Venkat Kolar

Strategy Associate Director

  • Montreal
  • 800 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
  • Suite 900
  • Montréal, QC H3B 1X9 Canada

Venkat Kolar joined Avison Young Montreal as an Associate Director of Strategy. Venkat joined the ranks of Avison Young when Avison Young and Devencore combined their operations in 2021.

Venkat is a member of Avison Young's global strategy team, focused on M&A activity, recruitment, and the development of new services, geographies, and technologies. Venkat has more then 10 years of mergers and acquisitions experience.

Venkat most recently worked at GEP, leading the Strategy and M&A mandates and previously with Ernst & Young transaction advisory practice with prior stints at Bucher Aerospace and General Electric Company. 


  • IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
    Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance 2012
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
    Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering, 2007
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
    Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 2004