Insight II Limited Partnership
Grant Howard
Grant Howard
(President Accolade Capital)

Since founding The Howard Group (HG) in 1988, Grant has served as President of the Calgary, Alberta based investor, financial relations and public venture capital firm. A company’s potential, valuation and investment appeal is assessed long before it joins HG’s client portfolio.

He is also President and owner of Accolade Capital, General Partner for the Insight Limited Partnership II, which was launched in early 2008. Accolade is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of successful entrepreneurs. Insight LP I, which was launched in late 2003 and came to term in 2011 provided its partners with positive real returns. The investment focus is on micro and small cap opportunities.

He served as a director of Solana Resources for 10 years until it was merged in late 2008 creating a Columbian energy company with 11 thousand barrels a day of production, no debt, $200 million in cash and a market cap of $750 million. Grant was a 5 year member of the Advisory Committee to the Bissett School of Management at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, a former director of the Calgary Angel Network and served on a number of charitable organizations.

Prior to forming The Howard Group, he enjoyed a multifaceted ten-year career as a television and radio journalist and seven years as a crisis communications and media advisor with his long-term clients including the Calgary City Police and the XV Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.