Doug’s career spans corporate leadership roles in the operation of multi-national organizations, as well as small business enterprises (public and private). He has a wealth of experience in strategic planning and execution, change management, and brand renewal. In addition to his background in General Management, Doug brings considerable skill in business expansion and growth, product and service innovation and customer-centricity, backed by strong financial and operational capabilities.
Over the last 15 years, he has been focused in the small business market, as a business growth architect for a variety of companies and industries. Prior to 2000, Doug was a Vice President and General Manager for Ceridian Canada, a national organization, leading the merger of three large entities into one global enterprise. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. He has board experience with a number of profit and non-profit organizations including the West Vancouver Police Board, BC Association of Police Boards, the Burnaby Hospital Foundation and Family Services of Vancouver.
Rick has more than 30 years of business experience including serving as founding partner of two successful companies in the manufacturing sector. He also has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in the area of transportation logistics, brewing and graphic design. Rick has an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Royal Roads University. He has served on the Board of Directors with Vancouver Island Brewing Company and is a long-serving board member of the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA). He enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors with his family.
For over 30 years, Claire was an early childhood educator for the Delta School District in British Columbia. Her expertise is in specialized learning techniques for both advanced learners and children with learning disabilities. As a member of the innovative Learning Resources Team she has presented proven teaching methodologies to improve understanding and learning. Claire has a B.Ed. and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of BC.