As Avnan’s Chief Corporate Development Officer and Avnan Capital Partner Brian will leverage his over 20 years of growth experience and assist us to scale the company through acquisitions, partnerships and investments. Brian is a transformative business leader, investor, advisor, and operational executive with experience that crosses many industries and disciplines. In his experience leading organizations as an executive, an intrapreneur, and an entrepreneur he has helped scale some of the world’s most successful technology companies, built start-ups and grown a platform company through both organic and inorganic acquisitions.
As a thought leader in the fields of Business, Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and M&A, Brian has been an advisor to organizations ranging from VC-backed start-ups, national governments, and multiple roles within Young President’s Organization both locally and internationally. Brian’s insights into disruptive technology as well as his understanding of the world’s changing business models, are heavily leveraged in his vision for strategic decision making in the M&A growth of Avnan and Avnan Capital.
As the controller at Avnan, Edward Zhao leads the company’s finance and accounting, including daily accounting operations, financial reporting, strategic planning and analysis, internal control and audit, project management, process improvement and system automation.
Edward has more than twenty years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. Prior to joining Avnan, Edward took multiple finance roles in both large global corporations and small businesses, such as senior financial analyst and division controller at Robert Bosch, and corporate controller at CB Powell. In addition to finance and accounting, Edward is also responsible for Avnan’s Human Resource. Edward is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
In his spare time, Edward enjoys cooking and sports, such as biking, kayaking, skiing and hiking.
Mukesh Ramchandani is an account manager at Avnan and is actively involved in marketing and business development activities.
Mukesh is a Mechanical Engineer (P.Eng.) with an MBA (specialized in marketing). For the last 15 years, he has worked in a plethora of roles ranging from marketing, sales, engineering, and business development in Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Alongside his diverse skill set, Mukesh has extensive experience working with EPCs, engineering consultants, and early-stage to major manufacturing facilities.
Mukesh strives to assist prospective customers so as to maximize their experience and ultimately encapsulate them into a strong, long-term relationship.
In his spare time, you can find Mukesh going on long walks with his family, hiking through new trails while enjoying outdoors, or binge-watching live-action movies.
Nilson Molina is primarily responsible for developing specific target markets within Avnan’s overall growth plan. In addition to that, Nilson develops and manages new accounts, new opportunities, and acts as a technical resource to customers.
He has extensive work experience in the areas of electronics engineering design and development, manufacturing and project management. Prior to joining Avnan, Nilson held several positions in engineering throughout his career including executive roles within the electronics controls industry. Within the last few years, Nilson’s focus was in Sales. The combination of his sales background with his technical know-how in engineering will help to guide Avnan’s strategic direction and priorities.
Nilson is a licensed Professional Engineer of Ontario, with a Master’s degree in Power Electronics from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Smith School of Business (formerly Queen’s School of Business). In his spare time Nilson enjoys skiing and tennis and is an avid outdoorsy person spending time in nature going camping and travelling.
Douglas Irvine is a quality manager at Avnan, where for the past 10 years, he has managed a quality team responsible for the leadership of operational/ quality management system for both Avnan’s head office in Canada and for our China office.
He oversees the IOS9001:2015 administration, product quality, and supplier qualification. He is a Quality professional with a career history in varied electronic manufacturing roles in the telecom, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. Recognized for creativity and skillfully enhancing quality performance and productivity,
Doug is a natural leader with a talent for implementing, managing, and transitioning of cGMP, ISO 9001 quality management systems.