Prior to co-founding Rodan Energy in 2003, Paul was a corporate and investment banker with CIBC World Markets and later practiced corporate finance and M&A law with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, one of Canada’s largest national law firms. Paul is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Rahi Nathwani brings over 20 years of financial management experience with expertise in strategic financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, complex financial reporting and analyses, and business process transformations. Rahi’s experience most recently included 8 years at Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. where he worked extensively to facilitate and integrate significant expansion in the business. Prior to Algonquin Power, he spent 8 years at PwC focused on growth stage businesses in the life sciences and technology sectors. Rahi completed his university education in England and holds the Canadian CPA, CA, and US CPA designations.
Gary leads Rodan Energy’s engineering, technical services, and network operations teams. Over the past 10 years, Gary has played a significant role in transforming Rodan Energy into the largest metering services provider licensed by the Independent Electricity System Operator. Gary has both public and private sector energy industry experience. Prior to joining Rodan Energy, Gary spent 23 years with Measurement Canada as District and Regional Director for Ontario.
In her role as Rodan Energy Solutions’ Vice President and General Counsel, Rachel brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. She was the General Counsel for KremeKo Inc. (Krispy Kreme Canada). Before joining Krispy Kreme, Rachel was a partner at the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto and practiced extensively in the areas of mergers and acquisitions. Rachel holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario. Rachel is a member of the IESO Stakeholder Advisory Committee, the Ontario Energy Board Industry Affairs Standing Committee, and several committees of the Board of the Ontario Energy Association.
In his role as Managing Director, Jason Zimmerman is responsible for the successful leadership, management and growth of Rodan Energy Solutions in western Canada. Primary responsibilities include ongoing business development and overall operational management. Prior to joining Rodan, Jason worked for TransAlta Corporation where he held several positions, including Commercial Manager, Land & Supply Chain Management; Consultation & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, and Commercial Manager, Transmission. He has also held several business development and marketing roles at Avocent Canada Corporation, Cendec Systems Inc., and Lexis Nexis Canada.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.
As Director, Talent Acquisition & HR Strategy, Natalie’s focus includes talent acquisition and the development and implementation of talent programs and HR strategies for Rodan Energy. Natalie joined the Rodan Energy team in 2005, as Human Resources Manager, providing strategic support to the leadership team in the areas of employee relations, talent management, compensation and benefits, training and development and HRIS. Prior to joining Rodan Energy, Natalie was employed at Moneris Solutions and Bank of Montreal for 10+ years, in various Human Resources roles including HRIS and Human Resources Program Management. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Business Management and Human Resources from Ryerson University. She is a member of the Canadian Payroll Association.
Nishant leads the Engineering team at Rodan. Nishant supervises multiple areas, including engineering work for the company’s MSP services, external consulting services for Utility and Generation Clients, as well as oversees development of behind-the-meter generation projects.
Nishant is responsible for project compliance with contract and regulatory requirements and approvals for project design. He is highly experienced in Ontario’s power sector framework and routinely consults for utilities and generation on complicated interconnection issues. He has successfully led interconnection of a number of renewable generators to the local grid by assisting a number of Utilities right from the concept thru to approvals and commercial operation. Nishant is currently a member of the IESO’s Grid-LDC Interoperability Standing Committee.
Nishant has extensive experience in the Protection-Control and Substation-automation businesses. Prior to joining Rodan, he worked as an Applications Specialist with GE Energy providing their global customers with application solutions in the areas of transformer, feeder, line and generator protection. He specified protection equipment for large Oil & Gas projects. He is skilled in fault-disturbance analysis and his results were useful in optimizing relay protection algorithms. Prior to GE, he worked in the P&C department of Hydro One and was responsible for building their first-ever Substation-event data server.
Nishant holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Windsor and is registered as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).