Senior Investment Team

John Richardson

John is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BEST Funds Group, Canada. With over 250 transaction he is a true veteran of the Venture Capital Industry. Prior to founding the BEST Group, John held various roles in organizations enhancing Canadian venture companies’ ability to compete in the global marketplace. John has been a Chartered Accountant for over 15 years and Chartered Business Valuator for 4 years. He also holds a MBA from the State University of New York and is fluent in English and French.

Joachim Schott

Joachim is the head of BEST's UK operations and responsible for European investment activities. Prior to BEST  he held roles as a Commercial Director Europe for a Chinese High Tech Company and Manager M&A for Capital One and Salomon Smith Barney Investment Bank in London. He started out his career as a consultant for McKinsey & Co in the US and Germany. Joachim holds an MBA from University of Chicago and a Degree in Applied Computer Science from FAU-Universität, Nürnberg, Germany. He is fluent in English and German.

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