Kirk has led Meridian since its inception in 2011, and his breadth of experience comes from holding management positions at small entrepreneurial startups and large multi-national organizations. Prior to Meridian, Kirk was Chief Operating Officer for Trader Corporation; V.P. Operations, North America for Trader Classified Media; Chief Accounting Officer for Trader Classified Media in Paris, France; and held roles of increasing responsibility at the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia and London, England. He began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand in Houston, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas.
Founder & Chairman
For three decades Les has developed dozens of innovative projects in Greater Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. His successful track-record is buttressed by a background in finance and construction, and an ambitious drive to bring creativity and positive management practices to every project. He has a diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
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Director of Offsite Construction
Mark oversees our offshore production facilities, ensuring Meridian’s products comply with all North American code and certification requirements. He has a comprehensive understanding of Canadian-Sino business operations, mastery gained from more than two decades of doing business in North America, Japan, China and Korea. He is fluent in Japanese and conversational in Mandarin.
Mehdi is Meridian’s in-house designer for our modular building units. He brings years of residential and commercial design experience to Meridian and extensive experience working with computer-aided design software such as Autodesk Revit and Autocad. Mehdi has strong knowledge of building codes and construction methods both in modular and conventional construction systems. He received his Masters of Architecture in Iran and Certificate in Architectural and building Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Leslie is Meridian’s office administrator. A paralegal graduate from Capilano University, she worked at a major Vancouver law firm for 15 years before joining the Allen Group as office administrator and executive assistant to Mr. Allen. Her work there included the day-to-day management of two commercial properties and one multi-family property. She also assisted in the management and oversight of the build-out of a 42-lot cottage development on the Sunshine Coast. She is an avid reader and long-distance runner.