Entrepreneurs John and Chris Nicola join Feature Panel at BC Middle Market Growth Conference
Start-up son and financial guru father speak from opposites ends of growth spectrum
B.C. has been Canada’s growth leader over the past two years, surpassing both Ontario and Quebec. Budding entrepreneurs might be wondering whether now is the right time to start a business, while established entrepreneurs might be looking to scale. For anyone looking for growth advice, The BC Middle Market Growth Conference Feature Panel is a great place to start.
John Nicola, Chairman and CEO of Nicola Wealth Management, has been a veteran of the financial services industry since 1974 and has seen virtually every scenario play out in the business world. With experience ranging from investment management and financial planning to exit strategies and shareholder agreements, he’s witnessed first-hand the rise of the online, digital world of technology.
Chris Nicola is Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of WealthBar, an online automated financial services company. He’s seen his business through the rocky start-up phase through to the middle market. WealthBar has been hailed as one of Canada’s industry leaders when it comes to robo-advising— where software algorithms assess investor portfolios looking for risk and offering investment advice on everything from stocks and bonds to real estate and commodities.
Together the father and son represent two generations of wealth management, one built on innovative planning, and the other on technological innovation. Both will be our keynote speakers on April 11 in a candid discussion on the various stages of growth hosted by Riaz Meghji, Host, Breakfast Television. Formerly known as Capital Connection, the BC Middle Market Growth Conference was rebranded this year to reflect its status as Western Canada’s leading conference on growth, covering key issues for business owners, CEOs and CFOs, dealmakers and financiers. The event’s purpose is to foster growth and help drive the most important sector of the BC economy: the middle market – something both leaders are passionate about.
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Read more about John and Chris’ growth journeys from this week’s Business in Vancouver story by Patrick Blennerhassett: Click Here.