Mr. Kirwan is an investment professional with over 30 years of experience in equity analysis and investments specializing in growth and early-stage companies, as well as corporate development and operational management for start-up companies. Previous positions in the investment field include, Vice President Western Canada for Trimark Investment Management, Portfolio Manager at Bolder Investment Partners Ltd, and Partner with the venture capital firm of One Degree Capital Corp. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has a B.A. Economics from the University of Calgary. Past positions include Senior Vice President at startup Burcon NutraScience, assembling teams that were ultimately successful in the separation and purifying of the first canola proteins, and evolved to become a global technology leader in plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp, sunflower seed and more.