About the Team
The right people to advance midstream.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Before helping found CSV in 2014, I gained an extensive background in corporate and capital markets with 25 years in various roles for investment dealers and operating companies in Alberta and Toronto. My broad financial experience has been enriched by relationship building and networking with many experts and colleagues who I respect and admire. I have been fortunate to live and work in Alberta and focused most of my career on the resource sector, including more than a decade dedicated to investment research on junior and mid-cap exploration and production companies operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. I was one of the founding Managing Directors in equity research at a boutique investment dealer focused on energy, agribusiness, and energy infrastructure. In 2011, I was pleased to be 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. I’ve held several corporate development and planning roles as well acting as a consultant to a resource company in a takeover defense that led to an asset sale and conversion to an Income Trust. I’ve previously worked in Investment Banking and held roles in treasury for a publicly traded gold mining company.
VP – Corporate Development
It’s hard to believe that time can go by so quickly from when I started out in the midstream sector over 25 years ago! I have watched the industry in Alberta evolve and grow over the decades and in that time, I have also evolved and grown too. I am grateful and have been very privileged to be a part of this industry for so long. Back in the day I started with my honors degree in mechanical engineering, and my career began with an extensive project and field focus, providing the operational knowledge and hands on facility experience that is crucial in understanding the details behind the midstream industry. Looking to expand my knowledge of the business, I decided to return to school to complete an MBA from Queen’s University. With my technical skillset expanded to include financial and commercial abilities I had the opportunity to work with two of Canada’s largest midstream companies, learning a lots but also contributing to their achievements and successes. This time and experience gave me extensive insight, knowledge, and expertise to join another midstream company at the leadership level. Here I was able to help in the turnaround of an underperforming company transforming it into a successful and prosperous one by leading it through rapid growth and expansion before it was eventually sold. It was a very proud moment in my career for me. In other instances, I have led the origination of projects and identified business opportunities that secured over $3 billion of greenfield organic projects and over $6 billion of mergers and acquisition transactions. I am pleased to bring this track record of success to CSV Midstream. When I was asked to join the executive team, I was honored and excited because I felt that my values and working style align very well with the people and culture at CSV, and the optimism we share on the future of the business in Alberta will no doubt translate into future successes together!
I bring this same passion and enthusiasm in my professional life to my personal life with my family. The time that I get to spend with my beautiful wife and three boys fills my cup and is as equally important to me as my career. Our family enjoys travelling together to both historical locations and fun in the sun beach destinations. We also seek the excitement and thrill of attending professional sporting events and in some cases we all even cheer for the same team! Go Flames Go! When we are not travelling we can be found enjoying our place in Canmore, and experiencing all the seasonal activities that the beautiful Rocky Mountains provides us in our own backyard.
VP – Engineering & Operations
My 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry not only makes me proud but allows me to apply many years of experience to help evolve and grow the energy business in Canada. Joining CSV Midstream gives me the opportunity to return to my roots working in what I consider to be my true passion - facilities, operations, and engineering. Spending the first part of my career in the upstream Exploration and Production side, I developed a values-based and collaborative leadership style which has helped me to successfully lead multi-disciplinary teams in the evaluation, operation, and optimization of new and existing oil and gas operations. My experience covers the broad landscape of the WCSB including exploitation and development of the Montney liquids-rich gas formation in NW Alberta, heavy oil in NE Alberta, Upper Mannville liquids-rich gas in Central Alberta, shallow gas in SE Alberta and light oil properties in SW Saskatchewan. The Oil & Gas industry in Alberta has really evolved since it all started. Our company focuses on sustainability, efficiency, and making a deliberate and conscious effort to create shared value for our communities, employees, and partners. We are mindful of the environment and feel a responsibility to do things the right way and for me that is something I can get behind and come to work with enthusiasm and a smile on my face - everyday.
VP – Legal and General Counsel
I began my legal career articling for a brilliant litigator after graduating with a BA in English from the University of Calgary and a law degree from the University of Alberta. Shortly thereafter, I transferred to a pioneering Calgary energy law firm, then called Ballem McDill MacInnes & Eden, where I delved wholeheartedly into the practice of energy law. Guided by the notion of prosperity for Albertans, the firm was founded by Peter Lougheed and his colleagues when Alberta’s Oil & Gas Industry was still in its infancy.
I carried on as an external commercial lawyer for many years until assuming an in-house position with Alberta Energy Company (AEC) in 2000 — another company founded by the infamous Lougheed. AEC (and its successor, EnCana) grew to become Canada’s largest natural gas producer, and a leader in oilsands innovation. During this period, I was exposed to some of the best environmental experts and legal counsel, as well as the exceptional executives at EnCana/Cenovus from whom I learned so much about leadership. I also worked on disposition of the AECO Storage assets and led the legal strategy for coal bed methane development.
In 2013, I began working in the midstream industry. When I was introduced to CSV and the transformative way this company approaches community and shared value, I felt compelled to align my career with a suite of personal beliefs rooted in respect, supporting neighbours, and being of service.
The theme of my career has been to seek out fun, stimulating work, and to collect great people along the way, many of whom have become lifelong friends and colleagues. Through the years, I have also volunteered with exceptional local non-profits, including chairing the Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, a cancer charity that provides funds to patients who require financial support during their treatments. I proudly choose to live in Calgary because it has been home since day one, though I admit that my aversion to cold weather sends me fleeing to Arizona every winter.
VP – Finance & Controller
Hailing from deep roots in Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry, I feel proud to continue in my grandfather’s and father’s footsteps. I’ve worked in finance and accounting for over twenty years and have acquired a wide breadth of experience spanning the E&P / Upstream, Midstream, and Oilfield Services sectors in both Canada and the United States.
I joined CSV in 2018 as a Controller, guided by the belief that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which they operate. The concept of Creating Shared Value championed by CSV appealed to this belief and has afforded me the opportunity to work alongside a talented team who continually embraces and embodies this shared philosophy.
I strive to cultivate open, transparent, and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers and customers, while empowering and supporting the many employees whose expertise, passion, and commitment are paramount to the success of our company.
When I’m not crunching numbers, I enjoy camping, hiking, and woodworking, though to the latter I admit a lack of true talent. Music also plays a significant role in my life; I sing, play drums and the guitar, in addition to writing and recording.