Principal & Director, Consulting Services
Derrick Bartel is an accomplished senior business leader with over 20 years of professional experience, having worked in several leading global organizations that include Merck & Co., Fresenius Kabi, and Weber Shandwick in the core areas of business development, strategic marketing and business intelligence, and corporate communications.
Derrick’s consulting expertise includes work as a Partner at BDC Advisory Services, where he consulted with over 250 B.C.-based SME enterprises and their management teams spanning a full spectrum of industry verticals. He draws on a deep understanding of the business challenges and complexities facing small and mid-market companies and excels at helping clients achieve enhanced top-line revenue growth and improved organizational performance. Derrick holds an MBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Serkan Polat has 20 years of professional experience in Strategy and Finance and possesses particular expertise in the areas of strategic planning, financial planning & analysis, and mergers & acquisitions. He has been involved in over 50 large-scale business projects in his diverse multinational career, with these projects representing a total market size exceeding $25 billion. He also currently manages his own Vancouver-based company, Deltago Consulting, which provides a range of professional services such as business planning, financial modeling, M&A advisory, and business brokerage. Serkan holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering as well as the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and PMP (Project Management Professional) designations.
Agnes Nkundabagenzi is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 20 years of professional experience in finance and accounting roles. Her previous positions include work as a Consultant, Director, and Chief Financial Officer in organizations across multiple industries in British Columbia. Agnes has specific expertise in working closely with small businesses and entrepreneurs to sharpen and improve their financial management practices and reporting. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients to drive progress, build internal capabilities and enhance overall financial performance. Agnes holds a BA degree from the Université de Québec à Montréal.