Say hi to Richard, Ed, James & Andrea.
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)
Partner, Vice President of Advisory Services
Manager, Indigenous Services
Through his passion for problem solving, James has supported organizations across North America achieve over $10,000,000 in annualized savings through the implementation of low to no CAPEX solutions.
Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, James has over four years of Management Consulting Experience. He has worked with prospective entrepreneurs to enterprises with annual revenues over 100 billion dollars. James’ consulting experience and exposure to a broad set of frameworks and methodologies allows him to create value for companies of all sizes and in any industry.
In addition to creating value, James believes that results must be sustained. His strong belief in the transfer of knowledge allows for the continuation of value creation long after implementation is complete.
James’ other skills include project management, change management, coaching, and effective meeting facilitation.
MBA, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
B.ENG, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the business counselling field as she has previously worked with the NunatuKavut Business Centre for the better part of five years. In her role as Business Advisor, she engaged with NunatuKavut entrepreneurs in various stages of business operation from business planning to succession planning.
Andrea has been a key player in central Labrador’s tourism development and is a founding member of the Newfoundland & Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association (NLITA). Andrea’s skills include event management, workshop facilitation, and communications.
Born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay where she is now raising her own family, Andrea is an active member of the community. She has been involved with the Labrador Winter Games and the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, and has volunteered with the Trappers’ Running Club and the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Minor Soccer Association. She is an advocate for a clean, safe, and active community and demonstrates this by participating in annual community clean-up initiatives, engaging with the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay on its public transportation and active transportation strategies, and supporting the efforts of the grassroots HV-GB Recycling group.
- Bachelor of Community Studies degree at Cape Breton University with core courses in communications, psychology, and political science.
- She has continued her education through Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre and the Gardiner Centre.