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Romy is the Managing Partner of Gingras Global, LLC and Gingras Global Groups, L3C. Both companies focus on sustainability and standards for social enterprise and impact investing. Gingras Global is based in Michigan serving a local and global clientele.
The Gingras Global team has consistently supported the development of strong social enterprise and specializes in the for-profit financial planning and operations. G2 and G3 have successful designed, launched, and now administer several impact investing funds, and help to administer impact investing trasactions.
Romy is a published author on social enterprise and frequent guest speaker. Her blog TheBonfiresLady continues to gather followers due to her unique perspective from the field.
Romy is also the host of the popular new podcast show Bonfires of Social Enterprisewhich is followed in more than 60 countries.
Prior to the 2011 Gingras Global launch Romy spent 23 years in the financial industry consulting both corporate clients and small start-up business owners on financial sustainability, best practices, and operational efficiency. She has a strong expertise in investment and financial planning methodologies.
Romy serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Detroit Social Enterprise Alliance, Advisory Council to the National Social Enterprise Alliance, and Advisor for Inforum Philanthropy Next Michigan.
Romy obtained a Finance degree from Northern Michigan University in 1990. She then went on to obtain a CLU designation from the American College, and a Certified Financial Planning designation from the College of Financial Planning.
Romy lives in southeast Michigan with her husband, Chris Kochan. She is greatly inspired by her two adult sons, Connor and Jentzen.
6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat