Karri Howlett joined the Board of Directors in 2013. She is currently President and member of the Board of Directors of North Rim Exploration Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of RESPEC in Saskatoon. She led the company’s ownership transition from sole-proprietorship to 50 per cent employee and 50 per cent institutional ownership in 2009, and subsequent sale to RSI Consulting Inc. in April 2016.
Ms. Howlett has more than 18 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. Ms. Howlett 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 assets.
She also sits on the boards of the North Rim Exploration Ltd., and RSI Consulting Inc.
Ms. Howlett holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Director designation.
An active community member, Ms. Howlett has previously served on the Boards of the Varsity View Community Association, Skate Saskatoon, and CFA Society of Saskatchewan. She 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.