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Business in Vancouver’s 2017 Forty under 40 winners announced

Annual honours salute up-and-coming young business leaders

Business in Vancouver has announced the winners of the 2017 Forty under 40 Awards. The awards highlight the achievements of 40 of B.C.’s outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals.

Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution. Each winner will be profiled in Business in Vancouver on December 4.

BIV is extending an invitation to an evening of celebration as it honours these individuals at the 28th annual Forty under 40 Awards gala dinner. To view the event page, click here.


The 2017 winners are:

Arif Abdulla, vice-president, global franchise development, Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

Luke Aulin, co-founder and CEO, RTown

Pepe Barajas, president and CEO, Infinity Enterprises Group

Alexa Blain, chief operating officer, Deetken Asset Management Inc.

Natalie Boll, propriétaire, Bauhaus Restaurant

Dave Brett, CEO, Griffins Boxing and Fitness

John Bromley, founder and CEO, Chimp

Devon Brooks, entrepreneur, Sphere; Babe Rally

Sarah Bundy, founder and CEO, All Inclusive Marketing Inc.

Chastity Davis, consultant/advisor, owner, Chastity Davis Consulting

Marko Dekovic, vice-president, public affairs, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.

Christopher Derickson, councillor, Westbank First Nation; Partner, Alderhill Planning Inc.

Susan Dolinski, vice-president, social responsibility and communications, BC Lottery Corp.

Daryl Ee, president and CEO, Speedee Rolls Right

Brian French, president, Peregrine

Carter Gilchrist, chief product officer and co-founder, Unbounce

Suzanne Gildert, founder and chief science officer, Kindred AI

William Granleese, CEO, Antrim Investments Ltd.

Genesa Greening, president and CEO, BC Women's Hospital Foundation

Matthew Gruben, president and CEO, Vital Logistics Ltd.

Greg Gutmanis, CFO and vice-president, acquisitions, Diversified Royalty Corp.

Jeff Hanman, vice-president, corporate affairs, Teck Resources Ltd.

Bryn Hyndman, founder, Qi Integrated Health

Andy Kokaji, associate director, immunology, Stemcell Technologies Inc.

Nathan Lusignan, managing partner, Point Blank Creative

Andrea MacLeod (Pomeroy), manager, environmental programs, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Kevin Mazzone, partner, The Lazy Gourmet

Jaclyn McPhadden, co-founder, managing partner, RecycleSmart Solutions

Andrea Mestrovic, partner, vice-president, brand strategy, Very Polite Agency

Hao Min, founder and CEO, Bold Properties, Bold Construction, SmartWorks Homes

Saber Miresmailli, founder and CEO, Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc.

Tamer Mohamed, CEO, Aspect Biosystems Ltd.

Lindsay Nahmiache, owner, Jive PR + Digital (Jive Communications)

Jack Newton, CEO, Clio

Tea Nicola, CEO and co-founder, WealthBar Financial Services Inc.

Sharan Oberoi, founder, managing partner and CEO, OnActuate Consulting Inc.

Kostya Polyakov, partner and technology, media and telecommunications industry leader, Greater Vancouver, KPMG

Ali Pourdad, CEO, Progressa

Ryan Yada, co-owner / co-pilot, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc.

Daniel Zitting, chief product officer, ACL