Strategy Makers

About StrategyMakers

StrategyMakers Consulting Inc. is owned and operated by Mike Fernandes, BA, MBA.  Our clients work directly with Mike and have access to his particular skills, experience and abilities for the duration of each project.


About Mike Fernandes

Mike was born in Europe and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Through a combination of training and experience he has developed a unique skill-set that integrates organizational and business strategy, leadership and management as well as a strong background in environmental policy and program development and corporate social responsibility applications.


Professional Experience

In addition to his consulting experience, Mike spent a large portion of his career in senior management, directly responsible for the development and growth of a high-profile environmental initiative which involved a total annual budget exceeding $8 million. 


Mike has direct experience in various facets of organizational management including policy development, corporate governance, financial management, strategic and operational planning as well as human resources and public and media relations. He has also worked within government coordinating various projects as well as conducting economic and environmental research, developing strategic plans, advising regulatory development teams, and drafting technical reports, and briefings for elected officials.  


Mike now works with a growing list of organizations, entrepreneurs/small business owners, and public sector agencies to help them apply a focused, strategic approach to their activities and programs.


Academic Background

Mike earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba, 2005). Prior to earning his MBA, Mike completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg in 1993. Mike has achieved membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business.


In the Community

Mike is the current chair of the Winnipeg Entrepreneurs eXchange (WEX), serves on the steering committee for the annual QNET (Manitoba Quality Network) conference, and is a regular volunteer mentor/advisor to local groups including SPARK WinnipegLeadership Winnipeg, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and the Red River College Business Administration Entrepreneurship program. He also spends a good portion of his leisure time coaching youth sports


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Message from Mike

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I look forward to hearing from you.