Graduate Profiles

Our Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership program is much more than a credential. Our graduates come from all walks of life with a shared goal of gaining the acumen they need to lead organizations and communities in an impactful way. Learn more about their experiences at SFU Beedie in these profiles.

Derek Hansom

Economic Development Policy Analyst at BC Assembly of First Nations

Derek's decision to invest in his career turned out to be a beneficial one. While pursuing his Executive MBA, he successfully steered his career in a different direction.

Trevor Gladue

Director, Indigenous Strategic Initiatives at Civeo

When SFU Beedie launched its second Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership cohort in 2014, Trevor saw an opportunity to attain a formal degree that would enhance his professional growth while staying true to his Indigenous worldviews.

Joy Cramer

Director, Indigenous Programs at SFU Beedie School of Business

Aspiring to lift Indigenous people up into a better way of life, Joy decided to pursue the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business & Leadership. She knew she needed a stronger grasp of economics and business in order to make a bigger impact.

Samuel Minde

President & CEO at Neyaskweyahk Group Companies Inc.

Samuel Minde is the first person from the Ermineskin Cree Nation to obtain an MBA which brings a certain level of responsibility. Minde feels compelled to help create more Nation-owned businesses by promoting business and entrepreneurship skills in his central Alberta community.