Kensington Managing Directors
Rick Nathan is a Kensington Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee. Rick is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), and serves as a Board member (or observer) of D-Wave Systems Inc., Blue Ant Media Inc. and TouchBistro, and is on the Advisory Boards of Novacap, Vanedge Capital, Georgian Partners and Walden Venture Capital funds. He is also a member of the Small and Medium Enterprise Committee (SMEC) established by the Ontario Securities Commission. Rick served as President and Chair of CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association from 2005 to 2012.
Rick was previously a founding partner of Brightspark Ventures, a Toronto venture capital fund focused on incubating early stage technology companies, and the Managing Director of Goodmans Venture Group, a strategic advisory and investment division of Goodmans LLP. Rick also spent more than 10 years as a corporate and securities lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, including as leader of the firm’s Technology Business Group.
Rick holds a B.A. (Computer Science) from Dartmouth College and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.