Expertise and Principals

YTW Growth Capital brings public market, expansion capital and capital markets expertise as well as strategic insight to growing mid-sized companies.  Its principals collectively have over 100 years of experience in a variety of investment activities, including venture capital investing.  The YTW Growth Capital group was formed in 2004 and is owned and controlled by:

  • John R. Yarnell
    Chairman of YTW Growth Capital and founder and retired Chairman of the Quorum Group of entities that focuses on venture capital initiatives.
  • William E. Thomson
    Vice Chairman of YTW Growth Capital and the President of Thomson Associates Inc., a provider of solutions to businesses encountering change.
  • Andy Wilson
    President of YTW Growth Capital, previously Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions with Midland Walwyn Capital Inc. (now Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.), and had his own private practice that provided corporate development, mergers & acquisitions and investment banking advisory services to mid-market clients.
  • Ron W. Thomson
    Managing Director of YTW Growth Capital and President of Cameron Thomson Group Inc., a pre-eminent provider of Outsourced Business Development Solutions for the Media / Entertainment and Technology sectors in North America and Europe.

In 2004, three of the principals formed the YTW Growth Capital Limited Partnership.  Through the over 30 eminent business professionals it has assembled in LP I, and also through access to the extensive roster of over 350 experienced senior professionals in Thomson Associates, YTW Growth Capital is able to bring considerable board and senior management level resources to bear for the assistance, oversight and incubation of investees.

Advisory Council of the YTW Growth Capital Limited Partnership:

  • David Peterson, (Cassels Brock & Blackwell, past Premier of Ontario)
  • Bill Daniel, (CEO Shell Canada-retired)
  • Scott Davidson, (Cole & Partners-Business Valuations)
  • Steve Farlow, (Executive Director, Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, Wilfred Laurier School of Business & Economics)
  • Don Ross, (President, Jones Gable-Investment Firm)
  • Dr. Shaker Sabri, (MRC Networks Inc.-Healthcare & Practice Management Solutions)
  • Hank Vander Pol, (President and CEO of Rol-Land Farms Ltd.)
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