Jodie is an accomplished CEO, President, and Board member who has led business growth for various companies. She began her career with ICI Americas, a specialties chemicals company, working in engineering, sales and marketing roles. She joined SPI Holdings, a private-equity backed company, where as VP of Sales, Marketing & Technology, she grew enterprise value from $50 million to $200 million. Jodie earned her first President assignment at SPI Polyols (subsidiary of ABF, plc.), an underperforming food ingredients business losing millions of dollars annually. She successfully led a turnaround of the business, achieving a 20+% EBITDA margin. Her consistent ability to develop high-growth strategies led to appointments to the top roles at Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a biotech company, and Pinova Holdings, a specialty chemicals company based on renewable and sustainable resources. Jodie has worked in leadership roles with companies ranging from specialty chemicals, to food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients, to serviced-based businesses. Her experience as a board member has included service on the board of directors of Pinova Holdings, Inc., Getec Huanabara Quimica Industrial S/A (Brazil), and several other profit and non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the Board for GreenMantra Technologies. Jodie earned an MBA from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Delaware.
Domenic is a chemist specializing in catalysis and polymer chemistry, with several publications and patents in this area. In his role at Greenmantra, Domenic is focused on driving innovation and market growth for products, applications and new intellectual property. He joined GreenMantra® just after its inception in 2010 and led the development, scale up, and commercialization of the company’s patented thermo-catalytic process for the controlled depolymerisation of hard-to-recycle plastics. In 2016, Domenic was recognized with The Canadian Plastic Industry Association’s Young Leader Award, and along with his research partners, the R&D100 GreenTech Gold Award for advances in the continuous depolymerisation of waste plastics. Domenic earned a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Guelph, and post-graduate certification in Strategy & Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Martin has more than 25 years of experience in resource and manufacturing industries. Martin joined GreenMantra from a large, privately held diversified manufacturing company where he served as Vice President of Finance. In that role, he served on the senior team that doubled the size of the company in 5 years primarily through acquisitions. He previously was the Chief Financial Officer for Tornado Technologies Inc., a public company that produced oilfield equipment in Western Canada and eventually merged with Empire Industries Ltd. Earlier, he worked with a research organization in British Columbia, co-founded an environmental consulting firm, Tesera Systems Inc., and worked on economic and environmental development contracts in Russian. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Resource Management from the University of Victoria, and received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
Ryan has extensive experience in Operations Management & Human Resources in the beverage, recycling and automotive sectors. Ryan served in human resources roles at Ford Motor Company of Canada and Labatt Breweries of Canada. Ryan transitioned into operations at Labatt where he led several large teams in London, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia and was Canadian operations lead for the merger of three of the world’s largest breweries Ryan later joined a small, entrepreneurial bottled water company where he led both Operations and Human Resources. He spearheaded the opening of 2 new bottling plants in Canada, 3 new bottling plants in the US and started the a PET plastic recycling division for use in the company’s own production of water bottles – a North-American first. Ryan earned a master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a bachelor’s degree of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.
Carla has more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and general management experience in the specialty chemical industry. She has a proven track record of sustained value creation generated through the execution of comprehensive market growth strategies, the formulation of innovative product and market solutions, the optimization of supply and operations processes and the creation of high-performing teams. As the Vice President of Business Development at Pinova, Carla developed and executed growth platforms with elements including new markets, new products, market share expansion and strategic partnerships delivering 20% year on year growth. Carla brings direct market knowledge and business expertise on synthetic PE and PP waxes from years of leadership of the Epolene business at both Eastman Chemical Company and Westlake Chemical Corporation. Carla graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Global Executive MBA program at Duke University and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.
Jodie Morgan is an accomplished President, and Board member, who has led the growth of six separate entities, with strong experience in sustainable, renewable and green specialty chemicals. In Board of Director roles, she brings her experience as a Board Member with both a private equity and venture capital groups, in all cases active in strategy and M&A transactions. Jodie has considerable domestic and international experience, including Boards, JVs, and executive management. She is also active with The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Women Corporate Directors (WCD) a global organization for women directors. As a Board Director, Jodie has brought an ability to quickly grasp diverse industry dynamics, with companies ranging from specialty chemicals, to food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients, to serviced-based businesses. She has served on the Board of Pinova Holdings, Inc., Getec Huanabara Quimica Industrial S/A (Brazil), and currently the Executive Chair for GreenMantra (Canada), as well as several other profit and non-profit organizations. Jodie has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U of Delaware and an MBA from W. Chester University of PA.
Murray is an experienced startup CEO with a background in management consulting and finance. Most recently, he managed New York-based private equity group, RSL Investments (owned by the Estee Lauder family), where he was responsible for leading a global business acquisition strategy in the water sector. Murray has extensive international business development and licensing experience, including his role with Upstream, a world leader in mobile marketing solutions, where he built the global sales organization and led the expansion into new regions in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. As an entrepreneur, Murray founded and built two successful startups: an innovative in-building wireless provider, Spotnik Mobile, which he sold to TELUS; and evandtec (formerly EnviroTower), a well-known cleantech company in the water treatment sector. He raised over $25 million in early-stage capital for these ventures. Prior to this, he was a principal with the McKenna Group, a Silicon Valley-based management consulting group, where he developed and implemented growth strategies for large global technology companies and early-stage ventures.
Adam is the President of Celina Capital Corporation – a Toronto-based family office founded by Mr. Jacques Feldman following the sale of his interest in Cambridge Global Payments, a business he started with a partner in 1991, to FLEETCOR in 2017. Celina’s mandate includes direct investing in private operating companies. Adam spent a large portion of his career at Citibank Canada as a derivative specialist, corporate banker and then Business Head of its private bank, before working in family offices with interests in real estate, private equity and alternative investments. He is an experienced board member and holds an MBA and B.Sc. (Mech. Eng.) from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Shirley is a partner with Cycle Capital Management, a pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the clean-tech sector. With assets under management of $230 million, Cycle Capital invests in Quebec and northeastern North America. Cycle Capital has a special relationship with its strategic partners, notably Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cascades, Group M3, Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies, Aluminerie Alouette, and Hydro-Québec. Before joining Cycle, Shirley spent 6 years as Investment Director at the Investment Accelerator Fund, a fund focus on investing in seed and early stage companies based in Ontario. She has more than 10 years of experience advising early-stage companies and venture capital funds, focused on biotech, agricultural biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing and materials. She participated in the creation of a $40 million cross-border life sciences fund and the close of a Canadian-based $40 million ag-biotech fund. Shirley has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Waterloo, a master’s degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her ICD.d from the Rotman at the University of Toronto.
Marc Weiner has experience as an investor, entrepreneur and management consultant. He is Managing Partner at Westhaver Partners, a long term investment and ‘business building’ company. Previously, he worked at a growth capital fund focusing on industrial and technology companies, and at The Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Mumbai. Marc has also co-founded three technology companies. He has a bachelor’s degree of Commerce (Honours) and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Queen’s University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Don Wiseman is president of Tundra Companies, a Minnesota-based producer of advanced polymers and composites. He previously served as President at PolyOne Corporation – heading up their Performance Products & Solutions and as General Manager of the company’s Geon Performance Materials business. His career experience also includes business and operating leadership roles at Johns Manville, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Americhem, Michelman and Rohm & Haas.
GreenMantra Technologies is a privately held company. Our funding from inception to today has come in part from investment firms focused on startup ventures and clean technology.