Vanessa Pinelli

2015 Arts Young Alumni Award Recipient

Vanessa PinelliThe Arts Young Alumni Award recognizes young alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professional field and in community and public service. This year’s recipient is Vanessa Pinelli.

Vanessa Pinelli received her BA in 2010, in Liberal Studies. While at Waterloo, Vanessa served as vice-president and secretary on the Board of Directors of the Imprint. After graduation, she moved to Vancouver, where she was first employed in the finance sector, including Deloitte & Touche, and The England Group. In 2012, she co-founded Troico Home Solutions and Manufacturing Inc., in Coquitlam, British Columbia. In her role as chief operating officer, she has seen the company grow from three to 25 employees. As a young entrepreneur, Vanessa learned the basics of business while working for her father’s construction company, in Ontario, while attending university.

Vanessa was one of the 2014 recipients of the Top 30 Under 30 Awards given by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and her company’s cabinetry has been featured on the TV program Love It or List It Vancouver, several times. In 2014, Troico was a nominee for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award for 10-50 employees.

Vanessa is a strong supporter of community charities for children and the underprivileged like Smile Train and The Home Team. She is also a member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association, and the Board of Directors of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, British Columbia Chapter.