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September 14, 2021

PODCAST: Episode #52: C-Suite Unplugged: Trent Fequet, President & CEO, Steel River Group

It doesn’t take long to see Trent Fequet’s passion for people. Rooted in his own Indigenous worldview and driven by his core values, Trent took his passion for people and community and developed an innovative way of doing business around it—and, in 2017, Steel River Group was born.

What started as an idea 12 years ago to its official founding in 2017, Steel River Group is one of the fastest growing start ups in Canada.

Steel River Group’s foundation is built on two pillars: People and Relationships. And this foundation, combined with the company’s core values, is thread throughout not only the company’s unique business model but Trent’s own leadership philosophy.

In this episode, Trent shares some of his reflections on his journey to leadership and the founding of Steel River Group; what inspired him to develop the P4 model (building on the well-known P3 business model); and how working at the pace of trust is essential to building alignment, capacity, and collaboration with surrounding communities.

Be sure to hang out to hear the inside scoop on the company’s name and the story behind its unique logo.

In this episode:

  • Trent’s path to the C-Suite
  • Trent’s leadership philosophy
  • A day in the life  
  • Advice to younger leaders
  • About Steel River Group
  • Behind Steel River’s innovative and unique business model
  • Behind the company’s success, name, and logo
  • Industry and Indigenous communities
  • Partnership with headversity

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About C-Suite Unplugged

In this series, C-Suite Unplugged, host Adam Legge talks to Alberta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about their journey to the C-Suite, what keeps them up at night as an Albertan and as leader in their industry, and what their outlook is for the future. See more episodes here.

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