Jeff has +25 years of
international experience working in both large corporations and entrepreneurial
ventures. His roles in these organizations evolved from technical engineering
lead, commercial negotiator, corporate development director, Partner (new ventures),
VP business development, Chief Strategy Officer. He has strong financial
expertise (MBA) and practical problem solving skills through his hands-on
At Forte Group, Jeff was
a Partner with an incubator fund that assessed investments in early stage
companies and then provided the selected entrepreneurs with resources and
funding to support their development into a commercial enterprise.
While at Cambridge
Energy Research Associates (CERA), Mr. Collins led the E&P Strategies Group
and advised senior management and boards of large corporations on emerging
industry trends, potential disruptive technologies and changing global
As a leadership team
member (Corvus, Gran Tierra Energy, Penn West, Forte Group), he was responsible
for developing strategic plans, implementing risk mitigation programs and
evaluating major capital investment opportunities.
While serving as a
director and senior technical team lead (BP, Amoco, Suncor) he led business
development and project origination efforts for new facilities, pipelines, LNG
and power generation projects.
Mr. Collins completed
an Advanced Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth, holds a Bachelor of
Applied Science (Engineering) from Queen’s University and an MBA (Finance) from
the University of British Columbia.
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