Wilson has 20+ years of experience in finance, operations, M&A and capital markets, having worked as a venture capitalist, senior executive and investment banker during his career.
His varied background includes work as a President/COO/CFO, building and managing high-growth technology companies such as Sourced Group (acquired by Amdocs Nasdaq: DOX), Fortiva (acquired by Proofpoint Nasdaq: PFPT), Borderware Technologies (acquired by Watchguard), ActivPlant (acquired by CDC Software), and FloNetwork (acquired by DoubleClick Nasdaq: DCLK), and raising over $100 million in venture capital investments for various firms. Wilson was also an entrepreneur in residence at Ventures West, a venture capital fund and is currently serving as a General Partner and CFO at Round 13 Capital which manages over $700M in venture capital funds and invests in technology companies throughout Canada.
As founding partner of BrightIron, Wilson has worked and advised companies such as Mazooma (acquired by Nuvei TSX:NVEI), LiveClips (acquired by DIRECTV), Chango (acquired by Rubicon Project), Surf Easy (acquired by Opera Software), Joist, Nexonia, Format, JibeStream, ClearFit, Influitive, UberFlip, and Mtrex Networks.
Wilson graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his Chartered Account designation while working at Arthur Andersen.
Outside of work, Wilson likes to vacation in Maui and spend time with his wife Elizabeth, chilling on the beach, snorkelling or going on long walks. In addition to being a classic rock music lover and guitar enthusiast, Wilson has also embraced playing the Ukelele to keep the Hawaiian vibes going when he is home in Canada.