Dale is a Nlaka’pamux member of the Spuzzum First Nation and a well known Indigenous businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Ironclad Logistics in Vancouver, BC. Dale believes that the key to developing Indigenous economies is Indigenous ownership of the businesses that service their communities. Dale was named to the Indigenomics Institute’s “Top Ten to Watch” list in 2019 and has assisted Indigenous communities (as well as individual entrepreneurs) as they make the transition from local government/wage earner to entrepreneur/business owners.
Dennis has over 25 years of local and international experience in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, project management, engineering, and construction. Dennis has worked tirelessly in and around Indigenous communities to create strong and lasting relationships and has been recognized by the province of British Columbia for his outstanding achievements in Indigenous business partnerships.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR , FINANCIAL OFFICER
Over 25 years of experience in First Nations Governance, Management, Capacity building and strategies for independence. Specialists in change management and growth through prudent fiscal management and leadership. Leveraging economic development in start-up, corporate turn-arounds and early stage development of emerging businesses. We provide expertise in all areas of corporate affairs, including corporate structure, organization and reorganizations, taking companies public, privatizations and spin-offs, corporate administration & governance; corporate and securities law, audit procedures, financial structure and capture, management consulting, business venture negotiation and capture, and new venture management/development.