Rick Nathan is Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners Limited, a leading Canadian private equity investor. Kensington invests across the private markets in buyout, venture capital, growth and infrastructure assets through both direct investment and fund investment programs. Rick currently serves as a Director of Public Mobile Inc. and Mobile Knowledge Inc., and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Novacap funds.
Prior to joining Kensington, Rick was Managing Director of Goodmans Venture Group, a division of Goodmans LLP. In that role, he acted as legal counsel and strategic business advisor to entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, and private equity investors in the Canadian market, and also had responsibility for a related investment portfolio. In 1999, Rick was a founding partner of Brightspark, an innovative early-stage venture capital fund focused on incubating entrepreneurs in the software, digital media and information and communications technology sectors. Prior to founding Brightspark, Rick spent more than 10 years as a corporate and securities lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, including as leader of the firm’s Technology Business Group.
Rick is the current Chairman of CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and the Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange. He is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Toronto Region Research Alliance.
Rick is a graduate of Dartmouth College (Computer Science) and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.