A few bright minds
with open doors.

A few brights minds with open doors.

Each person on our team brings a hard-earned track record of business development to the table for every venture we take on. Our approach is always flexible, our focus is always long term, and our doors are always open to new things.

Each person on our team brings a hard-earned track record of business development to the table for every venture we take on.

Our approach is always flexible, our focus is always long term, and our doors are always open to new things.

Chairman

Yuri Fulmer

Dedicated to growth and giving back.

Chairman

Yuri Fulmer

Dedicated to growth and giving back

Chairman

Yuri Fulmer

Dedicated to growth and giving back

Chairman

Yuri Fulmer

Dedicated to growth and giving back.

Yuri Fulmer has been building businesses since his early twenties. Having arrived from Australia a few years earlier, it all began when he was faced with the unexpected opportunity to buy a local franchise while working for A&W. Young, but extremely motivated, Yuri figured out how to put together enough money and made the tough decision to focus solely on running a business, rather than studying them at school.

Since then, Yuri has grown that single A&W franchise into dozens, as well as managed, developed and invested in a number of other businesses including Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Pizza Hut franchises across Western Canada, doggedly building a $60 million business portfolio by the time he was 30.

In 2010, Yuri founded Fulmer Capital Partners (now Fulmer & Company) to continue doing what he does best — helping businesses grow. Currently, Fulmer & Company owns and invests in a collection of companies in the hospitality, business-to-business, manufacturing, construction, digital technology and consumer service industries. To date, Fulmer & Company businesses have been named among Canada’s Fastest Growing Private Companies five times. And yes, Yuri’s counting.

Right from the start, serving the local community has also been an important part Yuri’s work. Over the years, he’s been actively involved in local non-profit, educational and arts organizations, and serves as an accredited Director a number corporate and civic boards. Currently, Yuri is the National Chair of United Way Centraide Canada, Co-Chair of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society and a Director of the BC Achievement Foundation. He is a past Chair of the Board of BC Ferries, and a former director of the Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver Opera, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Surrey Food Bank.

In 2019, Yuri established The Fulmer Foundation to take Fulmer & Company’s community investment to the next level, continuing his long-standing commitment to helping improve social issues with more than just financial support. One of the foundation’s biggest undertakings is the management and support of Goodly Foods Society — a social enterprise working to repurpose surplus produce from local suppliers, while creating employment opportunities for people in need.

As much as recognition is not what drives him, Yuri feels truly honoured to have received a considerable amount of acknowledgement for his contributions to others, including: Canada’s Top Forty Under 40 (2008), The BC Community Achievement Award (2010), The Spirit of Vancouver Award (2011), The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and The Order of British Columbia (2010), our Province’s highest honour, for Yuri’s “dynamic entrepreneurship and committed volunteerism”.

Away from the office, you can often find Yuri enjoying the great outdoors near and far, fishing, diving, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and exploring. Or, you know, not find him.

Yuri Fulmer has been building businesses since he was 21. Having arrived from Australia a few years earlier, it all began when he was faced with the unexpected opportunity to buy a local franchise while working for A&W. Young, but extremely motivated, Yuri figured out how to put together enough money and made the tough decision to focus solely on running a business, rather than studying them at school.

Since then, Yuri has grown that single A&W franchise into dozens, as well as managed, developed and invested in a number of other businesses including Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Pizza Hut franchises across Western Canada, doggedly building a $60 million business portfolio by the time he was 30.

In 2010, Yuri founded Fulmer Capital Partners (now Fulmer & Company) to continue doing what he does best — helping businesses grow. Currently, Fulmer & Company owns and invests in a collection of companies in the hospitality, business-to-business, manufacturing, construction, digital technology and consumer service industries. To date, Fulmer & Company businesses have been named among Canada’s Fastest Growing Private Companies five times. And yes, Yuri’s counting.

Right from the start, serving the local community has also been an important part Yuri’s work. Over the years, he’s been actively involved in local non-profit, educational and arts organizations, and serves as an accredited Director a number corporate and civic boards. Currently, Yuri is an Honourary Governor of the Vancouver Foundation (Canada’s largest community foundation), National Chair of United Way Centraide Canada, and Co-Chair of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.

