Leading local business Odlum Brown and Mark Mawhinney, Portfolio Manager, announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 Douglas 10 to Watch Awards

Mark Mawhinney, Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited
Mark Mawhinney, Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited

Douglas magazine is pleased to announce that Odlum Brown and Mark Mawhinney, Portfolio Manager, will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 Douglas magazine 10 to Watch Awards. 

Now in their 15th year, the 10 to Watch Awards spotlight emerging businesses less than three years old that show great potential for exponential growth and success. 

Says Page One Publisher Lise Gyorkos, “This year’s winners are a diverse and passionate collection of success stories. Many of them represent a return to that elusive but all-important business strategy: the human touch.” 

“These awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, and we’re delighted and grateful for the return of Odlum Brown and Mark Mawhinney as our Presenting Sponsor.” 

As a Portfolio Manager with Odlum Brown Limited, Mark provides investment advice and portfolio management to high-net-worth professionals and businesspeople with complex investment needs. He often advises families, managing multiple generations of wealth. A student of corporate governance, Mark completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program in 2020 and earned the ICD.D designation that year. 

Before turning his focus to investing, Mark founded his first business in his early twenties and built it to over $6 million in revenue before successfully selling and starting his second business, which he then sold in his early thirties. 

Mark moved to Victoria in 2011 and has embraced the Island way of life. In addition to being an avid reader, Mark enjoys B.C.’s outdoor life by boating, golfing, hiking and jogging. He is committed to giving back to the community and is currently Vice-chair of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Board of Directors. 

“It is our pleasure to return for a third year as the Presenting Sponsor of Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch Awards. The public only sees the ‘overnight success’ entrepreneurs sometimes enjoy. What they don’t often see are the sleepless nights, hard decisions and emotional strain it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. I have nothing but respect for all of this year’s nominees and winners, and I’m so pleased to be back again this year!” 

As one of BC’s most respected independent investment firms, Odlum Brown has been helping clients achieve their financial goals for over 100 years. Through disciplined investment advice, objective research and other value-added services, the firm offers an exceptional full-service experience to grow and preserve clients’ wealth.

This year’s awards will be announced in a special 10 to Watch issue of Douglas magazine and celebrated at a gala hosted at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

Established in 2006 by Page One Publishing Inc., Douglas is Vancouver Island’s premier business magazine and media brand. Douglas is essential reading for business leaders and entrepreneurs in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. The in-depth, local coverage of key people and issues affecting our region has earned a highly engaged and loyal readership.