TORONTO – November 21, 2019 – Last night, at the 21st Annual Canadian Private Equity Summit at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Rick Nathan, Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners, received the Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes Rick’s career achievements and contribution to the private equity sector, his role in developing new opportunities for business growth, and his dedication and representation of integrity and service to the Private Equity sector.
For more than 20 years, Rick has been recognized as a leader, investor, and advisor in the Canadian venture capital and private equity industry. Since 2005, he has been leading the venture capital investment program at Kensington and is an active board participant in more than 10 portfolio companies.
Rick served as President and Chair of Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) from 2005 to 2012. He was also a founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), which annually showcases “Canada’s 20 Most Innovative Companies” at its Toronto conference. Throughout his career, he has been active in public policy issues relating to investment attraction and market development across the Innovation Economy.
“This is a very well-deserved award for Rick. It was an honour to see him being recognized for all the work he has done for the industry over the past 20 years,” said Tom Kennedy, Chairman and Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners.