About Us

  • Inspired. Empowered. Ready.

    The School of Business provides a student-centric learning experience with an emphasis on practical courses. Classes are taught by industry-relevant faculty and have only 35 students, which allows us to inspire and empower future business-ready professionals. Today’s job growth is in business and this designation applies to many aspects of industry overall.
    In 1993, the School of Business first offered it’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA). Since then, our business alumni have established a reputation within the marketplace for their real world knowledge and skills. 


    To be Canada’s most student-focused cross-disciplinary business school that provides innovative and relevant practice-based programs. 


    We inspire and empower future industry ready professionals committed to engaging in business and community.

    Our Team 

  • David AmosDavid Amos
    MBA Ivey School of Business, Western University
    Director of Merchandising, Director of Marketing, General Manager, COO - School of Business

    David is an awarding winning merchandising and marketing executive who has worked for leading retailers and marketing firms in Canada and the USA. He  ... [more]

    M CharlesonMary Charleson
    Instructor - School of Business

    Mary Charleson is a marketing speaker, educator and strategist. She is the author of two books, Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile (2013) and Five-Minute Ma ... [more]

    Rick ColbourneRick Colbourne
    PhD (Cambridge), MBA (SFU), BA (Mt. Allison)
    Instructor - Faculty of Business, International Management Graduate Diploma

    Dr. Rick Colbourne is an award winning educator with a demonstrated record of leadership, success and international experience in education. Most rece ... [more]

    Frank DixonB. Frank Dixon
    B. Comm(Honours), MBA - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Mb.
    Instructor - School of Business

    A seasoned business executive, highly skilled in business and strategic planning, in both the private and public sector. Corporate experience incl ... [more]

    W DraegensteinWolf Draegestein
    Instructor - School of Business

    Wolf Draegestein, MA, CHRP is a Workplace Educator and Coach with 20 years expertise in transactional and transitional Human Resources and Organizatio ... [more]

    A EbyAndrea Eby
    Instructor - School of Business

    Andrea Eby teaches in the Marketing Unit at Capilano University. Her work experience spans three continents and covers a variety of sectors including  ... [more]

    A FraserAlan Fraser
    Master of Arts: Leadership & Training, Royal Roads University
    Instructor - School of Business / Strategic Management

    Coming to Capilano University was a natural move for Alan having done volunteer work with the university, and previously when Capilano was a c ... [more]

    R FurbyRobin Furby
    BA, MSc
    Instructor - School of Business, Convenor - North American Business Managment Program

    With diverse experience in tourism; hospitality; event management; post-secondary education and independent consulting, I have built an excellent unde ... [more]

    Noel GenowayNoel Genoway
    BA (Econ), MA (O.D.), Dip. Ad Ed
    Instructor - School of Business & School of Tourism

    Noel obtained a double major in Economics and Political Science from the University of Calgary and completed an Interdisciplinary Masters degree from  ... [more]

    Amir GhaseminejadAmir hassan Ghaseminejad tafreshi
    M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate Communication, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, A+, Network+, i-Net+
    Faculty - School of Business: Information Management and Strategic Management

    Amir is a faculty member at Capilano University, School of Business. He has taught courses such as Statistics for Business, Business Management, Infor ... [more]

    M GiovanettiMary Giovannetti
    MA, Ph.D. Candidate
    Instructor, International Business Program - School of Business

    Mary Giovannetti teaches organizational behaviour and intercultural business courses at Capilano University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in E ... [more]

    Chris Hardcastle
    B.A., J.D.
    Instructor - BADM, IBUS and NABU

    Chris earned a B.A. in philosophy and his J.D. from UBC and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2006.  Upon graduation from law school, Chris  ... [more]

    Charlene HillCharlene Hill
    BA (Santa Clara)
    Department Chair - School of Business

    Charlene comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. She has owned and operated her own retail business on the North Shore as well as being an Opera ... [more]

    D HIllebrandDarcie Hillebrand
    DipT, PID, BComm, CPA, CGA
    Instructor - Applied Business, Accounting

    S HoganSue Hogan
    CPA, CA (Ont.), BComm. (U of Toronto)
    Instructor, Capilano School of Business, and Faculty of Global and Community Studies. - School of Business: Accounting and Finance

    Sue is a Chartered Professional Accountant who articled with Coopers & Lybrand in Toronto (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Sue then held progressive m ... [more]

    KIamanesh, MitraMitra Kiamanesh
    M. Eng. Arch., MASA, CIS, PMP, Cert ConRes
    Instructor - School of Business

    Member of Project Management Institute of BCMember of the Civil Roster of Mediate BCMitra has taught at Capilano University since 1998, when she b ... [more]

    Todd NewfieldTodd Newfield
    B.Comm. (U of Calgary), MSc. (Chiminade University, USA / Sophia University, Japan)
    Instructor - School of Business

