Mike Cordoba, BBA 1988 - Professional Achievement
As an SFU business graduate and Chartered Accountant, Mike Cordoba joined BC-based Boston Pizza International (BPI) in 1993 as Controller and quickly rose through the ranks. Throughout his distinguished career with BPI, Mike has been Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, President & COO, and in January 2004 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Mike has been instrumental in BPI's industry-leading growth. From 1994 to '97, BPI's sales doubled to $200 million, and from '98 to '01, they surged to $300 million. Today, his entrepreneurial drive and business vision have helped make Boston Pizza the number one casual dining concept in Canada. BPI has 226 restaurants in Canada and 32 in the U.S. with combined sales in excess of $525 million. The company has been one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for the past 10 years as named by Deloitte & Touche, CIBC Commercial Banking and the National Post. Mike's success has earned him many honours including being the sole BC winner in the Canadian Top 40 under 40 award recipients in 2002. In addition to his professional commitments, Mike is also dedicated to his community. He serves as a Director of the Boston Pizza Foundation which has raised over $4 million since its inception in support of several national charities including the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Kids Help Phone.