VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2013) - Eric Carlson, founder and CEO of Anthem Capital Corp., a member of the Anthem Group of Companies, including Anthem Properties, is pleased to announce that British Columbia's former Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Kevin Falcon, will be joining the Anthem team as Executive Vice President effective May 16, 2013.
In his capacity as Executive Vice-President, Falcon will play a leadership role in the oversight and growth of Anthem Capital's business portfolio. Falcon will also liaise with Anthem's financial partners and assist related companies, including Anthem Properties Group, in raising equity funds from institutional and individual investors.
Mr. Falcon served for twelve years in various senior cabinet positions in the BC government. As Minister of State for Deregulation, Falcon led the successful effort to reduce unnecessary red tape by more than 40% in his government's first mandate. He further served for six years as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, overseeing the largest transportation capital program in BC's history, including the Sea to Sky Highway upgrade, construction of the Canada Line, the William Bennett Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge.
As Minister of Health, Falcon led initiatives to improve productivity in the public health care system, such as Patient Focused Funding, supply chain consolidation amongst Health Authorities and other measures which demonstrated governments' ability to bend down the cost curve in health.
While Minister of Finance, Falcon led a substantial capital markets outreach effort to promote British Columbia's financial strengths amidst great global uncertainty. His financial stewardship received broad financial market support and resulted in re-affirmation of the Province's AAA credit rating.
"We are delighted to have Kevin join the Anthem team," states Mr. Carlson, "While his accomplishments in government are impressive, his rock solid character and passion for hard work, honest communication, and achieving results are what most drew us to him. He does what he says, he says what he means, and he gets stuff done. We look forward to creating value with him in the years ahead."
Anthem Capital Corp. is the parent of Anthem Properties Group, a Vancouver-based, full-service real estate investment and development organization, that has been involved, since its founding in the early 1990s, in over 210 projects, located throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, with a cumulative value in excess of a 2.5 billion dollars.
In addition to real estate, Anthem Capital also pursues investments in technology (software), mining and energy, and various consumer product businesses. Current investees include Colligo Networks, Platinum Group Metals (TSX:PTM), MAG Silver (TSX:MAG), West Kirkland Mining (TSX VENTURE:WKM), Nextraction Energy (TSX VENTURE:NE), Northam Beverages (Whistler Beer), YYoga, and Vaughn Custom Sports Canada.
Mr. Falcon will begin the transition to his new role over the coming weeks with his official start date being May 16, 2013.
About Anthem Capital Corp.
Anthem Capital is an active investment company, founded in the early 1990s that provides both capital and strategic input to growing small to mid-market businesses. Our focus is in the areas of real estate, technology, mining and energy, and consumer products.
Anthem's core investment is the Anthem Properties Group, an integrated real estate investment, development and management operating business. Anthem Capital's core team is supplemented by the corporate infrastructure and energy of the 150 members of its wholly owned subsidiary, Anthem Properties Group.
Anthem provides its own capital, alone or with partners, to each investment.