TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yuri Navarro as Executive Director. Yuri brings new energy and a wealth of experience to the role, having spent the past five years working to commercialize early stage companies and in senior economic development roles in the Ontario Government, including as an advisor to three Ministers and as Acting Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
Michelle Scarborough, Chair of NACO, said, "Yuri brings an energy and entrepreneurial spirit to NACO at a time of significant growth of the organization. With a strong focus on member and stakeholder outreach to represent the angel community across Canada and raise the bar on angel investing through education, best practices and collective networking among investors, the board welcomes his leadership during this exciting and dynamic period.
On his appointment, Yuri commented, "I look forward to the challenge of building on the work of my predecessors to grow NACO into an effective supporter of Angel investors and early stage companies across Canada. Programs and resources like the Investing in Business Innovation Program, and other effective support programs funded by the Government of Canada provide us with the tools we need to realize our vision."
About the National Angel Capital Association
The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is Canada's industry association representing Angel capital in Canada, an asset class that invests an estimated $1-billion annually in Canada's growth-oriented companies that represent our economic future.
NACO was incorporated as a non-profit in 2002 to provide Angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn from their peers, as well as the opportunity to be heard collectively on national issues. Since that time NACO has promoted and helped create a vibrant Angel community and culture in Canada.
Our vision is to bring the Canadian Angel community together. Our mission is to support Canadian Angels as they foster the growth of the next generation of innovative Canadian companies.
Image with caption: " Yuri Navarro, the new Executive Director of the National Angel Capital Organization (CNW Group/National Angel Capital Organization)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121024_C9791_PHOTO_EN_19700.jpg
SOURCE: National Angel Capital Organization