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First West Capital’s Kristi Miller wins the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Kristi Miller, Founder and National Managing Director at First West Capital was recognized as the winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Business Disrupters category last night at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Pacific Gala. Notably, the award recognizes the endeavours of Canada’s top entrepreneurs who create the products and services that keep our local and global economies moving forward.

“I’m incredibly honoured to be recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winner,” says Miller. “I share this honour with everyone who has played a role in my career and especially to my First West Capital team. I’m very proud to work alongside such dedicated and knowledgeable professionals everyday who are committed to helping small and medium sized businesses grow and thrive in our communities.”

Miller adds, “To be acknowledged on this scale for the work that you do is so special, and I’m truly humbled and grateful for this recognition. I’m so pleased to see such a variety of leaders and entrepreneurs represented this year and I extend my sincere congratulations to all the other winners and nominees.”

Under Miller’s leadership, First West Capital has significantly expanded its product range and geographic reach, with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, and completing transactions across Canada and the United States. Moreover, through Miller’s passion for business, both her clients’ and her own, the shared value of entrepreneurship has strengthened First West Capital’s relationship with stakeholders and differentiates it in the market.

Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards has recognized the achievements of Canada’s top entrepreneurs for the past 26 years. For more information about the awards, visit

About First West Capital

First West Capital specializes in innovative junior capital solutions for mid-market businesses across all industries. We’re a small, dynamic group of financial professionals who understand entrepreneurs – because we’re entrepreneurs too. We empower our clients by eliminating financial hurdles, providing flexibility and creating strong partnerships. We’re passionate about helping businesses grow, acquire or transition.

 About EY Entrepreneur Of the Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.