Suite #100, 10357-109 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1N3

Our Team

David A. Hardy, MBA

David is the Principal and President of Franvest Capital Partners. David has been actively involved in the purchase and sale of private and publicly held companies since 1990.

Dave has owned and operated numerous companies in the retail, manufacturing, software, and hospitality industries, as well as real estate developments including hotels, apartments, industrial, and townhouse developments in the US and Canada.

David was active in industry associations and boards including President of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada, IHRSA Board of Directors (2008 – 2012), Alberta Economic Development Authority (2013 - 2015) and Past President of the Edmonton chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

David and his wife Erin have four children and enjoy skiing and cycling.

Blake Macdonald, B.COM

Blake is a Managing Partner at Franvest and is responsible for business plan design, execution, and management of the portfolio companies.

Blake is actively involved in the management of the portfolio companies where today he holds the position of President at Orangetheory Fitness Canada.

Blake graduated from the University of Alberta with a Commerce degree and a major in Corporate Finance. He is a world-class curler on Team Koe where he won the both the Brier and the World Championships in 2010.  Blake and his wife Lawnie have two children and together they enjoy curling and golfing.

Senior Associate

Kelly is an Associate with Franvest involved in the organization, management and implementation of various projects and research initiatives for the portfolio companies.

Kelly is a key point of contact for the portfolio companies and assists with administration and expansion related projects. Kelly is a graduate of Macewan University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science. In her free time, Kelly enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and being outside with her dog, Abby.

Matt Walsh, B.COM
Senior Associate and Financial Analyst

Matt is an Associate and Financial Analyst at Franvest where he works on financial due diligence and modeling for the portfolio companies.

Matt has a background in investment valuations and is a level three candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program. Matt graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in finance.

In his free time Matt enjoys golf, cycling, flag football, and analyzing advanced sports statistics.

Richard Carr, CMA. CPA

Richard is the Controller at Franvest and is responsible for all finance and accounting for the portfolio companies. 

Richard is actively involved in the operations of all portfolio companies holding the executive position of controller for each entity. 

Richard graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management. Richard also holds an accounting designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). He enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and two children. He enjoys staying active by cycling, playing sports and camping.   

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer is the Financial Administrator with Franvest and responsible for the daily financial transactions, reporting, and tax management.

Jennifer graduated from MacEwan University with a Diploma in Accounting and Strategic Measurement. She is the Treasurer for Non-profit organizations and has worked with over 50 companies developing strong financial and human resource policies, implementing accounting procedures, and software training.

Jennifer enjoys time spent with partner John and her 4 children as well as volleyball and travelling.