2021 Directors Nominations
Lloyd Jose Fernandez
I retired in 2018 after a diverse international business career, initially in deep sea ship chartering. For the last 20 years of my career I worked in various executive roles, mostly in software development and sales and marketing for tech companies serving the maritime transportation industry. I have also served on the boards of a number of non-profit and charitable organizations. I graduated from UBC in 1979 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and am a self-confessed computer geek as well as a keen traveler, sailor, skier and cyclist.
I am currently working as the Vice President of Finance at Squirrel Systems, an international software company servicing the restaurant industry. Squirrel works with many prominent restaurant chains locally and in the US including Cactus Club, The Keg, White Spot, Brown’s, and Wolfgang Puck. My educational background in Finance includes a CPA designation, Bachelor’s Degree, and Diploma of Technology from BCIT. Currently responsible for overseeing the Finance team, IT, Human Resources, Hardware Repair, and Field Services. Some of my key accomplishments and areas of focus have been the implementation new internal software systems to drive automation, the development of strategic partnerships to expand reach, and converting our operations entirely to a work from home model.
I am coming up to 9 years with Free Geek, first as an Intern, then as Secretary to the Board, then as staff, and now back to the board as secretary. I also currently Work with staff and the accountant to take care of the financial needs of Free Geek. I am committed to get Free Geek through these challenging times.