Donovan Woollard

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

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.

Alex Hammel

Director of Technology

Andrew Shopland

GRID Visualization Lead

Bryan Luu

Software Developer

Carol Gomez

QA Analyst / Product Support

Christian Cianfrone

Co-founder and Director, OPEN
Director of Decarbonization, EllisDon

Daniel Eden

GRID Product Manager

Dave Ramslie

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Donovan Woollard

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Co-founder, OPEN
CEO, Quantified Citizen

Gaurav Vijayvargia

Senior Software Developer - Custom Projects

Gordon

Floor Manager

Julia Watson

Bookkeeper

Justin Belanger

Software Developer

Justine Wiklo

Business Development Coordinator

Paul Lucas

Senior Developer

Ryan McCuaig

Senior Advisor, Technology

Teresa Amiama

Sustainability Scholar

Theo Christiaanse

Manager of Custom Software Solutions