Troy DeFrank

Investment Advisor and Acting Managing Director (US) for Invest Alberta

Troy DeFrank is an international trade and investment professional with more than 15 years of experience generating new business for clients and driving corporate investment into new markets. He currently serves as an Investment Advisor and Acting Managing Director (US) for Invest Alberta. Troy also served as British Columbia’s Trade & Investment Representative in the Pacific Northwest US.

Previously, Troy was a Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate in Seattle, as well as an International Business Development Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce. In both roles, he supported cross-border trade, corporate expansion, and partnerships in a number of industries including technology, life sciences, cleantech, aerospace and building materials.

Troy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Japanese from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Washington.

Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) works directly with investors globally to start up or scale up in Alberta, Canada. With teams in Calgary and Edmonton along with 11 international locations in key markets, we connect industry, government partners, and economic development organizations and offer seamless services that make it easy for investment to flow into the province. With a strong entrepreneurial culture, we are taking new and innovative approaches to expedite the process of doing new business in Alberta.

Established as a crown corporation of the Government of Alberta, Invest Alberta promotes Alberta as an investment destination of choice to investors internationally, attract high-value and high-impact investments to Alberta, Canada.