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Management Team

The right people to advance midstream.


At CSV MIDSTREAM, our management team brings extensive industry experience to the table. More than providing innovative solutions, we also bring the passion and care to look at every decision and opportunity through the lens of long-term, shared-value creation. We work hard to demonstrate operational excellence by incorporating energy conservation, social and environmental awareness. Our solutions strive to bridge the gap between industry and community, both internally and externally. Most importantly, we’re here to address this growing need in Western Canadian energy infrastructure, including natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) processing and heavy oil upgrading and transportation—through sustainable responses that address today’s midstream challenges. Collectively, our Leadership Team has demonstrated industry success, managing and sponsoring capital projects ranging from $100 to over $600 million. Meet our team below. Contact us today.


Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

President and Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Clarke is a Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience in engineering design and executive management, and holds a Certificate of Strategic Management (Harvard). He has a proven track record of entrepreneurial leadership. Through a clear vision and strategic management of growth, he consistently delivered client satisfaction and value for all involved, while developing an unmatched internal culture and community. Through his many years in engineering, procurement and construction management, he sponsored and/or executed several successful projects ranging from smaller installations to contemplated projects in excess of $500 million. In his position, Daniel guided staff development and retention strategies that resulted in minimal turnover, while building an elite engineering services company, from concept to over 100 employees, in just over a decade.

Don Rawson

Don Rawson

Chief Financial Officer

Don Rawson, with a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA, brings 24 years of broad financial experience and relationships, with a background of corporate and capital market roles at investment dealers in Calgary and Toronto. Most recently, he was one of the founding Managing Directors in equity research at a boutique investment dealer focused on energy, agribusiness and energy infrastructure/industrials. He has more than 10 years’ experience in investment research, following junior and mid-cap exploration and production companies operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. In 2011, he was recognized by Starmine as one of the top Canadian analysts for earnings estimators, ranking first in the Oil & Gas industry and third among all industries.

Don has also held several corporate development and planning roles, acting as a consultant in a takeover defense that led to an asset sale and conversion to an Income Trust, and in senior roles for large cap companies in corporate development and planning. He previously worked in Investment Banking and also held roles in treasury for a publically-traded gold mining company.

Rick Staples

Rick Staples

Executive VP Business Development and Commercial

Rick Staples is a seasoned senior executive with more than 30-years of experience in the development and commercial operation of energy midstream businesses across North America.  He has served as an executive in both privately held and publicly traded energy infrastructure companies, ranging from private equity-backed midstream to blue chip pipeline operators.

With strong expertise in commodity markets, asset management and leadership, Rick has a proven track record of developing and leading the commercial operation of a variety of midstream businesses, including natural gas storage, gathering and processing, and marketing and trading in both the US and Canada. Rick has a passion for adding value to the energy industry and enjoys a broad base of industry relationships in the marketing and trading, capital markets, midstream and E&P sectors. A professional engineer, Rick has also managed the completion of a variety of midstream infrastructure projects across Western Canada.

Curtis Connett

Curtis Connett

Chief Information Officer

Curtis Connett, a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) brings over 20 years experience in engineering design & drafting technology in both engineering firm (EPC) and manufacturing environments serving the Canadian oil & gas industry.  Curtis is responsible for CSV’s Design, Drafting, &  Document Management groups, as well as oversees the Information Technology (IT) department.

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