Glenn Cooke was born and raised in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.
In 1985, together with his father Gifford, and brother Michael, they started a new venture of raising farmed Atlantic salmon in the Bay of Fundy. Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (now a subsidiary of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.) began with one seawater site, two sea cages, 5,000 Atlantic salmon smolts and one employee.
Today, with more than 2,500 employees and operations in every Atlantic Canadian province, the State of Maine, Chile and Spain that generate more than $550 million in sales, Glenn is CEO of the largest fully integrated and independent salmon farming company in North America.
Glenn’s vision, entrepreneurship and business savvy have been recognized by the business community in Canada and overseas. In 2007 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Atlantic Canada and has been named as one of Atlantic Canada’s top 50 CEOs for several consecutive years.
On October 20, 2009 Glenn was inducted into New Brunswick’s Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. On May 20, 2011 Glenn received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
Glenn lives in Saint John with his wife, Pamela and two young children, Allison and William.