    Todd is a bilingual executive and marketing professional, with more than 18 years of international investment banking, marketing, media, technolog ... [more]

    G NikolovGueorgui (George) Nikolov
    MSc (U of NWE, Sofia), PhD (U of London)
    Instructor - Schools of Business, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Management

    George Nikolov is an economist who has an extensive experience in the fields of quantitative methods and information technology. He has worked in th ... [more]

    N NowlanNancy Nowlan
    Ed.D. (SFU), M.Ed. (UBC), M.A. (UBC)
    Instructor - School of Business

    Nancy has taken on a variety of roles at Capilano University including Training Consultant, Coordinator of Contract Services, Business Faculty, Busine ... [more]

    J OceguaraJorge Oceguera
    B. Eng., EMBA, M.Ed., CPF - Certified Professional Facilitator
    Instructor - School of Business

    Jorge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, an Executive MBA from IPADE (Panamerican Institute of High Manageme ... [more]

    J RaycraftJane Raycraft
    CPA, CMA, MA
    Instructor - School of Tourism Management, School of Business

    Jane is known for her passion for teaching and enthusiasm for promoting financial literacy.  With more than 15 years of experience in the field, she c ... [more]

    Erin RobinsonErin Robinson
    Marketing Co-op Diploma, Capilano College; BBA, Thompson River University; Post-bach Diploma Community Economic Development, SFU; M.Ed. Adult Learning and Global Change, UBC
    Instructor - School of Business

    The small business market has always been an exciting space for Vancity, and after 4 years working on Vancity's award winning Diversity and Inclusion  ... [more]

    Susan Romeo-GilbertSusan Romeo-Gilbert
    BSc, MSc, EMP
    Instructor - School of Business/ Information Management

    Susan has over 22 years of experience in the IT Industry, including a variety of industrial sectors such as Telecommunications, Utilities, Oil and Gas ... [more]

    Joey SarrealJoey (Joselito) Sarreal
    B.Sc. (UP) / M.Sc. (UF) / Ph.D. (NCSU) / Dipl. (CC)
    Instructor - School of Business

    Joey teaches business computing, statistics, and math courses. He first taught atCapilano University in 1995. Joey is also actively engaged in p ... [more]

    Carolyn SternCarolyn Stern
    B. Comm., B. Ed., PBD Primary Education, PBD Int’l Business, M.A. in Leadership
    Instructor - School of Business

    Carolyn Stern is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping professionals get unstuck. As a life-long learner and academic, Carolyn is a uni ... [more]

    Sharka StuytSharka Stuyt
    BBA, MBA (SFU)
    Instructor - School of Business

    Sharka has an Executive MBA, is a Certified Executive Coach and has 15 years of international business experience in the high tech industry.She has  ... [more]

    I SurjanovicIvan Surjanovic
    Professor - School of Business

    Ivan Surjanovic has been in Capilano University's Marketing Faculty since 2005 and CEO of iPower since 1999.   Ivan received a Ph.D. degree from the U ... [more]

    Kathryn Taft
    MA – Organization Management and Development (Fielding Graduate University), BA - Economics/Political Science (U of Calgary), CHRP – BC HRMA
    Instructor - School of Business

    Kathryn is an Organizational Development and Human Resources Management specialist with15 years consulting experience in western and northern Canada.  ... [more]

    T TowillTammy Towill
    Vice Chair Graduate Programs, School of Business - Faculty of Business Faculty of Global & Community Studies

    Tammy Towill, MBA, FCPA, FCMA has been a faculty member of Capilano University since August 1999.  Areas of specialty include financial & accounting m ... [more]

    L VillabaLuis Villalba
    BSc (U. Maryland), MA (U. Kansas), MAT (Piedmont College, GA)
    Instructor - School of Business, Convenor - International Management Graduate Diploma

    Luis Fernando Villalba is a faculty member at the Capilano School of Business with almost fifteen years of teaching experience in the following fields ... [more]

    Anne WatsonAnne Watson
    BA (Economics), MBA (International Management), FICB
    Professor - Business

    Anne Watson teaches international business, marketing and management at Capilano University. Prior to embarking on her teaching career she had fifteen ... [more]

    Gerrie WaughGerrie Waugh
    BA (University of Reading, UK); MA (UBC)
    Instructor - School of Business

    Gerrie is a member of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and does Executive Coaching. In addition to teaching at the post secondary l ... [more]

    Zhu, AllenAllen Zhu
    CPA/CGA, (Canada); M. Sc. (The University of British Columbia); B. Comm. (Beijing Capital University of Economics and Business)
    Professor of Finance and Accounting - School of Business

    Allen is a dedicated professor of Finance and Accounting in the Capilano School of Business.His academic background and professional designation, coup ... [more]