Kristi Miller

Kristi is an experienced capital provider with over 20 years in the financial industry. Co-founder and vice-president of First West Capital, Kristi provides subordinated debt solutions to mid-market businesses, across all industries in Western Canada, who require capital for growth, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and refinancing.

Prior to First West Capital, Kristi spent ten years with another B.C.-based subordinated debt fund. She has also worked with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Small Enterprise Equity Fund of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Kristi holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Russian studies from McGill University.

She is vice-chair of the Vancouver International Marathon Society, a Junior Achievement of B.C. board member, past president of the AWF Association of Women in Finance and former chair of the B.C. Provincial Child Care Council.

Contact Kristi
Phone: 604-501-4264

Featured Posts

December 15, 2011

When Kristi Miller talks about First West Capital’s successful first year, she does so in metaphors about running. The co-founder, vice-president and long-distance runner, who has logged four marathons and is training for her fifth, knows that growing a business is not a sprint, but rather "an endurance sport.” While the market has responded enthusiastically to First West Capital’s investment philosophy and style, the best is still yet to come, and  Kristi...

December 12, 2011

New generation of women entrepreneurs ready to grow small business into big business

Out of necessity or passion, women throughout history have been active entrepreneurs. In Canada today, it’s reported that up to 50 per cent of small businesses are women-owned. But as plentiful as women-led small businesses may be, there are challenges. A 2009 University of Ottawa survey sums it up like this: women-owned businesses are “significantly smaller, less...