Pinnacle Talent

TITLE: VP Commercial Operations & General Counsel

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LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Executive Candidate Profile

Currently the Vice President of Commercial Operations & General Counsel at a leading oil and gas services company, with strong commercial and legal experience on both the producer and service company side.

Recognized commercial and legal leader with a breadth of geographic, functional and industry experience, committed to practical and effective execution.  Extensive experience in Canada and the United States, and in contracting and compliance internationally.  Entrepreneurial approach with a passion for customer service and a drive to team with internal business partners to deliver commercially reasonable and practical risk-appropriate solutions that satisfy business and customer needs. 

Seeking a senior leadership role that partners with and supports the efforts, and increases the effectiveness, of the CEO.  The preferred role oversees the legal, compliance and other appropriate administrative function, as well as discrete problem-solving projects, in a growing and innovative organization.  

Recognition / Achievements

  • General counsel at a public company, leading commercial, employment, litigation & intellectual property legal matters
  • Built Supply Chain & Procurement function, strategy & systems to support $1B spend at an oil and gas producer
  • Led whistleblower and compliance investigations at a public company
  • Corporate secretary at a VC funded enterprise
  • Built procurement function at an environmental services provider to support a $300MM capital construction program
  • Led the turnaround and sale of a Canadian airline industry manufacturing business
  • Designed, drafted and communicated corporate policies
  • Successfully led the re-positioning and turnaround of a transportation manufacturer
  • Led development of the strategic plan for a $1.7B aerospace business

Education / Designations

  • MBA, University of Virginia, Darden School
  • LLB/JD University of Alberta
  • BA (History) University of Alberta
  • ICD.D (Governance & Corporate Secretarial)
  • Risk Management, Haskayne Business School
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt
  • Strategic Marketing Northwestern University

Personal Information

  • Married for 23 years, with a 14 year son. Born and raised in Calgary, but had the opportunity to work and live in the United States. Our family is passionate about travel and new experiences. Active long distance runner. ​
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