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The Argent portfolio of
business investments
represents a diverse
group of local businesses.

Who We Are

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Mathew Dober – Director

Mathew is the President of Argent and brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit and technical business expertise to the company. He has an MBA from the University of Calgary and has enjoyed a long career as a business lawyer in Kelowna.

Mathew was born and raised in Kelowna and relies heavily on his broad network of local connections and reputation to advance the business interests of the Argent group of companies.

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Chris Grout – Director

Chris is a founding partner of Argent and is intimately engaged in Argent’s acquisitions and operations. He has an MBA from the University of Calgary and brings strong analytical skills to the company’s board.

Among Chris’ many endeavors, he is the founder and owner of the Kelowna based real estate brokerage, Venture Realty Corp., and the co-developer of Argent’s prestigious seniors housing development, Mission Villas.

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Chad Luider – Director

Raised in Kelowna, Chad began his career as an entrepreneur, owning and operating several small businesses in the Kelowna area. After completing his Master of Science degree, Chad continued with his entrepreneurial roots developing an energy company.

Chad is currently the managing partner of Leaseline, and has been involved in the start-up and acquisition of many small to medium sized businesses. Chad brings a unique perspective and good analytical skills from his experience in science, research, law, and finance.

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Dany Laliberté – Director

Dany has held positions with the Canadian Forces, a Mineral Exploration Manufacturer, and founded MBI Drilling Products where as President, he successfully expanded the company tenfold. Currently, Dany continues his ownership of MBI, is the VP & Partner of Pilot Diamond Tools, is a Partner of Premier Mining Products, as well as a few local Kelowna businesses.

Dany contributes greatly to the communities he resides holding positions as a part-time firefighter and volunteer presidencies for a number of clubs and committees.

Milene Fort, CPA, CA – Financial Controller

Milene is Argent’s Financial Controller. As a Chartered Professional Accountant and Senior Manager with local accounting firm PDC Business & Tax, Milene brings a diverse skill set in financial management to the Argent team. Milene is focused on finding better ways to monitor/control the flow of cash through internal controls and constantly researches ways to help businesses gain access to timely (and accurate) information. She remains committed to finding new and more affordable ways for all businesses to enjoy the kind of high-level accounting advantage that large businesses often take for granted.

Bonnie Schur – Financial Administrator

Bonnie is Argent’s in-house bookkeeper, holding a designation in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. Her previous work experience as a Senior Accountant and Controller in the construction industry, as well as resort Operations Manager in the hospitality industry, has enabled her to assist Argent in its very diverse and ever-changing landscape. Additionally, Bonnie has run her own e-commerce retail store since the late 90’s as well as operated a brick-and-mortar location. She is driven to pursue solutions to complex problems and is inspired when new challenges arise.

Colton White – HR & Special Projects Coordinator

Colton is a natural entrepreneur, having started several businesses himself since childhood and helping manage many others. He took upon several leadership positions throughout university and graduated with honours from UBCO with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and minor in psychology.

Colton has worked in a wide breadth of different industries which has made him an excellent fit for Argent, facilitating the needs of its diverse portfolio. Currently he is focused on building frameworks for the improved operation of many of Argent’s subsidiary companies, as well as developing Argent’s internal and external functions through human resources management.

Gaurav Lalwani – Financial & Acquisition Analyst

Having family from India, being raised in China, and completing his Bachelor’s Degree with honours in Business Management from UBCO, Gaurav has lived an extensive and diverse international lifestyle. This diversity has strengthened Gaurav’s ability to consider multiple factors and abstract ideas when doing analysis on business acquisitions.

Gaurav is currently pursuing his CFA designation while working with Argent’s management – providing him ample opportunity to exercise his ability to strategically assess financial risk while still expanding his knowledge. Gaurav is committed to finding ways to improve Argent’s efficiencies and to bring about smart investments.

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