In 2019, Yuri established The Fulmer Foundation to take Fulmer & Company’s community investment to the next level, continuing his long-standing commitment to helping improve social issues with more than just financial support. One of the foundation’s biggest undertakings is the management and support of Goodly Foods Society — a social enterprise working to repurpose surplus produce from local suppliers, while creating employment opportunities for people in need.

As much as recognition is not what drives him, Yuri feels truly honoured to have received a considerable amount for his contributions to others, including: Canada’s Top Forty Under 40 (2008), The BC Community Achievement Award (2010), The Spirit of Vancouver Award (2011), The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and The Order of British Columbia (2010), our Province’s highest honour, for Yuri’s “dynamic entrepreneurship and committed volunteerism”.

Away from the office, you can often find Yuri enjoying the great outdoors near and far, fishing, diving, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and exploring. Or, you know, not find him.

VP & General Counsel

Karen Gilmore

Due diligence and doing good.

VP & General Council

Karen Gilmore

Due diligence and doing good.

VP & General Council

Karen Gilmore

Due diligence and doing good.

VP & General Council

Karen Gilmore

Due diligence and doing good.

Karen Gilmore joined Fulmer & Company in 2011 to help us navigate the often complex and ever-changing legal landscape. In her legal role, Karen facilitates acquisitions, advises on ongoing operations and coordinates with outside counsel on behalf of our businesses. She also assists on corporate governance, strategic planning, and is actively involved in our philanthropic work with The Fulmer Foundation and Goodly Foods.

Karen brings years of experience to Fulmer & Company. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in History from UBC, Karen went on to complete her LLB at the University of Toronto. Called to the BC Bar in 1985, she joined the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Vancouver. As a partner for over a decade, Karen founded and led the Technology & Intellectual Property Law Group there, while continuing to build an impressive track-record with corporate clients. From 2003 until 2011, Karen was at the iconic Canadian publishing house Douglas & McIntyre as VP Operations, Corporate & Legal Affairs and brings that business experience with her.

She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, is currently on the Executive of the BC Section of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and was Founder of the BC Chapter for Women General Counsel Canada (WGCC). She has also served on the National Board for WGCC.

Throughout her career, Karen has made it a priority to actively give back to the community as well. She is currently Chair of the Board for YWCA Canada, and has served on that Board since 2014. Prior to that, she was on the Board of the YWCA of Metro Vancouver for nine years, and was Chair for two years. Karen has also volunteered with other community organizations, including several years’ involvement on the Grants Committee for the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.

In recognition of her contributions, Karen received the BC Community Achievement Award in 2016, and was awarded the Community Builder Award by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association in 2019. 

In Karen’s off-hours, she spends as much time as possible cycling, hiking, and exploring the world of wine. Although, for the record, not simultaneously.  

Karen joined Fulmer & Company in 2011, to help us navigate the often complex and ever-changing legal landscape. In her legal role, Karen Gilmore facilitates acquisitions, advises on ongoing operations and coordinates with outside counsel on behalf of our businesses. She also assists on corporate governance, strategic planning, and is actively involved in our philanthropic work with The Fulmer Foundation and Goodly Foods.

Karen brings years of experience to Fulmer & Company. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in History from UBC, Karen went on to complete her LLB at the University of Toronto. Called to the BC Bar in 1985, she joined the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Vancouver. As a partner for over a decade, Karen founded and led the Technology & Intellectual Property Law Group there, while continuing to build an impressive track-record with corporate clients. From 2003 until 2011, Karen was at the iconic Canadian publishing house Douglas & McIntyre as VP Operations, Corporate & Legal Affairs, bringing that business experience with her as well.

She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, is currently on the Executive of the BC Section of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and was Founder of the BC Chapter for Women General Counsel Canada (WGCC). She has also served on the National Board for WGCC.

