Born in Hong Kong, raised in the Philippines and a Vancouver resident for over four decades, Axel was a founding member of Vancity Capital – the mezzanine financing division of Vancity Savings Credit Union. He then moved into the role of Managing Director for BDC Capital’s mezzanine financing group covering BC and the Yukon. In both roles, he was actively engaged in structuring and negotiating merger and acquisition transactions.
Axel was the driving force behind the creation of the successful ‘Exit This Way’ and ‘How to Buy a Business’ seminar series which have provided entrepreneurs with diverse transition expertise for over 15 years. He’s also on the advisory board for a couple of local companies and is a past board member at Family Services of Greater Vancouver where he held the position of Treasurer and chaired the Fund Development Committee.
An avid traveler, Axel has been to over 70 cities around the world, most recently an eight-city trip across Europe and a seven-city tour through New Zealand and Australia. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife and two sons.