Terry Beech is an accomplished small business owner, educator, and community advocate. He has built his reputation upon his commitment to innovation, fiscal leadership, and integrity.
Raised in a working class family, Terry grew up believing that dedication and hard work would let him achieve any goal he set because he lived in a country that valued hard work and fairness.
Carrying these beliefs into adulthood, Terry’s hard work bore fruit when he was elected as a city councillor 15 years ago. He then left public service to pursue his education, putting himself through Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. A few years later, Terry earned his MBA from Oxford University.
Terry has built a number of successful companies, including HiretheWorld, which he co-founded in 2009. He also serves as an adjunct university professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Recognizing his unique abilities, Business in Vancouver featured him as one of BC’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2013, and Maclean’s magazine previously named him one of Canada’s Top 10 leaders under 30.
Not one to forget his roots, Terry is committed to giving back to his community. In 2006, he co-founded Twinbro Local Leaders, a charitable organization that has helped more than 35,000 young people access post-secondary education through millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. Terry is also a former Director of Lift Philanthropy Partners.
Terry built his own Canadian Dream, and now he wants to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of their circumstances. He is passionate about the changes that must be made if our country is to increase its competitiveness, grow the economy, and provide opportunities for future generations.
Terry and his wife, Ravi, currently live in Burnaby North.
Ravi earned her MBA from Duke University and puts her expertise to work in her family-run manufacturing business in Mission, B.C. Ravi worked hard to expand the company’s development portfolio, and she takes great pride in the numerous jobs her efforts have created. Not one to be pigeonholed, Ravi also runs her own website dedicated to healthy living: RaviLiving.com.