Prior to founding Cresco in 1989, Hossein began his university education with his eye on a medical degree. However, his artistic heart won him over, and with a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Francis Xavier University in hand, he followed his dream into home renovations. Today, Hossein is widely respected for his visionary methods and progressive thinking when planning communities. His ideas and input on home building industry trends are regularly sought out by various organizations. Hossein and his wife, Darlene, have three children.
Taleb has a long history in the construction field and joined Cresco as a Principal in 1994. But his first career began with children as a physical education teacher. With six children and eight grandchildren of his own, he is a strong advocate of education, health and cultural diversity, values that deeply influence Cresco’s commitment to active lifestyle communities. Taleb was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Mary’s University in 2015. He has been a member of the Bedford South Advisory School Board, Halifax Region Immigration Leadership Council, and the School Advisory Committee for Rocky Lake Junior High School. He is an Ambassador at the Cobequid Community Health Centre and is the Chair of the Alrasoul Islamic Society. He has been instrumental in raising significant funds for both organizations.
Joseph Daniel, CPA, CA
Chief Executive Officer
Whether at work or in his volunteer life, Joseph is passionate about building vibrant communities in Nova Scotia. A natural entrepreneur, he is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University. Since joining Cresco in 2001, Joseph has worked in a variety of roles, and is currently Chief Executive Officer. He has worked in financial/accounting roles for a variety of companies and was a Lecturer at Saint Mary’s University. He has been and continues to be a volunteer in several associations, including business, cultural, religious, and political organizations. Joseph lives in Dartmouth with his wife, Dr. Jocelyne Faddoul, and their sons, Jonas and Jordan.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Andrew is a longtime resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and excited about Halifax’s future growth and development opportunity. Andrew recently joined Cresco after 15 years with a large heavy civil construction contractor where he was responsible for complex contracting and business development initiatives, locally, regionally, and internationally. Andrew graduated from Dalhousie Law School after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Northern British Columbia. Andrew regularly volunteers with community and charitable organizations, and serves on a number of professional and volunteer boards. He enjoys playing music, hiking, mountain and road biking, skiing, sailing, and spending time with his wife and two young boys.
Steven MacFarlane, CPA, CMA
Vice President, Finance
Steven was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University. Steven has been with Cresco since 2015 and has enjoyed both his initial role as Controller as well as his current role of Vice President, Finance. Steven has vast experience in financial and accounting roles, previously working for a large manufacturing company in the role of CFO and President. On his off time, Steven enjoys travelling, cooking, kayaking, ATV trail riding and spending time with his family.