Graduate Profiles

Our Management of Technology MBA program will equip you with the competitive advantage you need to steer your career in the direction that you want it to go. From engineers to entrepreneurs, our graduates come from all walks of life with a shared drive to strengthen their business expertise and achieve their long-term goals. Learn more about their experiences at SFU Beedie in these profiles.

Matthew Grunert

Director of IT at Avigilon

Matthew uses his industry experience, education, and big-picture thinking to straddle the complex and complementary worlds of IT and business.

Bill Lakeland

CEO at Spexi Geospatial Inc.

Don’t ever try and tell Bill Lakeland that the sky is the limit. As head of Spexi Geospatial Inc., a commercial drone services company, Bill sees the sky as a source of limitless possibilities.

Allison McFarland

Senior Immunology Sales Specialist at Janssen

After 14 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative, Allison McFarland was looking for a competitive edge. She knew an MBA would set her apart in her field and prepare her for senior executive roles.

Jonny Van Dyck

Operations Manager at ACSI

Looking to advance his career and broaden his skillset beyond engineering, Jonny set out to pursue the Management of Technology (MOT) MBA.

Mandy Valentine

Public Health Manager, Environmental Health Services at BC Centre for Disease Control

Obtaining an MBA had always been a personal and professional goal of Mandy's. Looking back, the MBA turned out to be an essential step in achieving her long-term career ambitions.

Tomiko Johnson

Commercial Manager, Project Delivery at BC Hydro

Feeling that her career as a mechanical engineer had plateaued, Tomiko turned to the MOT MBA program to boost her career potential. She ended up gaining much more than that.

Sandra Horvath

Senior Director at Sage Software

Coming from a supply chain management background, Horvath had always enjoyed the challenge of connecting networks. However, it was during the MOT MBA program that she discovered her passion for business strategy and development.