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Meet Validere

We’re on a mission.

Validere is transforming the world’s largest supply chain to be commercially and environmentally efficient. We track each molecule from the ground through final delivery, providing a clear path to boost efficiency, improve margins, and lower carbon emissions.

Careers

Join a team whose potential matches yours.

With offices in Houston, Calgary, and Toronto, Validere was founded at Harvard and is backed by some of the world’s most notable investors to transform the industry that powers our world. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and brings unique talents to the table, but we’re all here for the same reason: to solve complex challenges and make a profound impact with some of the brightest and kindest people we know.

Leadership

Experts on a mission to transform the energy industry.

We’re scientists, industry veterans, AI experts, software developers – all on a mission to innovate Oil & Gas. Above all, we’re a team that cares deeply about solving real problems & helping people.

Nouman Ahmad

Co-Founder & CEO

An entrepreneur with a passion for solving complex problems, Nouman previously led operations for a successful Toronto fintech startup and worked in TD investment banking.

Dr. Ian Burgess

Co-Founder & President

With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard, Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American.

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Nicole Rogers

SVP, Sales

Nicole has almost 20 years of sales experience. She is an accomplished leader with diverse experience building teams focused on software subscription and digital technologies.

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Kayla Ball

SVP, Product

Kayla has spent her career bringing together the best of energy and tech industries to solve the world’s most critical problems. She brings 10+ years of product management experience.

Ben Tao

SVP, Marketing

Ben is a seasoned technology marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience. He has led enterprise technology marketing teams at IBM, Dell, Forcepoint, and Solarwinds.

Mark Le Dain

VP, Strategy

Mark has significant experience advising energy and infrastructure companies as an investment banker with Barclays, successfully completing over $18 billion of M&A and $5 billion of capital market transactions.

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Jana Shelford

VP, Talent & Culture

Jana has over 10 years of experience sourcing and managing human capital for high-powered teams. Before joining Validere she led talent at various technology and energy sector firms.

Jon DeCoste

VP, Product Quality Innovation

Jon has 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and has previously owned and operated a business consulting firm as well as a merger & acquisition startup.

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Jesse Shouldice

VP, Business Development

Jesse has spent the last 17 years in the energy industry. Prior to joining Validere, he worked at JP Morgan to rebuild their financial derivatives business in Canada.

Board of Directors

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Pierre Magnan

Chair

Pierre Magnan is the President of Parkland International. Prior to assuming this role, Pierre led Parkland’s Supply, Trading & Refining Business, the Corporate Development Team and the Legal Team.

Zach DeWitt

Director

Zach DeWitt is a Partner at Wing. Prior to Wing, Zach was CEO and co-founder of Drop, Inc., which built two award-winning iPhone apps before selling its technology and intellectual property to Snapchat in 2016.

Kyle Bethancourt

Director

Kyle Bethancourt is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sallyport Investments, LLC, (Sallyport) a private investment company that specializes in oilfield service, exploration and production, and pipeline transactions.

Dr. Joanna Aizenberg

Director

Joanna is the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. She has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards.

Dr. Ian Burgess

Director

With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard, Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American.

Nouman Ahmad

Director

An entrepreneur with a passion to solve complex problems, Nouman previously led operations for a successful Toronto fintech startup and worked in TD investment banking.

Advisors

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George Whitesides

Advisor

George is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University, and co-founded numerous companies including Genzyme, GelTex, and Theravance. In 2011, he received the highest Hirsch index rating of all living chemists.

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Doug Foshee

Advisor

Doug is the founder and owner of Sallyport Investments. He previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of El Paso Corporation, and chaired the board of directors of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch.