COO and EVP of Corporate Development
Gord joined NRStor to lead Corporate Development. He most recently was with Spark Power, where he started as a founding member of the Advisory Board and later took on the role of COO and EVP of Corporate Development, leading a number of corporate initiatives that propelled the business forward towards its corporate objectives, including a number of acquisitions and a public markets listing (TSX:SPG).
Gord was previously at IBM Canada as an Executive in their Utility Practice and maintains a role at the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre as well as helps a number of related organizations with transformation initiatives. Shortly after Market Open in Ontario and as the industry began its transformation, Gord transitioned from a technical field role at a utility and joined Capgemini/E&Y where he rose to become the Managing Director of Capgemini’s Canadian Utilities Practice and the Global innovation leader for the Power & Utility sector. He was also a member of Capgemini’s Global Sector Council.
In these roles, Gord has assisted many Power and Utility companies by being deeply involved in many critical business initiatives. He has spent most of his 20‐year career servicing the Power and Utility industry in a variety of capacities ranging from field and back‐office operations, project development and strategy development, and transformational consulting, to post‐merger integration and operational restructuring, and performance audits. Specifically, he has led business transformations with Hydro One, BC Hydro, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Sempra/SDG&E (US), EDF Energy (UK), SP AusNet (AUS), among others. Through this experience, including working in the field as a Powerline Technician, Gord has an appreciation of the issues facing the industry and has gained insights into leading performance bringing practical advice in the areas of project development, indigenous relations, operations, strategy, business models, and processes and technology.