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Karim Harji,
Co-Founder and Director of Research & Impact

Karim Harji is a Co-Founder and Director of Research and Impact at Purpose Capital. As the lead for the Impact Advisory practice, Karim advises a range of asset owners and asset managers to design, implement and evaluate impact investment strategies.
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Norm Tasevski,
Co-Founder and Director

Norm Tasevski is a Co-Founder and Director at Purpose Capital. Norm leads all of 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,
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Assaf Weisz is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Purpose Capital. Assaf acts as the key contact and spokesperson for Purpose Capital and is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the company as well as oversight on firm-wide activities.
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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. Alex acts as a key contact on social enterprise and venture development related projects.
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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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Lars Boggild,
Manager, Client Services

Lars is the Manager of Client Services, where he focuses on engagements with asset owners and governments looking to mobilize their resources for greater impact.

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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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Heather Hachigan
Senior Consultant

Heather Hachigan is a Senior Consultant with our Client Services team leading and advising on select projects. Heather received her doctorate from the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford in 2015, and has a wealth of experience on social finance topics.
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Raseema Alam
Senior Consultant

Raseema Alam is a Senior Consultant with our Client Services team leading and advising on select projects. She brings more than a decade of experience in international development and impact investing and in 2013 recieved the Operational Service Award from the Governor General of Canada.
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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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Rithu Rajan,
Consultant

Rithu Rajan is a Consultant with the client services team at Purpose Capital. She is a core project team member with a focus on initiatives related to business model design, its execution, strategic initiatives, financial analysis and market research.
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Bronwyn Oatley,
Consultant

Bronwyn is a Consultant, providing business model development, program design, and research for social enterprises, non-profit organizations, funders and intermediaries. She brings deep experience have supported the creation of the Province of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021.
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Mathew Burpee,
Venture Partner

Mathew Burpee is a Venture Partner with Purpose Capital based in Calgary, Alberta.  Mathew brings significant experience in financial and statistical analysis, as well as a track record of managing and advising on complex financial transactions.
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Mark Hlady,
Venture Partner

Mark Hlady is a Venture Partner with Purpose Capital based in San Francisco, California. Mark brings nearly a decade of experience as an operator, consultant, and entrepreneur, enabling him to guide clients from idea inception to capital raising.
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Justin Bertagnolli,
Venture Partner

Justin Bertagnolli is a Venture Partner with Purpose Capital based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Justin contributes his international consulting experience to lead program development in pay-for-performance based models of social finance.
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Our Advisors

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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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