As the founder of Synergy, Bill is extremely pleased to see our company continue on its path of success and growth including the recent key appointments of Dan Braund and Jen Potter.
It is with true care and commitment that Bill evaluates each of our clients, their successes, our employee retention and careers, and our general operating environment. When asked for more of a description he has answered, “How lucky am I that when we drafted our corporate description, mission statement and vision that we were able to come up with, “Working together toward the greater good is the foundation on which Synergy is built. This fundamental conviction is the basis of our decision making in all aspects of business.” I mean it still holds true and always should. It is in fact what Synergy is. When you are as privileged to have had this iconic message as a building block of who we are, it is no wonder we can retain staff and clients like we do. Our team is beyond incredible in their commitment, knowledge and care of our clients and we don’t need any ‘fluff’ of what else we are. We are Synergy to industry and community.
Bill has his Diploma in PMLM through University of Mount Royal along with his SR/WA designation. Bill was president of Calgary IRWA Chapter 48 from 2005 to 2006, co-chaired the 2000 IRWA Calgary Conference and has established himself as a senior instructor of many IRWA courses. He has also been a member with CALEP (formerly CAPL), CAPLA and AASLA over the years as well as a long time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede’s Downtown Attraction Committee.
Dan has been in the land industry since 2006 and joined Synergy in 2011 as a land agent and manager of the company’s second branch office in St. Albert. He has championed the Synergy brand since day one, promoting the company to all of his industry contacts, and building on the team’s depth of experience in order to attract more diverse work opportunities.
As president, Dan is committed to taking Synergy to the next level of success. His areas of focus will include:
- continued high-value client products and service
- rewarding career experience and professional development for staff
- community service
Volunteering is near and dear to Dan. He volunteers both personally and professionally, donating countless hours to charitable and industry organizations. He hopes that his example inspires others to volunteer their time as well.
Reach out to Dan today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. email@example.com or 780.964.6440.
As executive vice-president, Keith is responsible for Synergy’s day to day operations, ensuring branch and project management are at optimal levels. He oversees client relations, process development, project execution, and the maintenance of Synergy’s proprietary database. As a mentor, Keith provides guidance and direction to all team members in every aspect of land management.
Keith looks forward to the opportunities for growth and diversification that lie ahead and the role he will play in leading the team.
Keith has achieved his SR/WA designation and is involved with the IRWA as a Region 10 representative. Additionally, he is a member of CALEP and AASLA. He also volunteers for his kids’ many sporting activities.
Reach out to Keith today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.283.4400.
Jennifer has diverse experience in all areas of surface land and has been a key driver in Synergy’s growth and expansion since 2011. She has advanced quickly in the company due to her work ethic, leadership abilities and analytical business sense. As vice-president, she brings fresh perspective and ideas for the future growth of the company.
Jennifer has been a long-time member of CAPLA, and volunteered on the CAPLA member services committee from 2012 to 2017 She also facilitated a number of Surface Certification exam study groups for industry colleagues.
She is an avid learner, continually adding to and updating her knowledge. In addition to obtaining her C.P.S. A. designation, she has completed the following courses: Indigenous Canada; Collaboration With Communities: Indigenous Energy Futures in Canada; Manitoba Land Practices; ACO – Proponent Guide Training; and AER OneStop.
Jennifer has been instrumental in implementing a First Nations educational program at Synergy, with the end goal to improve general knowledge about Indigenous culture, and to allow Synergy to build meaningful business relationships with First Nations.
Reach out to Jennifer today to discuss how she and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. email@example.com or 403.283.4400.
Scott was born and raised in Australia, and after working in a number countries he moved to Canada where over the last 13 years he has built up an extensive range of skills in the environmental and archaeological industry. He is an archaeologist with over 15 years in the heritage consulting industry, and 10 years of experience opening and running archaeological, environmental, GIS and forestry departments.
Scott is an archaeological permit holder in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. He has overseen more than 1,000 archaeological assessments and mitigation for a variety of developments including large- and small-scale oil and gas projects, well sites, forestry, infrastructure, mining and subdivisions. Scott is knowledgeable on and experienced with the Oil and Gas Commission and Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations legislation, as well as the National Energy Board and Environmental Assessment Office application processes, including workgroup meetings, AIRs and final reporting. Scott also has extensive experience with Aboriginal Engagement, Traditional Land Use assessments (TLU), Traditional and Ecological Knowledge assessments (TEK), and the incorporation of community consultation into Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).
