Panelist, Joel Sherlock, Co-Founder & CEO, Vitalis Extraction Technology
A serial entrepreneur, investor, and born connector, Joel has built a career on pioneering new industries, building dynamic teams, and re-defining innovation. He has been at the helm of over 10 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of British Columbia’s top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sports e-commerce company, a successful corporate consulting firm, and several multi-million dollar private equity funds.
He is CEO, acting CRO, and Co-founder of British Columbia based, Vitalis Extraction Technology, an industry leader in manufacturing industrial supercritical CO 2 extraction equipment and recently ranked No. 3 for Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Joel is also Co-founder of Vancouver-based private equity fund, Doventi Capital, established to support professionals in the growing legal cannabis market. Having identified a need to support entrepreneurs and manufacturers in the world’s fastest-growing markets. Joel also manages Spectrum Leasing, an asset-backed lender based in Toronto.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joel’s early years were spent on the farm – a far cry from studying finance at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School. To this day, Joel loves to return to his Canadian roots to disconnect from the fast pace of entrepreneurship and reconnect with family and friends.