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Our Team

Upkar Arora
CEO

Upkar Arora is the CEO at Purpose Capital. He has completed more than $20 billion of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, dispositions and financings, and is passionate about leveraging this experience in capital markets toward growing the impact ecosystem.
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Alex Kjorven
Director of Corporate Development

Alex Kjorven is Director of Corporate Development at Purpose Capital. She leads the client services team in addition to focusing on organizational development and building the firm’s capacity to scale.
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Jonathan Glencross
Director of Strategic Growth

Jonathan Glencross is Director of Strategic Growth & leads the firm’s office in Montreal. In 2015 Jonathan launched Nexus Canada, enabling Canada’s youth to join a global movement of 3000+ next generation wealth holders for social good.
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Kelly Gauthier
Senior Consultant

Kelly Gauthier is a Senior Consultant with our Client Services team leading and advising on select projects. She draws on over a decade of experience advising social investors, from institutional asset owners to foundations, investment managers and ventures, in servicing clients.
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Ammara Niyaz
Senior Consultant

Ammara Niyaz is a Senior Consultant with our Impact Advisory team leading and advising on select projects. Ammara is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business and has spent a number of years working in the impact investment sector as well as within several Canadian financial institutions.
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Chelsea Longaphy
Consultant

Chelsea is a social entrepreneur and financial consultant. She provides business and financial consulting services to start-ups, social businesses, nonprofits & cooperatives, as well as working on her own startup initiative in the quantitative finance space.

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Our Advisors

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Karim Harji
Board Advisor and Co-Founder

Karim Harji is a Board Advisor and Co-Founder at Purpose Capital. He brings experience working across the spectrum of responsible and impact investing with Boards, investment committees and management teams.

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Norm Tasevski
Board Advisor & Co-Founder

Norm Tasevski is a Board Advisory and Co-Founder at Purpose Capital. Norm provides input and support toward the firm’s business development initiatives including the creation of new partnerships and alliances that further our strategic priorities.
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Assaf Weisz
Board Advisor & Co-Founder

Assaf Weisz is Board Advisor and Co-Founder at Purpose Capital. Assaf also serves as the Executive Director for Nexus Canada, part of a global movement to bridge communities of wealth with social entrepreneurship.

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Bill Young,
Advisor

An advisor to Purpose Capital, Bill Young is the founder and President of Social Capital Partners, a non-profit, social finance organization. SCP’s primary goal is to find innovative ways to provide meaningful job opportunities for people who face employment barriers.
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Ruma Bose,
Advisor

An advisor to Purpose Capital, Ruma Bose is a serial entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author and mother. She is the former President of Chobani Foundation, where she launched Chobani Ventures, supporting entrepreneurs making delicious, nutritious and natural foods more affordable to people.
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Nicholas Parker,
Advisor

An advisor to Purpose Capital, Nicholas Parker has pioneered sustainable venturing ideas and initiatives around the world. He is currently Founding Managing Partner of Global Acceleration Partners Inc. (“GAP”), a financial enterprise focused on resource-efficient clean energy, food, water and infrastructure.
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Christie Stephenson,
Advisor

An advisor to Purpose Capital, Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, and leads our presence in Western Canada.
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We are always looking out for talented, entrepreneurial and ambitious people to join our team.

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