Team

We know the world of grants can often be overwhelming and confusing. That’s why our team is committed to help small and medium-sized businesses grow by navigating them through each stage of the grant process.

CEO & Founder

Stephanie Sang

CEO & Founder

Stephanie, a true Vancouverite, vowed never to be an entrepreneur, though she comes from four generations of business owners. Stephanie holds a degree in international marketing, and worked in various industries including tourism and technology, before establishing herself in a VP role with an international manufacturer in Taiwan. After ten years of fast-paced Asian living, and success in developing her family business to pre-IPO stage, she returned to Vancouver in 2010 to start Granted Consulting. As head ‘grant angel’, Stephanie and her team impact businesses in B.C. by helping them leverage grant opportunities successfully. Stephanie inspires to grow a business that integrates both technology and white-glove service to cater to the needs of the market.

Business Operations Manager

Natalie Smith

Business Operations Manager

Natalie joined our team after relocating at the beginning of 2020 to Vancouver. Originally from London, England, her background is in HR, Recruitment and Office Management. Natalie enjoys the variety her role has here at Granted and having to wear many hats within the business. Her previous work in operational roles adds to Granted’s ability to build systems so that our clients can leverage our services with greater efficiency.

Senior Grant Strategist

Cory Koesdibyo

Senior Grant Strategist

Cory Koesdibyo is a Senior Strategy Consultant and team lead here at Granted. Before joining Granted, he ran his own outdoor adventure business that spanned across Canada and the US. With his background in entrepreneurship, project management and consultation he has been a key player in our continued development of strategic partnerships, customer success initiatives, and continued expansion.

Research Lead

Matthew Yeung

Research Lead

Since completing his undergrad at UBC, Matthew has worked in various research roles exploring the applications of psychometric profiling techniques in alternative financial data. Having worked in tech startups, he truly understands the importance of grant funding and understands the customer pain points. Matthew aims to use his research experience to help more businesses get the funding they need and to help Granted expand its national coverage.

Writing Manager

Marley Lightfoot

Writing Manager

Marley joined Granted in 2020 and shortly thereafter moved to Quebec City. Originally from Vancouver, her background is in urban forestry and sustainability modelling, having worked for non-profits in BC and across Canada. Outside of work you can find her exploring the East Coast with her partner Cam and their pups Ted and Dave, and managing their real estate investments.

Senior Grant Strategist

Rukshaar Ali

Senior Grant Strategist

Ruk joined Granted in 2018, coming from a sales and marketing background. With over 10 years of experience serving clients in various industries including retail, manufacturing, and Fin-Tech. With a BBA in Marketing Management, Ruk leverages her professional experience and passion for helping clients to lead Granted's consultants and deliver unparalleled quality service.

Senior Grant Coordinator

Jerry Liu

Senior Grant Coordinator

Born and raised in Vancouver, Jerry is a Vancouverite with an enthusiastic attitude mixed with a hard-working spirit. He has a diverse background in many industries such as Retail, Embroidery, Fitness, and VFX. Having obtained knowledge on how types of different companies run their operations, he hopes to share his past experiences and bring new perspectives to the team. His work experience includes Client Services, Account Management, Operations Support, and Office Coordinating. He enjoys the variety that comes with his role and is eager to add to his knowledge of Grants. With the constant growth of Granted, Jerry is excited for the endless possibilities that lie ahead for the team.

Grant Strategy Consultant

Jaime Lysak

Grant Strategy Consultant

Jaime Lysak is a Grant Strategy Consultant at Granted. Prior to joining Granted, he worked in the financial business industry at local and international banks. With his background in banking, portfolio management and strategic planning he has been managing a book of service-based clients, developing 

Grant Coordinator

Ashpreet Thind

Grant Coordinator

An SFU graduate, Ashpreet grew up in Vancouver, and can’t imagine calling anyplace else home. From past work, lived experiences, and volunteer work, Ashpreet has learned to be adaptable, caring, and efficient which allows her to succeed in her role as a Grant Coordinator. She has a wide variety of hobbies (digital painting, embroidery, and collaborative storytelling to name just a few) and is always looking to learn new skills!

Grant Strategy Consultant - Food & Beverage

Maumar Alibaksh

Grant Strategy Consultant - Food & Beverage

Originally from St. Mary, Jamaica, Maumar has been living in BC for the past 11 years. Since the beginning of his career, he has been working in the food & beverage and hospitality industries, having worked closely with farmers, chefs, distributors, and executives. His hands-on nature stems from his experience opening and operating restaurants throughout the Caribbean and across Canada. He now leverages his breadth of knowledge in the industry, helping Granted's food and beverage clients grow their business through grant funding.

Pedro

Account Manager

Pedro Pimenta

Account Manager

Pedro Pimenta is an Account Manager at Granted. Prior to joining Granted, he worked in the finance and service industry in Canada. With his background in customer care and account management, Pedro brings consultative skills and delivers white-glove service to clients new to hiring, training and market expansion grants.

Grant Strategy Consultant - Clean Tech

Erin Bedard

Grant Strategy Consultant - Clean Tech

Erin Bedard is a Grant Coordinator here at Granted Consulting. Over the past few years Erin has obtained a diploma in Environmental Studies and a Bachelors degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria. Having collaborated with many community-based organizations, Erin knows the value that grants have for business owners. She enjoys the variety of work that she gets to do at Granted and is thrilled to be working in an industry that helps other businesses succeed.

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Join Our Team

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