Executive Leadership Team
Chris Ginther, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Ginther joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2022 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
As Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Commercial Management at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Ginther brings a wealth of knowledge in business strategy, development, commercial structuring, and commercial positioning to Laurentis.
He began his legal career at Torys LLP in Toronto, served as Vice President and General Counsel at BCE/Bell and Chief Legal Officer at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, before joining OPG in 2012.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, a degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Master of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall.
Jason Van Wart, President
Jason Van Wart joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2017 as Vice President, and, in 2022, was appointed to President.
Van Wart has been instrumental to Laurentis’s growth, both in revenue and staff, expanding its operations internationally to include clients in Romania and New Brunswick.
Since 2018, Jason has worked to position the company as a key supplier in global isotope markets including a partnership with BWXT to supply Molybedenum-99. In early 2020, Jason was the lead negotiator for Laurentis’s inaugural collective bargaining agreement with the Power Worker’s Union.
Jason also holds title as SVP of Nuclear Sustainability at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Prior to this, Jason held the position of Vice President for OPG's Inspection and Reactor Innovation (IRI) Division. With more than 450 staff and an annual operating budget of $150M, IRI is responsible for safely executing the specialized inspection and maintenance programs at OPG’s power generating facilities. He began his career at OPG in 2001 and has worked in progressively senior positions with Nuclear Engineering, Finance, Inspection and Maintenance.
Hailing from Atlantic Canada, Jason is a professional engineer who completed both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. In 2014, Jason achieved Dean’s List standing while completing his MBA at the Rotman School of Management.
Lindsay Greenland, Vice President of Technical Services and Projects
Lindsay Greenland joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2022 as Vice President, Technical Services and Operations.
With over 20 years in the nuclear industry, Lindsay is recognized as an innovative leader with experience in megaproject management, nuclear operations, business development, labour relations, strategic workforce planning, and engineering.
Prior to joining Laurentis, Lindsay held various senior positions at Ontario Power Generation including Director of Strategic Workforce Planning and Director of Project Services in the Enterprise Project Management Organization. Lindsay is passionate about the advancement of clean-energy globally and is committed to developing its next generation of diverse leaders.
Lindsay holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University.
Laura Van Soelen, Senior Director of Corporate Services
Laura joined Laurentis in 2022 as Senior Director of Corporate Services after spending 13 years practicing law for the international law firm, Gowling WLG. Laura began her legal career in 2008, first practicing commercial litigation with a focus on defence-side class action work. In 2010, Laura joined a team litigating a dispute over a major nuclear refurbishment project, which initiated her interest in nuclear energy.
In 2015, Laura transitioned her legal practice to focus specifically on energy matters. Before joining Laurentis, as a partner in Gowling WLG's Energy Group, Laura gained expertise in energy regulation, commercial contracting, and dispute resolution. Her clients included power producers in the conventional and nuclear sectors, distributors, retailers, and industrial energy consumers. Laura represented clients on applications and in compliance proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
Laura previously supported Laurentis's predecessor, Canadian Nuclear Partners, while on secondment from Gowling WLG to Ontario Power Generation's Law Department.
Bradley Greenland, Director of SMR Business Development and Operations
Brad joined Laurentis in 2022 as the Director of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Business Development and Operations, leading the team tasked with establishing a business line for the newly developing national and international SMR market.
Previously, Brad was the Senior Manager of Technology Development at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and led a $50M+ annual sub-portfolio as part of Nuclear Projects. He also actively participated in driving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives at OPG.
Prior to joining OPG in 2015, Brad spent 12 years in the aerospace industry leading new aircraft development projects with a variety of international customers.
Brad lives in Whitby, Ontario with his wife and two teenage daughters and is an active member of his community, serving on the board of the Lakeridge Health Foundation.
Jennifer Quirt, Director of Commercial Projects
Jennifer joined Laurentis as Director of Projects in 2020. Since joining OPG in 2003, she sought out varied experiences, including roles in engineering, fuel handling, root-cause evaluations, and performance improvement.
Previously, Jennifer was the Director of Operations Support within OPG’s Nuclear Waste Management division. In this role, she had oversight of work management, governance, human performance, Indigenous relations, and regulatory interface. She has also actively participated in culture-change initiatives to reduce bureaucracy and promote leadership development.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics and Society from McMaster University. Outside of work, Jennifer is the mom of two school-aged boys, the step-mom of two young adults, and keeps active through running and cycling.
Keith Skrepnek, Director of Business Infrastructure Services
Keith joined Laurentis in 2019 supporting a number of initiatives intended to prepare the organization for operational independence. Keith oversees the strategy, program implementation and management of Laurentis’s Business Infrastructure Services, including HR/LR, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Information Technology and Communications.
Prior to joining Laurentis, Keith served Ontario Power Generation as Director of Facilities & Projects leading an operations team across the Province. In that time, he initiated a broad operations review, lead the development of an organizational Mission, Vision and Strategy, introduced an organizational redesign and several transformational initiatives designed to re-position the team for future success.
On the personal front, Keith lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife of 24 years, two adult (student) children and 3 dogs. Keith’s family loves the outdoors and keeping active.
Keith is a huge believer in personal development – he is currently working on his MBA, and also serves as a lecturer with Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education.
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