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.
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 a senior leadership position with an energy corporation in St John’s, was the CFO of an investment management company in Bermuda, was a VP with an investment company on Bay Street in Toronto and an AVP with an international bank in Bermuda. 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, St. John’s Minor Baseball and Tennis Newfoundland and Labrador
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.
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 Galway. 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.
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.
After eighteen 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 also a member-in-training with the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador.
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.
As Manager, Commercial Leasing and Sales, Duncan Whitcomb brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DewCor and the master-planned community of Galway. With proven and specialized skills in community design, green building and sustainable urban planning, Duncan’s professional and academic portfolio is as lengthy as it is varied. As an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as the U.S. and Canadian Green Building Councils, Duncan has put his knowledge to good use in a variety of roles ranging from commercial brokerage to property management. Additionally, Duncan holds a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie and is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development at University of Oxford.
Vickie joined DewCor as Executive Assistant in May of 2019. For the previous 11 years she had played a fundamental role in the daily operations of Royal LePage Professionals as Manager of Accounting & Administration. She brings over 17 years of accounting experience to DewCor with a diversity of knowledge in the construction & real estate fields. Vickie started out with a career in hairstyling which gave her experience in dealing with the public in an enthusiastic and professional manor. With her outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in accounting & office procedures Vickie has been a welcomed addition to the DewCor team.