The Directorship, formally known as Kerrisdale Consulting, was founded by Jeff Amadatsu in 2008. After working in IT for several years, Jeff became a freelance IT management consultant, developing IT strategies and overseeing project initiatives for small to mid-sized businesses. The demand from businesses for technology leadership was overwhelming, leading Jeff to seek out a diversified team of business-minded technology specialists and to launch the initial concept of The Directorship.
With a core group that reflects the strategic makeup of an internal IT management team, The Directorship developed a refined operating model, complete with an integrated framework of process methodologies, operating guidelines, and management systems. This framework became the basis for the company’s proprietary IT advisory and assurance program; the IT Directorship™.
Today, The Directorship, part of the Kerrisdale Group of Companies, guides the strategy and management of IT for businesses of all sizes across North America and beyond. With expertise in strategic advisory, IT general controls & audit, and cyber-risk assurance, The Directorship transforms the impact of IT into a major lever for business success. Our mission is to serve as a trusted business partner by responsibly providing IT advisory & assurance services which are aligned to each client's unique business goals.
The Directorship has the personalized service that only comes with a boutique firm, combined with the resources, capabilities, and expertise to deliver strategic results to businesses of all sizes. Our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto are humbled to serve clients across every corner of the world.
At The Directorship, we know that teamwork breeds much stronger results than any one of us could ever achieve on our own. Our collaborative team approach gives our client’s access to even more resources and a better strategic direction. With our combined knowledge, skills and capabilities, we have the depth and breadth of experience and expertise to address almost every area across the realm of IT, from business strategy to operations management.
The Directorship’s commitment to ongoing professional development means we are always striving to grow and empower leaders within our business. We prioritize our ethics and values and promote servant leadership to drive our continual, sustainable growth and long-term success.
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Pro Bono Consulting
The Directorship's pro bono initiatives are fundamental to our core values of integrity, servent leadership and taking personal accountability towards creating a measurable impact in our communities - locally and globally. Every one of our philanthropic initiatives ties back to our roots as part of the Kerrisdale Group of Companies and our philanthropic mission; Kerrisdale Cares.
We believe the most meaningful contribution we can make as a business is to volunteer our technology expertise and leadership. The Directorship's philanthropic efforts are focused on creating sustainable change through education. We are fortunate to both educate mentors and teachers of our youngest generation, as well as use our technical expertise hands-on to provide access to a higher quality of education in the world's most challenging places. The Directorship's community engagements contribute to our mission to continually make a measurable impact in all that we do, including in our pro bono initiatives.