Randy Garg

Randy Garg

Founder & Managing Partner

Randy has over two decades of experience in corporate finance, M&A, venture capital and private equity and debt investing across a broad spectrum of the technology industry.

Prior to Vistara Capital, Randy co-founded and was Managing Partner of Beedie Capital Partners (2011-2015). During that time he completed numerous growth capital financings with particular emphasis on the technology and technology enabled services sectors.

He previously spent six years with PwC Corporate Finance (2004-2010), as Managing Director for the Western Canadian technology practice executing on numerous corporate finance, M&A and financing mandates.

He spent over 10 years as a principal with Discovery Capital (1993-2004) co-managing its family of technology venture capital funds, where he was responsible for structuring and managing direct equity investments, and served as advisor or on the Boards of a number of portfolio companies.

Randy received his BBA from York University, his MBA from University of British Columbia, and is a CFA Charterholder.

What else?
Randy has also been known to travel to various parts of the world in pursuit of great golf courses, music and sporting events, wine, yoga classes, and vegetarian food, when not in Vancouver trying to do exactly the same while enjoying family life with his wife and two children.

Noah Shipman

Noah Shipman

Vice-President, Investments

Noah has eight years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, and strategic planning, having worked as an advisor to as well as in-house for both public and private companies.

Prior to joining Vistara Capital Partners, Noah was Principal at Garibaldi Capital Advisors, a technology-exclusive boutique investment bank. While at Garibaldi, he successfully executed growth capital and secondary financings, as well as buy and sell side M&A mandates for a variety of technology and technology enabled service companies.

He was previously Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Viterra, where he helped lead an active acquisition-focused growth strategy. During his tenure, the company financed and deployed approximately $2.5 billion in transactions across multiple continents.

He began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in Genuity Capital Markets’ Diversified Industries group, where he supported private equity related mandates for clients in technology, media and service sectors.

Noah received his Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

What else?
Noah is an avid traveller to obscure destinations in search of high mountain peaks, deep sea dives and spicy food. He can otherwise can be found enjoying live music, on a golf course, or exploring the local mountains by foot or ski.