Read about how Tseax Development Group provides strategic business development services to industry companies seeking to establish business partnerships with Aboriginal entities

Arthur Mercer

With over 25 years of experience in Business Development and Leadership in the areas of economic development, Indigenous governance, fiscal financial planning and Indigenous entrepreneurship, Art has proven results in human resource management, business development and project management. Clients and partners benefit from his extensive experience in resource development, Infrastructure projects as well as:
• Aiding local businesses in qualifying in large project procurement process;
• Indigenous business development; including assisting Nations in reaching international markets; and indigenous legal structures for business development.
• Routinely leading and executing complex joint ventures and partnerships, bringing together business development groups within communities and Indigenous organizations.

As a passionate entrepreneur, he applies practical solutions in the areas of financial management, human resources, business development that foster and promote business opportunities. Through active engagement he assists in strategic growth and promotes sound business relationships. He believes that recognizing and implementing new technologies can greatly assist organizations in their change efforts. Art also has comprehensive knowledge around the topics of:
• Effective community consultation and engagement;
• Forming public and private sector partnerships;
• Community consensus building and perspective balancing;
• Equity financing strategy and fiscal financing planning; and
• Balancing integration Indigenous Culture with mainstream business.

Art has a proven track record of developing and maintaining strong client relationships, a strong resource network in both public and private sectors in both Indigenous and mainstream organizations.

Reach out to inquire how you can engage his broad base of experience to assist your organization with respectful approach to facilitating business strategy, strategic partnerships, and economic development.


Before his 4 years and 7 months as the owner of Tseax Development Group, Art worked as the former CEO of the Nisga’a Commercial Group of Companies where he successfully managed the Nisga’a Commercial Group’s: human resources; contract development and execution; fiscal planning and communication processes. Successfully restructured the revenue generating capacity in the areas of forestry, salmon marketing, internet services and sub-contracting services, which resulted in the company’s profitable turn around. Established and maintained business relations with Shareholders, Board of Directors and external entities seeking to do business with the companies. Developed and provided resource based sub-contracting services for the mine exploration sector as well as the various geomatic prime contractors for two pipeline companies.

Before that, Art worked as an economic development coordinator where he was responsible for: defining economic development; the role of Government; the establishment of the Nisga’a Business Development Fund Act; capacity building and the systematic implementation of services to the Nisga’a entrepreneurs. Worked with the Chief Executive Officer and Directors of Nisga’a Lisims Government on resource development and planning. Provided business advisory services to Nisga’a Citizens. Facilitated partnership initiatives with private and public institutions to advance entrepreneurial development.

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