Ryan A. Kovac
Founder and President
As President and founder of Rapid Capital, Ryan is focused on building channel relationships to originate SR&ED loan opportunities as well as oversee the credit review and loan execution process.
Ryan brings over 17 years of experience working with small business during his roles in venture capital, private equity, debt financing, consulting and advisory. As an investor and lender earlier in his career, Ryan developed a passion for working with entrepreneurs and CXO’s to help small businesses grow and build shareholder value. During this time, Ryan executed over $200 million in investments and loans in over 40 transactions resulting in several successful exits. Later in his career, he was instrumental in procuring over $50 million in financing for small business in an advisory role.
Prior to founding Rapid Capital, Ryan provided financial consulting to small and medium-size businesses. Engagements include roles in Financial Management (CFO), developing Business Plans and Financial Models, forecasting/budgeting, Debt Financing Advisory, and other financial-related consulting. Previously, Ryan was Vice-President at one of Canada’s leading specialty finance companies, focused on lending to high-growth technology companies in North America. Ryan also spent 7 years investing in a wide array of sectors and at all stages with prominent Canadian-based venture and private equity firms.
Ryan has an HBA (Honors Business Administration) and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Ryan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of work, Ryan’s passions include physical fitness, sports, travel and family.