ABOUT DAN VERRILLI
“Daniel Verrilli is a Canadian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the Founder and Operator of East Coast Financing. He opened the company with his family over two years ago with a mission is to run a successful, and honest operation while giving back and lifting others up to become the best version of themselves.
Daniel’s background is Italian and Irish. He grew up in New Brunswick and moved away to work in the oil field in 2002, and in 2014 he left the industry to start his new journey as an entrepreneur in the car industry, while applying his passion for property development. In his personal time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and a 4 year old daughter. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is of the utmost importance to the Verrilli family and in their spare time they enjoy cooking together, working out, yoga and hiking. Daniel developed his passion for helping animals and their families while working in the oil fields.
After returning home from a 20-day round of work, he received a phone call from his wife that his 4-year-old Brazilian Mastiff, Karma, had fallen very ill and her liver was failing. After consulting with multiple vets and spending over $6,000 in 2 days trying to save her, every vet recommended that she be put down. Daniel and his family sought out a vet who specialized in alternative Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Karma was slowly nursed back to health over the course of 3 months. Sadly, she passed away shortly after.
“I don’t wish what we went through with that dog upon anybody and I truly hope as a company we can help people along the way when their animals fall ill, because if I didn’t have the money to even attempt to save my dog I would’ve been more broken knowing that I didn’t try everything”.
Shortly after Daniel adopted 2 Argentinian Dogo puppies from ” Big and Small Rescue” whose mission is to rescue and provide homes for animals from high-kill shelters.No one wanted them because they were very ill, it was a huge financial responsibility that not too many people could afford. Daniel and his family wanted to make sure the two puppies stayed together no matter what. They were thrilled to learn that they were chosen as the permanent family for these two sweet souls. They became the two best dogs a family could ask for! They are also an important part of our team and they join us at work on a regular basis. Lucia and Lucas always put a smile on our employees and customers faces. A dog run was built on location so they can join us at work, and we invite and welcome all customers to bring their dogs in to join them while they drop in for appointments. Because dogs are family!
“If you won’t give a dime out of a dollar, I can promise you, you’re not going to give a 100 million out of a billion” -Tony Robbins