Eva-Jane LarkEva-Jane Lark is Vice-President and Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada’s largest full-service investment firms. For over 20 years, she has provided expert advice on a wide variety of investment and wealth management issues.
In 2003, Eva revived her childhood passion for seeing humanity live and thrive beyond Earth. Researching the state of the space industry, she began to consider how to contribute to such a future by taking a more active role. She has presented papers at space conferences, starting with the Investment Financing of Exploration. In that effort, she took a probing look at how historical journeys of exploration had been funded, discovering a number of parallels facing the space exploration community today.
She has been an invited speaker, panelist, and judge (Heinlein Business Plan Competition) to discuss topics including: financing for new space companies and markets; business accelerators; business case issues facing Space-Based Solar Power as a future energy source; and for her insights as a keen observer of the emerging new space industries.
Eva was among the contributors to the NSSO’s (National Security Space Office) Space-Based Solar Power Architecture Study in 2007, with her work featured as the study’s central business case analysis. She has been both a guest and a guest host on The Space Show and is the creator, author, and host of “EVA Interviews: The Business of the new Space Age™”. Her interviews are now appearing in the print and digital versions of the new Space Quarterly magazine.
She authored Policy and Financial Considerations and Prospects for Space Solar Power, Economic Incentives and Tax Credits for Space Resource Development: Analogies and Ideas, and Investment Financing of Exploration to New Worlds: Historical Investment Financing of Exploration for New Worlds, Current Analogies to Other Industries, and Ideas for the Future.
Eva is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and holds an Honors Bachelors Degree in Commerce. She is a member of the Management Advisory Board for the Center for Space Power at Texas A&M University (now called SERC – Space Engineering Research Center) and of the Board of Advisors of the Lifeboat Foundation and SPACE Canada.
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