George holds the Institute of Corporate Directors, Director (ICD.D) designation and earned an MBA degree from Queen’s University focused on marketing and finance, as well as BSc and MSc Mechanical Engineering degrees from UNB specializing in systems engineering and artificial intelligence. He has also studied at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, Harvard and MIT.
His deep experience in real estate has been gained over four decades. From pre-teen to young adulthood he repaired and maintained properties for others while observing first-hand investor and market behaviour. This led him to purchase his first investment property while attending university, which he coincidentally still owns. Leaving a management consulting role at a global professional services firm, George chose to become a full-time real estate broker in 2007 staking his future on his ability to sell. After proving successful he founded his own real estate brokerage O’Neill Advisors, growing it over the years to sell residential and commercial properties, as well as businesses. In 2015 he was approached to resolve a mission critical partnership issue concerning a real estate trade association’s $8 Billion marketplace, which as CEO he resolved over the following four years.
In early 2019 seeing the potential for blockchain and related Web 3.0 technologies to create a better experience for consumers during real estate transactions, George returned to his entrepreneurial roots and founded main st labs.
George is active in Toronto’s technology community, and is a proponent of life-long-learning.
See George’s LinkedIn profile.