CEO and Chief Entrepreneur
Marcus New is a passionate and experienced entrepreneur with a strong track record of success. He is the founder and chairman (and previously the CEO) of Stockhouse, Canada’s leading financial community and a global hub for affluent investors, with up to 1 million unique monthly visitors. Prior to launching Stockhouse, Marcus built Stockgroup Media, an online information company whose client base consisted of 13 of the top 25 Canadian brokerage firms, 14 of the top 15 global institutional sales desks, and over 200 hedge funds.
Marcus is an active participant in the entrepreneurial community, having served as the past President of the Vancouver Chapter and Canadian Conference Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Marcus is an alumni of MIT’s prestigious “Birthing of Giants” program (completed the course in 2004). He also co-founded the Equity Crowdfunding Association of Canada (ECFA), with a mandate to support, educate and develop the Equity Crowdfunding industry in Canada. Marcus holds a B.A. with Business major from Trinity Western University.
During his spare time, Marcus, along with his wife Yvonne and two children, enjoy an active lifestyle, which includes coaching and attending his son’s hockey games and playing in his own hockey league.
Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Meaghan is an experienced securities and corporate lawyer with 10 years’ experience acting for companies in both the private and public markets. Before joining InvestX, she practiced in the securities group of a large national law firm and worked for a corporate and securities law boutique where she advised and acted for clients on a broad range of matters, including general corporate matters, private and public financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Meaghan has experience in fund formation, private equity fund investments and other investment funds.
Meaghan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 2003 and received her LL.B. from the University of Victoria in 2008. She is currently a member of the Vancouver Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
Ryan Ternier is a seasoned software professional with considerable technical expertise. Before joining InvestX, Ryan was the lead developer and team lead for CGI, where he was responsible for managing teams, projects, and processes. He worked on ensuring contractual obligations for the Ministry of Health, WorksafeBC, and various other ventures. Ryan was instrumental in raising overall quality practice standards in development, coding, and release management.
Ryan has applied his skills working directly with government, law enforcement agencies, and private organizations. He is experienced in leading project teams, developing business initiatives, and managing companies. He thrives in project management and team leadership. Ryan actively volunteers his time mentoring and training younger developers. He is currently the owner of the C# chatroom on StackOverflow and an active tech blogger.