Mr. Ward is currently a Managing Partner of VRG Capital Corp. and Chairman of the Vimy Ridge Group Ltd. Prior to that he was the President of VRG Capital from 1992 to 2011. Mr. Ward began his career at the Vimy Ridge Group Ltd., a Toronto based holding company with a portfolio of investments primarily in the healthcare industry. In 1992, VRG Capital, a division of Vimy Ridge Group Ltd., was formed to develop merchant banking initiatives for Vimy Ridge Group Ltd. Mr. Ward has over 25 years of experience in initiating, structuring, and monetizing private equity investments. Mr. Ward is currently Chairman of; Data Group, a business communications firm; Jones Brown Holdings Inc., a privately held Canadian Insurance brokerage and strategic consultancy firm; Clarus Securities, an institutional investment dealer; and Nucro Technics, a pharmaceutical contract support organization. He was a founder and former Director of IPEC (now Flint Energy Services) and was a founder and former Chairman of Pareto Corporation, a marketing services company until its sale in 2011. He is a past Director of PLM Group, a commercial printing and direct marketing company.
Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree.