NEWS RELEASE – VANCOUVER, CANADA
ELO is pleased to announce that Graham Carter, Principal & Co-founder, Vertex Developments, Maven Consulting Ltd. Has joined the ELO British Columbia Advisory Board. Graham is an excellent addition to an outstanding group of leaders who provide their support of the annual ELO Forum in Vancouver (this Fall 2020). The entire BC Advisory Board can be viewed HERE.
Graham Carter is an entrepreneurial executive specializing in construction, engineering, technology, and clean energy, distinguished as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. He currently works as a principal at Vertex Developments and Maven Consulting, two companies he co-founded. At Vertex, Graham’s project structuring skills and investment savvy enable the company to create imaginative multi-family homes for the red-hot Vancouver real estate market. Maven, his utility engineering and construction consultancy serving utility partners on large-scale infrastructural projects made #70 on Maclean’s 2019 list (and others) due to its 5-year growth of 1,339%. Furthermore, Maven is just one of multiple companies Graham has envisioned, built, and operated with annual triple-digit growth rates. His winning entrepreneurial record also includes Acclaro Management Corporation and Axia Software Corporation, where he provided strategic leadership in the mid to late 2000s, leading to private equity buyouts in both cases. At carboNZero Holdings, where he was the CEO in 2011/12, he successfully corporatized a government-owned scientific organization, imbuing it with a sales and customer-focused culture. Starting out as an Auckland University of Technology graduate trained in Engineering, Electronics, Software and Business, Graham has repeatedly proven his talent for conceiving and leading companies that blend technology with profitability, science with service.
Graham grew up in a missionary family and continues to be involved in many faith-based initiatives. Along with his wife they attend Coastal Church and are involved with small group ministries and coaching.
Since moving to BC from New Zealand Graham has fully embraced the amazing outdoors in BC, you can often find him skiing, trail running or paddle boarding around the North Shore. Graham is a die-hard rugby fan and you can always find him cheering on the All Blacks!