Suzanne joined BuildDirect as our General Counsel in 2013, became the Corporate Secretary in 2014, has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2016 and was appointed Chief Legal and People Officer in 2017.
In addition to providing common sense guidance on all legal issues relating to BuildDirect and its international entities, Suzanne works cross-functionally to facilitate strategic planning across all facets of the business from the BuildDirect online Marketplace to the Gateway logistics network. As leader of the People team, Suzanne manages all human resource matters and internal communications. Suzanne also oversees corporate governance matters, financings, international legal developments, regulatory compliance, investor relations and litigation matters.
Suzanne attended Simon Fraser University and earned an LLB from the University of Victoria. She is a member of both the British Columbia and California Bars and worked in private practice in Vancouver and London and in-house for 7 years in San Francisco before joining BuildDirect in 2013. Suzanne has served on various Boards over the years, and is currently a Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (BC Chapter).
Suzanne is known for her business acumen, attention to detail, ability to quickly assimilate new information and getting things done. But it’s not all business – Suzanne loves to run and enjoys skiing, paddle-boarding, playing field hockey (a family passion) and biking around Vancouver with her family. Suzanne is also BuildDirect’s resident wine connoisseur and we can always count on her for a great pairing recommendation.
Favorite Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins
Words to live by: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky