It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Colin Corcoran, CPA, CMA, as our new Director of Finance of Genesis. Colin will assume his responsibilities as Director of Finance on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Colin's extensive experience in financial management and entrepreneurship make him an ideal candidate for this position at Genesis.
Colin joins us following his experience opening his own restaurant, The Celtic Knot pub in St. Mary's. This experience in building a small, rural business in Newfoundland and Labrador fits exactly with Genesis' overall goals and ideals of assisting and innovating small business across the province. As well, Colin was the Director of Finance and Choices for Youth for the past three years. Choices for Youth is charity here in Newfoundland and Labrador that assists hundreds of at-risk youth each year in gaining employment and skills to improve their futures through their social enterprises, and Colin has helped them to realize their goals and objectives throughout the years.
Colin graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland's Bachelor of Commerce program in 2011 with a minor in Political Science. He proceeded to complete a Certificate of Risk Management from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in 2011 before completing his Certified Management Accountant certification in 2014. He's received numerous awards over his experience in public service and social enterprise, including being named to 21Inc's Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Atlantic Canada in 2010.
We are excited to have Colin join our team. His financial and entrepreneurial experience is an excellent resource for Genesis and its clients. Welcome Colin!