Why Choose Crane & Derek De Biasio?
Vancouver-based management consulting firm has undertaken over 160 consulting assignments for a wide range of private and public sector clients, mainly in the areas of sustainability, economics, decision support, business planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and environmental permitting.
Assignments conducted for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.
Wide-ranging stakeholder engagement and facilitation activities performed for many of the assignments undertaken for public sector organizations.
Derek De Biasio leads the company, and arranges for specialized and experienced sub-contractors as required. Crane collaborates as a sub-contractor to other companies as well.
Crane Management's Vancouver office is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
About Derek De Biasio
A senior level manager with extensive working credentials in sustainability, economics analysis, decision support, economic development, policy analysis, strategic planning, government program development and review, business planning, statistics focused research, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and stakeholder engagement.
Possess significant experience with, and knowledge of the strategic business issues of many major Canadian industries, including clean energy, business software development, environmental management, outdoor tourism and recreation, mining, agri-food, forestry, fisheries and seafood, transportation and natural gas. Consulted to large/medium/small companies and to all levels of government, including Indigenous/First Nation governments. Wide ranging experience working with and for Indigenous governments, associations and businesses.
Qualifications & Credentials
Company president Derek De Biasio possesses educational and professional credentials from top level institutions, including a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) professional designation. He has led or participated in more than 190 projects over a 25+ year consulting career.
Evidence-based and collaboration
Over the course of the project, we move from a general articulation of constraints and opportunities to more specific information, all the while drawing upon the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expectations brought to the table by clients. They are not just be asked to provide their views about possibilities, but encouraged to participate meaningfully in project processes.