“Impact Investing is not about rescuing. Rather, it is about empowering and enhancing the good in others.”
While innovation, solution design, and bold disruption mark the trail Romy has been forging, the true markers of her work are the testimonies of her love for others. Speaking truth, demonstrating impact, and declaring life abundance over others is what Romy loves.
Romy is the Managing Partner of Gingras Global Inc. and Gingras Global Groups, L3C. Both companies focus on sustainability and standards for impact investing fund services and social enterprise. Gingras Global is based in Michigan serving a local and global clientele.
Under her leadership, Gingras Global has become the industry expert on impact fund administration, research, management along with social enterprise assessment and reporting.
Romy is the Founder and Chairman of G1 Impact. G1 Impact is a new 501(c)3 set up for the purposes of providing fiscal sponsorship to for-profit social enterprises and impact capital groups.
Romy is also the host of the popular new podcast show Bonfires of Social Enterprise which is followed in more than 90 countries. She is a published author on social enterprise and frequent guest speaker.
She enjoys serving roles in economic development. Romy founded the Detroit Social Enterprise Alliance Chapter in 2013 and currently sits on the Impact Investing committee for the Council of Michigan Foundations.
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 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, and two grandchildren.