution. We invite you to join us for an evening of celebration as we honour these individuals at the 2018 Forty under 40 Awards gala dinner.

2018 Winners

Ali Assadkhan, president, founder,

Ravi Beech, COO, Valley Acrylic Bath Ltd.

Virginia Bird, principal, Pottinger Bird Community Relations

Daniel Boffo, principal, Boffo Properties

Benjamin Britton, chief strategy officer and vice-president, business development, Ionomr Innovations Inc.

Dan Burgar, president, VR/AR Association Vancouver

Jasmine Byrne, vice-president, Big Mountain Foods Ltd.

Josh Carr-Hilton, CEO, The District

Graham Carter, co-founder and principal, Maven Consulting Limited

Graham Collings, executive vice-president, investments and partner, ACM Advisors Ltd.

Martin DesRosiers, CEO, Nucleus Networks

Kylie Dickson, vice-president, business development, Equinox Gold

Caitlin Dunne, co-director, partner, physician, Pacific Centre For Reproductive Medicine (PCRM)

Lawrence Eade, CEO, Box Concepts Food Group

Bethany Edmunds, associate dean, BCIT

Sara Hodson, founder and president, LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

Poonam Jassi, senior director of operations, CBI Health Group

Sana Kapadia, chief impact officer, Spring

Jenny Konkin, president and co-founder, Whole Way House Society

Chantelle Krish, director of communications and advocacy, YWCA Metro Vancouver

Sarah Leamon, criminal defence lawyer, entrepreneur and community advocate, Sarah Leamon Law / Leamon Roudette Law Group

Mike Mackay, president, Strand

Elizabeth Mah, founder and lawyer, Paperclip Law Corporation

Mike Maierle, principal, ETRO Construction Ltd.

Matias Marquez, founder and CEO, Buyatab Online Inc.

Kylie McMullan, principal, Finch Media

Austin Nairn, executive director, World Trade Centre Vancouver

Chris Nicola, CTO and co-founder, WealthBar Financial Services Inc.

Justus Parmar, managing director, Fortuna Investments Corporation.

Amit Patel, vice-president and general manager, Turner Construction Company

Keith Phillips, owner and president, West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Alona Puehse, chief operating officer, Open Door Group

Salima Remtulla, vice-president, operations and corporate strategy, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel

Michael Riedel, director, quality control, STEMCELL Technologies

Steve Rio, founder and CEO, Briteweb

Kaela Schramm, director of projects and planning, M'akola Development Services

Nishant Singh, do-founder and managing director, Alliance Maintenance Ltd.

Dianne Sparrow, associate director, treaty, lands and resources department, principal, Musqueam First Nation; Sparrow-Grant Consulting

Mark Starkey, chief executive officer, Victory Creative Group, Inc.

Denise Williams, CEO, First Nations Technology Council


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Gold Sponsors

BCIT School of Business

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