As vice-president and a founding member of Synergy’s environmental division, Scott supports day-to-day business operations of the business through his knowledge of project management, cost tracking and optimization in addition to providing technical knowledge on archaeological and environmental legislation.
Scott has a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and a Master’s in GIS and Virtual Landscapes. He was vice-president, followed by president of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists from 2016 through 2018 where he was responsible for the rebranding and reorganization of the Association in order to increase their professional standards.
Reach out to Scott today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.283.4400.
Krista has worked in the land industry since 1997 and has extensive experience in the various industries we service, including oil and gas – upstream and midstream, acquisitions and divestitures, infrastructure, power, renewables, and telecommunications. Krista is committed to facilitating successful project development and providing strategic solutions for our clients.
Krista is dedicated to building strong relationships, creative thinking, and exceeding expectations. She believes strongly in team work and has mentored many colleagues throughout her career. She is highly regarded by her peers for her exceptional management, communication, and leadership skills. As a regional director, Krista is passionate about continuing to grow and improve upon Synergy’s already high performing teams.
Reach out to Krista today to discuss how she and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. email@example.com or 403-283-4400.
Troy was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has spent his entire professional career working in all aspects of Saskatchewan land. His previous work experience in the Land Titles and geographical information industries, and education in human justice and management development lend themselves to his role as branch manager. He is the consummate leader and mentor, effectively sharing his knowledge with the Synergy team.
Troy’s expertise is in large acquisition and divesture projects, analyzing complex mineral and surface issues and interpreting how current and past legislation affects those issues in the province. He provides exceptional customer service and high-quality, innovative solutions to address clients’ business needs. Troy is an extraordinary professional who attends to every detail and communicates effectively with staff and clients alike.
Troy is one of several staff who are enrolled in the IRWA Industry Certification Program – Oil & Gas Pathway leading to SR/WA Designation and to-date, has completed his Right of Way Agent (RWP) certification.
Reach out to Troy today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.520.8335.
Kevin is a go-getter extraordinaire who never quits. Having spent several years pursuing a career as a professional goalie, followed by obtaining a bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Petroleum Land Management, Kevin understands and personifies dedication, excellence and overcoming challenge.
He has worked steadily in the oil and gas industry for over 16 years, in the field as a mineral and surface landman, coordinating land sales, while successfully maintaining and enhancing new and existing client relationships.
Kevin currently oversees Synergy’s business development and mineral departments. He is integral in establishing and streamlining processes, improving efficiencies and providing top-notch service to all Synergy clients.
Reach out to Kevin today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. email@example.com or 403.283.4400.
Gerry grew up on his family’s grain farm near Brandon, Manitoba. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Brandon University where he earned a B.Sc., with a Geology major and Geography minor. Eager to join the work force, he started his oil and gas career in Saskatchewan and spent the next 20 years as a petroleum geologist, working in-house at oil companies and performing well site work as a consultant. He drilled over 300 vertical and horizontal wells in every viable formation in the Saskatchewan/Manitoba portion of the Williston Basin.
Largely due to his agricultural background, Gerry found the land business fascinating, and in 2013 decided to make a career change. He brought his upstream oil and gas experience to Synergy where he serves as the Brandon branch manager. Gerry is working towards his SR/WA designation through the IRWA, and is excited to be growing the Synergy brand in his home town.
Reach out to Gerry today to discuss how he and the Synergy team can support your projects now and in the future. firstname.lastname@example.org or 431.478.0321.
Paul Roberts, SR/WA
Paul joins Synergy to spearhead business development activities and manage all aspects of client services in the Ontario region. He is a proven leader with extensive experience in appraisal, negotiation and management in both the public and private sectors ranging from road widenings, emergency services and water reservoir sites to subways, light rail transit and rapid transit bus lanes. Paul also has a significant background in clean energy acquisitions for solar panel farms and wind turbines as well as oil and gas projects.
Paul is results-oriented and relies on his depth of knowledge and experience, as well as effective communication skills to achieve the outcomes clients expect.
Paul is a current member and past president of the IRWA Chapter 29, past president and current director of the Ontario Expropriation Association, past president and current member of the Ontario Association of Municipal Real Estate Administrators. Additionally he is a past designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Contact Paul at email@example.com or 416.550.9351 for your land services requirements.