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Founded in 2017 by Mr. Ryan Reid and Dr. Michael Banbury, the FirstRock Group comprises a private equity company, real estate investment companies and its subsidiaries as well as a foundation. The Group’s private equity company, FirstRock Private Equity, is incorporated in Barbados and focuses on providing smart capital to SME’s. It has portfolio companies inclusive of Dolla Financial Services Limited and My Ocean Limited.

The Group’s real estate investment company, FirstRock Real Estate Investments Limited, is an IBC incorporated in and under the laws of St. Lucia. It operates as an investment holding company with focus on real estate investments and was listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in February 2020. The company has assets across the Caribbean.

The FirstRock Foundation was formed in 2019 and is the charitable arm of the FirstRock Group. With a focus on entrepreneurship and education, the Foundation has disbursed millions of dollars to Jamaican students through scholarships and grants. The FirstRock Foundation also partners with other charitable organizations on various initiatives to support persons in need.

Our Group of Companies

Board of Directors - FirstRock Group

Executive Leadership - FirstRock Group

Edwin Wint

Director,
FirstRock Capital Resource Limited

Edwin Wint is currently the Chairman & CEO at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Jamaica. He is a Real Estate executive with broad experience in real estate valuation, real estate investment consulting and real estate sales. His specialties are Facilities Management Consulting.

He was a Director of the Real Estate Board and Commission for Strata Corporations up until May 2018. He has also served as the President of the Realtors Association of Jamaica. Mr. Wint holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management, Construction & Real Estate from the University of Reading/ College of Estate Management, a Diploma in Land Economy & Valuation Surveying from the University of Technology and a BA from the University of the West Indies. He is also a certified International Property Specialist.

Marjorie Seeberan

Director,
FirstRock Capital Resource Limited

Marjorie Seeberan is a retired career Banker. She has a wealth of experience in banking and finance. Her most recent post was General Manager for Corporate Banking at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited. She was also the Executive Director for the University of the West Indies – May 1997- November 2002 and previously she also held the position of the Senior Vice President of JP Morgan Chase up until November 1995.

Mrs. Seeberan studied at New York University as she pursued her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Finance.

Dr Michael Banbury

Director & Co-founder ,
FirstRock Group

Ryan Reid

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder,
FirstRock Group

Ryan Reid is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the FirstRock Group. Mr. Reid has over fifteen years of experience in the real estate and financial sectors. Mr Reid has studied Finance and Management at the University of the West Indies, Mona, University of Wales & Harvard Business School.

He is also the director and principal of Growth Tech Limited (a local technology company), Innovative systems, Bumble Bee Digital Agency Limited, Dream Entertainment Limited, Xodus Carnival Company, Century 21 Heave-Ho Properties Jamaica, Yes Iyah Limited, Dolla Financial Services, Ultra Financier, Optimum Distributors and Medical Associates Hospital Limited. He has also held directorships on various

Government of Jamaica Boards. He is currently the Chairman of the National Education Trust and Director of the Water Resources Authority appointed by the Government of Jamaica. Ryan is also a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St Andrew.

Christina J. Garel Robinson

Assistant Vice President – Group Operations

Mrs. Garel Robinson has over 12 years experience in Financial Operations and brings a wealth of knowledge in Business Process Streamlining. Prior to this, she held the position of Business Credit Analyst for 5 years at American Express, a Fortune 500 Company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mrs. Garel Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the accredited University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia. She also studied at Florida International University where she completed the Executive Management Leadership Program and has been trained in Corporate Governance, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation. Mrs. Garel Robinson was commissioned to be a Notary Public for the State of Florida in 2021 and is also slated to be commissioned as a Justice of the Peace for St. Andrew, Jamaica.

Christopher Yeung

Managing Director,
FirstRock Private Equity (FRPE)

Christopher P. Yeung is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of FirstRock Private Equity Limited (FRPE). In this role, he provides executive leadership over the portfolio companies’ holdings and is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, as identified by the Board of Directors. 

Mr. Yeung has over 12 years of experience in finance and banking, specializing in debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory, financial analysis, treasury, and asset management. He holds a BSc in Financial Economics from Centre College, USA, and an MBA (distinction) in Banking and Finance from the University of West Indies, Jamaica. He also completed the Executive Education Program in Private Equity at Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director for My Ocean Limited, Dolla Financial Services Limited and FirstRock Private Equity Limited.

Denroy Pusey

Vice President and General Manager of the First Rock Real Estate Management Limited

Mr. Pusey has worked for over a decade in the Real Estate, Pension and Investment sectors and has therefore become adept in the areas of construction development and investments. Immediately prior to joining FirstRock, he held a managerial role at Sagicor Group Jamaica. He is responsible for FirstRock’s real estate portfolios within various jurisdictions from management, developing, and investing.

Mr. Pusey holds a Master of Science degree with honours in Construction from Heriot Watt University, Scotland; and a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours from The University of Technology, Jamaica. He also completed the Executive Education in Real Estate Management at Harvard University and holds several professional certifications in project management and finance.

Jordan Chin

Senior Vice President – Group Legal & Compliance

Mr. Chin is an Attorney-At-Law admitted to practice in Jamaica and a licensed Real Estate agent. He has practised extensively in Real Estate and Commercial law having worked with distinguished law firms in the country. Prior to joining FirstRock, he was an attorney at DunnCox Law firm. He is responsible for First Rock’s Legal and Compliance framework: he applies his expertise gained to provide valuable advice and insight.

Mr. Chin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours and an Associate Degree in Computer Science. He is also the Executive Chairman of Century 21 Heave-Ho Properties Jamaica Ltd, a member of the Realtors Association of Jamaica, the Jamaican Bar Association, and a director of numerous private companies and sits on various strata committees.

Shaun Myers

Senior Vice President – Group Finance & International Business

Mr. Myers provides oversight of the group’s financial reporting, corporate finance and budgeting as well as leads on the Group’s international business interests. Prior to this, he served as the Regional Financial Analyst at Unicomer Group, one of the largest retail firms in the Caribbean, as well as Senior Accountant at Proven Investments Limited, a leading investment company in Jamaica.

Mr. Myers brings twelve years of experience in the financial and retail sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance with honours from the University of the West Indies and the ACCA professional certification. He also completed a Stanford University certification in Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performing Executives as well as Executive Education certifications with Chicago Booth in Mergers and Acquisitions and the Executive Program for Prospective CFOs. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and is currently the Treasurer of the Liguanea Community Development Committee.

Norman Reid

Chairman,
FirstRock Real Estate Investments Limited

Mr. Norman Reid is the Chairman of First Rock Real Estate Investments. He is a career Banker and has served the Financial Services Sector for over 40 years with his most recent post being Senior Assistant General Manager for Retail Banking at NCB. His expertise includes Risk Management, Leadership, Sales Management and Governance.

He serves as Chairman of the EXIM Bank, and is a Director of the Western Regional Health Authority and Sam Sharpe College. Norman holds a BA in Banking and Finance, a Diploma in Banking (ACIB) and a Diploma in Retail Banking from the BAI (BANK Administration Institute) USA. He is also a Fellow at the Institute of Banking and Financial services in the UK. Mr. Reid was also appointed as a mentor to the Emerging Leader Initiative administered by the Bank Administration Institute.