Darrell Kopke, institute B’s Skool Principal, is considered a member of the group of founders of lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), a Vancouver, Canada-based yoga-inspired athletic apparel retailer. Since joining lululemon athletica as General Manager in 2001 and until the sale of lululemon to private equity in late 2005, he oversaw the company’s expansion from one store in Kitsilano to 60 stores internationally, about 100 percent annual growth and $200+ million in sales. When he left lululemon in January 2009, Darrell was the Managing Director for Asia Pacific, responsible for the region’s store operations based in Hong Kong.
Darrell has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing from Concordia University in Montreal and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the University of British Columbia. In 2006 Darrell was announced as a member of the Business in Vancouver’s "Forty Under 40". He is most proud of his wife Maria and two children Kai and Kennedy.