George Rossolatos

CEO & Managing Partner
Canadian Business Growth Fund

George Rossolatos

CEO & Managing Partner
Canadian Business Growth Fund

Biography

George Rossolatos has over 20 years’ experience as a private equity investor and entrepreneur.  George is the founding CEO of the Canadian Business Growth Fund (“CBGF), a C$545 million growth capital investment fund backed by Canada’s largest financial institutions, focused on helping mid-market companies in Canada reach their full potential since its inception in 2018.   George brings a unique perspective to the companies backed by CBGF having extensive investing, operating, governance and turnaround experience.

Prior to CBGF, George was CEO of Avante Logixx Inc. from 2010-2017 where his mandate was to determine the public company’s strategic direction and vision and execute the go forward plan, which included a successful operational turnaround, an organic growth initiative and an acquisition strategy.

Prior to Avante, George worked in the private equity industry for 10 years.  He was a Partner and co-founder of TorQuest Partners Inc. a mid-market Canadian private equity buyout fund from its inception in early 2002 until 2010, which had over C$700 million under management.   George’s previous roles included experience as an investment principal at Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded merchant bank, and five years with Ernst & Young LLP managing a group focused on middle market companies.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Public Accountants (FCPA – Ontario) and CPA, George holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.Com. (Honours) from Queen’s University and was born and raised in Ottawa.  He was recognized in 2007 as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and has volunteered with a number of charitable organizations over many years, including the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade and the Greek Community of Toronto.

All sessions by George Rossolatos

Venture Capital across the ocean

23 Oct 2023
13:15pm
Vanity Fair Ballroom, Omni King Edward Hotel