Kristin Richard

2024Northwest Territories, CA


Kristin is a proud member of the Red River Métis Nation. Currently residing on the unceded territory of the Shíshálh Nation. With over 8 years of specialized experience in the financial services industry, Kristin’s career is centered on supporting Indigenous businesses and communities. Her passion lies in unlocking access to capital and forging innovative pathways for economic growth. In her most recent role at CIBC, she served as a Manager for Indigenous Markets, managing relationships with Indigenous Nations and corporations. Kristin’s prior roles have been deeply rooted her in the Indigenous entrepreneurship ecosystem, particularly in helping start-ups flourish. Her unique blend of financial expertise and cultural insight has allowed her to shape meaningful connections and create tangible impact. Currently completing her MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership at Simon Fraser University, Kristin’s educational interests align with her professional dedication. She is also a graduate of the Canadian Private Capital Investment School, a member of the Indigenous leadership Circle, and she serves as a board member of the Community Futures Sunshine Coast.