Constantine Hatzipanayis is Partner, Growth Equity Partners in our Vancouver office. Constantine aims to support Canadian entrepreneurs through their growth journeys by leveraging his extensive network of business relationships and his experience working directly with a variety of mid-market management teams in several sectors over the past 10 years.
Constantine has spent most of his 19-year career in acquisitions, financing and hands-on private equity roles in Western Canada. Before joining BDC he worked with VetCare Canada, where he helped the start-up develop corporate structures and build relationships with key industry influencers and stakeholders. Before that, he was with private-equity firm Krystal Growth Partners, working directly with the portfolio management teams to help them implement product and pricing strategies, enhance their systems and organizational structures and invest for growth. While at Krystal, Constantine gained substantial experience in the manufacturing, distribution and consumer products sectors, as well as exposure to the business services and technology sectors.
A CFA charterholder and MBA graduate from Simon Fraser University, Constantine is driven by his passion for Canadian business growth and development. In support of Western Canadian businesses, he has spent time on the advisory board of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters B.C. and continues to participate in its strategic advisory committees.