David K.Wong,Managing Director
Hello, my name is David Wong and I am the Managing Director of DK Wong and Associates Inc. I have over 17 years of experience in the investment finance industry.
Before starting DK Wong, I worked as a leading Equity Analyst for a major investment banking firm and an Investment Manager for various private equity and venture capital firms, funding over $100 million in projects. I like to make things happen and enjoy working on projects that have the potential to be industry leaders. Hence my decision to work in finance and start my own firm.
I always wanted to be in the investment industry. My journey started with stock investing for my personal account back in 1985.
Turns out, I had stumbled into what was to be the start of a lifelong passion and officially began my career in 1994 in the investment business as a research associate for CM Oliver & Co. (prior to it being acquired by Canaccord Capital in 1998). This is when I truly started to learn about the stock market and more importantly how to analyze stocks and companies. Our team wrote a monthly investment newsletter called Equity Search that was widely read across the country and gained national recognition for its great stock picks. By being involved with this amazing team of analysts and investment advisors, I found my calling.
I loved finding an orphaned company and being the first to produce a research report recommending it. The personal satisfaction from this work came from not only the stock performing better than forecasted, but more importantly our readers making money from our recommendations.
As time progressed, my interests went well beyond the price performance of a stock.
I cared about that, but also about the business itself and its future prospects. The true reward for me was getting involved by rolling up my sleeves, restructuring a diamond in the rough and being the key catalyst to helping the entrepreneur get to the next stage of development. In 2000, I had the opportunity to shift my focus and leverage my skills and experience from being a stock analyst into the world of venture capital and private equity investing. Having worked on both sides of the industry, I believe it gives my clients more value and peace of mind.
Whether I'm working with a private or a public company, I'm always on the lookout for the next great business opportunity.
I currently hold memberships with the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, CFA Vancouver and the Vancouver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Vancouver). More recently, I won Douglas College's Self Employment Program's Entrepreneur of the Year Award under the Global Category in October 2011. Please connect with me on LinkedIn to learn more about me and my past experience.
Hi there, my name is Ada and I'm an associate with DK Wong and an independent immigration consultant. I have a diverse background in journalism, law and immigration consultation.
I immigrated to Canada from China after having worked as a sports journalist for 10 years.
I spent my first 3 years here working in law firms as a legal assistant. This gave me the opportunity to learn about the Canadian legal system and how it applies to business.
Thanks to my years in journalism, I had tons of social contacts and a big personal network. After my immigration, I had so many people coming to me for help on immigration and newcomer settlement issues. This was my eureka moment, and I was motivated to become a certified Immigration Consultant.
Becoming an Immigration Consultant is no easy task but I passed the rigourous application process. At the University of British Columbia in 2009, I graduated from the "Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures (CILPP)" Program. Alongside this program, I was required to pass the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). In November 2009, I successfully completed the Immigration Consultant Exam and received full certification.
Thanks to my own personal experience, immigration issues are very near and dear to my heart. With my association with DK Wong, I have the opportunity to help immigrant investors with their immigration needs. And I look forward to helping you!
Hello, my name is Dickie Orr. I am an associate with DK Wong with over 27 years of experience under my belt.
I have enjoyed a long career in the investment space, working as an investment advisor with Canaccord before my semi-retirement. I, alongside David, am a Director of a publicly traded company, MTY Food Group, listed on the TSX as T-MTY.
I joined David's team, working with local and immigrant investors and seeking out projects that require growth capital. Why do I do what I do? I enjoy helping people make good investment decisions for their future. DK Wong is the perfect place for me to keep on pursuing that passion.
Hello, my name is Dan Kostiuk and I am an associate at DK Wong.
I have spent 31 years practising law as a business lawyer. My work has included the buying and selling of businesses in all types of retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries.
I have also been deeply involved in the resource industry from start up to full mine development in all areas of the world. My corporate finance experience has also been global and has included engaging, liaising and managing local and senior government agencies, legal counsel and tax advisors regarding the implementation process of whatever transactions I have been working to complete.
I have, as a senior partner, managed a large law firm. I have sat, and continue to sit, on boards and audit committees of public companies. I have also worked in private equity and investment. I have extensive experience in the due diligence process, having determined the viability of investments in a vast array of different companies.
As an associate at DK Wong, I believe fully in honesty and integrity. I will never hesitate to tell a client of mine to walk away from a deal if I sense that my client is being compromised and no solution is available. However, I'm here for my clients to create win-win situations for all involved. If there is a way to make a deal happen, I will do my best to make it happen.
I am a deal maker, not a deal breaker.