President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO, Rod is responsible for overall operations and management for Horizon North. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning from January to November 2014. Rod was a member of the Horizon North board of directors from 2007 to 2014, and served as Chairman of the Board from May 2012 to January 2014. From 2010 to 2012, Rod was the President and CEO of ZCL Composites Inc. Prior to his role at ZCL, he was co-founder and Managing Director of Northern Plains Capital Corporation, a Calgary-based private equity firm focused on investing in oilfield and energy industrial companies. From 1998 to 2004, Rod worked at Peters & Co. Limited in institutional sales, and with ARC Financial Corporation serving as Senior Vice President and Director. Rod holds an HBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a CFA and MBA (Ivey Scholar) from the University of Western Ontario. He sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Thompson Rivers University, has served on several public, private and not-for-profit boards, and is currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Business Council of Canada.