Say hi to Richard, Ed, James, Andrea & Amanda
Founder & President
Born and raised in the Southern Inuit community of Cartwright, Newfoundland and Labrador, Richard is a proud member of the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC).
After starting out in human resources for NCC in 2011, Richard became an advisor for its business arm, Nunacor Development Corporation, in 2015.
That’s when Richard’s passion for Indigenous business – and the role of successful businesses as pillars of thriving communities – took root. Within the year, he was giving strategy advice to Nunacor’s senior management, helping them establish and grow their own lines of business.
After playing an integral role in Nunacor’s 2016 acquisition of the Royal Inn + Suites hotel in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, Richard was promoted to Operations Manager in 2017.
In 2019, he became Nunacor’s Chief Operations Officer where he was a driving force behind the organization’s diverse and successful group of companies.
Richard lives with his wife, and two young children, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where he’s an avid runner and community volunteer.
Partner, Vice President of Advisory Services
AS A SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, ED HOLDS FIRST-CLASS LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN IT, SALES, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
He’s been instrumental in transforming businesses and providing cutting-edge technology solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Ed excels as a facilitator and builder of high performing teams, skilled at delivering technological solutions, particularly during times of rapid change.
Before moving into business management, Ed spent 18 years in senior leadership positions in retail and manufacturing, including six years as the executive vice-president of a $350M business.
- Diploma in Computer Science, CONA
- Executive Management Program, Queens School of Business
- Business Process Design Certificate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Strategic Management Certificate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Senior Manager, Consulting Services
Driving Success through Strategic Consulting and Business Expertise
As the Senior Manager of Consulting Services, James excels at guiding the successful management of social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. His expertise lies in fostering social impact and financial sustainability, ensuring these entities make a meaningful difference in their communities.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit Organization Management: James leads the way in effectively managing social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. He understands the unique challenges and dynamics of these entities, working diligently to drive social impact and financial sustainability.
- Small Business Planning & Launch: James is dedicated to supporting small businesses in their growth journey. As a Senior Manager, he specializes in reviewing and supporting the development of comprehensive business plans and strategies tailored to the unique needs of small businesses. His guidance ensures successful launches and lays the foundation for long-term growth and success.
- Business Improvement and Cash Flow Optimization: With a keen eye for identifying areas of improvement, James helps businesses optimize their cash flow, enhance profitability, and streamline operations. As a Senior Manager, he brings expertise in implementing effective strategies that drive business improvement and maximize financial performance.
- Digital Transformation & Process Streamlining: James understands the importance of digital transformation in today’s competitive landscape. As a Senior Manager, he assists organizations in leveraging digital technologies to drive innovation, enhance efficiency, and streamline processes. His guidance enables businesses to embrace digital transformation for improved performance and a competitive edge.
Community & Business Development Consultant
Empowering Communities through Strategic Growth and Development Initiatives.
As a Community & Business Development Consultant, Andrea is dedicated to driving positive change, fostering the growth and success of communities, and empowering businesses. With her expertise, she provides strategic guidance and implements initiatives that create a lasting impact within the community.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Community and Not-For-Profit Project Execution: Andrea excels at orchestrating successful project execution to create meaningful impact within communities and not-for-profit organizations. She understands the unique needs and challenges faced by businesses in the community and tailors her approach to drive positive outcomes.
- Funding Acquisition Specialist: With extensive knowledge and experience, Andrea is a skilled funding acquisition specialist. She actively seeks out funding opportunities to support business development and community initiatives, ensuring access to resources that fuel growth and sustainability.
- Business Planning & Launch: Andrea is adept at crafting comprehensive business plans tailored to the unique visions and goals of community-based ventures. She helps businesses navigate the planning and launching process, ensuring their initiatives have a solid foundation for success.
- Event Planning and Management: Andrea has a wealth of experience in planning and managing a diverse range of events. She has successfully organized high-profile events such as the inaugural Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Tourism Forum in 2018, Creative Arts Festivals, and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples visit to NunatuKavut. Her meticulous attention to detail and creative approach ensure that each event is a memorable and impactful experience.
Manager, Financial Services
A proud member of the NunatuKavut Community Council, Amanda was born and raised in the community of Charlottetown, Labrador.
After completing a diploma in Human Resource Management from College of the North Atlantic, Amanda completed a Certified Payroll Manager Certification through the National Payroll Institute while starting her career with SEM Ltd. Amanda played a vital role in SEM’s success during her near decade with the company, leading to her appointment as Director of Human Resources & Finance in 2011.
When she’s not striving to do her best for clients, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Damien, and their two dogs. An outdoor enthusiast, she also enjoys relaxing at the cabin on the weekends and can often be found riding the trails on her Ski-Doo or ATV. She has spent many hours volunteering her time with a local ground search and rescue group.
- Diploma in Human Resource Management from College of the North Atlantic
- Certified Payroll Manager Certification through the National Payroll Institute