Donovan Woollard

Principal & CEO, OPEN

Donovan’s work focuses on translating great sustainable business ideas into great sustainable businesses.  After starting in the non-profit sector, he has spent the last fifteen years working to launch, build, and scale businesses that strive to address critical climate, environmental, and social challenges.  In addition to OPEN, past and current experience includes:

  • Co-Director of RADIUS, a social innovation hub and venture incubator at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, where he is now an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Advisor
  • founding investor, board member, and team member of Persephone Brewing Company;
  • COO of Offsetters (Nature Bank), Canada’s leading carbon offset and carbon management firm; and
  • Board member for a range of entrepreneurial organizations.

He has also worked for Vancity, BC Hydro, and Ecotrust and worked the graveyard shift at a half-way house.

Donovan has a Master of Business Administration from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Community Economic Development, and an undergraduate degree (Hon.) in philosophy.

Team

Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, and business development.

With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.

OPEN Technologies grew out of the OPEN Green Building Society, a non-profit organization that has been developing open source software tools for the green building space since 2013. Today, OPEN Technologies and OPEN Green Building Society are affiliated organizations with a shared goal: to use data to shape a regenerative future for our cities.

Andrew Shopland

Software Developer

Christian Cianfrone

Principal & Director, OPEN
Executive Director, ZEBx

Daniel Eden

Product Design Lead

Dave Ramslie

Principal & Director, OPEN
VP of Sustainability, Concert Properties

Donovan Woollard

Principal & CEO, OPEN

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Principal & Director, OPEN
Principal, Recollective

Greg Sugiyama

Software Developer

Jeanine Longley

GRID Product Manager

Jenna McNeil

Product Manager

Julia Watson

Bookkeeper

Justin Belanger

Software Developer

Ryan McCuaig

Senior Advisor, Technology