Rebekah and Stephen

Rebekah Hutchison & Stephen Ison

Rebekah Hutchison and Stephen Ison are managing Principals for Liquid Capital West Coast Financing Corp, where they help the local British Columbia business community grow and succeed by providing alternative finance solutions to businesses not yet ready for bank or credit union financing.

Rebekah’s background is in entrepreneurship, project management, business strategy and corporate communications both in the private and public sectors.  Before opening Liquid Capital West Coast Financing Group with Rebekah, Stephen was a general partner at a multi-national investment firm with experience developing advanced training and leadership development programs as well as leading the growth and health of the business in Western Canada.

Rebekah and Stephen are passionate about helping their local business community; Vancouver Island isn’t just the place where they run their business; it is where they work, play and live.  By helping businesses succeed in local and global markets, Rebekah and Stephen encourage diversification, leading to a stronger regional economy in the community they love.  They combine this passion for their community with an analytical, efficient, and strategy-focused approach to business, viewing every client’s finance issue as a puzzle to solve.  Stephen and Rebekah enjoy the relief on their clients’ faces when they realize they’re speaking to problem solvers that have an interest in their business and want it to succeed.

Active participants in their community, Rebekah and Stephen are members of several business  organizations.  They support local non-profit institutions both corporately and personally, including the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria Conservatory of Music and Bridges for Women.

Rebekah and Stephen are music students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, in voice and piano respectively.  When not working or enjoying the arts offerings in Victoria, Rebekah and Stephen engage in numerous active and outdoor pursuits including hockey, HIITraining, skiing, tennis and yoga.  (They can often be found at a Victoria Royals game or skiing at Mount Washington.)  They have a particular fondness for exploring British Columbia’s beautiful West Coast by backpacking, hiking and kayaking along marine and sub-alpine trails.

Client Testimonials

“As you probably know the ability to offer financing to your customers is an invaluable tool.  This tool needs to be sharp and quick with no nicks in the blade.  Stephen and Rebekah are the sword you need.  Not only are they great people, but also extremely professional to work with.  Since I’m a small business I was unsure how I would be treated but in the end I felt like I was treated with the utmost respect.  I would highly recommend them to any business looking to expand, needing capital or even needing sound business advice.  Give them a call now and you won’t be disappointed. They really are business problem solvers!”

Benji Miskuski
Adore Aquariums
“I want to say thank you. Dealing with Liquid Capital West Coast Financial has been such a positive experience.  It was refreshing to find a company with a more traditional approach to doing business.  Instead of emails and phone calls you set aside time to come and visit my shop to learn about my business.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that you were genuinely interested in the growth of Ultimate Foam Creations. Your business knowledge was fantastic and I truly appreciate the guidance that you provided. I didn’t just find a lender to help me during a tough patch but a long term business partner that will be instrumental in our future success.  Thank you again for your support and sharing our vision.”
James Paquin
Ultimate Foam Creations
Andrew Joannou

Andrew Joannou

Andrew Joannou has a passion for seeing businesses succeed. As a Chartered Accountant and long-time business owner, Andrew brings his Liquid Capital clients a level of experience that is broad-based and multi-disciplined.

With numerous entrepreneurial achievements, and a work history that includes over 25 successful years as an entrepreneur in the retail industry, Andrew’s skill set offers an in-depth understanding of finance, revenue forecasting and financial analysis. It means much more than just funding – he offers a comprehensive package of financial services with a focus on creating viable, relevant solutions. This successful business experience is now part and parcel of the service package available to all his clients.

Andrew is insightful and intuitive when it comes to providing business solutions. He is uniquely positioned to service Western Canada because he understands the dynamics of the market. He has the analytical and planning skills that business people need in today’s competitive marketplace, and with his passion for service and integrity, clients can capitalize on Andrew’s long track record of creative problem solving.

Juli Christy, Account Advisor

Juli has been an Account Advisor with Liquid Capital Pacific for four and a half years. She is also our Reporting Coordinator. Juli came to LCPC with an extensive background in the legal field, having been a legal assistant for 25+ years. As such, Juli assists with the underwriting of new clients and preparation of contracts and legal documentation. Having also co-owned two businesses in the past, Juli understands the challenges faced by small businesses and is therefore always willing to assist.

Kathy Laudon, Account Advisor

Kathy has worked as an Account Advisor for Liquid Capital Pacific for seven and a half years. Kathy facilitates the communication and coordination required between team members in the Lower Mainland, Montreal and Toronto to process the accounts receivables of our clients in a timely manner. She works closely with credit officers establishing credit limits as well as the collections team and clients answering questions and assisting where required. Kathy has a background in Computer Systems Technology specializing in Management Information Systems. She loves her job and takes pride in helping clients, not only meet their cash needs, but reach the next level of growth in business success.

Colleen Biermann, Communication Coordinator

Colleen has been our Communication Coordinator for the past three years. She oversees the monthly newsletter and weekly blog posts as well as social media sharing and website and database maintenance. Colleen worked as an in-house graphic designer for a firm of independent contractors for over 16 years and brings a strong background in graphic design and direct marketing as well as an understanding of small business to Liquid Capital Pacific.

Michele Lane, Account Advisor

Michele has been an Account Advisor for Liquid Capital for four and half years. Michele handles client accounts receivable and purchase order financing needs. She also handles the accounting for the company. Michele has been working in the administrative and accounting field for over 18 years as well as having owned and operated several small businesses herself. She enjoys working with companies to help meet their everyday business needs.