President & CEO
Daryl Genge is an executive leader with over 28 years’ experience in building partnerships among academia, industry and government. He began his tenure as CEO of Springboard Atlantic in January 2018. Prior to this position, he held Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister (acting) positions with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development where he championed public-private investment strategies to drive the development and growth of innovative industries, and played a leadership role in international trade and foreign direct investment attraction.
Previously, he was the founding Director of Memorial University’s Atlantic Canada Venture Gateway, a pan-Atlantic organization which prepared high-potential technology firms to raise growth capital and assisted with expansion into international markets, primarily in the Middle East.
Mr. Genge started his career in Canada’s east coast offshore oil industry and progressed into senior positions in the private sector as well as government-held corporations including Operation ONLINE. He also spent eight years as President of an independent consulting firm specializing in innovation and organizational strategies for government, industry and university clients. He is a graduate of Memorial University and is also a Certified Management Consultant.
Mr. Genge has held numerous board and committee positions including participating on the advisory boards of two venture capital funds, and continues to act as an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs commercializing promising technologies.