WELCOME TO THE OWNER'S CIRCLE.

At Vancouver Whitecaps FC we dream big. We aspire to be Canada’s team. Our passion is to win with honour, inspire youth and excite Vancouver — to behave like champions!

The Owner’s Circle, the ultimate sport experience — just for you.

CLUB OWNERSHIP

Greg Kerfoot

Greg was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Computer Science and spent over two decades studying and working with computers. As President, CEO and Chairman of Vancouver-based Crystal Decisions, he grew the locally based software company from five people to 2,000 worldwide with 1,000 employees based in downtown Vancouver. The company was regularly voted one of the top five employers in BC and Canada. In 2003, San Jose-based business services firm Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ) bought Crystal Decisions for about $1 billion in cash and stock.

Jeff Mallett

Jeff is an entrepreneur and investor best known for building internet giant Yahoo!, described as Yahoo’s “wizard behind the curtains pulling all the levers”. In 1995, Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang offered North Vancouver-born Mallett the job of president and COO at Yang’s 11-employee start-up. Mallett helped the company go public in 1996 and by 2002 he managed a workforce of 4,000 employees in 27 countries, with $1 billion in revenue, and had overseen more than 20 acquisitions for the company.

Steve Nash

Steve is an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. He currently serves as general manager of the Canadian national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors.

Steve Luczo

Steve is the Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Seagate, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives with a market capitalization of $11 billion and 54,000 employees in 29 countries. In January 2009, Luczo, Seagate’s chairman, was appointed president and chief executive officer, returning him to the role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. Since Luczo’s return in 2009, Seagate’s stock has appreciated by 1600%, placing it among the top 5 performing stocks in the S&P 500.

Greg was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Computer Science and spent over two decades studying and working with computers. As President, CEO and Chairman of Vancouver-based Crystal Decisions, he grew the locally based software company from five people to 2,000 worldwide with 1,000 employees based in downtown Vancouver. The company was regularly voted one of the top five employers in BC and Canada. In 2003, San Jose-based business services firm Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ) bought Crystal Decisions for about $1 billion in cash and stock.

In 2003 Greg purchased the Whitecaps and reshaped the organization into a European-style football club with men’s, women’s and youth teams and a focus on the development of Canadian talent that has seen the creation of 19 high performance academies from British Columbia to the Maritimes and construction of the state of the art National Soccer Development Center at UBC.

The Whitecaps joined the MLS in 2011. Since that time Mr. Kerfoot has served on the MLS Board of Governors and various league executive committees.

Jeff is an entrepreneur and investor best known for building internet giant Yahoo!, described as Yahoo’s “wizard behind the curtains pulling all the levers”.  In 1995, Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang offered North Vancouver-born Mallett the job of president and COO at Yang’s 11-employee start-up. Mallett helped the company go public in 1996 and by 2002 he managed a workforce of 4,000 employees in 27 countries, with $1 billion in revenue, and had overseen more than 20 acquisitions for the company.

Jeff grew up in Victoria and attended the University of Victoria on a soccer scholarship, where the all-Canadian was a member of the National Finalist team in 1982. He participated as a member of the Canadian National and Olympic soccer team program for two years.  At the age of 22, he was running sales, marketing and business development at Island Pacific Telephone before making his way to Silicon Valley.

Though Mallett has a history and experience in growing technology companies, his real love is sports.  He has been involved in sports – especially soccer – all his life.

Mallett now manages a portfolio of Internet, sports, entertainment and real estate investments in the United States, Canada, England, and China.  Jeff is currently an owner and member of the executive committee of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Jeff is currently a principal at Iconica Partners, a Principal investment firm operating at the intersection of technology, sports and media from Silicon Valley.

Like Greg Kerfoot, Jeff is an active member of MLS ownership, serving on the MLS Board of Governors and other ownership committees.

Steve is an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. He currently serves as general manager of the Canadian national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors.

Steve was born into an athletic family: his father, John, played semi-professional soccer and his mother, Jean, played netball (think basketball without the running). After two years in South Africa, the Nash family immigrated to Canada.

Steve’s sporting aspirations began on Victoria playgrounds. As a senior at St. Michael’s University School, his teams won both basketball and rugby provincial titles, and he earned MVP nods for excellence in sport.

He earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California and in his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and he was twice named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year. Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team’s all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998 and by his fourth season there he was voted to his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. He returned to the Phoenix Suns in 2004 and in May 2005, was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, and accepted the award as a team effort. In 2006, he was doubly honored by his second win, and again credited his teammates with bringing about his success.

