STEP Board of Directors

    Karri Howlett

    Board Member
    President - North Rim Exploration Ltd. - Saskatoon

    Karri Howlett has 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence, and risk analysis.  Her knowledge is based on positions held with various financial institutions, and as Principal of Karri Howlett Consulting Inc.  Karri has conducted financial due diligence and risk analysis for several business endeavours, including business advisement and financial modelling for several mining and energy projects, and mergers of financial institutions ranging in size from $75 million to $3 billion in assetss. Karri is currently President and Member of the Board of Directors of North Rim Exploration Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of RESPEC, a geosciences and engineering consulting firm based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Karri led the company’s ownership transition from sole-proprietorship to 50% employee ownership and 50% institutional ownership in 2009, and subsequent sale to RSI Consulting Inc. on April 1, 2016.  Karri holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours in Finance, from the University of Saskatchewan and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Chartered Director Designation.  An active community member, she has previously served on the boards of the Varsity View Community Association, Skate Saskatoon, and CFA Society of Saskatchewan.  Karri has been involved with the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business as a lecturer in the Department of Finance, participant in the Leadership Development Program, and a protégé in the Betty Ann Heggie Womentorship Program.  She currently sits on the boards of SaskPower (where she is Chair of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee), North Rim Exploration Ltd., and RSI Consulting Inc.

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