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James Frost
President, MariNova Consulting Ltd.

James (Jim) Frost is President of MariNova Consulting Ltd. He started his career as Director of Marketing with the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission. He left there to become Vice President of UM Shipping, a short sea shipping service that operated between Halifax and Boston. He was also Marketing Manager for Marine Atlantic, a large Crown-owned ferry service that operated throughout Atlantic Canada. While there, he developed a new cruise product, “Cruising Labrador”, using the company’s under-utilized capacity. In 1995, Jim established MariNova Consulting Ltd., which has completed over 75 projects including “The Use of Containers in Canada” in late 2006. Jim has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from Queen's and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary's University. He has taught history part-time at Saint Mary's University and is the author of a recently published book, Merchant Princes: Halifax's First Family of Finance, Ships and Steel. He lives in Halifax with his wife and young son.

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