Team

Over 4GW of cumulative clean project experience across multiple industries and markets

Trevor White

President & CEO

Trevor is the co-founder of SWITCH Power and former Vice President of Business Development at CWL Energy Management, where he created, developed, and lead their Renewables Business Unit (now SWITCH Power). Trevor has 5 years of broad experience in the renewable power and oil and gas industry, with exposures in business and project development, M&A, and commercial and financing. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a business development and corporate strategy professional and a 2010 Olympian in the sport of Alpine. Trevor is responsible for planning, corporate strategy, and governance, with a focus on business development, and is responsible for day-to-day operations, resource management, and related management decisions and strategies.

Cory St. Croix

Vice President, Legal, Commercial & Community

Cory has more than 20 years of broad commercial energy experience, spanning multiple provinces and states. He holds a science degree in Applied Mathematics from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick. After practicing corporate commercial law privately and in-house for several years, he embarked on a 10 year career in business development with a number of large cap energy companies. During this time, he helped create the first Alberta power auction and negotiated uniquely structured commodity contracts. His experience structuring partnerships and complex commercial transactions will be an asset in executing SWITCH’s goal of creating sustainable power solutions. Cory is responsible for legal, commercial and community endeavors, as well as building meaningful relationships with stakeholders.

Marc Haugen

Vice President, Asset Delivery & Operations

Marc has nearly 20 years of experience, with proven results in power generation, power services and heavy industry in three different countries. He was previously the Director of Power Systems at ENMAX Power Services, where he oversaw the design, construction, commissioning, and operations of electrical infrastructure, leading 120% growth over 5 years. Prior to ENMAX, he was the Director of Operations Diagnostics at TransAlta, where he provided centralized operating diagnostics for reliability and performance on a fleet of 900+ generators with installed capacity of 8GW, located at over 30 sites in Australia, Canada, and the US. His experience at TransAlta also saw him as the Commercial Manager of Gas and Renewables, where he owned operations and commercial arrangements for generating assets. Marc is responsible for all design activities, construction, ongoing operations and maintenance activities associated with SWITCH’s assets.

Alyson Jenkins

Vice President, Finance

Alyson brings over 15 years of experience in a variety of accounting, finance, and reporting roles for large public companies. She has held numerous progressively senior positions at Pembina Pipeline Corporation, TransAlta Corporation, Husky Energy and Ernst & Young. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Global Business from Saint Mary’s University, as well as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. She brings great technical knowledge and analytical skills, a solid understanding of implementing financial processes and strong leadership skills. Alyson is responsible for controllership, budgeting and forecasting, treasury, financial reporting, and management.

Claude Mindorff

Vice President,  Innovation & Special Projects

Claude brings over 30 years of energy and construction expertise and has been active in the renewable energy industry for 19 years. He has led the establishment of 4 wind development companies that have created portfolios in Ontario, Alberta, California and Illinois, totaling 1,800MW. He has held senior positions in global Independent Power Producers overseeing M&A and project and portfolio development in excess of 4GW throughout North America, of which 700MW are in operation today. Claude supported the inception and growth of CWL Energy Management’s initial power portfolio (now SWITCH Power). He is responsible for supporting business development and project origination, technical development and market strategy, as well as overseeing project development.

Barry Watt

Business Development Manager, Oil and Gas

Barry is a Professional engineer with 30 years of experience in engineering, operations, business, and project management, spanning the manufacturing, oil and gas and renewables industries. He has been involved in over $2 billion in oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, and over $800 million in private equity deals. He has managed teams overseeing engineering, operations, joint ventures, investor relations, risk assessments, reserve management and capital programs. He has extensive experience in government relations and industry associations.

Barry is passionate about creative and cost-efficient sustainable energy solutions, and he has implemented projects using solar power, flare gas to power, alternate fuels, and heat exchangers. Barry is responsible for business development activities related to initiating and growing the power business for oil & gas clients.

Brian Norgaard

Senior Manager, Commercial & Regulatory

Brian has more than 15 years of commercial experience in power, gas, and environmental commodities, including contract negotiation, relationship management and risk and opportunity assessment. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and has experience mentoring and coaching direct reports, new grads and operators, including field and office staff, over a period of 10 years. His knowledge and experience navigating and understanding the regulatory frameworks that impact the power industry are invaluable to our team and will help SWITCH execute the projects in our development pipeline. Brian is responsible for originating, creating, and negotiating commercial solutions, agreements and ensuring their regulatory compliance.

Etienne Van der Linde

Project Manager, Project Delivery

Etienne is a seasoned expert in project management and brings over 16 years of project execution experience in heavy civil, power generation, transmission, and distribution. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in both civil and industrial engineering, as well as a master’s degree in both Business and Project Management. He is internationally recognized for his ability to effectively deliver complex engineering and construction projects and programs that require an extensive multi-disciplinary approach within EPC, EPCM and OE focused structures for projects ranging between $50k to $3.6 billion. During his career, he has managed over $11 billion worth of projects. Etienne is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of major projects including engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning activities.

Jon Poulin

Project Manager, Asset Delivery

Jon is a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional with over 10 years of experience in the electrical industry spanning utility, manufacturing and oil and gas throughout Western Canada. He was previously a Project Manager at Nutrien managing a $20 million portfolio across electrical, mechanical, structural, and IT projects. Jon believes the environment is critical to the future and renewables are a requirement in achieving a sustainable future. He has been formally recognized for driving safety and achieving zero injuries during each of his projects. Jon has a passion for technology and achieving results through the creation of tools for Nutrien, SaskPower and now SWITCH, streamlining of processes, driving productivity and building top performing teams.

