Board Chair: 

Gerry Pond

Chairman and Co-Founder
Mariner Partners

Pond is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mariner Partners Inc. and has co-founded a number of
successful ICT start-ups in Atlantic Canada including: Propel ICT, the Pond-Deshpande Centre, and East
Valley Ventures. He is a Director of the NB Business Council.
Gerry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick, Honorary Doctor of Letters from
the UNB and an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University.
An inspiring innovator and social entrepreneur, Gerry Pond earned recognition as 2011 Canadian Angel
of the Year from Techvibes & KPMG. In 2012, he received the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian award
for New Brunswick. He was honoured in 2013, by The Learning Partnership as a Champion of Public
Education, and also received the Order of New Brunswick. At the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards, Gerry
was recognized with the Wolf Blass Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, he was awarded the
Business Development Bank of Canada Entrepreneurship Champion. In 2017, Gerry received the EY
Atlantic Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to Canadian business,
philanthropic endeavours and leadership within the community and across Canada. In 2017, Gerry was
appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.