Jérôme Nycz was appointed Executive Vice President, BDC Capital in 2013.
He leads the activities of BDC Capital, the investment arm of the Bank that offers venture capital and growth equity to Canadian businesses. He also oversees the deployment of the Venture Capital Action Plan and the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative. His group includes five direct venture capital funds, a fund of funds, the Intellectual Property Fund, the Cleantech Practice and the Growth Equity Partners team. In this role, he drives forward strategies and initiatives to enhance Canada’s venture capital and start-up community.
Jérôme has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and public sectors. He joined BDC in 2002, overseeing corporate strategy and planning, and shareholder relations. In subsequent years, he added responsibility for enterprise risk management, economic analysis and knowledge management to his portfolio. During this time, he conducted several internal strategic reviews of operations units and led a multidisciplinary team that prepared the Bank’s submission for the 2010 legislative review of the Business Development Bank of Canada Act.
He began his career with the federal government as a senior economist and policy advisor at the Department of Finance, Industry Canada and the Department of National Defence. He also worked at Export Development Canada and as an investment officer at the Canadian Consulate in Boston.
Jérôme is a board member of Finance Montreal and Fondation de l’ICM. He previously served as board member of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), Réseau Capital, CIRANO and as an advisory board member for international competitiveness with the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Since April 2021, he represents BDC on the Board of Directors of The Montreal Group, a global forum for development banks focused on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Jérôme holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Concordia University, an IMBA from Hartford University and the Corporate Director (ICD.D) designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.