Marketing & Business Development Manager
Stuart Kernaghan, MA is Thinkspace’s Marketing & Business Development Manager. He brings more than two decades of marketing, communications, and business development experience to the role. Stuart will be responsible for overseeing all marketing efforts for the firm, and will be collaborating with Thinkspace’s senior leadership team on business development initiatives.
Stuart is coming to Thinkspace from DIALOG Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning, where he spent the last three years overseeing external marketing and communications initiatives for the design practice’s Vancouver studio.
Prior to that, Stuart spent seven years as the Marketing & Communications Manager at Ventana Construction Corporation, a Burnaby, BC-based general contractor and construction manager. He was responsible for all aspects of marketing at the company, and worked closely with senior management on business development efforts.
Stuart also gained invaluable marketing and business development experience while working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. He was responsible for marketing and business development for a $750 million business unit, as well as for the company’s insolvency and bankruptcy division.
When he’s not at work, Stuart enjoys spending time outdoors. He’s an avid mountain biker and road cyclist, a skier, a hiker, and a photographer with a passion for landscape and outdoor lifestyle photography. Originally from Toronto, Stuart moved west and spent time in both Kelowna and Victoria, where he earned a Master of Arts degree, before settling in North Vancouver.