Yuri is Chairman and CEO of FDC Capital, a private equity firm he founded to invest in small and mid-size businesses. He is also the Chairman and CEO of FDC Brands, a restaurant company with locations in BC and Alberta that he built from a single A&W franchise into one of Canada's largest and fastest growing privately held food and beverage businesses, and Chairman and CEO of FDC Real Estate, an owner and developer of commercial and residential property in the Canada and the U.S. Firms under the FDC banner have twice been named to the Profit 100 list of Canada’s fastest growing private companies.
A sought after and accredited Director, Yuri serves on a variety of corporate and civic boards, including Buyatab Online, Imperial Global Transportation, Freybe Gourmet Foods, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the North Shore Credit Union, the Vancouver Foundation, and the Vancouver Opera. He is a passionate fund raiser for the United Way of the Lower Mainland, whose board he chairs.
Yuri was named one of Canada’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2007 and he was recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the community as a recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award in 2010. He was presented with the Spirit of Vancouver Award in 2011. Citing his dynamic entrepreneurship and committed volunteerism, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2011, the Province’s highest honour.