July 13, 2017
Western Canada’s most active Angel network solidifies executive leadership
(10 July 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta) VA Angels is pleased to announce that Kristina Milke, a CA/CPA, veteran angel investor and experienced executive, has completed taking operational control of VA Angels and its employees. As President, Kristina assumes the day-to-day oversight and operational control of all aspects of VA Angels.
VA Angels is an umbrella organization with a robust Angel investment network at its core. The network boasts more than 100 members in five chapters (Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ke-lowna and Medicine Hat) and has invested over $47 million in 160+ deals since 2003.
“I have been privileged to work along side Kristina for a number of years and I know how much our organization and the communities we serve will benefit greatly from her expertise, leadership and drive,” said R. Stewart Thompson, CEO and Founder of VA Angels and 2014 Startup Canada Investor of the Year. “She inspires confidence in investors and entrepreneurs alike and this will be critical to our ongoing success as VA Angels continues to grow. Further, as she has already been effectively acting in the role for several months, any further transition will be seam-less.”
Kristina, also president of her own Edmonton-based CFO and business advisory consultancy K-Gar, is a Chartered Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta. She spent four years as Senior Vice President and operational GM of Investopedia during which she played a key role in marketing the company on behalf of its parent Forbes leading to it’s eventual sale to ValueClick. Other previous leadership roles include Corporate Divisional Controller for Intuit Canada as well as Divisional Controller and Ethics Officer for Spar Aerospace.
“I am passionate about the mandate. Helping educate and prepare start-up entrepreneurs to successfully pitch to our network of experienced angels is rewarding work and I’m proud to lead the high-quality team we’ve assembled at VA Angels,” said Kristina. “
For more information contact:
R. Stewart (Randy) Thompson
CEO / Founder, VA Angels
President, VA Angels