Grant Arnold, M.Eng., P.Eng., MBA, ICD.D
Grant has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BluEarth since 2015 and he is responsible for leading the executive team and guiding the company’s strategic growth plan. Grant joined BluEarth in 2011 as Vice President, Business Development and, subsequently, he was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Grant has over 20 years of commercial and technical experience in the energy sector including engineering design, environmental impact assessments, stakeholder relations, project management, regulatory approvals, construction and operations in Canada and internationally.
Prior to joining BluEarth, Grant held several leadership roles in the renewable energy and natural gas business units at Suncor. Grant was responsible for overseeing Suncor’s Canadian wind power portfolio, including, at the time, joint venture interests for over 750 MW in development, under construction and in operation.
Grant received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Alberta, and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Kathy Bolton, CA
Kathy is a co-founder of BluEarth and, as Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for financial and strategic planning, corporate planning and reporting, risk management, tax and treasury functions and human resources. With over 15 years experience, Kathy has been involved in many aspects of the development lifecycle, including securing project financing, negotiating partnership agreements, securing contracts for major equipment and services, and managing financial and insurance risk. Kathy has played a key role in securing approximately $1 billion in acquisitions for BluEarth.
Prior to BluEarth, Kathy was the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Hydro Developers, a publicly-traded renewable energy company. Kathy played a key role in raising over $900 million in equity and debt financing for the company’s construction projects, and in the financial analysis and modeling for several successful competitive bids for power purchase agreements and acquisitions. Kathy was instrumental in growing Canadian Hydro’s enterprise value to $1.6 billion prior to its takeover in late 2009.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant.
Kelly is a co-founder of BluEarth and she was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Kelly is responsible for the development, construction and operations our wind, solar and hydroelectric projects, and environmental performance and stakeholder relations. Prior to this appointment, Kelly served as Vice President of the Regulatory, Communications and Operations portfolios during BluEarth’s initial five years. Kelly has over 15 years’ experience in the renewable power sector. She has overseen the permitting of many pioneering wind, hydroelectric and solar facilities built across Canada, and has provided key oversight in the development of numerous wind, hydroelectric and solar power facilities.
Prior to BluEarth, Kelly held leadership roles at Canadian Hydro Developers and TransAlta Corporation, supporting the development of greenfield renewable energy projects and the operations of a diverse fleet of renewable energy facilities across Canada and the United States.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary.
Nick is responsible for generating acquisition opportunities, negotiating key commercial agreements and partnerships, completing project financings and obtaining regulatory approvals. Since joining BluEarth, Nick has played a key role in numerous acquisitions of wind, hydro, and solar projects, as well as successfully completing associated project financing.
Prior to joining BluEarth in 2012, Nick worked for Union Bank where he primarily focused on Canadian project finance transactions and corporate loan facilities.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Management (Finance) from the University of Lethbridge and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Jamey joined BluEarth in April 2017 and he is responsible for all areas of engineering and construction and ensuring successful project execution. Jamey brings to BluEarth over 30 years’ experience in operations, project management, finance and leadership.
Prior to joining BluEarth, Jamey held senior leadership positions in the energy and financial sector. Most recently, Jamey was the Senior Vice President, Christina Lake and Special Projects with MEG Energy. Jamey has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oilsands Quest Inc., Vice President, Resource Development for OPTI Canada Inc and Vice President at TD Securities. Earlier in his career, Jamey worked in the oil sands and heavy oil industry with Esso Resources, ELAN Energy and Ranger Oil.
Jamey has a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Sheri Wise, CMA
Sheri joined BluEarth when it was founded in 2010 and she oversees the accounting, payroll, treasury, tax, insurance risk management and corporate activities for the company, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities. Sheri has over 15 years experience, including seven years in the renewables sector.
Before joining BluEarth, Sheri held senior level accounting and treasury positions at both Canadian Hydro Developers and TransAlta Corporation.
Sheri holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration, Accounting (Honours) and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Scott is responsible for overseeing all wind and solar operations in Canada and the U.S. to ensure smooth day-to-day operations as well as bringing new facilities into the operating portfolio. Prior to this, Scott was Vice President, Origination where he was responsible for generating acquisition opportunities, negotiating key commercial agreements and partnerships, and completing project financings. Scott joined BluEarth in 2011 as Director, Project Development and Construction where he played a key role in the acquisition, development and construction of BluEarth’s wind, hydro and solar projects. Subsequently, Scott held the position of Director, Business Development.
Scott has 15 years’ experience in the development of energy and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining BluEarth, Scott held management positions at TransAlta Corporation and Canadian Hydro Developers.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Guelph, and he completed the Executive Leadership Program at Queen’s University.
Shaun is responsible for managing the legal function and works with the Executive Team and Board of Directors on corporate governance matters. Shaun is also BluEarth’s Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer. Since joining BluEarth in 2016, Shaun has played a key role in numerous project acquisitions, negotiation of key partnership agreements and the company’s expansion into new markets. Shaun is a corporate lawyer with experience advising energy and power companies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, project development, securities and capital markets and general commercial matters.
Prior to joining BluEarth, Shaun was Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Canadian Oil Sands Limited up to the time of its sale to Suncor and, prior to this, he was a corporate associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Shaun has a Juris Doctor (Law) with Distinction and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, and he is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.