Gregory J. Cochrane

Kensington Advisory Board

Gregory J. Cochrane

Greg is President of Data Communications Management Corp with overall operating responsibility for the company.  He’s had an extensive career in marketing services, communication and event management, as well as private equity investment.  Greg began his marketing career in product management with General Electric and then S.C. Johnson.  In 1981, he bought into Mariposa Communications.  By 1997, when the company was sold to Mosaic Group, he and his partner had built the largest event company in Canada.

In 2001, he became a lead investor in Pareto Corporation, a start-up marketing services business which became a publicly traded entity in 2004.  He served as a director until 2010, when the company was sold to a private equity firm.

In 2011, Greg joined VRG Capital, a private equity family office, being the lead investor and a director in a number of public and private companies including Wheels Group, Capri Media Group, Jones Brown Insurance Brokerage and Founders Advantage Capital.  In 2016, he joined Data Communications as an investor and director.

Greg currently serves as Chair of the Board for Jones Brown and is on the advisory boards of Clarus Securities, Kensington Capital and Lumira Capital.

He is a founding donor of the Centre for Business Venturing at Queen’s University and is a member of the Business School’s Advisory Board. Greg is also the co-chair for “Capitalize 4 Kids,” Canada’s premier investment conference. He has served on boards for groups and associations such as Junior Achievement, The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, The Canadian Business Hall of Fame, St. Josephs Health Centre, and several others. In 1992, Greg received Canada’s 125th Commemorative Anniversary medal for volunteerism in the community.

Greg has an MBA from The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and a BBA from Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec.

Gregory J. Cochrane | Kensington