Firebird Business Ventures Ltd.
CEO - Brad Darbyshire
Born and raised in Saskatchewan’s great North, Brad is a proud member of the Buffalo River Dene Nation. Brad has specialized his professional development around the engagement of Indigenous people in the industrial mining, power production, and construction field. Creating sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships between Industry and the Indigenous community is the largest contribution and main focus of Brad’s career. Brad has held past executive positions as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Saskatchewan’s largest Indigenous owned Industrial Contracting firm, and currently holds the position as President of STC Industrial Contracting Limited Partnership one of Saskatchewan’s fastest growing Industrial Contracting firms serving the industrial sector. Brad also sits on the SREDA board of directors and participates in several local charitable foundations in the Saskatoon area.
Brad believes that strong partnerships build sustainable futures. Working to enhance business participation with Saskatchewan’s Indigenous people, Brad has dedicated his leadership and career to integrating community values with exceptional business practices to form highly competitive companies that excel in today’s market. Developing a robust Indigenous workforce is of high priority to Brad, and he has leading experience in developing corporate initiatives to increase Indigenous inclusion in any operation with the objective of growing tomorrow’s labor force and leaders.
Brad’s educational background includes an Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics Certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, a certificate in Strategic Alliances from UBC Executive Education, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from U of S.