Jeff Somerville|Senior Advisor
A well-respected business and community leader, Jeff brings to Venor a broad background in business and entrepreneurship - one that’s built on integrity, honesty, and forthrightness. Possessing a vast network and strong connections within Halifax and Atlantic Canada, Jeff has worked in a variety of roles in the region for the past 20 years from leadership in the financial services sector to small business and academia.
Originally from Winnipeg, Jeff earned his BSc (Mathematics) from UBC. He enjoyed a successful 24 year career with the TD Bank, highlighted by the five years he spent in Halifax in the early ‘90’s as Senior Vice President and Region Head for Atlantic Canada. Though Jeff was transferred back to Toronto in 1997, his heart remained in Halifax and he and his wife Angie decided in 2000 to leave the TD and return to Nova Scotia. Jeff then turned his hand to entrepreneurship as managing partner of Premier Executives Suites in its early years and, in 2003, was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s. From 2003 to 2006, Jeff was Vice-President Business Development at Nova Scotia Community College, and since 2006, he has been an independent consultant, helping a range of businesses realize their goals.
An active community volunteer, Jeff served as Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Laing House, Treasurer of OTANS, and VP Fund Development at Symphony Nova Scotia in addition to numerous other volunteer roles. Jeff is currently a Board Member of the Offshore Energy Research Association and NSCAD University, and sits on the Sobey's Pension Investment Committee and the Atlantic Signature Mortgage and Loans Advisory Board.
Jeff and his wife Angie split their time between Halifax and Chester Basin.