Paul Grod is President & CEO of Rodan Energy. Prior to co-founding Rodan Energy, 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 has grown Rodan Energy into a leading energy services company to many of North America’s top power producers, utilities and energy users. Rodan has earned a number of awards under Paul’s leadership, including Ontario Energy Association’s Emerging Company of the Year, and Canada’s Top 100 SME employer for three consecutive years.
Some of Paul’s distinctions include the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Medal from the President of Ukraine, and Embassy/Hill Times Magazine ranking him as one the Top 100 influencing Canada’s Global Future. He has served on a number of electricity market stakeholder and advisory panels, and is currently a member of the CEO Roundtable for the IESO’s Market Renewal Program.
Paul generously volunteers his time with various charities and community organizations. He is currently the National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress. Paul is 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.
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. While there, 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.
Chris is responsible for the overall strategic growth and operations of the Energent business in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.Prior to joining Energent, Chris was with ANSYS, Inc., a global leader in engineering modeling and simulation software. Chris has held a variety of senior management roles, including VP Business Development, VP Global Marketing, and VP/GM, Fluids Business. Chris has also held several senior management roles at CFX, SNC Lavalin Profac, and Honeywell International.
Chris has a BASc in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Energent Inc., is part of the Rodan Energy Group of Companies that provide a comprehensive suite of energy solutions to North America’s leading energy consumers, utilities and power producers.
Rachel brings more than 15 years experience in corporate/commercial law to her role as Rodan Energy’s in-house Legal Counsel. Rachel is responsible for all legal matters, including negotiation, drafting, and review of a broad range of commercial agreements, employment law issues, corporate maintenance and restructuring, risk management and regulatory matters. Most recently, Rachel was General Counsel for KremeKo Inc. (Krispy Kreme Canada). Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Rachel Ingram was a partner at the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto and practiced extensively in the areas of corporate/commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. She acted for many high profile clients in connection with share and asset acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and other business combinations, and private placements. Rachel holds an Honours B.A. in English from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.