Dave Chapman
Dave Chapman
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Yellow Point Equity Partners

Dave Chapman

Managing Partner and Co-Founder @ Yellow Point Equity Partners

Dave is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Yellow Point, and spends much of his time identifying new investment opportunities and encouraging growth in existing portfolio companies.

He was previously CEO of Greenlight Power Technologies, a privately-held energy technology company that he successfully repositioned from a small niche player to the global leader in its field. In 2003, Dave engineered the sale of Greenlight to a strategic buyer. Prior to Greenlight, Dave was a Senior Vice President in the investment banking group of Merrill Lynch.

Dave holds the ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a B.Com. from the University of Calgary.
He is a partner of BC Social Venture Partners, a group of business executives tackling BC’s largest social challenges through a venture philanthropy model.
On the weekends you will find Dave enjoying the great outdoors of Vancouver on a hike, bike or stand-up paddleboard. Other passions include nature photography, ultimate and coaching and playing sports with his awesome three sons.
Mike Cordoba
Mike Cordoba
Founding Partner
Empresario Capital Partners

Mike Cordoba

Founding Partner @ Empresario Capital Partners

Mike Cordoba is one of the founding partners of Empresario Capital Partners, which currently has investment holdings and operational involvement in the foodservice, social enterprise and automotive industries.

Mike is a highly active and driven entrepreneur. His experience includes managing a portfolio of public and private companies in excess of $1 billion in total revenue in various industries including restaurants, retail, manufacturing and processing, and real estate. In his executive capacity, he has built companies from the ground up to become industry leaders in their segments. In his over 20 years of hands-on operational experience he has held various senior roles including Executive Vice President of Finance, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
Mike is part of the ownership group, a director, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Mr Lube Canada. He sits on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University and Simon Fraser Community Corporation and is also on the advisory boards of Waterstone Human Capital, and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture and CEO.
He is a Chartered Accountant, graduate of Business from Simon Fraser University and is one of Canada’s top 40 under 40 award winners.
Mike is an enthusiastic supporter of many community groups with a personal passion for organizations focused on children’s health and well-being.
Dennis Fortnum
Dennis Fortnum

Dennis Fortnum

Dennis Fortnum is the former Global Chairman for KPMG Enterprise and the Canadian Managing Partner for KPMG Enterprise.

He has extensive experience helping private companies and their owners build great businesses. From strategic planning to exit strategies, including sale, succession or IPO, Dennis has assisted many of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs build value in their businesses and ultimately realize that value.
Dennis has more than 40 years of experience providing Acquisition, Finance and Business Advisory services to a wide range of private companies and family businesses. His unique blend of executive, board and entrepreneurial experiences continues to contribute to the success of many growing and transitioning companies.
In his spare time Dennis enjoys playing hockey, golf, fly fishing, time at the cottage with his family, traveling and helping those less fortunate in the community. Dennis has held executive and board positions with many charitable organizations including The Children’s Wish Foundation, Hockey with Heart, Sheena’s Place and the Markham Stouffville Hospital and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his dedication and commitment to his community.
Nancy MacKay
Nancy MacKay
CEO & Founder
MacKay CEO Forum

Nancy MacKay

CEO & Founder @ MacKay CEO Forum

Dr. Nancy MacKay is the Founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada.

With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.

Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy holds a B.Math and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. She is the co-author of “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing. Nancy loves playing squash and travelling around the world with her family and lives in BC.

Nancy is co-Chair of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver chapter, which provides young Canadians the opportunity to be extraordinary through sport, music and food. She is also on the board of the Men’s Initiative, which is a catalyst in the conversation of men in the world to help men be a force for equity, compassion, and sustainability.

Robert MacKay
Robert MacKay
COO
MacKay CEO Forums

Robert MacKay

COO @ MacKay CEO Forums

Rob brings a background in consulting, finance and business management to his role as Chief Operating Officer. A former commercial banker, Rob left the banking industry in 2005 to embark on the entrepreneurial journey of co-founding MacKay CEO Forums with Nancy, his wife and business partner.

Rob is always looking for ways to improve our systems and process to better serve our community of CEOs and Executives, as well as our team of Forum Chairs. He is responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes operations of the firm; overseeing finance, accounting, HR, IT, legal and administration. Rob loves problem solving and his varied role is best described as “making it all work”.

 

Rob is excited about what lies ahead for MacKay CEO Forums and the opportunity to populate the world with better leaders by bringing the power of peer groups to an ever-growing number CEOs and Executives across Canada. By creating a solid foundation from which to grow, we are well positioned to continue to expand our amazing community. We are truly proud and humbled that so many of Canada’s top leaders have chosen us to help them raise their game on their journey to becoming better leaders.

Rob holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, as well as an MBA, from the University of Manitoba. He enjoys cars, photography, travel, and loves spending time with Nancy, their 2 teenage kids and their 2 dogs.

David Phillips
David Phillips
Partner
Yellow Point Equity Partners

David Phillips

Partner @ Yellow Point Equity Partners

David is a Partner of Yellow Point. He serves on the board or as an officer of CSP, Edo Japan, Foley’s and CAS. He holds a JD/MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc from McGill.

In the community, David volunteers as a director of the North Shore Community Foundation, a group that funds charitable initiatives in Vancouver’s north shore. He previously contributed to the Vancouver Board of Trade as a committee representative, and is a former director of the GI Society. Other initiatives include volunteering with the Vancouver General Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

David has three young children whose burgeoning interest in sports keeps him very busy on weekends. He is a competitive squash player, an enthusiastic swimmer and regular bicycle commuter. He enjoys reading about business and history and is passionate about supporting executives in taking their companies to new heights.