Hold it All’s assets include a team of diverse and experienced executives, innovators and change-makers who have the mandate to grow Hold it All’s portfolio, develop long term strategies and support and challenge Chip Wilson’s vision to ensure Hold it All’s enduring integrity and sustainability.
Shannon Wilson is the co-founder of Kit and Ace. Shannon created Kit and Ace in July 2014, alongside her stepson, JJ Wilson, with the goal of creating technical, functional streetwear that would keep up with their full-contact lifestyles. Since the launch, the brand has developed more than 150 proprietary fabrics and has established an international presence, with more than 50 locations worldwide. Prior to Kit and Ace, Shannon was the lead designer at lululemon athletica Inc., where she created some of the company’s most successful and iconic products, like the Scuba Hoodie and Groove Pant. In her free time, Shannon enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Warren Beach is the chief executive officer for Hold it All. He is an accomplished executive with more than 26 years of progressive experience in senior leadership roles. Warren started his career at Ernst & Young in Vancouver and prior to joining Hold it All, served as chief financial officer of Aritzia, chief financial officer of TimberWest and chief financial officer of Sierra Systems Group Inc. Warren has also worked in private equity as an operating partner with San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital. Warren serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs Foundation of South Coast B.C., the Board of the B.C. Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation and has served for seven years on the cabinet of the United Way.
JJ Wilson is the co-founder of Kit and Ace. He is the creative visionary behind the brand’s record-breaking growth and was recently named one of Marketing Magazine’s and BC Business Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30. In just two years, JJ was responsible for earning Kit and Ace many prestigious accolades, such as Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2016. JJ is also making strides with Ride Cycle Club, a series of indoor spin studios he co-founded in 2014.
Wilson spent most of his childhood and early career in the family business, lululemon, taking on various roles including leading men’s vision. JJ has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University. Upon completing his education, he worked as a trend forecaster for the luxury Canadian retailer, Holt Renfrew. Shortly after, he moved to New York to work for the Clinton Foundation before heading to Boston to join the private equity firm Advent International. Upon his return home to Vancouver, Wilson joined the Canadian contemporary menswear brand Wings+Horns as Sales and Marketing Manager.
Currently, JJ sits on the board of directors for Kit and Ace and actively participates in a series of business within the Wilson Family holding company, Hold It All.
Andrew Chang is the CEO of Low Tide Properties. He has been responsible for setting the strategy and managing the company’s growth into a vertically integrated real estate investment, development and management company. Chang has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate sector, bringing with him a unique global perspective from his time working extensively abroad. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, he began his career in Hong Kong and the UK before returning to Vancouver in 1996. Joining a private real estate investment firm as its Executive Director, over the next 19 years he helped build the company into a diversified group with a substantial portfolio of properties in Canada, US and Asia.
David Ferguson is the chief investment officer of Low Tide where he oversees the company’s acquisition and property repositioning group. Ferguson has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, including a nuanced understanding of financing, joint venturing, acquiring, disposing, deal structuring, restructuring and tax planning. His experience spans all property types and international markets, including Canada and the U.S.
Tina Swinton is the chief financial officer at the Wilson family office. She has more than 20 years of experience in high net worth management and family governance. Swinton manages staff and external professionals to provide financial, legal and concierge services to the Wilson family, including investment management, financial reporting, and tax, philanthropy and estate planning. A graduate of the University of Victoria, Tina is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her two children.
Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, Inc., a digital training platform that offers mindfulness, leadership and yoga programs to large companies. He’s an entrepreneur in the digital health and wellness industry and former president of Headspace. He also spent 15 years as a global chief operating officer of a public company. Joe is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, a certified Search Inside Yourself instructor and an adviser to non-profit groups.
Scott Elliott is the president of imagine1day and brings 30 years of experience in international development, fundraising and leadership development to the organization. Scott joined the organization in April 2015 and is leading the growth and impact of imagine1day as it builds toward its goal that all Ethiopian children have access to quality education, free of foreign aid, by 2030.