Brenda is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Relentless Venture Fund. Relentlessis a North American health venture capital fund that invests in technology solutions that optimize health, activity and longevity. The fund’s four primary themes for investment are diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, mobility and mental wellbeing. Relentless builds upon Relentless Pursuit Partners’ sport and health technology angel investment group that Brenda co-founded with Olympic triathlete champion, Simon Whitfield. Prior to launching Relentless and RPP, Brenda was a member of the Healthcare Venture Capital team for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
A seasoned VC and Board Director, Brenda has been a member of 16 private and public companies as well as non-profit organizations. She is currently an Associate for Creative Destruction Labs, is both a mentor and industry expert supporting the Female Funders program, and is scheduled to be an instructor for the inaugural launch of the Canadian Private Capital Investment School.
Brenda’s not for profit commitments have included a six-year term on the Providence Health Care Board of Directors, one of the largest health care organizations in Canada. She is also former Vice-President and Board Director for the Take A Hike, Youth at Risk Foundation.
Brenda’s industry honours include being declared one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Finance, a two-time RBC Canadian Woman of Influence nominee and Business in Vancouver 40 Under 40 Award recipient.