Colin Kelleher

CEO, Kelleher Group

Colin Kelleher is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario Genomics and is also Chair of the Private Sector Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Colin is a serial entrepreneur specializing in angel investing in early-stage technology start-ups. His current investments are in digital agriculture, e-retailing, energy informatics and analytics, medical devices and municipal water analytics, efficiency and compliance software.

His earlier deals included investments in energy optimization technology, sustainable water technology and asset management modelling sustainability software for municipalities and utilities.

Colin was a partner and Chief Financial Officer of the Helyar Group, a leader in development cost management consulting. In 2005, he co-led the merger of the Helyar Group, the Altus Group and one other company to create one of the largest most comprehensive real estate consulting firms in North America. Subsequently, as co-lead, Colin took the new entity public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Surveying from Trinity College and a Diploma in Construction Economics from Bolton Street College of Technology, both in Dublin, Ireland.

He is also a LEED-certified professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a member of the global Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Colin also graduated from the executive program at Singularity University, where he received the Singularity Prototype Challenge Award for his presentation on “Buildings of the Future”.