November 17, 2017 – Calgary, AB - John Pinsent is the winner of the fourth annual Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) Rod Charko Service Award.
John Pinsent, a Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, founded St. Arnaud Pinsent Steman (“SPS”) Chartered Professional Accountants in 2004 following a distinguished ten-year career with Ernst and Young LLP. Passionate about the technology sector, John made his first angel investment in 2005. A founding member of VA Angels, John has since invested in over 65 early-stage companies - primarily in the areas of ICT, medical devices, O and G enabling technologies and social media. John has a well-earned reputation for being a strong supporter of knowledge-based businesses. He is active in a number of ICT and biotechnology initiatives within the Province and serves on the board of Capital Road, is an A-100 member and serves as a lead mentor in the University of Alberta’s Venture Mentorship program. John is always prepared to use his Rolodex and his insights to assist organizations to improve their reach, revenues and relevance.