Throughout her career, Karen has made it a priority to actively give back to the community as well. She is currently Chair of the Board for YWCA Canada, and has served on that Board since 2014. Prior to that, she was on the Board of the YWCA of Metro Vancouver for nine years, and was Chair for two years. Karen has also volunteered with other community organizations, including several years’ involvement on the Grants Committee for the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.

In recognition of her contributions, Karen received the BC Community Achievement Award in 2016, and the Community Builder Award by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association in 2019.

In Karen’s off-hours, she spends as much time as possible outside cycling, hiking, and exploring the world of wine. Although, for the record, not simultaneously. 

Karen@fulmerandco.com
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karen@fulmerandco.com
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Controller

Helen Trinh - CPA, CA

Controller

Helen Trinh - CPA, CA

Controller

Helen Trinh - CPA, CA

Controller

Helen Trinh - CPA, CA

Controller at Fulmer & Company, Helen Trinh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. Growing up working alongside her family in their small business gave Helen plenty of inspiration and insight into what makes a business work. Prior to joining the Fulmer team in 2017, Helen was Manager, Private Enterprise Services at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and businesses consulting firm, where she helped clients stay financially organized and fiscally responsible. Which is what she continues to do for us. Helen has volunteered as a snowboard instructor with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, was a board member of the Pine Street Community Garden, and is currently spending most of her spare time training her Labrador puppy, who doesn’t follow as many rules as she’d like.

helen@fulmerandco.com
604 558 5041

Controller at Fulmer & Company, Helen Trinh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. Growing up working alongside her family in their small business gave Helen plenty of inspiration and insight into what makes a business work. Prior to joining the Fulmer team in 2017, Helen was Manager, Private Enterprise Services at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and businesses consulting firm, where she helped clients stay financially organized and fiscally responsible. Which is what she continues to do for us. Helen has volunteered as a snowboard instructor with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, was a board member of the Pine Street Community Garden, and is currently spending most of her spare time training her Labrador puppy, who doesn’t follow as many rules as she’d like.

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Controller at Fulmer & Company, Helen Trinh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. Growing up working alongside her family in their small business gave Helen plenty of inspiration and insight into what makes a business work. Prior to joining the Fulmer team in 2017, Helen was Manager, Private Enterprise Services at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and businesses consulting firm, where she helped clients stay financially organized and fiscally responsible. Which is what she continues to do for us. Helen has volunteered as a snowboard instructor with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, was a board member of the Pine Street Community Garden, and is currently spending most of her spare time training her Labrador puppy, who doesn’t follow as many rules as she’d like

helen@fulmerandco.com
604 558 5041

Controller at Fulmer & Company, Helen Trinh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. Growing up working alongside her family in their small business gave Helen plenty of inspiration and insight into what makes a business work. Prior to joining the Fulmer team in 2017, Helen was Manager, Private Enterprise Services at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and businesses consulting firm, where she helped clients stay financially organized and fiscally responsible. Which is what she continues to do for us. Helen has volunteered as a snowboard instructor with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, was a board member of the Pine Street Community Garden, and is currently spending most of her spare time training her Labrador puppy, who doesn’t follow as many rules as she’d like.

helen@fulmerandco.com
604 558 5041

Exec. Coordinator & Corp. Development Associate

Dorothee Xing

Exec. Coordinator & Corp.
Development Associate

Dorothee Xing

Exec. Coordinator & Corp. Development Associate

Dorothee Xing

Exec. Coordinator & Corp. Development Associate

Dorothee Xing

Dorothee Xing is Executive Coordinator & Corporate Development Associate at Fulmer & Company. A graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business, Dorothee moved from China to Canada in 2006 to begin her professional life here. With a background in finance and hands-on experience working in legal, marketing and non-profit environments, she brings a tremendous amount of focus, organization and energy to the Fulmer & Company team. In addition to working towards her Certification in Project Management, Dorothee volunteers for the Vancouver Public Library and is a proud Cabinet Member of United Way GenNext. Otherwise, she’s usually busy gallery hopping or kicking things up a notch in her weekly spin class.

