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Derrick Hunter | President & CEO at Bluesky Equities | Fintech Finance

Derrick Hunter

President & CEO

About Derrick Hunter

Derrick is the President and CEO of Bluesky Equities Ltd., an investment management company with interests in real estate, energy, distilling, technology and alternative strategies. Previously, he co-founded Wild Rose Properties Inc. – a property management company with assets in ten states and a portfolio value exceeding $1 billion.

Bluesky is one of the most active angel-investors in Southern Alberta having invested in over eighty seed-stage businesses since 2012, (46 headquartered in Alberta). In 2019, Derrick was named Canadian Angel Investor of the Year by the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) as well as Technology Investor of the year by Start Alberta.

Derrick is a Fellow of Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies. He is an Advisor to the UCEED General Health Fund and Platform Calgary and serves on the board of Alberta Enterprise Corporation. He also co-chairs the Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL) at UCalgary and serves on the External Advisory Committee of the “Hunter Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at the Haskayne School of Business as well as Platform Calgary.

In the not-for-profit sector, he is a member of the Management Advisory Council at the Haskayne School of Business and serves on the boards of Futurpreneur Canada and the Beakerhead Creative Society. He was a co-founder of EvolveU, which supports unemployed workers in their efforts to develop new career opportunities in technology.

Derrick is a graduate of Queen’s University and the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He was the 2018 recipient of the Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) award from the Haskayne School of Business.

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