McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Emily Bourassa as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services at SAIT. In her new role, Emily will provide leadership, strategic direction, and overall management to a broad portfolio that includes athletics and recreation, commercial services, facilities management, finance, information technology (IT), and safety + community services. As a member of SAIT’s executive management team, Emily will provide counsel to the President, the Board of Governors, and senior management to facilitate timely, informed, and innovative decisions.  

Emily boasts an extensive tenure at SAIT, where she has consistently offered astute financial guidance for almost 20 years. Starting as a Finance Manager, she ascended to the role of Associate Vice President of Finance and currently serves as CFO and Vice President of Corporate Services.

SAIT is a global leader in applied education, offering a wide range of applied and baccalaureate degrees, apprenticeships, certificates, and diplomas to over 18,000 students and apprentices, as well as almost 16,000 corporate training and continuing education students. By advancing the highest quality of teaching and learning, SAIT attracts a diverse group of students seeking practical, skills-oriented education and training with immediate employment prospects upon graduation, as well as continued opportunities for lifelong learning.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia, Senior Consultant + Head of Recruitment Brittany Stansfield, and Consultant of Executive Search Alina Ivanets.