Why IPV

  • IPV is a safehaven in these turbulent times.

  • Our only job is to provide protection for your precious valuables.

  • We are an alternative to the traditional safety deposit box rental model and we are open 365 days a year.

  • We have the best security system in the business including security card and IRIS recognition access which is not susceptible to identity theft and the use of 2 separate security providers to provide 24/7 offsite and onsite protection in a highly rated, 6-sided 100 tonne vault.

  • IPV is locally owned by seasoned industry professionals with decades of business experience. The owners are available to meet potential customers at weekly open houses.

  • We offer all sizes of safety deposit boxes including custom builds with no waiting lists to meet our customers’ unique needs and offer long term leases.

  • We are privacy advocates with a strong focus on transparency, compliance and ethical behavior.

  • We have the best security system in the business including security card and iris recognition access which is not susceptible to identity theft and the use of 2 separate security firms to provide 24/7 offsite and onsite protection in a highly rated, 6-sided 100 tonne vault.

FOUNDERS YOU CAN TRUST

Bill Thomas, co-founder and CEO of International Private Vaults Inc

Mr. Thomas has over forty years of experience in international finance and management mainly in the natural resource sector and start up organizations. After 20 years with Kerr McGee Corp ending in 2004 where he held various successive management positions with Kerr McGee Corp in their China oil and gas operations based in Beijing as well in the UK North Sea and Calgary locations, Since relocating to Vancouver in 2005, he has held senior management and Board positions with several publicly traded companies.  Mr. Thomas attained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1977 after graduating from the University of Toronto with an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. Previously, Thomas held financial positions with Algoma Steel, Denison Mines (1978-1980) and Norcen Energy (1980-1982). While working for Kerr McGee and residing in Beijing, China as Country Manager and chief negotiator, Mr. Thomas received several awards including the national foreign expert award in 1999 from the Chinese government and the foreign model worker award in 2000 from the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corp for his efforts to forward Sino-International business relationships.

Bill is a business generalist with a developed network in the banking and finance arenas. Working at a senior level on two major international oil and gas projects that each added over $2 billion in value to shareholders has provided a wealth of experience as a team builder, negotiator and entrepreneur. Both projects came in on time and under budget. These same attributes will be applied to building IPV’s business.

Katherine Thomas

Born in Dublin, Ireland, and currently residing in Vancouver, BC, Ms. Thomas has spent several years focusing on the entrepreneurial aspects of sales, marketing, event planning and real estate. She has worked and lived in several international venues, most recently in Beijing, China. She previously developed and managed a personal real estate rental business in the U.S., China and Europe. Her event planning experience includes organizing the annual Irish Ball in Beijing, hosting over 600 business attendees. It was during the Beijing assignment that she developed the concept for private vault protection of personal valuables and its application for different cultures. Thus IPV was formed. Katherine is an active member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.