Lew Turnquist - Senor Managing Partner
Lew has 20 years of operational and transactional experience in telecommunications and technology companies: public and private, mature and early-stage, high-growth and turnaround challenges.
Lew's career has spanned a variety of disciplines, including marketing, product management and business development and he has built an active consulting practice focusing on the financing of early-stage companies. He was most recently CEO of VX Technologies Inc., a 3D measurement product company where he successfully implemented a turnaround strategy focusing on new and more profitable markets. Prior to VX, Lew held executive positions at several early-stage companies including President of J Commerce Inc., a retail point-of-sale software company; EVP & COO of wireless location equipment vendor Cell-Loc Inc. and CEO of its wholly-owned wireless location services subsidiary TimesThree Inc.; and was a founding team member, Director of Marketing & AVP of Corporate Communications at Saraide Inc, a joint venture of Nortel, Microcell, Omnipoint, Ericsson and GSM Capital, and the world's first wireless Internet service company. His early career was spent with AGT Cellular (now TELUS Mobility), Nortel, and New North Media, a Nortel/NBTel/Bell Canada joint venture delivering interactive services before the rise of the Internet.
Lew has been a director and board member of several early-stage ventures including Infowave Software, Inc., a pioneer of the wireless enterprise applications. He currently sits on the board of directors of Calgary Economic Development and is a part-time business instructor. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a BSc from the University of King's College.
Kirchner Private Capital Group
Kirchner Private Capital Group is patterned after the original model for a merchant bank. We provide operational and transactional support for early and mid market companies as well as asset management services for institutional investors. Our team is comprised of successful senior business people who now apply their operational, transactional and investment experience to the unique needs of early- and mid-market companies and their investors. KPCG prides itself in both the quality and quantity of the long-term relationships we have built over the last 27 years.
Established in 1985, the KPCG team has more than three centuries of collective experience working both as entrepreneurs and with entrepreneurs. Our clients and partners range from some of the most promising young entrepreneurs, to multi-nationals and fortune 500 companies. In addition KPCG manages assets on behalf of some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.
KPCG's proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Everything we do and how we do it stems from an entrepreneurial culture built from real world experience. We have an extensive track record of providing operational support and enhancing the crystallization of value in companies at any stage of their lifecycle.
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