Krystal Growth Partners (“Krystal”) is pleased to announce that Kristi Miller has joined our firm as Managing Partner. Kristi will lead the team in identifying and evaluating new investments as well as working with our existing portfolio companies on strategic growth, investment planning, and operations initiatives. Her proven track record as a business builder and deal maker will reinforce Krystal’s ability to acquire new platform investments, build great portfolio companies, and deliver strong returns.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristi to the Krystal team,” says Terry Holland, Founder and Managing Partner. “In addition to her wealth of experience working with middle market businesses, Kristi will bring a great energy to our team and business partners. I’m excited about the contributions she’ll make to our firm.”
Kristi joins Krystal with over 25 years of finance and entrepreneurial experience. In 2010, Kristi saw an opportunity to bring sophisticated and creative capital to the mid-market in a better way when she founded First West Capital, a junior capital firm serving the Canadian mid-market. Under her leadership, First West Capital grew from a start-up to a national firm that funded over $250 million to more than 100 businesses. Most recently, Kristi was Managing Partner at NPC Ventures, which focuses on innovative, early-stage, Canadian companies in the natural products and agbiotech sector.
“I have always been impressed by the Krystal team’s smarts, creativity, long-term focus, and emphasis on the creation of intrinsic value,” says Kristi. “I am incredibly excited to get started.”
About Krystal Growth Partners
At Krystal Growth Partners, we strive to support our portfolio companies with strength in financial management, business strategy, and operations excellence. We take pride in being one of the leading boutique private equity firms in the Vancouver area and are always looking for mid-market businesses with revenues typically between $10 million and $100 million to work with.