Stephen joined Musqueam in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and became the CEO of Musqueam Capital Corp. in 2013. Stephen has over twenty five years of senior finance and executive leadership experience in various industries. In 1995, Stephen obtained his CPA, CMA designation and in 2009, he was awarded his FCMA.
John Lee – CFO
John has joined MCC as the Chief Financial Officer, having previously been the CFO for the Musqueam Indian Band. John has worked in both non-profit and for profit settings and has as wealth of experience managing finance and administration in real estate development, construction, fund management, and capital markets.
He has managed project finance for developments up to over $200 million in scale and has assisted in raising capital including equity, debt and structured finance solutions. John also has a diverse background in industry and his skills in financial management, planning and analysis will be of great benefit to MCC and his familiarity with Band finance will also be an asset.
Babu Kadiyala – Vice President, Real Estate
Babu Kadiyala, our new VP Real Estate.
Babu comes to MCC with close to 20 years of professional Canadian experience with additional international experience in design, development and construction on a wide variety of projects in the residential, master-planned, commercial, industrial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use real estate.
He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from Bharathiar University in India in 1986 and an MBA from Andhra University in India in 1988. He is also an accredited professional in project management (PMP) and in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP).
Babu resides in the Coquitlam area with his wife, Ivy and daughter, Mirdula. He is looking forward to meeting everyone, albeit, electronically for now.
Welcome to Musqueam and the MCC Team!
Joseph Bros – Director, Development
Joseph has managed land development and capital projects for over 25 years. His experience includes design and construction of mixed-use master planned communities, industrial and commercial developments, and site servicing. Joseph obtained his BSc in civil engineering from Queen’s University and MBA from SFU.
Jane Koh – Development Manager
We are pleased to announce that Jane Koh has joined us as the Development Manager. She will be focusing on the IR#2 Master Planning Project amongst other projects and comes with a wealth of experience. Jane Koh has a Master of Arts (Planning) from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning with a Bachelor of Commerce from the same university. She has worked in the private sector on the development side as well.
Desirae Fraser – Development Coordinator
With a strong desire to contribute to her community, Desirae has worked for Musqueam in various departments since a young age. Before joining the Musqueam Capital Corp in 2018 she worked with the Musqueam Housing Department for approximately 10 years. Desirae holds a certificate in Advanced Project Management, and is currently attending UBC Sauder School of Business for her Diploma in Urban Land Economics.
Desirae is a member of the Grant and Point family, and takes pride in the Culture and Traditions of the Musqueam people.
Gracielene Ulu – Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Grace is a Musqueam band member who comes from the Point family. She holds her cultural teachings and traditions close to her heart. Previous to joining MCC, she worked in numerous departments at the MIB Administration office for 7+ years. She joined the Real Estate & Development Team as the Communications & Marketing Coordinator transitioning her skill set from her past role as MCC’s Junior Accountant.
Her artistic talents resulted in designing the logo for the HSBC Canada Rugby 7’s 2020, gold medal and most recently her designs were selected by the lelǝḿ Arts Committee for the West Wind townhouse gates at lelǝḿ on Parcels L&M.
Jay Mearns – Director of Business Development
Operations & Opportunities
A member of Musqueam, Jay has extensive experience in managing projects in the Maritime, Building trades, and Career
Development sectors, often with multiple partners, including First Nation communities. Indigenous Service providers.
Industry sector groups. Regulating Bodies, Technical Training Institutions, and Governmental groups.
Jay has worked with over forty First Nation groups across Canada, and assisted thousands of Indigenous peoples in
establishing careers in key sectors including the Building Trades, Maritime, and Energy sectors.
Jay oversees the management of the various assets owned by the Musqueam First Nation. This includes two golf
courses, a townhome complex, and a marina, among others.
Additional responsibilities are focused on partnership development, and in assisting the Musqueam First Nation in
project and partnership- based strategic planning.
Sandra Fossella – Operations Coordinator
Operations & Opportunities
Sandra Fossella is a proud member of the Musqueam Nation who feels fortunate to have been born and raised within this close-knit community. With a strong desire to give back, she became a mentor for the Musqueam Girls Group and Musqueam Youth Program. Her vision and values made her a natural fit for the Musqueam Capital Corporation (MCC), where she started as Operations Coordinator in 2016. Sandra’s role with MCC continues to evolve, with a primary focus on managing Musqueam’s growing asset base, and establishing partnerships to build on the exciting opportunities ahead for the Musqueam people.
June Kim – Accounting Manager
June Kim joined Musqueam in 2007 and became the accounting manager of Musqueam Capital Corp. in 2014. She is a dedicated professional with over 15 years’ progressive experience in accounting including preparation of financial statements and summaries, financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting. She is a driven person who enjoys utilizing her strong financial technology skills and up to date knowledge of accounting standards. June holds a Masters in Science, a CPA, and a CGA designation.
Amy Lee – Intermediate Accountant
My name is Amy and I joined Musqueam as an Intermediate Accountant. I studied and received my bachelor’s degree in accounting and have been working for the last 5 years as AP supervisor and am currently pursuing a CPA designation.
I am excited to be a part of MCC.
Delphine Campbell – Junior Accountant
Before joining MCC, I worked as the AP clerk in the MIB Finance Department for the past 2 years.
As a Musqueam band member, I am happy to join the MCC team as the new Junior Accountant and excited to further my skills and knowledge in accounting, while still being able to work for my community.
Dexter Dong – Real Estate Analyst
Dexter comes with six years of experience in real estate project analysis and due diligence. He had worked on many New York City real estate developments in U.S. and retirement communities in Mainland China.
Dexter has completed UBC/AIC Post Graduated Certificate in Real Estate Valuation. He is pursuing appraiser designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Dexter completed his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nevada, Reno. Besides work accomplishments, Dexter is a NI-Dan Kendo (a traditional Japanese sword fighting martial art) practitioner in Steveston Kendo Club.