Jillian Haneiph

Project Development Lead

Jillian has over 12 years of experience in the energy sector, working in supply chain management and business development. She is a three-time alumnus of the University of Calgary with degrees in Commerce, International Relations, and a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development. During an internship with the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business, she was responsible for feasibility studies on renewable energy systems in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Jillian currently manages SWITCH’s involvement in community generation projects and supports multiple sustainability project initiatives.

Dmitry Ozerny

Technical Analyst

Dmitry has more than 12 years of international and Canadian experience in GIS and IT, in the oil and gas, utilities, infrastructure, municipal and military sectors. He previously worked as a GIS consultant for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and holds a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science. Dmitry is responsible for supporting the technical modelling of energy yields, layout and design, development planning and constraints analysis, and site suitability scoring.

Emily Gilman

Commercial Analyst – Commercial, Legal & Community

Emily has over 3 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with exposure in oil refining and retail marketing. She holds an Economics degree from the University of Calgary with a concentration in Applied Energy. The focus of her studies was renewable power in Canada. After graduating, Emily worked as a business analyst at Husky Energy, leading big data projects and developing dashboards to enhance project performance and financial reporting. Emily is responsible for assisting her team in legal, commercial, and community endeavors, which includes market research and counterparty analysis, strategy documentation and monitoring, and the creation of processes and policies related to human resources.

Andrew Thom

Business Analyst – Business & Project Development

Andrew brings 5 years of professional experience within the renewable energy, petrochemical, and medical industries. He is an experienced team lead with demonstrated skills in business analysis, production accounting, administration, and business strategy. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Calgary, a certification in Petroleum Land Business from Mount Royal University and is a CAPPA certified Production Accountant. Andrew is responsible for providing research, analysis, and financial modeling support to proactively evaluate markets, partners, and project investment opportunities.

Jeff Vergouwen

Sr. Advisor – Project Economics & Finance

Jeff is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience in financial valuation, risk assessment and deal structuring for renewable energy and power infrastructure, with a focus on financial feasibility analysis for solar, wind and small hydro projects in Canada and the United States. Jeff holds an MBA and is a recognized financial valuation expert in electric energy by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Raymond McKay

Sr. Advisor – Transaction & Deal Structuring

Raymond has 33 years of experience in the power industry, including development, construction and operations of combined cycle, wind, hydro, CHP, solar, and district energy facilities. He has led over $3 billion of successful acquisitions and greenfield development projects. Raymond led the growth of ENMAX’s generating portfolio to over 1200MW, and most recently, he led ENMAX’s Energy Solutions group, providing behind the meter solar, storage, combined heat and power, and district energy solutions to clients throughout Alberta.

Board of Directors

Brian Petersen, CFA

Director 

Managing Partner – Fort Capital

Mr. Petersen is a senior investment and merchant banker, and consultant with a successful track record of origination and execution of capital market transactions. His experience includes over 60 M&A and advisory assignments totalling more than $25 billion, over $22 billion of debt and equity financing and 16 years with RBC Capital Markets in Calgary, Houston and Toronto. He is on the Board of Trustees of Northwest Healthcare REIT, and a member of the Major Donor Committee of the United Way. 

Jason Moser

Director

Jason is a Senior Director of Investments and partner at PFM Capital Inc. He joined PFM in 2008 and is responsible for managing the firm’s diversified energy portfolio. He brings over 14 years of institutional investment experience within the energy sector, previously working on the trading desk for Capital Power Corp. and as an oil and gas equity research associate for Raymond James. Jason currently sits on the boards of Fire Sky Energy Inc., Aureus Energy Services Ltd., and Wind River Power Corp.

Jarvis Nicoll

Director 

President, Cardon Group 

Jarvis Nicoll is the co-founder and President of the CARDON group, and the acting President of one of its subsidiary companies CWL Energy Management. Jarvis manages CARDON Capital, the investment arm of the CARDON group, where he oversees several equity investments, and oversees the growth opportunities for their capital portfolio. 

Doug Bedard

Director 

CEO, Cardon Group 

Doug is the co-founder and CEO of the CARDON group and acting CEO of two of its subsidiary companies Canada West Land and H3M Environmental. Doug has 15 years of experience in the agricultural and oil and gas sector in executive management, operations, and business development, and manages the arm overseeing CARDON’s operating companies. 

Trevor White

Director

President & CEO, SWITCH Power

Trevor is the co-founder of SWITCH Power and former Vice President of Business Development at CWL Energy Management where he created, developed, and lead their Renewables Business Unit (now SWITCH Power). Trevor has 5 years of broad experience in the renewable power and oil and gas industry, with exposures in business and project development, M&A, commercial and financing. Trevor holds a commerce degree, is a business development and corporate strategy professional and a 2010 Olympian in the sport of Alpine. Trevor is responsible for planning, corporate strategy, and governance, with a focus on business development, and is responsible for day-to-day operations, resource management, and related management decisions and strategies.

Terri-Lee Oleniuk

Independent Director

Terri-Lee Oleniuk is a partner in the Calgary office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Her practice focuses on project-related issues concerning natural-resource development with a specialization in regulatory, environmental, and Indigenous law issues. Terri-Lee acts for a variety of companies in environmental assessments and regulatory proceedings to obtain approvals for major developments in the oil and gas, pipeline, mining (including metal, potash, and diamond), natural-gas processing, petrochemical, electricity transmission, hydro, solar, and wind sectors. She is a member of the Firms’ Partnership Committee and is the Calgary chair of the Women’s Initiative. Terri-Lee sits on the Law Society of Alberta’s Practice Foundations Lawyer Competence Advisory Committee and is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan and recently obtained her Master of Laws in Energy and Infrastructure Law from York University.

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