Jim Craven

Jim Craven

Jim Craven owns Liquid Capital Corporate Solutions, located in Lethbridge, Alberta, which provides working capital to business owners in need.

Jim, a long-time resident of Alberta, has a Bachelor’s of Management, specializing in marketing and finance. He has extensive experience in sales, particularly in the construction and technology industries.  Jim was driven to open Liquid Capital Corporate Solutions by the thrilling prospect of owning his own business and a desire to create win-win situations with other business owners.

Jim cares deeply about small to medium sized businesses and is passionate about helping them move forward and succeed. As an “outside the box thinker,” Jim is dedicated to working closely with local businesses to develop creative solutions to their financial issues. Honest and consistent, Jim’s main goal is to amass as many success stories of business growth and turnarounds as he can!

Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and watching golf, hockey, and basketball.


Timothy Bushko

Timothy Bushko

Hi, Tim Bushko here, the owner and principal of Liquid Capital Funding.  As a commercial finance specialist, I’m available to make your business succeed.

I understand the importance of cash flow and the need to meet your commitments, especially as a company grows.  It’s this kind of experience that lends itself to my hands on service approach, offering my Liquid Capital clients a competitive advantage in today’s business environment.

Small businesses represent an important part of the economy and as they grow so does their need for financing.  Regardless of size every business eventually faces the reality that additional working capital is required.  Acquiring financing from banks and other traditional sources can be frustrating.  It can be a long and
difficult process that often leads to disappointment.

Factoring is a realistic alternative to conventional means of lending, the factoring process is simple.  As a business owner you sell your receivables to Liquid Capital, and receive an immediate infusion of cash, based on those invoices.  With a pre-arranged fee structure in place you decide how many invoices to sell and to what extent funding is required.

The difference between Liquid Capital Funding and most factoring companies is you will be dealing with the person that sign’s the cheque and not a Salesperson or Account Manager.

Dean Weinkauf

Dean Weinkauf

Dean Weinkauf is the President of Liquid Capital Advantage Corp, in Cypress County, Alberta, where he provides working capital to local Alberta businesses.

Dean was educated at the Medicine Hat College graduating with a Diploma in Business Administration in 1991.  He was awarded the Alexander Rutherford award for Student Leadership for his role as Vice-President and President of the Medicine Hat College Student Association.  Dean has worked for I-XL Industries, doing their financial, cost and production accounting, and Corlac Oilfield Equipment. In addition he has owned two successful trucking companies; Jade Trade and Goulet Trucking (1989) Ltd which specialized in hauling crude oil, emulsion and fresh water for fracing.  In 2005, Dean founded Liquid Capital Advantage Corp, which specializes in oil and gas business factoring.

Dean lives in Medicine Hat with his wife Ruby, and their three children.


Jack Smart

Jack Smart

Jack Smart heads up Liquid Capital Smart Solutions Ltd, in Calgary, Alberta, which offers small and medium-sized businesses alternative financing solutions to support their daily operations and growth.

Jack is that business executive who will go the extra mile to make a difference and stems from a customer driven, client oriented career path. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a solid background in Business Development, Marketing, and Finance, Jack brings a solutions-oriented perspective to the world of small business financing.

Having owned and operated small businesses for over 30 years, Jack understands the importance of cash flow and the need to meet customer expectations – especially as a company grows. It’s this kind of experience that lends itself to Jack’s hands-on service approach, offering his Liquid Capital clients a competitive advantage in today’s business environment.

With a progressive management career behind him, Jack honed his business skills with giants like Bell Canada and Telus, in a super-competitive marketplace and an ever-demanding environment. Thriving in these dynamics, he learned to appreciate the short term daily challenges, but without losing site of the “big picture” – it’s a business approach that has become routine.

Married, and the proud father of boy-girl twins, Jack Smart has positioned himself as an accomplished, personable business executive. He plays an active role in the community, and as a member of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility, he works to improve accessibility to buildings, properties and services within Calgary and surrounding areas. Also active in wheelchair curling, Jack thrives in the competitive atmosphere at the national and international level.

Judy Perdomo

Judy Perdomo is everything you want in a financial business partner: caring, determined, results-driven, straight-talking and personally invested in your success.

When banks can’t move as quickly as you need – or worse, give you a skeptical, sidelong glance – there is an alternative: Liquid Capital Rockyview and their unconventional asset based lending and factoring solutions. When you need to make payroll, pay bills or grow your business, you need access to working capital and a financial partner as adept and innovative as you are. Connect with Judy on Monday; have money in hand by Friday. For real.

Judy gets it. As a business owner with “skin in the game” herself, she’s intimate with the challenges and goals of successful entrepreneurship. Judy founded Liquid Capital Rockyview in 2004 and has been instrumental in helping motivated businesses survive, thrive and grow. An Alberta-based courier service doubled their sales within weeks of starting work with Judy, growing annual sales from $485,000 in 2007 to nearly $8 million by 2015. Other business partners include oilfield operators (welding calibration, containment and tank farm monitoring, disaster cleaning and restoration), an entrepreneurial health professional and even a Dragon’s Den participant who invented a tool to assemble flat-pack furniture.

