Mr. Gahn, was appointed as the president and chief executive officer of Just Energy on August 2, 2019 and was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Just Energy until June 2011. Mr. Gahn was appointed to the board on December 17, 2013. Mr. Gahn is also currently Chairman of Modern System Concepts, Inc., a Houston-based life-safety and security firm. Mr. Gahn has a long history in the deregulated energy industry having served on the Texas ERCOT board from 2005 to 2008 and having been involved in the sale of deregulated and regulated electricity and natural gas for 28 years. He was one of the founding shareholders and Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Texas L. P. which was purchased by Just Energy in 2007, and in that capacity was responsible for North American Wholesale energy supply operations and business developments.
Mr. Bell is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Founders Advantage Capital Corp. (a TSX Venture Exchange listed investment company) and serves as a Director of Paramount Resources Ltd. (a TSX listed energy company). Prior thereto, Mr. Bell was General Counsel for Olympia Financial Group Inc. (a TSX listed financial services company) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company (a nondeposit taking trust company), and had practiced securities and corporate commercial law as a partner at an international law firm until December 31, 2009. Mr. Bell has acted as legal counsel in connection with various commercial transactions as well as general securities and corporate finance matters. He serves on Paramount’s audit committee and is Chairman of Paramount’s compensation committee. Mr. Bell graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1999. He completed the Canadian Securities Course in January 2014 and the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers course in February 2014.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Horton is currently CEO of AR Horton Advisors. He also serves as an independent director for Neiman Marcus’ Mariposa Holdings, Travelport, Seadrill Partners, Arena Energy, and Chairman of NanoLumens. Also, he has served on the board of directors and committees of companies involved in turnarounds and restructuring matters. Mr. Horton has more than 25 years of energy and technology experience and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Energy Future Holdings and Senior Director of Corporate and Public Policy at TXU Energy. Mr. Horton holds a Masters of Professional Accounting and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas/Arlington and a BBA in Economics and Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.
Mr. Murray was President and CEO of Primus Green Energy. Mr. Murray was previously President of Avangard Innovative and Executive Director of Conway MacKenzie. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Direct Energy and President of Direct Energy Residential, where he led the successful turnaround of the largest deregulated energy company in North America. Mr. Murray has successfully executed 7 turnarounds in the last 15 years in industries ranging from retail energy to steel to chemicals to upstream and recycling. Mr. Murray holds a first-class honors degree in Chemistry from Edinburgh University
Dallas H. Ross
General Partner and Founder - Kinetic Capital Partners
Mr. Ross is a General Partner and Founder of Kinetic Capital Partners in Vancouver, BC whose equity capital and strategic attention is focused on controlling positions in several private companies in the United States with substantial value creation underway. Mr. Ross is Chair or Senior Director of those private companies. Mr. Ross currently also serves on public company boards: he is Chair of Rogers Sugar; Director of Westshore Terminals; and a Director of Canfor Corporation. Previously he was a Director of Catalyst Paper and was brought in to assist with its financial restructuring as Chair of its Strategic Alternatives Committee; and previously was a Director of Futureshop.com. Mr. Ross was on the Board, and was the Chair of the Campus Task Force and was on the Executive Committee of Crofton House School during its substantial campus rebuild. Prior to Kinetic Capital Partners, Mr. Ross was Managing Director Investment Banking in Vancouver and Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions in Toronto with ScotiaMcLeod. Before that Mr. Ross had qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Schaefer has over three decades of experience as an executive, private equity partner and Board member in the financial services and energy industries. Mr. Schaefer currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Element Markets, LLC, HB2Inc., GenOn Holdings, and TexGen Power, LLC, where he is Chair of the board. Mr. Schaefer retired as a Partner from Riverstone Holdings in August 2015. While at Riverstone, he served on two of its investment committees and was primarily responsible for conventional power and renewable energy investments. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Schaefer was a Managing Director with Huron Consulting Group, where he founded and headed its Energy Practice with a focus on restructuring. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Schaefer was Managing Director and Vice President with Duke Energy North America. Mr. Schaefer is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his B.S., magna cum laude, in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University in 1987.
Ms. Zlotnik was the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of StarTex Power, until its sale to Constellation Energy in 2011, and earlier she was co-founder, President, Principal Accounting Officer and a member of the Board of Gexa Energy. Ms. Zlotnik also served on the Board of Crius Energy, one of the largest independent energy retailers in the United States. Zlotnik currently chairs the Business Advisory Board at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, is on the Executive Committee of the Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation and the advisory boards of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) and its emPOWERing Women Program. She was an elected member of the Texas ERCOT board, served as a Board Member of TEXALTEL, the association of Texas telecommunication providers, and was a co-founder and Board Member of Texas Energy Association of Marketers (TEAM). Ms. Zlotnik is the 2018 recipient of the GCPA Pat Wood Power Star, in recognition of her significant contributions towards the advancement of competitive energy markets in Texas, the inaugural recipient of the GCPA empowerment Award and was inducted into the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Ms. Zlotnik earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.