Our Team

The TerraNova team offers a wide range of financial and operational expertise that can immediately complement a company’s resources to help it
achieve the next level of success.


Vahan Kololian, Managing Partner

Vahan is an entrepreneur and investor whose career includes investment and merchant banking, operational management, private equity and public investments. In 2004, Vahan founded and is currently the Managing Partner of TerraNova Partners LP.

Vahan is currently a director of Compact Power Equipment Inc., New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD.CA, NYSE AMEX:NGD), Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD), Aventine Management Group Inc., and Decision Point Research Inc.

Prior to founding TerraNova Partners, Vahan co-founded and was President (1990–2000) of Polar Capital Corporation, a private investment company based in Toronto. Vahan started his career in investment banking with Burns Fry Limited (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) in 1980, and was later a director and partner of Gordon Capital. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and is active with several community projects in Canada and in his ancestral homeland of Armenia. Vahan is co-founder and Chairman of The Mosaic Institute and is the founder and Chair of Gyumri Project Hope, an urban renewal project of Armenia’s second largest city.

Vahan holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a Certificate of Proficiency from the Langues et Lettres faculty of the University of Grenoble, France.