Overseeing the business, financial, communication, environmental, and sustainability strategies of the Spark Power group of companies.
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. Jason, Andrew and Eric were recipients of the Canadian Business Excellence Award in 2016. Jason was also a finalist for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award in the “Power & Utilities & Environment” category for the Ontario Region with co-CEO Andrew Clark. Personally, and through Spark, Jason is an advocate for Corporate Social Responsibility and supports dozens of community and charitable organizations such as Unity for Autism, where he is the President on the Board, and Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), where Spark hosts the annual Spark Power Play Challenge in support of PCC. Prior to Spark, 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. Jason is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from The Goodman School of Business (Brock University), where as an alumnus, he still supports a multitude of initiatives for the University including as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.
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. and Business Development in the 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 operating companies 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.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ron is responsible for developing and executing our corporate strategies and for helping to build implementation plans to take advantage of the momentum and assets that we have built in Spark Power.
Previously, Ron was the Managing Director of the Advanced Energy Centre at the MaRS Discovery District.Under his leadership, the Centre helped the energy system adopt innovation more quickly and capture new opportunities afforded by new technologies.
Prior to MaRS, Ron was previously the President and CEO of ENBALA Power Networks. Based on his well-respected perspective on the smart grid, he was recruited to the executive committee of the board for the Ontario Energy Association and the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid. He was also elected chair of the Corporate Partners Committee of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum.
Mr. Dizy’s entire career has been focused on bringing new technologies to evolving markets, including spending nearly ten years as a venture capitalist (both as a direct investor and as a pension fund manager), co-founding a company specializing in artificial intelligence and gathering experience in major consulting firms.
Sean has many years of experience in project management, process implementation and system configuration and was instrumental in the founding and development of AGRIS Solar Co-operative. Sean’s primary responsibility is to work as part of a team recommending, organizing, planning and managing projects and/or programs to effectively integrate business operations, achieve and monitor post acquisitions results with respect to all business functions, and drive overall transition strategy within the current group of companies and all new acquisitions. Prior to working with AGRIS Solar, Sean held a variety of positions with Arvin Industries, Magna International Inc. and CPI Plastics Group Ltd.
Roland Van Olst
EVP, Low Voltage Technical Services
Roland is responsible for Spark Power’s Low Voltage Technical Services, which includes the New Electric business in both Canada and the US. Roland will also lead Spark’s low voltage growth and expansion efforts across North America. For over 25 years, Roland has worked collaboratively with teams across Canada and the US to develop leading businesses in electrical service, custom control panels, electronic repair, industrial automation, preventative maintenance and energy efficiency consultations.
EVP, High Voltage Technical Services
Cody is responsible for leading and growing Spark Power’s High Voltage services divisions in Canada, which includes Tiltran, Tal Trees, Rondar/Pelikan and Orbis Engineering. He will also oversee the HV expansion into the U.S. and across North America. Cody joins Spark through the Orbis acquisition. During his tenure at Orbis, Cody held a number of positions, including CFO and COO. He brings 16 years of industry experience to Spark and is adept to leading strong teams during rapid growth trajectories. Cody holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta as well as his CPA, CGA accounting designation.
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.
EVP, Renewables & Asset Management
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 and organizational development functions in building Northwind into a leading independent service provider (ISP) in North America’s renewable energy O&M services market. Previous to Northwind, David held progressively senior positions at Enbridge Gas Distribution, Enbridge Services and Direct Energy Services.
EVP, Sustainability Solutions
Sean is responsible for leading the Sustainability Solutions business of Spark, including our Bullfrog Power business and related solutions in renewable energy and energy storage. Sean joined Spark through the acquisition of Bullfrog, which he joined in 2014, as VP of Corporate Development, after nearly 10 years of strategy and business development roles at Maple Leaf Foods and its Canada Bread subsidiary, and previous experience with FedEx, a technology service start-up and GEOS Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Sean earned an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and was the gold medalist in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Arielle Loeb joined Spark Power Corp in Sept 2018 as the Vice President of Marketing after initially starting with recently acquired Spark Power company, Bullfrog Power. In her role, she is responsible for growing the brands for Spark and its group of companies.
Previously, she worked at Rogers Communications where she held positions as Director of Brand: Texture and Digital Content & Publishing as well as Director of Brand Strategy for Fido. Prior to this, she led the premium beer portfolio at Labatt, which included Alexander Keith’s and Stella Artois. She spent over 15 years at various roles in marketing at General Mills, in Canada, the US as well as globally where she worked for Cereal Partners Worldwide, the global joint venture between General Mills and Nestle based in Switzerland. During her tenure at General Mills, she helped build much-loved brands such as Yoplait and Oatmeal Crisp. While at Cereal Partners Worldwide, she helped develop a global health and nutrition strategy for the company and launched multiple new products in various developed and emerging markets. Outside of work, Arielle is on the Board of Directors for the Red Door Shelter. As an environmental enthusiast, Arielle loves exploring the natural environment through running, hiking and just generally being outside.
Arielle holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in French and American Studies from Amherst College.
John is responsible for leading the Sales Organization for the Spark Power group of companies. He brings over 25 years of Professional Sales and Marketing experience from the Electrical Manufacturing and Automation sectors. Prior to joining Spark Power, John had senior executive roles with both Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation.
VP, Information Technology and Systems
A software development expert and renewable energy innovator, John Wilson brings 26 years experience in IT management to his role as Vice President, Operations. John joined Bullfrog Power in 2005 and led the development of the company’s customer information system, software applications and IT infrastructure. John now manages Spark Power Corp application development and IT teams since Bullfrog was acquired by Spark Power.
Prior to Bullfrog Power, John held several senior technology positions at Fidelity National Information Services Wealth Management Division where he defined and developed a wireless wealth management solution, and implemented one of the first wireless product offerings in Canada.
A trailblazer in low-carbon living, John, designed and built the award-winning, sustainable Wilson Natural home in 2001. John has also produced two documentary films, Solar Village and Hope for a Change: Renewable Energy, about the German experience of transitioning to a green energy economy.
VP & General Manager, Technical Services USA
Mark Lyons joined Spark Power Corp in January 2019 as Vice President & General Manager of U.S. Technical Services. Mark is an experienced leader with more than 25 years of U.S operational management experience in the electrical industry. Mark joins Spark having worked with equipment manufacturers and service providers with operations in the U.S. including Eaton Corporation, Moeller Electric, and Rockwell Automation (Sprecher+Schuh). Having full P&L responsibility, Mark will focus on the orderly rollout of new branches, key market identification, acquisition opportunities, and organic growth opportunities with existing customers.
Phil serves as general counsel to the Spark Power Group of companies and has been working with the group since inception in 2010. Phil began his legal career in the business law group of a leading Bay Street law firm in Toronto, served as legal counsel to a leading Canadian bank advising is its investment banking group, as general counsel to publicly traded real estate investment trust and as principal of law firm. He has extensive legal experience in general corporate matters, engineering, construction and procurement contracting, corporate finance and securities law, including public company securities law, debt financing and mergers and acquisition transactional work. He has experience both as in-house counsel and external counsel to private and public companies. Phil is member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.