Leonard is Founder and Chair of the Board of Genoa Design International Ltd. He currently serves in business operations as Chief Business Development Officer. Leonard formed Genoa in 1995.
Genoa provides 3D modeling and production engineering to the Shipbuilding and Offshore industries across North America and is a tier one partner in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy’s non-combat program. With a current employee base of more than 100, and offices in Newfoundland, New Orleans and Vancouver, the company has experienced 5 times growth since 2012. Genoa is owned by a team of nine employee shareholders, with Pecore Holdings as majority shareholder.
Leonard is active in industry as a member of the Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Industry Advisory Council, a member of the Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Program Advisory Councils, a member of the Genesis Centre Selection Committee, a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Leonard also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI).
Leonard graduated from Acadia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts and joined the Canadian Military as a Naval Officer in 1987 where he completed 10 years service. He also possesses a Diploma of Technology in Naval Architecture, a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and is an ICD.D Certified Director.
"I joined the Board of LearnSphere because as an entrepreneur, I’m personally invested in helping Canadian SMEs grow and become successful. I see LearnSphere as an organization that can help and make a big different. I bring my entrepreneurial spirit, my experience through good times and tough times, and I bring the voice of an SME to the board. Officially, I also offer my experience and education as an ICD.D. and view my individual role as the fresh set of eyes on the board."