AmCham Guyana's Young Entrepreneurs Program:
Growing Your Business with Debt & Equity

Presented by Mr. Kadeen Mairs

June 29th 2021 • 6:00PM

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Kadeen Mairs is widely regarded as a visionary entrepreneur and strategist whose philosophy of “solving problems and creating businesses with the solutions” has resulted in extraordinary business success and inspiring initiatives.

In 2016, at the age of 24 after retiring from his banking ambitions at National Commercial Bank as a then supervisor with credit experience, Kadeen borrowed money to start his own Microfinance Institution called M24 Investments Limited. Three years later, he sold the assets of the then medium size lending outfit to the second oldest stock brokerage firm in Jamaica – Stocks & Securities Limited with assets under management then exceeding $200M USD. At the time, Stocks & Securities Limited had a subsidiary called Dolla Financial Services Limited, a Micro-Credit company, which Kadeen was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Within 4 years, Dolla grew exponentially, Dolla grew to a more than J$350Million loan portfolio under management, disbursing more than J$1.2Billion in loans. By 2020, Dolla Financial Services was one of the most respected and well-established microfinance institution in Jamaica with 7 Branches Island wide.

Kadeen has over 14 years of experience in the financial sector, starting at 18 working within Credit Unions, Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Venture Capital Companies and Founding of Micro Finance Institutions. Kadeen is a Certified Expert in Micro Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management-Germany and has received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Montego Bay Community College – Management Major and pursued a Master of Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the university of the Technology Jamaica.

Kadeen is a member of Forbes Business Council which sees him writing articles and giving expert advice on business and entrepreneurship. In 2018, Kadeen was nominated for the young entrepreneur award by the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Jamaica Association of Micro Financing, and Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica

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