BIV’s Top 40 Under 40

Event: Business in Vancouver's Top Forty Under 40 Awards Reception Venue: Fairmont Vancouver Hotel Date: January 28, 2010 Standing in a room with forty of the top professionals in Vancouver. Daunting? Intimidating? Both of those things, yes, and for the countless young business people who aspire to be one of the Top 40 Under 40 – your faithful scribe included – it was another thing, too. Inspiring.

Top 40 Under 40 winner Marcell Newell of AVIDWORX Production Inc. (r) and friends Hollie Whitehead (l), Paaren Mihtla and Ivy have the sexy sophisticate dress code down to a tee.

Jennifer Hungerford appears proud of husband Michael Hungerford of the Hungerford Group, one of the winners.

Andrea Baxter (l), co-founder of Smart Cookies, and Spark PR’s Beth Boyle flash dynamo smiles.

Purple-scarfed Paul Haagenson of Live Nation Canada pursued a passion for concerts all the way to a Top 40 under 40 Award (Here with wife Alison Schmelke.)

Surgeon and spinal-cord-injury genius Brian Kwon of VGH took the night off from saving lives to accept an award.

Thinkbox Marketing’s Ashlee Hatterback & Emily Psimoulis.

Steve Curtis of Evergreen Venture Capital Corp. looks happy between two lovelies, Cybele Negris (l) of Inc. and Sarah McNeil of McNeil Nakamoto Recruitment Group.

With a smirk of glee, Daniel Steiner of Stikeman Elliot takes a break from the crowd to bask in the glory of victory.

Elio Luongo (l) of KPMG beside winner Sarah Howard of Compton Fundraising Consultants.

Danielle Wilson of Sweet Peanut Clothing Company: baby clothing designer by day, Top 40 Under 40 winner by night.

Winner Irene Jeremic (l) of Stork Craft Manufacturing takes a break with friend Emerald Lau.

John Lyotier and Patrick Lok of CityMax and EO Vancouver were sponsors of the BIV event.

Catherine Dorazio and Paul Milley (l) of Connor Clarke Lunn Private Capital cheer on founder and CIO Jeffrey Guise as he accepts his award.

Top 40 winner Gary Pooni of Brock & Associates with his team: Julia Reimer (l), Blaire Chisholm, Kristin Treat, Kate Lambert and Blake Hurney that evening.

Got milk? Meadowfresh Dairy Corp.’s Rahim Talib stands proudly with wife Christine Talib while waiting to accept his award.

Just call her Sergeant Seana. Survivor Bootcamp’s Seana Wade.

It was hard to take a bad photograph with beauties like Karen Booth of MITACS and Melissa Orozco of Peak Consultants at the celebrated event.

Jason McLean of McLean Group and Andrea Martin pose with Jason’s celebrated award of the evening.

Lindsay Nahmiache of Jive Communications (l), Christina Howton of PWC and Maria Rayanayagam of RBC.

Studs abound. Top 40 winner Milun Tesovic of Metroleap Media Inc. (centre right) poses with his posse: Derek Brown (l), Callum McLeod and Terrell Norris.