Ryan A. Kovac, President & Founder

Ryan brings over 15 years of experience working with small business during his roles in venture capital, private equity, debt financing, consulting and advisory. As an investor and lender earlier in his career, Ryan developed a passion for working with entrepreneurs and CXO’s to help small businesses grow and build shareholder value. During this time, Ryan executed over $200 million in investments and loans in over 40 transactions resulting in several successful exits. Later in his career, he was instrumental in procuring over $50 million in financing for small business in an advisory role.

As President of R.A.K. Advisory Inc., Ryan’s focus is developing client relationships and providing financial consulting to small and medium-size businesses. Engagements include roles in Financial Management (CFO), developing Business Plans and Financial Models, forecasting/budgeting, Debt Financing Advisory, and other financial-related consulting.

Prior to R.A.K., Ryan was Vice-President at one of Canada’s leading specialty finance companies, focused on lending to high-growth technology companies in North America. Ryan also spent 7 years investing in a wide array of sectors with prominent Canadian-based venture and private equity firms.

Ryan has an HBA (Honors Business Administration) and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Ryan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of work, Ryan’s passions include physical fitness, sports, travel and family.