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The Strength of Our Business

“I am very proud of my team and of how well we all work together, each of us managing very specific areas of our three business lines. It is an honour to have found people who embody an excellent work ethic and who have a high degree of integrity and alignment with Introduction Capital’s values.”

Karen Azlen

CEO & Founder

Karen founded Introduction Capital in 2004, after recognizing that Canadian alternative investment managers had an essential need for capital introduction services.   The firm is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer and was created with the vision to provide sophisticated investors with access to niche alternative investment opportunities.  Since the firm’s inception Karen has created and led each of Introduction Capital’s business lines.

In 2008, Karen established Introduction Capital’s Canadian Dealer Business and its clientele of high-pedigree managers from around the world continues to grow.  In 2011, Karen launched the Canadian Alternative Investment Forum (CAIF) and it continues to be a highly regarded and influential conference that attracts expert speakers, industry professionals and sophisticated investor attendees. For over 20 years, Karen has been building longstanding and purposeful relationships with alternative investment managers, industry professionals, individual investors, family offices, wealth advisors and institutions.  She also coined the phrase “relationship broker” from which the trademarked “the art of relationship brokering” came to be Introduction Capital’s tag line.

Karen’s ongoing interests in relationship dynamics and communication excellence led her to complete her clinical training in Imago Relationship Theory.  Karen is certified as an Imago Educator and she is currently enrolled in the Imago Facilitators training program. Karen has also completed her training with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is certified as an Energy Leadership Master Coach & Practitioner. She is dedicated to the personal and professional empowerment and advancement of both men and women and offers her time and resources to this end.


Mike Voskuil

Operations & Compliance Support

Mike, through his wholly owned company, Probity Financial Corp., assists with the management of Introduction Capital’s Canadian Dealer Services business, analysis and due diligence on investment managers and private opportunities, compliance reporting and financial operations.

Mike obtained the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 1993. He started his career with Ernst & Young in Toronto and worked there for ten years, three years in the Auditing Group and seven years in the Corporate Finance Group.

For the past 19 years, Mike has worked with TriCap Investors, a multi-family office. His primary responsibilities include accounting, tax and corporate compliance as well as investment analysis assessment and placement.

Mike graduated from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Honours Business Administration.

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Tori Brown

Manager of Communications & Events

Tori began working with Introduction Capital in 2008, consulting on marketing and communications projects. Her role has expanded over the years and now includes coordinating the Canadian Alternative Investment Forum, project management, CRM maintenance, liaising with service providers and assisting the CEO with industry communication initiatives and client relations.

Tori previously worked in the U.S., as a project manager in the library of the Getty Research Institute and on the board of a national non-profit women’s advocacy organization.

Tori has a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and proudly supports many local charities. She recently served four years as coordinator for her community’s annual Terry Fox Run.

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Advisory Committee


Mindy Mayman

Partner, Richter Family Office

Hugh Innes

Investment Consultant

Martin Braun

Senior Investment Strategist & Portfolio Manager, JC Clark

James Maxwell

Investment Partners Fund
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