GVest Corporation Board of Directors
Tim Heavenor, Chairman
Mr. Heavenor is the founding President of Gracorp. He contributes over 28 years of experience in major project development, strategic planning, private equity, business development and corporate finance. Based in Calgary, Mr. Heavenor is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Graham Group. Together, Gracorp and Graham Capital are developing a growing portfolio of private and public real estate and infrastructure assets. Mr. Heavenor is the founding President and Director of the GVest Private Equity LP and the Connor Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP and is a director of the Canadian Farm Insurance Corporation, a Canadian insurance company.
Mr. Heavenor joined the Graham Group as Vice President in 2007 and founded Gracorp shortly thereafter. Previously, he was one of three executives who led Manvest Inc., a private investment company, to top-quartile returns over a 10-year period. While at Manvest, he was an officer and director of numerous investor and investee companies. Mr. Heavenor holds a B.Com (Finance) from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Edwards is a Chartered Accountant who has been involved in a number of business ventures. He is currently the Chairman of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation. Mr. Edwards was formerly President of Highfield Corporation Ltd., a real estate development company that had assets of $500 million. He is the founder, developer, and owner of the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club. He continues to be involved in several real estate ventures, and is actively involved in a number of community organizations.
Brian Nilsson is the Co-CEO of Nilsson Bros. Inc., a diversified agribusiness which operates across Western Canada and the United States. Mr. Nilsson is also the Co-CEO of XALTA Capital Partners Ltd. an Alberta based private equity fund which holds investments in various businesses including commercial properties and developments. These investments are primarily based in Western Canada and are outside of Mr. Nilsson’s other agricultural investments. Mr. Nilsson has over thirty years of executive experience and has served on numerous industry related advisory Boards and Committees.