Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

John Albright

Managing Partner, JLA Ventures and BlackBerry Partners Fund


John Albright is the Founder and Managing Partner of JLA Ventures and Co-Managing Partner of the BlackBerry Partners Fund. He started JLA Ventures in 1996 and the BlackBerry Partners Fund in 2008. Previously, he held senior positions with several private equity and venture capital firms. Albright, who helps entrepreneurial companies through significant growth and into the public markets, works with and advises senior management of investee companies and fills supporting roles when existing management lacks the right experience or skill set. Albright serves as a director of several private and public companies as well as the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He is an advisory board member of the North American Venture Capital Association. A chartered financial analyst, Albright received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.


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