My bio

Mike Desjardins

A graduate of UBC’s Sauder School of Business with a Bachelors of Commerce, Mike has spent the past 18 years transforming businesses. From entrepreneurial business to large public companies and public-sector organizations, Mike and the team at ViRTUS focus on driving a return on investment in every engagement they work on in the areas of strategy planning and implementation, leadership development, change management, and succession planning, through to the full spectrum of organizational development.

Mike regularly blogs about organizational development and the issues and challenges facing senior executives and entrepreneurs in businesses today at, has a monthly column in the Business in Vancouver newspaper focused on strategy, and is a monthly contributing blogger for PROFIT Magazine’s

In June 2002, Mike was invited to join the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and was President of the Vancouver Chapter for 2007/8.  In January 2006, Mike was the recipient of the BIV Top Forty Under 40 Award. In June 2010, Mike was voted onto the Board of Directors of the BCHRMA (BC Human Resource Management Association).

Mike was the President of Purity Water Treatment Products, a company which manufactures and distributes water treatment products throughout North America with offices in Surrey, Oakville, and San Diego. Before Purity, Mike was the VP of Marketing and New Dealer Acquisitions for Beachcomber Hot Tubs Worldwide.

Mike is a health and wellness fanatic, an avid downhill skier, beach volleyball player, yoga and motorcycle enthusiast.

Mike’s role as the Driver is to focus on strategy, growth, and the quest to continually improve every aspect of the experience customers have with ViRTUS. If you’re faced with a challenge in your business and need to know what options exist to help you get where you want to be, you need to speak with Mike.

Mike can be reached at or (the email address below is an image to prevent spam):