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President, Keiretsu Forum Central Canada
Address:
First Canadian Place 100 King Street West, Suite 1600
Toronto
Ont
M5X-1C7
Canada
Phone:
+1 416 732 1346
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Background

Summary

Mr. Isinak is a seasoned alternative investment expert with over 18 years of international experience. Mr. Isinak started his career in the heart of Silicon Valley during the first dotcom boom where he worked with global 1000 companies such as Siemens, VISA, Allianz Insurance, Cisco Systems and Providian Bank based in San Francisco, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Hamburg, Munich, Istanbul and Los Angeles.

Mr. Isinak eventually started a boutique consulting practice based out of Los Angeles called Icon Angels. His firm specialized in helping guide seed, early and expansion stage businesses navigate the various due diligence, operational, financial and technical requirements of identifying organic and inorganic growth capital from across North America and Europe. Mr. Isinak was asked to join a new private equity firm as a General Partner and Chief Operating Office in 2008. Based out of Istanbul, he was able to apply his technology investment skills in a dynamic new emerging market.

Mr. Isinak is currently the President of Keiretsu Forum’s Central Canada region, the world’s largest angel investment network with over 1500 investing members in 39 cities on three continents. The global network specializes in syndication of deals on a global platform.


Mr. Isinak received his MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business in 1998 and also holds a double major in Economics & Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (1994). Mr. Isinak lives in both Toronto and in Istanbul. He speaks English, Turkish and French.

Experience

President, Keiretsu Forum Central Canada

Keiretsu Forum Central Canada
December 2012 – Present (2 years 9 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest invitation-only angel investor network with over 1400 accredited investor members throughout thirty four chapters on three continents. Since Keiretsu Forum’s founding in 2000, its members have invested over USD485 million in companies in technology, consumer products, internet, healthcare/life sciences, real estate and other segments with high growth potential. Forum investments vary in response to the requesting company’s genuine needs, but are typically in the range of USD500,000 – USD6 million.

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Founding Partner & Owner

Icon Angels Investment
July 2004 – February 2007 (2 years 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

Developed the angle investment, venture capital and private equity funding strategies for Interactive, Media, Entertainment and Technology companies in California and in Europe.

Manager of Product Strategy

CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
December 2001 – July 2004 (2 years 8 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Helped develop and manage the product strategies of CIBC's Private Wealth Management & Global Business Deposits & Payments groups

Management Consultant

Icon Medialab AB
June 2000 – November 2001 (1 year 6 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Managed interactive strategies for Fortune 500 clients.

Senior Project Manager

Answerthink Consulting
August 1998 – June 2000 (1 year 11 months)San Francisco Bay Area