With over 20 years of national and international experience in the private and public sectors, Mike Urquhart is known for his strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly understand the operational and organizational dynamics of complex situations. With extensive senior management experience in finance and operations, he has worked in and for a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, real estate services, advanced education and management consulting.
In addition to serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Sinneave Family Foundation, he contributes to the consulting practice at Stratavera Partners by focusing on providing innovative solutions to organizations in the health and not-for-profit industry. Mike has also worked with the University of Calgary, where his roles included being part of the project team that created the University’s Child Development Centre, and acting as executive director of Student Health and Wellness.
Previously, based in Hong Kong, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer, Asia, for Jones Lang LaSalle. After assisting with the restructuring of the Asia Pacific region, Mike became responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications, and legal and compliance for Jones Lang LaSalle’s largest regional business unit. Mike spent 10 years in Asia, based out of Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Calgary. Prior to moving overseas, Mike worked at Ernst & Young in Canada.
Mike holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Personal Fitness Trainer Certification from Mount Royal University. He has held his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation since 1992. In addition to personal training, Mike’s interest in health and wellness extends to his participation in martial arts, basketball and cycling. Mike is currently the Board Chair of Sport Calgary as well as a Director of the Wild Rose Brewery.
Call Mike at (403) 660-9463