Jurgen van Vuuren
Senior Director, Private Debt
Jurgen joined Nicola Wealth in January 2020. Prior to joining the firm he spent six years at a major Canadian chartered bank as a Director in Leveraged Finance where he was primarily responsible for origination, structuring and execution of senior and mezzanine debt financings in support of mid-market leveraged buyouts and other event-based transactions across Western Canada and the United States.
Jurgen started his career in financial statement audit at a big four accounting firm working in both Vancouver and the Cayman Islands with a focus on clients in the asset management sector. He is a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of British Columbia and holds the Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
Jurgen is passionate about spending time with his wife and two kids. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking with friends or trail running in BC’s coastal mountains.
Question & Answers
Not great. I lose a ball about every third hole.
Were you named after anyone?
Yes, I share my name with both my father and grandfather.
Where is your dream vacation spot?
Scuba diving from a live-aboard yacht in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. I`m waiting a few more years until my kids are old enough to tag along
Drink of choice?
A well aged single malt scotch.
If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?
Formula One driver.