dorothee@fulmerandco.com
604 558 5491

Dorothee Xing is Executive Coordinator & Corporate Development Associate at Fulmer & Company. A graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business, Dorothee moved from China to Canada in 2006 to begin her professional life here. With a background in finance and hands-on experience working in legal, marketing and non-profit environments, she brings a tremendous amount of focus, organization and energy to the Fulmer & Company team. In addition to working towards her Certification in Project Management, Dorothee volunteers for the Vancouver Public Library and is a proud Cabinet Member of United Way GenNext. Otherwise, she’s usually busy gallery hopping or kicking things up a notch in her weekly spin class.

dorothee@fulmerandco.com
604 558 5491

Dorothee Xing is Executive Coordinator & Corporate Development Associate at Fulmer & Company. A graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business, Dorothee moved from China to Canada in 2006 to begin her professional life here. With a background in finance and hands-on experience working in legal, marketing and non-profit environments, she brings a tremendous amount of focus, organization and energy to the Fulmer & Company team. In addition to working towards her Certification in Project Management, Dorothee volunteers for the Vancouver Public Library and is a proud Cabinet Member of United Way GenNext. Otherwise, she’s usually busy gallery hopping or kicking things up a notch in her weekly spin class.

Our Presidents’ Council.
A network of inspiration and connection. 

Our President’s Council.
A network of inspiration and connection. 

Our President’s Council.
A network of inspiration and connection. 

Our President’s Council.
A network of inspiration and connection. 

Our President’s Council.
A network of inspiration and connection. 

One of the most substantial side-benefits of being a Fulmer & Company business is the personal connection to a select group of business owners, executives and managers. Members of our Presidents’ Council meet as needed to discuss strategies, challenges and things learned along the way, to help one another gain insight into businesses other than their own. Quite often, discussions meander off-topic and we learn even more about each other and our varied worlds. Currently on our Presidents’ Council are the following business leaders:

One of the most-substantial side-benefits of being a Fulmer & Company business is the personal connection to a select group of business owners, executives and managers. Members of our President’s Council meet as needed to discuss strategies, challenges and things learned along the way, to help one another gain insight into businesses other than their own. Quite often, discussions meander off-topic and we learn even more about each other and our varied worlds. Currently on our President’s Council are the following business leaders:

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CEO, Goodly Foods Society

Aart Schuurman Hess

As Goodly Foods new CEO, Aart brings a tremendous love for good, honest food to the table. With extensive experience in the private and public sector, most recently as CEO of The Greater Vancouver Foodbank, food has played a key role in his life and career. He loves it, and hates to throw it away.

CEO, Goodly Foods Society

Aart Schuurman Hess

As Goodly Foods new CEO, Aart brings a tremendous love for good, honest food to the table. With extensive experience in the private and public sector, most recently as CEO of The Greater Vancouver Foodbank, food has played a key role in his life and career. He loves it, and hates to throw it away.

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President, Western Restaurant Franchises Inc.

Fred Trembath

An experienced leader in the food service industry, Fred is President and CEO of Western Restaurant Franchises Inc. Having tripled the business’s number of A&W franchise locations in the past five years, he is currently responsible for 32 locations throughout BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Western Restaurant Franchises Inc.

Fred Trembath

An experienced leader in the food service industry, Fred is President and CEO of Western Restaurant Franchises Inc. Having tripled the business’s number of A&W franchise locations in the past five years, he is currently responsible for 32 locations throughout BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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CEO, BBS Pro Services Inc.

Kate Hoogendoorn

A driven executive, skilled at end-to-end operations and performance turnarounds, Kate recently joined the company as President & CEO of BBS Pro Services, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous leadership roles in business to business furnishings, as well as the energy and power sector.

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Founder & CEO, ChopValue Manufacturing Ltd.

Felix Böck

A seasoned wood engineer and passionate entrepreneur, Felix is CEO and Founder of ChopValue. He likes to say that he knocks on wood for a living! Under Felix’s leadership, his team has discovered a powerful way to connect the circular economy to his expertise in wood and bamboo composite materials.

Business, nicely done.

Business,
nicely done.

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