Lirim Hajrullahu

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Lirim Hajrullahu


Lirim is a highly motivated and results-driven professional known for his exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. His long professional career as an athlete in the NFL and CFL has instilled in him a strong sense of perseverance, dedication, and teamwork. These qualities have not only served him well on the football field but have also translated seamlessly into his corporate career.

With a wealth of experience in providing advisory services within the realm of corporate finance, Lirim knows how to identify, evaluate, and screen M&A opportunities. Moreover, his diverse background has significantly enriched his ability to build genuine and robust connections with clients and stakeholders at all levels.

At Richter, Lirim’s role is centered on driving business growth, spearheading strategy development, and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders. His multifaceted expertise, coupled with his MBA degree, positions him as a versatile professional capable of delivering exceptional results with ease. Beyond his technical prowess, Lirim’s unwavering perseverance and innate collaborative spirit serve as the foundation of his accomplishments, underscoring his profound insight into the entrepreneurial landscape.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Niagara University, 2017
  • Master of Arts (MA), Sport Management, Specialization in Leadership, Western University, 2015
  • Honors Bachelor of Arts (Hon. BA), Kinesiology, Specialization in Sport Management, Western University, 2013


  • Western University Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Since 2024
  • National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Member, Since 2020
  • Telus End Bullying Campaign, Champion, Since 2019
  • Huddle Up Anti-Bullying Initiative, Member, 2016 – 2018
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society Academic Business Excellence Group, Member, Since 2017
  • Back-2-School Organization, Owner and Volunteer, Since 2013
  • Siloam Mission and Variety Kids, Volunteer,  2013 – 2015


  • Team Captain, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, voted by Coaches and Players, 2018 – 2020
  • Eastern All-Star Player, Canadian Football League (CFL), 2016 & 2019
  • Grey Cup Champion, Canadian Football League (CFL), 2017
  • Most Outstanding Player of the Year, Canadian Football League (CFL), 2014 & 2016
  • Special Teams Player of the Year, Canadian Football League (CFL), 2014 & 2016
  • Rookie of the Year, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2014
  • Canadian Hall of Fame Inductee, Football Canada, 2012


  • Collaborator: “The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook”, Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association Chicago, 2020
  • Co-author: “Evaluating News Beyond the Headline”, Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association Chicago, 2020