Gingras Global Inc.
President & CEO
Romy is the Managing Partner of Gingras Global Inc. 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 impact investing reporting and standards. G2 and G3 have successful designed, launched, and now administer several impact investing funds, and help to administer impact investing transactions. Romy is a published author on impact investing and frequent guest speaker. She speaks regularly to the professional financial community through the Iron Sharpens Iron series. 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 Enterprise which is followed in more than 90 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 G1 Impact for Fiscal Sponsorship, Council of Michigan Foundations Impact Investing Committee 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.