Greg Cochrane is Managing Partner, VRG Capital Corp., a family office focused on private equity investments. He has over 30 years of private equity experience and has been a lead investor in several private and public companies.
From 1981 to 1997 Greg and his partner built and managed one of the largest event and conference companies in Canada, Mariposa Communications. The company was sold to Mosaic Group, a publicly traded business in 1997. Greg then served as a Managing Partner with Mosaic Group until 2001. In 2001 he became a lead investor in Pareto Corporation, a start-up marketing services business which became a publicly traded entity in 2004. He served as a director until 2010, when the company was sold to a private equity firm. In 2012 he became a lead investor and Director of Wheels Group, a publicly traded third party logistics firm until 2015 when the company was sold to Radiant Logistics, a U.S. based publicly listed business. In 2015 Greg became a lead investor and Director of Jones Brown Insurance, one of Canada’s largest Insurance Brokerages.
Greg has been involved at operational and board levels in a number of businesses including Kensington Capital, Lise Watier Cosmetics, Future Bright Insurance Corp., Thistle Printing, MPH Printing and Capri Media Group. He is currently on the advisory boards for Clarus Securities and Lumira Capital.
He is a founding donor of the Centre for Business Venturing at Queen’s University and is a member of the Business School’s Advisory Board. Greg is also the co-chair for “Capitalize 4 Kids,” Canada’s premier investment conference. He has served on boards for groups and associations such as Junior Achievement, The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, The Canadian Business Hall of Fame, St. Josephs Health Centre, and several others. In 1992, Greg received Canada’s 125th Commemorative Anniversary medal for volunteerism in the community.
Greg has an M.B.A. from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and a Degree in Business from Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec.