SPEAKERS & PANELISTS


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John Sharun

With 18 diverse years of international investment, real estate, branding and business development experience, Jon is a strategic connector and financial architect with the vision to see potential in new markets and industry disruptors. Jon is a Forty under 40 winner and member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Jon is founder and managing partner of Venexo Capital, a boutique private equity firm that has raised in excess of $100m in healthcare, hospitality and real estate. Jon has connected the perfect configuration of people and businesses to foster vibrant, exploding brands and catalyst projects including; $1.7B in project wins while at Colliers International; re-launched the Kokanee beer brand in Western Canada; international award nominee at Inbev Anheuser Busch; co-founded Crash Hotel brand; Chairman of Canada’s premiere $60m hospitality company Urban Sparq; and expanded The Pint Public House  across Canada and into the United States. Jon sits on the Honourary Governor’s Council of the Vancouver Foundation, Chairman of Hastings Crossing BIA and is an active public speaker at entrepreneurship and financial events. Jon holds an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, holds the Certified Professional Accountant CPA, CMA designations and is a LEED accredited professional.