John has a diverse background in strategic planning, finance, marketing and public policy. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Element Financial Corporation. For 12 years prior to joining Element in January 2013, John provided capital markets counsel and investor relations services to a broad range of private and public companies as Founding Partner and Managing Director of Genoa Management Limited. Before founding Genoa Management, John’s career included extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Based in Toronto and New York, he served as the Executive Vice President of Newcourt Credit Group between 1993 and 1999. Prior to this, John worked in Ottawa as a Senior Policy Advisor to several federal Cabinet Ministers between 1984 and 1991. John is an honours graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s business school. He has served on numerous charitable and voluntary boards including Safe Kids Canada, the Via Salzburg Chamber Music Series, the Empire Club of Canada, the Toronto Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Toronto.