Leonard Pecore

Leonard is Founder and Chair of the Board of Genoa Design Inter­na­tion­al Ltd., formed in 1995. Genoa pro­vides 3D mod­el­ing and pro­duc­tion engi­neer­ing to the Ship­build­ing and Off­shore indus­tries across North Amer­i­ca and is a tier one sup­pli­er in Canada’s Nation­al Ship­build­ing Strategy’s non-com­bat pro­gram. With a cur­rent employ­ee count of more than 230 based in offices in New­found­land, New Orleans and Van­cou­ver, the com­pa­ny has expe­ri­enced more than 10 times growth since 2012. Genoa is an employ­ee-owned company.

Leonard is an emerg­ing Board Direc­tor with a focus on lead­er­ship, entre­pre­neur­ship, busi­ness devel­op­ment, gov­er­nance, and an appre­ci­a­tion of inter­per­son­al rela­tion­ships. Leonard is active out­side of Genoa as a mem­ber of the Marine Insti­tute of Memo­r­i­al University’s Indus­try Advi­so­ry Board, a mem­ber of the Naval Archi­tec­ture and Marine Sys­tems Pro­gram Advi­so­ry Coun­cils, a mem­ber of the Gen­e­sis Cen­tre Client Suc­cess Com­mit­tee, and a mem­ber of the Soci­ety of Naval Archi­tects and Marine Engi­neers. Leonard cur­rent­ly sits on the Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors New­found­land Chap­ter Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, the Learn­Sphere Board, and the Atlantic Cana­da Aero­space & Defence Asso­ci­a­tion Board of Directors.

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 pos­sess­es a Diplo­ma of Tech­nol­o­gy in Naval Archi­tec­ture, a Master’s 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 sig­nif­i­cant 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.”