In 2001, Steve formed the Steve Nash Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to assisting undeserved children in their health, personal development education and enjoyment of life. In 2007, Steve was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his charitable and humanitarian work and his outstanding career as a professional basketball player. Steve joined the Whitecaps MLS ownership team in July 2008.

Steve is the Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Seagate, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives with a market capitalization of $11 billion and 54,000 employees in 29 countries.  In January 2009, Luczo, Seagate’s chairman, was appointed president and chief executive officer, returning him to the role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004.  Since Luczo’s return in 2009, Seagate’s stock has appreciated by 1600%, placing it among the top 5 performing stocks in the S&P 500.

He has served on the boards of directors of Microsoft Corporation (including serving on the CEO Search Committee and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee), Veritas Software and VMWare. Luczo also served on the Advisory Boards of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In addition to his successful career as a business executive and financier, Steve is also passionate about sports, the creative arts, and philanthropic endeavors.  He is the founder of Balance Vector, a multi-faceted company with substantial involvement in investments, real estate and entertainment successfully blending for-profit business ventures with all profits reinvested into the support of numerous charitable causes.  Luczo is also a member of the board of directors of the World Wildlife Fund, and a member of the Advisory Board for All-Stars Helping Kids,

Steve is an active surfer, snowboarder and mountain biker, participating in these sports with world-class athletes. Steve also has ownership interests in the Boston Celtics, and San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.

Steve holds a BA degree in Economics and Psychology, as well as an MBA, both from Stanford University.

OUR MISSION.

To be a champion club on and off the soccer pitch.

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Leadership

Five years after joining Major League Soccer, Whitecaps FC has become a leader, on and off the pitch, in the fastest growing professional sports league in North America.
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Community

Our club has contributed to the community in an ambitious way, donating $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital, while making over 400 appearances to hospitals, schools, and other community events throughout each year.
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Development

The Blue and White extends from the Pacific coast to the Maritimes, with 18 academies across the country for developing the most skillful soccer players Canada has ever seen.
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Vision

With future plans to more than double our network, Whitecaps FC will be the catalyst that qualifies Canada for the World Cup.

If you share our vision, you belong in the Owner’s Circle.

THE OWNER’S CIRCLE IS THE INNER CIRCLE.

The Owner’s Circle is a stepping stone towards greatness in sport. It is the last building block, and it completes the foundation of our Club’s structure. It is involved at every level; club, community, and country – from the causes we compete for, to the future of the beautiful game. The Owner’s Circle are the influencers and the decision-makers. They are the empowered fan, and they sit at the table.

HOSPITALITY.

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Match Day

You and your guest will experience every MLS regular season match from the comfort of the Owner’s Circle lounge.
Your tickets are the only transferrable benefit.

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CONCIERGE

Club-facilitated ticket exchange, gifts for your guests and exclusive-to-you parking steps away from BC Place.

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DINING

In the private Owner’s Circle lounge, enjoy unlimited, all-inclusive food and beverage.

WE’VE TAKEN CARE OF EVERYTHING.

The Owner’s Circle is inimitable. It offers you and your passion for the sport three things: hospitality, access, and exclusive privilege. You’ll watch every match from the Owner’s Circle lounge with all the amenities. At halftime, mingle with players as they stop by to get your take on the match. Also keep company with owners, VIPs and the rest of your Circle. The Owner’s Circle is an unprecedented experience unlike anything offered in Vancouver.

Being a part of the Owner’s Circle is being a part of the team – your team. Take ownership.

ACCESS.

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Conversation

Join the discussion and share your thoughts with club ownership and executives.
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Interaction

Connect and build relationships with owners, club executives, and our community’s top business leaders in unique environments.
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Experience

You’ll go where no other fan gets to go. Experience every angle of the match from the locker room, the pitch, and our broadcast hub.
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Priority

Receive priority access to playoffs, international matches, and other club events before anyone else.

PRIVILEGES.

You’re much more than a fan.

  • Made-for-you, exclusive Owner’s Circle and Whitecaps FC gear.
  • Early access to the most exciting events at BC Place (subject to availability).
  • Off-the-pitch assistance securing tickets to away MLS matches or Canadian National Team matches.
  • Engagement opportunities include complimentary access for your family to attend our Skills Camps presented by Bell, as well as priority access when booking Spike for your celebrations.

MEMBERSHIP.

Membership is non-transferable.

Limited memberships are available. To learn more contact Tom Tompkins at 604-484-7874 or ttompkins@whitecapsfc.com