Our team

Led by company founder Mike Neil, Arbutus Advisors is made up of a team of seasoned business experts with different specialties that are called upon as the need arises.

Mike NeilFounder & Senior Advisor

A passionate business advisor, Mike Neil has more than 12 years of experience in financial, turnaround and start-up business management.

After launching a retail automotive business, Mike developed the inaugural financial systems for an international life science start-up, growing the company from 6 to 50 employees. From there, he went on to work for a merchant bank, where his first task was to turnaround an ailing heavy equipment manufacturing and service company. Serving as controller and then CFO, he helped double revenues and increase cash flow by close to 500% in less than 3 years. This company was one of less than 5% of companies to successfully emerge from CCAA (credit protection).

In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Mike graduated in the top 5% of Certified General Accountants (CGA) from across Canada in 2003.

Mike LefevreSenior Advisor

Mike Lefevre is a veteran of the banking industry, having worked at TD Bank for more than 40 years.

While at TD, Mike held divisional, credit and commercial management, and special loans positions in offices throughout Western Canada. Mike has extensive experience dealing with loans, insolvencies and related litigation from both the bank and business side. He has served on the board of T-Mar Industries, Fraser River Pile & Dredge, and Art in Motion Income Trust.

Glenn WongSenior Advisor

Glenn Wong is a respected business leader and entrepreneur, having served as President of four BC-based companies: Apparent Networks, Electronic Arts Canada, Rogers Cable TV BC, and BC Hot House.

Glenn’s community involvement includes serving as a board member of the BC Cancer Foundation, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the Vancouver Police Board and Coast Capital Savings. He has also served on the boards of ICBC and Mohawk Oil.

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