Kevin McLeod

Kevin McLeod spent the early part of his career working in operations and regional management for small and medium-sized companies in BC's fishing and home renovations industries.

Lucas Mattillo

Lucas is the founder of Level Up Living an organization that was inspired from evaluating his own life, identifying areas he wanted to change and taking action. Lucas says some of the changes were simple, while others were more challenging.

Mark Eversfield

Mark is a Market Research Analyst and has worked at Small Business BC for over 10 years. He specializes in helping clients with market research.

Mary Charleson

Mary Charleson is a marketing educator, speaker and strategist. She is president of Charleson Communications, a marketing consulting company she founded in 1991.

Mhairi Petrovic

For over 15 years, Mhairi Petrovic has had a passion for Internet technologies. In 2002, after a successful sales and marketing career in the software and technology sectors, she founded Out-Smarts Marketing.

Michael Marsland-Root

Michael is the owner and creative director of Red Five Design. He approaches design with one simple idea in mind, that graphic design has a job. Graphic Design must effectively communicate a client's message to the target audience and then cause a desired response.

Miranda Lee

Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent nearly 95% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada.

Morgan Beall

Morgan is part of the Community Investment team at Vancity Credit Union working as one of two microfinance program managers.

Nathan Waters

Nathan is the VP of Operations for Small Business BC. With a passion for entrepreneurship, Nathan loves having the opportunity to help entrepreneurs bring their business visions to life. Through his seminar Nathan helps entrepreneurs to combine business theory and operational excellence to create practical solutions for their businesses, while leveraging technology to enhance decision making, productivity and capabilities.

Nicola Gardner

Nicola Gardner is the Outreach Coordinator at Small Business BC.  With over two years’ experience working on the front-line at a Business Advisor at Small Business BC, she now uses her experience with local entrepreneurs to help raise awareness of potential business opportunities with the Government of BC.

Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) was created in 2005 within Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to advocate on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement

Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP

Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP is Western Canada's largest independent intellectual property law firm. We practice intellectual property law exclusively and deal with the full range of legal matters in this field, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, computer and Internet law, technology transfer and licensing, and related litigation.

Paul Savage

Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise acquired over 2 decades in the financial services industry to helping people buy and sell businesses.

Pino Bacinello

Mr. Bacinello’s passion for fostering advanced entrepreneurship is evident his many interests and activities. He regularly writes articles on divestitures, acquisitions, succession planning, and business equity transfer for the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, BC Profit$ and other leading publications. He also co-hosts a weekly Internet radio talk show on VoiceAmerica called “Entrepreneurial Insights”.

Richard Sagan

Richard has a broad range of experience in Operations, Sales & Logistics in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. A graduate of the Business Administration and Communications program at SFU.

Richard Schwartz

Richard has held leadership roles in the areas of global procurement and manufacturing for 12 years. He has lived and worked in Mainland China for six years, in Hong Kong for five years, and in Jamaica for one year. Richard has also traveled extensively throughout Asia for work, including travel to Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia,

Rose McDonald

Rose is an industry specialist in the area of occupational health and safety project management with WorkSafeBC

Sandra Miles

VICE CHAIR [2013*] As Co-Founder, President and CEO Miles Employment Group Ltd, Sandra has over 25 years experience in the staffing industry.

Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Futurpreneur, helping start up companies reach their potential. Futurpreneur has one of the largest Mentoring programs in the country.  Scott is also a serial entrepreneur and a professional speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and business growth strategies.

Tess Menges

Tess Menges graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Major in Communications. In May of 2008 she joined Public Works as the Supply Officer for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.


WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

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