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April Breakfast - Darren Rawson

  • Chateau Lacombe 10111 Bellamy Hill Road Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N7 Canada (map)

Darren Rawson, P.Eng., ICD.D, is President of Draw Consulting Ltd., an advisory services firm focused on helping private companies enhance enterprise value through governance, strategy, operational efficiency and growth.

Darren started his career with Imperial Oil after graduating from Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. Since then Darren has enjoyed a diverse career spanning a variety of industries including upstream/downstream oil & gas, industrial chemicals, specialty metals, manufacturing, distribution, and construction.

He is a proven executive with 17 years experience as CEO of mid-sized companies including Cougar Drilling Solutions, Hagemeyer Canada (dba CenturyVallen) and Shanahan’s. He has experience with publicly traded, family-owned and private equity backed enterprises and has participated in numerous acquisitions both as buyer and seller. He has been doing business internationally for over 22 years throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Darren is an active Corporate Director and sits on numerous boards including private and non-profit including several as chair. He also teaches and facilitates Executive Education programs at the University of Alberta in the areas of governance and growth.

He is passionate about strategy, leadership, culture, entrepreneurialism, process and change management.

Ticket Deadline is Monday April 23 at 12 noon