In addition to gaining access to her large network of complimentary professionals and organizations to help your business win, years spent working in public accounting with EY, Deloitte and PwC means Judy is uniquely positioned to help solve your cash flow problems with experience and understanding.

If cash flow issues keep you up at night, a smart, connected and passionate financial champion on your team can help. Call Judy today.

Click here to watch Judy on Empower Media TV chat about how she can help business owners achieve improved cash flow.

Ron Metro

Ron Metro

Providing an invaluable 35 years of financial expertise and funding assistance to Alberta business owners.

Ron Metro is the owner of Liquid Capital Metro in Sherwood Park, Alberta – located just outside Edmonton – where he helps small and medium-sized business owners access working capital to grow their business.

In operation since 2005 and with 35 years experience in the financial services industry, Ron is no stranger to the financial challenges of businesses in Canada. Before devoting his work fulltime to Liquid Capital Metro, Ron’s 10 years at TD Bank and 21 years as VP at ATB Financial allowed him to oversee 100 retail branches across Alberta and helped those locations overcome issues every single day.

Now, when Alberta businesses search for the right financial partner, Ron’s unmatchable expertise in the financial world becomes exceptionally valuable. Combine these skills with his strong work ethic and outgoing personality, and his clients find the perfect partner when they need a dedicated helping hand.

One of his fondest Liquid Capital Metro memories dates back to the early days getting one of his first clients set-up and on the right track. This new client was shocked with an unexpected and very large vehicle & equipment bill that came in, and within 5 business days Ron had that customer back on track with funds in the bank to make their transaction happen. The client was overjoyed at the speed and service level, and it was a defining moment where Ron knew that Liquid Capital Metro was going to make a difference.

A lifelong Albertan, the outdoors is in his blood. When Ron’s not helping clients, he’ll be on the water fishing and boating, and when the snow falls he’ll be on his skidoo or hitting the slopes. He is the President and Director for his local Community Association and is always happy to meet with new business partners to discuss their business needs.

Travis Gangl

Travis Gangl is the Principal of Liquid Capital Alberta Corp, located in Red Deer, Alberta, which provides alternative financing to small and medium sized businesses.

Travis founded Liquid Capital Alberta Corp in 2000, after managing a medium sized oilfield service for 17 years. His extensive experience in many trades, such as oil and gas service, commercial diving, and non-destructive testing, and his many years as a business owner, has given Travis a keen insight into the issues and challenges that his clients encounter managing their businesses. Knowledgeable, creative, and experienced, Travis is proud to have helped so many business owners over his long career at Liquid Capital Alberta Corp. His sustained success has garnered him the highest volumes of sales among the Liquid Capital Principals almost every year since 2000.

An active member of his business community, Travis has been a member of the Red Deer, Edmonton, and Calgary Chambers of Commerce, and has mentored many other Liquid Capital Principals. When not in the office, he enjoys traveling, fine red wine, playing tournament squash, and golfing with his wife.

Matt Somerville

In his capacity as office manager, Matt provides back office support to the organization and is usually the friendly voice at the other end of the phone. Clients benefit from his enthusiastic multi-tasking and attention to the details that help them do more.

Janet Gangl

Janet specializes in delivering the accounting support that enables our clients to do more. Using exceptional business acumen as well as database and spreadsheet skills, Janet, our compliance manager, ensures that all of our clients are kept up-to-date with timely and comprehensive information.

Holly Gangl

Holly maintains efficiencies within our accounting department, monitoring every transaction, both to and from client accounts. Holly’s extensive background brings invaluable insight to procedures and processes utilized within the Liquid Capital Alberta back office. Holly’s inquisitive and intuitive approach to all office functions ensures Liquid Capital Alberta helps you do more.

Each member of the Liquid Capital Alberta team is devoted to raising customer service to a new level.


Glen Buchner

Glen Buchner

Glen Buchner is the owner of Liquid Capital West, in Edmonton, Alberta, where he helps local businesses acquire working capital to support their growth and success.

Glen has extensive experience in various treasury and cash management positions in the public sector, retail, energy services and consulting environments.  Determined and empathetic, Glen always provides honest answers and works to steer his clients towards success. Committed to customer service, Glen’s proudest achievement is the strong, long term relationships he has been able to form with his clients. When a long-time seasonal client was struggling with tax issues, Glen was able to meet with the tax department, broker a solution and ensure the client stuck to the agreement and that their business would survive.  Glen is happy to be able to say that this client continues to work with him after 14 years. This dedication to fulfilling the needs of his clients is why Glen has earned a reputation as a trustworthy source of unique financial solutions.

A resident of Alberta for 53 years, Glen enjoys biking and playing guitar in his spare time.