The Rotman School is excited to head out west this February. You and your guest(s) are invited to attend an evening focused on entrepreneurship and innovation with Dean Tiff Macklem
and Darrell Kopke
, Associate Director, CDL West. They will discuss the growth of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), which started at Rotman in Toronto and has now expanded to have a partnership with University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business – CDL West on Monday, February 11, 2019.
This event is a great opportunity to reconnect and meet fellow alumni as well as catch up on the latest news from Rotman. There are over 150 Rotman graduates living and working in the Vancouver area and we know that our community is stronger when we stay connected.
Special thanks to Kathy Butler (MBA ’96), Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets (BC), CIBC World Markets for co-hosting this event with Rotman.
6:00 to 6:30pm: Registration Check-In (guests arrive)
6:30 pm: Opening Remarks by Kathy Butler (MBA ’96), Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets (BC), CIBC World Markets
6:35 to 7:05 pm: In-Conversation with Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School and Darrell Kopke, Associate Director, CDL West, Adjunct Professor - Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business; Serial Entrepreneur
7:05 pm: Closing Remarks
7:10 to 8:00pm: Reception
We hope you are able to join us for what promises to be a fun and engaging evening.
Kathy Butler is a managing director and head at CIBC Capital Markets in British Columbia. Kathy joined CIBC in 1996, and has worked on merger and acquisition advisory mandates and debt and equity financing for clients in the technology, telecom, consumer retail, industrial products and forestry sectors. Kathy holds an MBA (Honours) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (Honours) from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She represented the technology industry on the BC Jobs and Investment Board, and is currently on the Board of Governors for the Business Council of British Columbia and the Working Group on International Financial Services for BC. Kathy is also on the boards of CIBC World Markets Inc., CIBC Children’s Foundation, St. George’s Foundation, and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and is a partner of Social Venture Partners Vancouver.
Darrell Kopke is a seasoned executive, an entrepreneurial business leader and builder of dynamic corporate cultures (lululemon athletica, Kit and Ace) who specializes in high growth, omni-channel, media saavy and millennial worker environments. He is an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, a serial entrepreneur (institute B, Ædelhard, Oranj Fitness) and Founding Director of Peekaboo Beans (PBB:VMX). Darrell is considered a member of the group of founders of lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), a Vancouver, Canada-based yoga-inspired athletic apparel retailer. As the original General Manager of the company, he oversaw the company’s expansion from one store in Kitsilano to 60 stores internationally, about 100 percent annual growth and $200+ million in sales. Originally from Montreal, Darrell graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and was president of his MBA class at the University of British Columbia. In 2006, he was announced as a member of the Business in Vancouver magazine’s ‘Forty Under 40’. He is most proud of his wife Maria and two children Kai and Kennedy.