We rise by lifting others up.
– Robert Ingersoll –
Edmund Chien – President – Lead Consultant
Edmund has 15 years experience advising high net worth investors in the areas of wealth management and business development. He’s been licensed as an Investment advisor in both private equity and with BMO Nesbitt Burns. In addition to those experiences, Ed has also been insurance licensed and has built a practice at Sun Life Financial in their career sales force.
In his time as a senior advisor, Edmund has also been a mentor and manager to junior advisors teaching them the importance of emotional intelligence and soft skills development.
Ed learned a lot of those principles through the Canadian Armed Forces Leadership school in CFB Petawawa and has close to 10 years experience in the Canadian Military, serving as a paratrooper, infanteer, combat medic, and boot camp instructor.
In addition to his military training, Ed holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ryerson Theatre School. It is through arts training that one learns the pinnacles of communication which is high-level soft skills and emotional intelligence training.
Today, Ed serves as the president of Asians Without Borders (AWB) which helps executives in the Asian community develop soft skills and gain leadership training.
Ed’s other charitable work includes serving on the committee of the ROM Young Patron’s Circle, mentoring military veterans transitioning into the workforce, and supporting veteran organizations such as Canada Company, True Patriot Love, and Treble Victor.
Kevin Holmes – Lead Consultant
Kevin Holmes has over 17 years’ experience in document solutions and organizational optimization strategies, most recently for Xerox Canada.
His expertise spans from Fortune 500 companies to disruptive start-ups. Aside from organizational optimization strategies, Kevin is also skilled at overhead cost reduction while at the same time increasing productivity and performance.
Kevin learned much of these core skills from his 7 years in the Canadian Army as a paratrooper. One of the core traits of airborne operations is to do more with less and he’s taken that core philosophy to a 17 year career. Kevin has also spent much of his time at Xerox as a sales coach whose emphasis is heavy on emotional intelligence and empathic selling while aligning value propositions to solve a client’s business problems.
Today, Kevin is a lead consultant at Flow Cap Advisory and is a key asset in strategy, organization optimization, and sales development.
Kevin’s charitable endeavors have included being on Mohawk Collage’s advisory council & guest lecture, United Way, Junior Achievement Canada, and mentoring transitioning military veterans.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University in Toronto. His extracurricular activities include being a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt candidate, sitting on the Advisory Council for Mohawk College’s Graphic Design & Print Production Program, The United Way, Junior Achievement Canada, BNI Bloor West, active member of the Canadian Airborne Forces Association, Treble Victor, and mentor to transitioning military veterans.
Kara Granger – Associate Consultant
Kara is a native of Vancouver, British Columba and came to Toronto as a young entrepreneur in 2013. Since then she has launched two clothing lines, a beauty product business, and wrote a business book on the foundations of good corporate practices.
Kara represents a growing wave of millennial entrepreneurs and business leaders of today and CEO’s tomorrow. She brings her expertise in the nuances of starting up a business and taking a product from a concept all the way to sourcing foreign manufacturers and delivery.
Her time abroad in Asia not only includes working with manufacturers but she also advises and connects globally minded real estate developers.
In addition to her life experiences, her educational background provides a strong foundation into entrepreneurship. As a proponent of continuous education and personal development, her training includes brand management, entrepreneurship, and foreign language in Mandarin.
Her charitable work includes starting and running her own charity, The Karebear Community. The Karebear Community hosts an annual charity fundraising event to raise money for local Toronto shelters as well as raising international awareness on the plight of children by volunteering in orphanages in impoverished nations.
As an associate consultant to Flow Cap Advisory, Kara provides the insight into ambitious and successful millennials as well as female business owners.
Nga Dinh – Assistant to Edmund
Nga holds a double major bachelor’s degree from Wilfred Laurier University in Kinesiology/Physical Education and Fine Arts. Currently, Nga is completing her post-graduate studies combining both of her areas of study into an Art Therapy degree at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.
Nga, who is of Vietnamese descent, was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada when she was two years old. Being raised in low-income environments fostered her resilience, determination, thirst for knowledge and self-improvement.
A main focus of Nga and Flow Cap’s charitable efforts involve mental health. Today she gives back to many communities and serves as a Director at the Full Circle Art Therapy Centre; a non-profit organization that provides art therapy services as a creative addition to mental health recovery.
In addition to Nga and Flow Cap’s charitable work, Nga provides team support, client relationship management, and event planning capabilities.
Nga’s other charitable volunteer work includes the Blue Jays Care Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Director of Events for NAAAP Toronto, Future Possibilities for Kids, Street Haven Women’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels, the WWF, and Toronto District School Board.