Kristina is the President of VA Angels, one of Canada’s most active angel investing groups. As well as being an angel investor herself, she also spends time supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system in Edmonton through mentoring with VMS as well as participating on the Board of Advisors for VMS.
Kristina is a CPA/Chartered Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta whose career has spanned over various industries. In 2012 she completed her role as General Manager of Investopedia where she oversaw all of its operations for 4 years. Kristina originally joined Investopedia in 2008 when it was still under the management of the original co-founders but owned by Forbes out of NY. Six months into her tenure with Investopedia, she accepted the role of general manager and then transitioned the organization towards focused growth. Kristina also assisted with the efforts in the marketing and sale of Investopedia to ValueClick in 2010. Prior to joining Investopedia, Kristina was the Corporate Divisional Controller for Intuit, Canada as well as the Divisional Controller and Ethics Officer for Spar Aerospace.
In addition to her role with VA Angels, Kristina also has her own consulting practice that focuses on helping smaller organizations who need Finance and Business Advisory bench strength but are not yet ready for a full time CFO.