Peter Goodman is the President and CEO of Solar Power Network (SPN) He founded the company in 2009 with a focus on distributed generation as the building block of the smart grid. SPN’s development pipeline has grown to 300MW, 32 million square feet of roof space, on 600 industrial buildings
Prior to founding SPN, Peter served as Chief Engineer at TELUS. The significant accomplishment of the build-out of over 1000 ground and rooftop cellular sites provided the unparalleled experience for SPN’s focus on rooftop PV deployments.
Before TELUS, Peter worked in senior engineering leadership roles at AT&T Canada and Bell Canada. In total, Peter’s career encompasses over 30 years of experience providing leadership direction in the strategic rollout of network infrastructure.
Peter received his Engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
Doug Urban is the Chief Technology Officer of SPN. He is responsible for technology and operations in Japan and Ontario. This role encompasses technology strategy, network planning, engineering, grid integration and operations.
Doug brings over 35 years of Canadian and International experience in Solar and Biogas Manufacturing, protection and control, system planning, design, construction and sales in the electricity industry. His previous roles include Managing Director of Hanwha Solar Canada, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of BEKON Energy Technologies USA, Global Director of Hatch Ltd., General Manager at Virelec Ltd. and Manta Test Services, and Director of Network Planning & Development at Hydro One.
Doug is accredited with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in the field of electrical engineering. He studied at the University of Toronto and McMaster University.
Doug Deeks is Chief Operating Officer for SPN Ontario, responsible for project management and construction.
Doug joined SPN in 2011 as Director of Sales Major Accounts and quickly progressed into more senior leadership roles including VP Program Management and Network Planning. He has led SPN through the development of our Ontario Feed-in Tariff 1 Program, building out our reliable solar sites with the highest power densities, the greatest efficiencies, under the shortest per-site cycle times in the market.
Doug’s career has spanned over 20 years encompassing many leadership and entrepreneurial roles. He founded, grew and operated several successful firms, providing project planning leadership to clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Rogers Communications, Tembec, and Corus Entertainment.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
Shannon is SPN’s Vice President Finance and Controller. She also has responsibility for leading the human resources function within the firm.
Shannon has over 25 years experience in finance, accounting and control, compliance, treasury and tax. She has led process improvement initiatives (incl. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and SunSystems) to manage reporting, contracts, risk, inventory billing and audit/compliance.
Having successfully fulfilled the role of VP Finance Controller in large public and private entrepreneurial organizations, Shannon is putting in place the right accounting disciplines across our Ontario and Japan businesses. She has developed the best of practices through her experience at NCESI – a Nissan susidiary, Teranet, Kensington Tours, AT&T Enterprises, Carlton Cards and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Shannon is a Chartered Accountant. She has her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University.