Speaker Bio

 - Yuri Navarro

Yuri Navarro

CEO & Executive Director, NACO

In his role as CEO, Yuri brings his unique mixture of public and private sector experience to help expand NACO’s role as the leading organization representing Canadian Angel Investors with industry and government.

At NACO, Yuri oversee the entire organization’s strategic and operational objectives.

Since 2012, Yuri has presided over the renewal and growth of the Canada’s National Angel Capital Organization with a mission to support the growth and professionalization of Canada’s Angel asset-class through valuable connections, resources, best practices and research.

Yuri has also supported the development of Canadian small businesses through his work in the Ontario Government, where he served as a Policy Advisor, then Chief of Staff, to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and as a Policy Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.

A graduate of Ryerson University’s Commerce program and George Brown College’s Financial Planning program, Yuri holds a number of designations with the Canadian Securities Institute.