With more than 100 years combined experience in finance, operations and project management, Spark’s leadership team has expertise in implementing strategic-operational, transactional and financial objectives within an organization.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jason is an authority on entrepreneurship, finance and corporate growth in the renewable and power sectors. He is a co-founder and co-CEO of Spark Power Corp., a company he launched along with his partners, Andrew and Eric in 2009. Prior to Spark Power, Jason spent 15 years as a private Industry investment and merchant banker, founding and building Spara Capital Partners into one of the leading boutique firms in Canada.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Andrew is a leader in the Power industry with a focus on creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. Since co-founding Spark in 2009, Andrew has become an instrumental voice campaigning for and developing a smarter, cleaner distributed grid in the rapidly changing Power sector. He prides himself on Corporate Social Responsibility and enables a strong collaborative and open-minded culture with all employees. With his co-founders and partners Jason and Eric, Andrew and the team at Spark are on a mission to change the way people think about, consume and generate electricity. Outside of Spark, Andrew is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Maple Leaf Chapter and in 2017, was nominated as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year ™ in Power, Utilities, and Environment. Prior to launching Spark Power Andrew held executive positions in Operations and Finance with CPI Plastics Group Ltd., GMP Securities and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He was a founding director of the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives and is personally active in his own community. Andrew holds an MBA degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Eric is an experienced business leader and financial executive. He possesses a combination of entrepreneurial/family business background, professional training and extensive M&A experience. Eric oversees the treasury and M&A functions for Spark and is also responsible for corporate development, managing the company’s capital partner relationships, asset management, human resources, and health, safety and environment. Prior to Spark, Eric was President of Spara Capital Partners, where he led hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of M&A transactions, and growing up he worked in numerous capacities within his family businesses. Eric holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan is responsible for financial reporting and recording for the Spark Power group of companies, business administration and administration of human resources. He brings over 22 years of experience in senior executive positions from both public and private businesses. His expertise expand across a wide portfolio of industries, including executive positions at Algoma Steel Inc., CPI Plastics Group Ltd., 6N Silicon Inc., and Liquidation World.
Chief Operating Officer
Richard oversees the Spark Power Services organization and comes to Spark with 20 years of experience in various leadership roles across several industries. Prior to joining Spark, Richard was Managing Director for North America for the France based company, Winoa Group overseeing their business operations. Richard also spent 19 years in the electrical equipment manufacturer’s industry playing several senior roles in sales and operations with Moeller Electric and Eaton Corporation. Richard holds an MBA from Athabasca University and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University.
EVP, Power Solutions and Development
Gord is an industry veteran with over 20 years of hands-on leadership experience in a variety of senior roles with leading North American energy and utility services organizations on the demand, supply and delivery side of the business. With extensive experience in business development, field and back office operations, business transformation, merger and acquisitions as well as building high performance operating organizations, Gord has an appreciation of the issues facing the industry and has gained critical insights into developing leading organizational performance. Gord brings practical leadership in the areas of operations, business strategy, operating models, and processes and technology, and is a key member of the team ensuring Spark Power is ready to respond to complex and unpredictable challenges and become more agile and competitive. Before joining Spark Power, Gord was the Managing Director for an industry leading global consultancy where he oversaw the implementation and operation of all business initiatives within the Canadian utility sector. Focused on the transformation of the power industry, Gord has successfully led the planning and delivery of a number of high-profile programs globally with the world’s’ leading energy companies.
EVP, Community Power Solutions
Sean has many years of experience in project management and was instrumental in the founding and development of AGRIS Solar Co-operative. Sean manages the ventures group and key government relationships including the Independent Electricity System Operator, the Ministry of Energy and the Office of the Premier. Prior to working with AGRIS Solar, Sean held a variety of positions with Arvin Industries, Magna International Inc. and CPI Plastics.
President, LIZCO Sales & Vice President of Supply Chain
Morgan is responsible for overseeing the LIZCO Sales division of Spark Power as well as oversight for the company’s supply chain. He brings over 25 years’ experience in executive management, operations and project management capacities in the infrastructure, construction, engineering and energy sectors. He is a builder and an operator with an impressive track-record of innovation and entrepreneurship regardless of whether he’s building large project teams or corporate divisions. Morgan has built several divisions and subsidiaries from concepts to national and international organizations.
Roland Van Olst
President, Electrical Contracting Services
Roland is responsible for overseeing Spark Power’s Electrical Contracting Services division (High, Medium and Low Voltage) under the New Electric, Tiltran, Tal Trees, Rondar, and Pelikan brands. With more than 25 years’ experience in the industrial electrical sector, Roland has worked collaboratively with teams across North America to establish New Electric as a leading expert in custom control panels, electronic repair, industrial automation, preventative maintenance and energy efficiency consultation. Since our acquisition of New Electric, Roland’s portfolio has expanded to include all of our electrical contracting services companies.
President, Spark Power Renewables
David is responsible for overseeing Spark Power’s renewable services business. David brings over 20 years of diverse energy services industry experience. David joined Spark Power through the acquisition of Northwind Solutions where he led the business development function and was instrumental in building Northwind into a leading independent service provider (ISP) in Canada’s wind and solar power O&M market. Previous to Northwind, David held progressively senior positions at Consumers Gas, Enbridge Services and Direct Energy Services.