Canada continues to face a challenging economic outlook. In particular, interest rate hikes and rising inflation have put considerable pressure on Canadian households. This pressure, in turn, affects small business owners who must find a way to sell, compete, survive and thrive despite this environment. Being aware of the headwinds the Canadian economy is facing — and understanding the forecast for the future — can help owners prepare, adapt and potentially pivot their businesses for ongoing success, even during challenging times.
RBC will present a snapshot of the Canadian economic outlook followed by a facilitated Q&A session.
Vice President, Business Markets - B.C. Region at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Curtis Campbell is Vice-President, Business Markets, B.C. Region at Royal Bank. He is responsible for leadership and direction of Royal Bank’s Small Business Market in B.C., including 10 Managers Business Markets and over 120 small business-focused sales professionals.
Curtis has been with Royal Bank for over 27 years and during his banking career has held a number of leadership positions including Vice President, Indigenous Markets and Public Sector/Not-For-Profit, Vice President – Commercial Financial Services – B.C. Central Interior and Manager, Group Risk Management.
He holds a Bachelors of Science (Biological Sciences) from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s Business Administration (Executive) from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.
Throughout his career, Curtis has been actively involved in many local community organizations including serving as current Director for the Boards of the Junior Achievement B.C. and Eastgate Fire Protection Society and formerly of the Justice Institute of B.C. Foundation
Curtis is an active ultramarathoner, competing in several ultramarathon trail races each year. During his free time, he can often be found running the mountain trails in the Tri-Cities, North Shore and Manning Park.