Speaker Jon Wolkin

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Jon Wolkin

Managing Director

TELUS Ventures

Jon brings 9 years of experience in investments and corporate finance to his role as Investment Director at TELUS Ventures, where he is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing on strategic opportunities for TELUS Ventures. Jon leverages his previous experience with companies at various stages of growth to assess the viability of potential investments. He also works closely with existing portfolio companies on a day-to-day basis to enhance their financial and operational performance and is an active board observer for portfolio companies League, Beacon and SecureKey. Jon played a lead role in TELUS Ventures’ investment in Integrate AI.

His previous work as a Senior Strategy Manager at TELUS gives Jon unique insight into how TELUS Ventures’ investments contribute to the success of the business overall and help better serve TELUS customers. Prior to TELUS, he worked at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan as part of Teachers’ Private Capital and was an investment banker at Scotia Capital focusing on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors.

Jon is a Toronto native and an active sports fan. When he’s not trying to beat his best run time – he’s completed three half-marathons – Jon can be found watching or playing basketball, baseball or spending time with his young and growing family.
Jon has an HBA degree (with distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business.



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