A bit about Jermaine
Jermaine is a former professional basketball player. He served as team Captain and represented Canada’s Senior Men’s Basketball National Team at the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Izmir, Turkey and the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jermaine received an athletic scholarship to Fordham University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He recently completed his MBA in 2019 at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management. His thesis focused on the “Impact of Financial Literacy Education on Youth and The Need for Structural Change.”
While pursuing his sports career in Europe, spanning 12 seasons, Jermaine obtained a Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC) and Life Licence Qualification Program (LLQP) certifications to not only take control of his personal finances but to also be a source of advice to his community. As a licenced Mortgage Agent Jermaine remains committed to supporting his clients.
In 2018, Jermaine founded Fifty for Free Youth Community Initiative, a not-for-profit organization designed to teach financial literacy and imperative life skills through sport to youth in marginalized communities. His passion for finance, his community and sport inspired him to start FFF.
Jermaine remains active in the basketball community and serves as the General Manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers (CEBL) and is a Player Development Consultant for the Shanghai Sharks (CBA).