Participant Profile

Beth Dea

Chief Operating Officer, Rise Asset Development

MBA - Nonprofit, Schulich School of Business, 1996

I started my career at IBM, then moved into the nonprofit sector, first in education, then as Executive Director of a small children's charity, then with Futurpreneur Canada as Senior Director of Partnerships for 8 years.  Futurpreneur is a Canadian charity that provides start-up financing for young entrepreneurs.  A year ago, I took a position as COO at Rise Asset Development, which is poised for growth across Canada.  My years at Futurpreneur have helped me to have a vision of where Rise needs to be over the short and long term, to scale and have national impact.