About Us

About Ashdown Capital

Our core value is simple: Get our customers the right deal from our established network of financing partners. That value came from where the best ideas often come from—experience. Our team of experienced commercial financing and capital lease advisors knows the ins and outs of banking.

The Beginning of Ashdown Capital

After working for banks for nearly a decade, the team at Ashdown realized they wanted to work on other side of the fence and work with the businesses who need commercial financing, rather than for the lender. With their experience, they had developed strong relationships with a number of the top account managers and regional managers of the banks and credit unions and knew they could be a huge resource to those looking to finance. These relationships have enabled Ashdown Capital to partner their customers with the most suitable bank and account manager from day one.

As the company continues to expand, so does their network, which enhances their ability to always get you, the customer, the best opportunity.

Who We Are

Ashdown Capital is a firm that assists business owners and developers in finding financing and capital lease for their business and projects at the most favourable terms – for them, not the bank. Our team is a collection of experienced advisors who know the ins-and-outs of banking institutions and have an expansive network of lenders to get banks competing for a company’s business. You can be assured we’re always fighting for you. Since our inception, the team has worked with companies in the micro-space, as well as multinationals with over $250 million in revenue. In addition, the team has worked on property projects ranging in size from single-family homes to multi-story, multiphase townhouse/condo complexes, and also commercial/industrial properties. And this is only the beginning.

Managing Partners

Kern Chiu

Kern Chiu is a principal of Ashdown Capital Vancouver. Kern Chiu brings over sixteen years of commercial and corporate banking experience including Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking with a global financial institution. Leveraging his extensive banking network and experience with clients across diverse industries, his successful financing solutions include real estate, working capital, equipment, as well as mergers & acquisitions. Email Kern at kern@ashdowncapital.ca
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George Coton

George Coton is a principal of Ashdown Capital Fraser Valley East. George has over twelve years of Corporate and Commercial Banking experience, spending his last three years as the Assistant Vice President and Team Lead at an international bank based in the Fraser Valley. George has overseen large complex transactions across many industries and markets. George is licensed under the Mortgage Brokers Act of BC operating as Ashdown Capital (D&G). Email George at george@ashdowncapital.ca
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Michael Hopp

Michael Hopp is a principal of Ashdown Capital Vancouver Island. Michael has maintained award-winning success over the past decade providing financial solutions to mid-market businesses, corporations, and private equity firms with a focus on senior and subordinated debt. He has split his finance career between a Canadian Chartered Bank and a leading Canadian Merchant Bank. Michael is licensed under the Mortgage Brokers Act of BC operating as Ashdown Capital (Tyee). Email Michael at michael@ashdowncapital.ca
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Brad Kiendl

Brad Kiendl is the founder and Managing Partner of Ashdown Capital. After working in banking for nearly a decade, he realized that his passion was for enabling his clients’ successes, rather than increasing bank profits. It was this realization that inspired Brad to found Ashdown Capital. Now Brad is able to solely be an advocate for his clients, instilling confidence that they have negotiated the most advantageous financing solution for their business or project.
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Matthew MacGregor

Matthew MacGregor is a principal of Ashdown Capital Vancouver. Matthew is an experienced corporate lender with close to a decade of experience with HSBC Bank Canada. His diverse finance experience includes Commodity and Trade Finance, Structured Working Capital, Real Estate, Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions and Syndications across a diversified set of industries including Manufacturing, Wholesale, Technology, and Transportation. Email Matt at matthew@ashdowncapital.ca
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David Marti

David Marti is a principal of Ashdown Capital Fraser Valley East. David Marti has worked in banking for a decade, with experience in retail lending, small business banking, business banking and corporate lending. For the past four years, David has worked for a large international bank, giving him the opportunity to work through a wide variety of complex deals. David is licensed under the Mortgage Brokers Act of BC operating as Ashdown Capital (D&G). Email David at david@ashdowncapital.ca
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Andrew Still

Andrew Still is a principal of Ashdown Capital Vancouver Island. Andrew began his financial career with a chartered Canadian bank right out of University. He became one of the youngest commercial relationship managers within the bank, and managed a variety of portfolios with clients from a wide range of industries, from operating entities to real estate developments. Andrew is licensed under the Mortgage Brokers Act of BC operating as Ashdown Capital (Tyee). Email Andrew at andrew@ashdowncapital.ca
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Ryan Turner

Ryan is a minority partner with Ashdown Capital. He spent nearly a decade working as a Commercial Relationship Manager, and the last three as a Regional Manager, leading a high-performing commercial banking team. Ryan is licensed under the Mortgage Brokers Act of BC operating as Ashdown Capital (Turner). Email Ryan at ryan@ashdowncapital.ca
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