Mike Desjardins

CEO

At the helm of ViRTUS is our fearless (and lovable) leader, Mike. Mike is a ray of sunshine while simultaneously embodying the rare intelligence and drive seen in leaders of his caliber. He is a master in the realm of strategy and development.

A graduate of UBC’s Sauder School of Business with a Bachelors of Commerce, Mike has spent the past two decades transforming businesses. From entrepreneurial business to large public companies and public-sector organizations, Mike has focused on driving a return on investment in every client engagement.

In June 2002, Mike was invited to join the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and was President of the Vancouver Chapter for 2007/8. In January 2006, Mike was the recipient of the BIV Top 40 Under 40 Award. From 2010-2016, Mike sat on the board of directors of Human Resource Management Association of BC (HRMA).

Mike focuses on strategy, growth, and the quest to continually improve every aspect of ViRTUS. He balances this ingenuity with a deep love of his team, mentoring and inspiring both personally and professionally.

Mike is passionate about skiing, yoga, running, CrossFit, and anything in the self-improvement bucket. In his community, his focus is on what he can do for others, and he loves nothing more than spending time with his daughter and wife.

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