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DEWCOR

DewCor is owned and operated by Danny Williams – businessperson, lawyer, and former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Established in 2013, DewCor has several dynamic business ventures that consist of everything from massive real estate developments, recreation and entertainment, golf courses, a professional hockey team, to charitable organizations.

United by an entrepreneurial spirit, DewCor companies are driven to take initiative, think creatively, collaborate, and innovate. Across each subsidiary, DewCor operates with a standard to expect more, developing unique opportunities and building communities where people want to live, work, and play. Simply put, DewCor believes in developing a better tomorrow for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Vision

Our goal is to create long-term prosperity and economic activity in Newfoundland and Labrador. We want to develop spaces where people will yearn to live, work, and play by creating a real sense of place and belonging. We want to provide entertainment opportunities for people to create memories and leave a life-long impression. And we wish to give back to the community in a way that touches as many lives as possible in meaningful and tangible ways for generations to come.

Our Team
 
Danny Williams Q.C. LLB, Hon. DD.L President

A prolific and iconic individual in both the public and private sectors, Danny Williams has established himself as a business and community leader with decades of experience and an incredibly diverse and impressive portfolio. His early success in establishing the largest personal injury law firm in the province was followed by a very lucrative telecommunications career and other ventures in the fields of oil and gas, tourism, and sports. He then moved on to become the Province’s 9th Premier, serving for 8 years, during which time the province transformed to become one of the largest economic powerhouses in the country. Under his leadership, the economy experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity. Since then, Danny has stepped back from the public life and created DewCor to represent his various business interests. Today he continues to identify new opportunities in the private sector.

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Craig Hippern Chief Financial Officer

Craig joined DewCor as Chief Financial Officer in May of 2014. With over twenty years’ experience in the investment industry, Craig brings senior financial leadership and significant breadth and depth of capital markets to DewCor. Prior to joining DewCor, Craig held the position of Manager, Investment Evaluation with Nalcor Energy (Newfoundland & Labrador’s electrical power generation and oil & gas energy corporation) where he was on the core deal team that raised $5 billion in debt financing for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Prior thereto, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Revelation Capital Management in Bermuda, a Vice President at Northwater Capital Management on Bay Street in Toronto, and an Assistant Vice President of Butterfield Bank in Bermuda (Bermuda’s first bank operating in six countries around the world). Craig is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) Honours degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is an active member in the community having been involved with various charitable organizations and minor baseball.

 
Heather McKay Director of Finance

Heather joined DewCor in 2011 as Director of Finance for the St. John’s IceCaps. In this role, she was instrumental in the initial structuring of the controls, accounting, and reporting for the Company. Since then, she has been involved in the set-up of several other DewCor ventures. Prior to joining DewCor, Heather worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young in both St. John’s and Bermuda. Her job experience is backed by a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) (Hons) degree from Memorial University and her Chartered Accountancy designation. Heather’s current responsibilities include overseeing the financial structuring, reporting, and regulatory requirements for DewCor.

 
Danny Williams Jr. Director of Sales

Entrepreneurship is woven through Danny Jr.’s DNA. At the age of 18, he launched his career as a small business owner in the automotive industry. After a decade in the business, Danny left to explore career opportunities in the real estate development and financial fields. For the last ten years, Danny Jr. has continued to pursue careers in both of these industries. As a financial advisor with Freedom 55 and London Life, Danny Jr. has received the highest awards in this field and earned LLQP and Mutual Fund accreditations. Simultaneously, Danny Jr. has gained experience developing real estate while working with Newfoundland Development LTD. Both these career paths have sufficiently prepared Danny Jr. for his current role as Director of Sales with Glencrest. Danny Jr. is active in the community and is committed to helping families in the province through The Williams Family Foundation and a variety of other organizations. Today he happily lives in St. Philips with his wife Stacy, and their two children, Elliott and Evangeline.

 
Andy Carew Project Manager

After years of working in the construction and property management industry, Andy joined DewCor in January of 2015. He has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, which he developed while working as Job Site Superintendent with APM Construction, and completing projects for the Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire, Loblaws, and Nova Scotia Department of Environment. He has also held the title of Operations Manager for a multi-unit residential landlord in Atlantic Canada. Andy’s experience in the industry is backed by a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) from Dalhousie University and a Construction Management Technology diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College. Andy’s management and business practices have made him a versatile and vital member of our team.

 
Jacki Northcott Accounting & Administration

Jacki brings more than 20 years of experience in the corporate, non-profit and public sectors, where she’s been instrumental in the development and implementation of many projects, products, and programs. She’s been an integral part of the St. John’s IceCaps Front Office Staff since the team’s inception in 2011, employing a vast skill set with an emphasis on organizational and financial administration. Building on her leadership and co-ordination experience, Jacki successfully completed York University’s Masters Certificate in Project Management through Memorial University in 2014 and recently acquired her Project Management Professional Certification from PMI.

 
Justin Kendell Project Controller

Justin joined DewCor as Project Controller in January of 2016. With over fifteen years’ experience in construction, manufacturing, recreation, and not-for-profit fields, he brings a diverse mix of finance and accounting experience to our team. Before joining DewCor, Justin held the position of Vice President, Finance and Administration with MAX Arts Athletics Wellness, where he played a key role in the growth of the start-up company. Justin’s prior experience includes time spent as the Controller for Pennecon Energy Ltd., the Finance Director of the YM-YWCA of St. John’s, and the Staff Accountant for Central Dairies Limited. Justin has a CPA, CMA designation and a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree from Memorial University.

 
Cheryl Walsh Project Engineer

After nineteen years of working in the civil engineering industry, Cheryl joined DewCor as Project Engineer in May of 2016. Cheryl brings an essential and diverse mix of industry knowledge and technical skills to our team. Prior to joining DewCor, Cheryl worked as Project Engineer, and earlier as a Civil Engineer Technologist, with Newfoundland Design Associates Limited. Throughout her career, she has worked with multiple municipal infrastructure, site development, and hydroelectric projects. Cheryl’s experience is backed by a Bachelor of Engineering from Memorial University and a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic. She is a Professional Engineer, registered with the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador.