Expect thoughtful creativity in every interaction with us.
Each and every member of our team is an experienced problem-solver, capable of managing both your day-to-day stresses and sudden or unexpected opportunities and challenges. We take our responsibilities, and your trust, seriously and are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience for your family.
We have an exceptional team of professionals that have a long history of assisting families of significance. The breadth and depth of our collective knowledge and experiences are unparalleled in Western Canada.
Steve Nikiforuk | President & Chief Experience Officer
CPA, CA, FEA, ICD.D
President & Chief Experience Officer
Steve provides Viridian with clear strategic goals and direction to continually grow service offerings while demonstrating commitment and personal attention to the families we support. His diverse career experience as a family office professional, financial executive, board member, and professional accountant make him uniquely gifted to not only lead the team at Viridian, but to meet the diverse needs of our clients. As a designated Family Enterprise Advisor and Chartered Professional Accountant, Steve believes in building trusted relationships that unlock infinite possibilities. He is passionate about solidifying client success by providing independent and transparent advice that facilitates achieving their financial goals and personal dreams – all while keeping their best interests at heart.
CPA, CMA, FEA
Vice-President & Chief Family Officer
With over 20 years of family office experience, Marguerite is an experienced leader whose long-standing knowledge and reputation in the family office space has been critical to our longevity and success. Marguerite is known for unlocking the collective strength of the organization by providing strategic guidance and direction to all multi-disciplinary teams and employees. Marguerite holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, and is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor and Chartered Professional Accountant. She is dedicated to understanding, preserving, and enhancing the unique legacies of the clients Viridian serves. Her authentic, innovative, and solutions-focused approach has made her invaluable to families over the years. She leads with integrity in everything she does and is a strong advocate for bettering our communities, employees, and families through her extensive experience with charities and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Marguerite is a committed life-long learner in the disciplines of family enterprise, strategy, leadership development, and mentorship.
Corporate Services & Connection
As a member of Viridian’s Senior Leadership Team, Angela provides guidance and strategic oversight to day-to-day operations. She fulfills a diverse role which includes overseeing corporate services, facilitating corporate and client events, and spearheading special projects. With over 15 years of progressive operational and executive experience, Angela is known for being both a process-driven and a results-oriented leader who delivers exceptional service. She believes in using a collaborative approach to generate ideas and implement new initiatives that align with Viridian’s goals and enhance the client experience. She is passionate about fostering relationships that allow her and her team to provide tailored support based on a deep understanding of the complexity of the clients we serve. Angela is a creative problem-solver with a strategic mindset and is recognized for finding innovative and unique opportunities that create value for both Viridian and our clients.
Dan van Kampen
Finance & Innovation
With over 10 years of finance and accounting experience, Dan is known for his strong technical capabilities and his talent for motivating and influencing the Viridian finance team to think differently. Dan brings a unique technology skillset, taking the lead on charting and overseeing Viridian’s digital transformation. Dan provides value to our clients with his strategic approach to solving complicated financial challenges. He consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to strengthening his client relationships by investing his time in understanding all aspects of a family’s financial complexity. He is passionate about innovation and is recognized for developing and executing new and creative techniques that are instrumental in making Viridian a world-class family office. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
People & Culture
Julia Irwin is responsible for all things people and culture at Viridian. She has over 10 years of diverse Human Resources and leadership experience and holds a Master’s in Human Resources Management from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. Julia has extensive experience with effective communication, building strong leadership, ensuring a positive culture exists that meets the company’s overall vision, and creating HR processes and policies that support all of the above. Her background has been centered on introducing new initiatives to focus leadership on people and driving business goals. Julia is passionate about building workplaces where employees want to be their best every day, have value and meaning, and feel a sense of belonging. She is passionate about contributing to the success of the families we support and building strong relationships centered around their needs. She is approachable, confident, enthusiastic, and committed to providing excellent service through a solutions-based mindset. Julia’s positive attitude is unmistakable, and she constantly demonstrates her flexibility and adaptability by being an advocate for change that betters Viridian and its clients.