Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Partner

Greg has 30 years in technical, operations, sales, and leadership roles in public and private companies. He has led teams delivering growth and turnaround strategies across many industries, including manufacturing services, industrial products, cleantech, telecoms, enterprise computing, IoT and cloud services.

Prior to Chrysalix, Greg served as the CEO of Wellington Drive Technologies (now AoFrio), a New Zealand public company and leading developer of hardware-enabled software solutions and electric motors for the global food and beverage market. At AoFrio, he successfully led a financial turnaround and oversaw the pivot of the company to IoT software solutions, with over two million IoT sensors and software installs. Before AoFrio, Greg held the role of Vice President, Industrial and Greentech Business Unit at global manufacturing services company, Celestica. At Celestica, his team delivered impressive growth results, including leading the acquisition of a large semiconductor capital equipment business.

Greg started his career in the New Zealand Army where he gained his education in telecommunications and electronics. Greg holds an MBA from Napier University, Edinburgh, and holds the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D professional designation.

His governance and advisory experience includes public market investor relations, capital planning, corporate restructuring, board and founder succession and risk oversight. He currently serves as a Director with Chrysalix portfolio company HaiLa and is a Board Observer with Liminal, Q5D and Helmee. Greg also sits on the board of NZX listed AoFrio (NZX:AOF), is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the City of Richmond, British Columbia, and is a member of the policy advisory committee for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

Team

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

Fred is a Managing Partner based in the Netherlands. His industry expertise spans C-level, Executive Board and CEO positions in oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, innovation and sustainability, and scaling up ventures.

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Dr. Wal van Lierop

Founding Partner

Wal is a Founding Partner of Chrysalix based in Vancouver. He launched Chrysalix in 2001 and is recognised for his expertise and thought leadership in industrial innovation, energy and cleantech.

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Dr. Charles Haythornthwaite

Senior Partner

Charlie is a Senior Partner based in the United Kingdom. He leads the opportunity recognition and investment selection process in the Chrysalix RoboValley Fund and has a special interest in mining innovation. 

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Dr. Alfred Lam

Partner

Alfred is a Partner based in the Netherlands. He has incubated and launched ventures from academia and is involved in the development of investment theses, deal sourcing and due diligence with a special interest in energy and resource productivity. 

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Greg Allen

Partner

Greg is a Partner based in Vancouver. He is an experienced CEO, turnaround leader and board member at multinational technology companies. He is responsible for supporting selected portfolio companies in director and observer roles, leads key aspects of Chrysalix operational activities and sits on the Chrysalix investment committee.

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Wendy Leong

Chief Financial Officer

Wendy is the Chief Financial Officer based in Vancouver. She has nearly 25 years of experience in private equity investment management and works closely with the investment team on valuation and finance matters.

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Alicia Lenis

VICE PRESIDENT

Alicia is a Vice President based in Vancouver. She works on investment theses development, deal sourcing, due diligence and portfolio management. Alicia has close to 15 years of industrial technology sector experience.

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Nicholas Andruschak

Associate

Nicholas is an Associate based in Vancouver. He is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, and developing investment theses. Nicholas is particularly interested in companies developing sensor systems and intelligent systems to facilitate Industry 4.0.

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Giuliana Unger

Analyst

Giuliana is an Analyst based in the Netherlands. She has expertise in cleantech innovation and carbon capture and utilization (CCU), and she is responsible for sourcing new deals and due diligence.

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