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Our VR Business Brokers team is ready to serve you. Each of us adheres to VR business principles, has completed extensive business sales training, and brings a wealth of experiencing owning, operating and completing business transactions.

Jey Arul, B.A., MBA, CBI 
President|Deal Maker

Jey was granted a VR Business Brokers franchise in Edmonton in 2010, after spending 8 years in Commercial Banking and Corporate Finance. Jey recognized the need for VR after identifying an unmet need for small and mid-size companies when it comes to buying, selling, and valuations. Since that time, Jey has assisted business owners in Alberta execute acquisitions, the sale of their businesses, and joint-ventures, often helping them effect transactions with buyers from across Canada and the United States.

Since 2010, Jey has personally transacted over 55 companies in Alberta in a number of industries including, manufacturing, medical, service, oil and gas, transportation, retail, etc.

During his free time, Jey has always been an active member of the community as well. He has volunteered for a number of organizations including The United Way, The Canadian Bankers Association and Junior Achievement. Presently Jey is also the Director of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Canadian Chapter, an international association of people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions.

Jey is also fluent in three languages (English, Malay, and Tamil) and value diversity. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Psychology and completed the MBA program from Athabasca University-Center for Innovative Management. In addition, he has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and holds a Real Estate Brokers’ license through the Real Estate Council of Alberta. Jey also earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation, which is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA that identifies experienced and dedicated business brokers. It is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education as well as an exemplary commitment to our industry. Jey can be reached via email at jey@vralta.com

 
Doug Bachman
Vice President|Deal Maker

Doug brings in excess of 25 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Management from a major financial institution. This experience has provided him with extensive knowledge in credit, wealth management, team building and leadership. During his financial career, Doug has attained numerous top performance and achievement awards across Canada.

Doug has gained valuable experience and insight in H/R consulting, marketing, strategic planning and business planning, along with experience in corporate credit and investment strategies. Over the past two years, Doug has been actively involved in successfully closing four major acquisitions with a publicly traded company which had a value of over $50 million dollars.

Doug has a Business Management Degree and numerous other courses including Financial Credit and Risk Analysis, Canadian Securities Certificate, and is a graduate of University of Alberta Corporate Executive Program. Doug can be reached via email at dbachman@vralta.com.
 

Curtis Van Ruskenveld, CPA, CA
Vice President|Deal Maker

Curtis brings to the team over 9 years of finance and accounting experience. Since obtaining his Chartered Accountant Designation in 2013, Curtis has developed a strong passion for helping businesses achieve their financial and operational goals. He understands the day to day stress’s an organization face and how difficult it can be to understand what the best processes are to create maximum value for any situation. Throughout his career in both public practice and industry, he has always sought to become a well-practiced advisor and provide the best services to mid-sized entrepreneurial businesses.

Curtis has 5 years’ experience at a public accounting firm, with a significant portion of this experience specializing in business valuations and transaction services. It was this experience that created a passion for analyzing, identifying, and clearly communicating the value of an organization. His experiences also include serving in an executive role as the Controller for a local civil construction company, providing strategic direction and financial services for the consolidated organization. During this role, he became an active member of the Edmonton Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association.

His personal time is dedicated to his young family, spending summers outdoors at the family cabin or traveling western Canada searching for the absolute best lake spots. Spare time outside of family or continuing his professional development is spent enjoying guitar, making music with friends, or playing on a hockey team in a local rec league. Curt can be reached via email at curt@vralta.com
 

Rohani Lim 
Associate|Deal Maker
 
Rohani joined the VR office as an Associate in 2015. Prior to joining VR, Rohani was in Business Development in the Architecture industry. Rohani has a background in Architecture and Design, coupled with Commercial Real Estate focusing on Retail Spaces. With a combined skill set of Business, Architecture and Commercial Real Estate she brings an intimate knowledge of the Retail industry and brings her valuable experience and insight in assisting both buyers and sellers in their sale and acquisition of their respected businesses.

Rohani is also very involved in the community. She is a firm believer in improving one’s lifestyle through health and wellness. Rohani promotes health and wellness through various groups within the city and was also part-owner of a local Fitness Web Magazine. Rohani can be reached via email at rohani@vralta.com
 
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