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Steel River Group Names New President, TJ Galiardi

Press Release

Calgary, AB – October 25, 2023 – Mr. Trent Fequet, the visionary founder of Steel River Group Ltd., an Indigenous-owned consulting, staffing & diversified management entity, today announced the appointment of TJ Galiardi as President of Steel River Group.

Mr. Fequet remarked, “TJ Galiardi’s unwavering commitment to continual improvement and excellence makes him the perfect choice to lead our team into the future. TJ has exhibited a profound understanding of our business, particularly in the context of our valuable partnerships with Indigenous communities. Throughout his tenure at Steel River Group, TJ has been instrumental in spearheading our consulting and management operations, working closely with our esteemed First Nation partners. His hands-on involvement and leadership in these critical endeavours has been invaluable.”

TJ Galiardi, an accomplished professional who has been an integral part of Steel River Group since early 2022, most recently served as the Chief Development Officer. With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, where he has excelled as an investor and developer, TJ brings a wealth of knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to his new role. In 2017, following his successful career in professional hockey, TJ co-founded Outcast Foods, a pioneering food-technology company with a mission to repurpose and upcycle produce from waste streams. After steering Outcast Foods through its Series A fundraising phase, TJ joined Steel River Group.

Mr. Galiardi stated, “The foundation of success that Trent has created through the unique Steel River Group Ecosystem model, along with many others within this organization, paves the way for an exciting future. Our core values are at the centre of our business and the reason why that our Indigenous partners trust us. Our focus is now expanding our consulting and management business, including construction, development and program management, while simultaneously nurturing a distinctive and dynamic workplace that continues to be a source of pride for everyone who associates with Steel River Group.”

In addition to the appointment of TJ Galiardi, Steel River Group announced several key appointments within the organization. Peter Timmins, who has been an integral part of Steel River Group for five years in various executive positions, now assumes the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Mike Meaney, previously the Executive Vice President, Operations, and Major Projects, takes over as Chief Operating Officer, bringing his vast expertise to this crucial role. Terri Shaddick, who joined Steel River Group in May 2023, continues in her role as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Fequet added, “As Steel River Group embarks on its journey into the future, I have complete confidence in the Executive Team’s qualifications to steer the company toward continued success, all while upholding the company’s principles of collaboration and respect for the diverse cultures and communities we are privileged to work with.”


About Steel River Group

Steel River Group is an Indigenous-owned diversified consulting, management and staffing entity. The company’s mission is to partner with Indigenous Nations and Peoples to maximize employment, education, ownership and entrepreneurial experience. The company’s Governing Principles are deeply rooted in Indigenous values, beliefs and culture. Steel River’s operating approach is centered around the company’s inclusive Ecosystem Model, which brings Steel River Owned Companies, Indigenous Nations and Strategic Alliance Partners together over a shared vision and set of values.

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