She became an entrepreneur over ten years ago when she formed a law firm focused on advising entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses during both good and challenging times, starting from launch, to financing, growth, pivot/change, and ultimately exit.
Naomi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK. Naomi is an active charter member of TiE Ottawa, a past recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty under 40, and a volunteer director of several not-for-profit organizations. Prior to moving to Ottawa, she was a Toronto-based partner at a national law firm.
Naomi earned a B.A. from McGill University, an LL.B. at the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.When she's out of the office, Naomi can be spotted out on the water in her kayak, practicing mindfulness, watching the latest sci-fi movie with her family, and searching for unique images to share on Instagram.
Beverley's past volunteer work includes of caring for the elderly and participating in the Arthritis Society fundraising campaign. She also currently volunteers with the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.
Although born and raised in the UK, she is well-travelled, speaks fluent Spanish and is studying Russian. Beverley is a passionate animal advocate; she enjoys spending time with the office dog.
Chantale is a highly experienced professional who is fluent in both French and English. She has held leadership positions in several government departments and Crown corporations in the health, security, finance and communications sectors, including as Assistant Deputy Minister, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In addition to her law and MBA degrees, she is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA, CGA).
Chantale is active in the community and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Aging. This is an organization focused on building an "age-friendly city". She also fosters sensitivity to animal welfare.