Axel Christiansen CFA

Advisory Board


Mr. Axel Christiansen, CFA, serves as a Managing Director of Growth and Transition Capital at BDC Financement Subordonné. Mr. Christiansen is responsible for the British Columbia and Yukon team. With two decades of related work experience including 10 years at BDC, he guides a team that concentrates on helping entrepreneurs secure sub-debt, mezzanine, and equity financing to support their growth objectives.

Previously, he served as an Investment Manager at Vancity Capital Corporation. He was a Founding Member of Vancity Capital Corporation and associated with Vancity since its inception in 1988. He was responsible for sourcing, researching and underwriting financial investments for rapid-growth organizations. He specialized in the technology and manufacturing sectors and has expertise in management buy-out and strategic acquisition transactions. Mr. Christiansen also served as a Manager of Emerging Markets at Business Development Bank of Canada for four years, where he assisted in the development and management of the BDC’s subordinated debt portfolio in British Colombia. He served as a Manager of International Trade with the TD Bank and structured international trade service products to meet the requirements of TD corporate clients. Also, he is a Board Member of Family Services of Greater Vancouver where he also serves as a Treasurer.

Mr. Christiansen is a C.F.A. and has earned his Master in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia on full scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.