Cape Breton Partnership Welcomes Mattheis as New President & CEOMarch 4, 2022


Cape Breton Island, NS – After a thorough and competitive selection process, the Board of Directors of the Cape Breton Partnership is pleased to announce that Tyler Mattheis has been selected as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective March 8, 2022. 

Mattheis has worked with the Cape Breton Partnership since 2019, serving in the role of Economic Development Officer with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network and most recently as Director of Economic Development. Since joining the Cape Breton Partnership team, Mattheis has participated in and led a number of key projects and activities for the Cape Breton Partnership and both local Regional Enterprise Networks.

“The Board is excited to officially welcome Tyler Mattheis in the President & CEO role with the Cape Breton Partnership,” says Sandra Kanchuk, Chair of the Cape Breton Partnership Board of Directors. “Tyler has demonstrated a keen interest and capability in leading the Cape Breton Partnership’s team and various initiatives both as Director of Economic Development and Acting President & CEO. His experiences and dedication will help to lead the Cape Breton Partnership into a post-Pandemic world to the benefit of Unama’ki – Cape Breton and the Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership.”

Mattheis earned his degree in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, complemented by a diploma in Wood Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and certificates from Simon Fraser University and the University of Waterloo. Prior to his time with the Cape Breton Partnership, Mattheis also worked with the Municipality of East Hants as the Director of Economic Development, and was the inaugural Executive Director of AdvantageHOPE in Hope, British Columbia.

“I’ve been fortunate to learn from and grow with this team over the last three years, and it is an honour to continue that work leading the team and the important work we do,” says Mattheis. “The Cape Breton Partnership has benefited greatly from the strong leadership of its Board of Directors and the relationships that have been forged with Investors, the private sector, local First Nation and municipal community partners, local government representatives, and many partner organizations. I look forward to taking this next step and continuing to build relationships as we strengthen Unama’ki – Cape Breton as a leading destination to live, work, and invest.”


Media Contacts:
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership

About the Cape Breton Partnership:

The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit