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Our Team

SHIFT Energy takes great pride in the talent, diversity, and professionalism of its team.  We have created a dynamic organization with professional engineers, information technology architects and developers, and e-business solutions specialists working side by side to create world-class solutions for energy efficiency management.

Our founders strongly believe in entrepreneurship as a core driver of economic activity in Atlantic Canada. This entrepreneurial spirit is combined with a passion for innovation, research & development, and technology commercialization to create a vibrant and challenging culture.

We truly want to make a difference in the world.  We are confident that our customers and our partners will sense this in their interactions with us.
Andrea Curry
VP of Product Management

Andrea has fifteen years of proven experience implementing solutions to clients' business problems in many different industries, including high tech, telecommunications, retail, transportation, manufacturing, government, healthcare and pharmaceutical. Before coming to SHIFT Energy, Andrea worked in reputed companies like Mariner, Symantec, Accenture and Workbrain in product, program and account management roles.

An environment lover and a proponent for healthy living, Andrea and her husband have a blog named Tales of Goodness where they share stories about their family's journey towards sustainability.
Arick Disilva, MBA
Director of Marketing & Communications

Arick has 8 plus years of international experience in retails, marketing, brand management and advertising in Asian, European and North American marketplaces. He has a BBA in Marketing and IT and an MBA in Innovation and Technology Management.

Arick's hobby is design and animation.
Brock Sansom
President & CEO

Prior to joining SHIFT, Brock was with Mariner Partners for several years as Vice President of Business Development, Sales, and Marketing for its IPTV Business unit. Before that, Brock held a series of challenging and exciting roles with NBTel and its affiliated companies; spanning a thirty-year era in what has been undoubtedly one of the most exciting and innovative periods in the telecom and new media industry.

Innovating for customers is a hallmark of Brock’s career, and with SHIFT he intends to continue with this reputation, rapidly developing customer solutions that fulfill and inspire, and working with customers to deliver new and lasting business value.
Charles Holleran, P.Eng., CEM, CMVP
Director of Engineering

Charlie Holleran is a Registered Engineer and a Certified Energy Engineer with over 15 years experience in hardware and software for embedded systems, power supplies, RF, and digital systems. Charlie has worked in Nuclear Power Generation, Space Programs, RF communications and Initiation of Explosives.

Charlie is a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.

Charlie enjoys swimming and biking with his two boys and coaching minor hockey.
Gary Ogden
Architect

Gary is an information systems professional with more than fourteen years of experience in the design and delivery of software architecture, database administration and SaaS solutions. He has contributed to and lead small and medium-sized teams working with a wide range of technologies in the Telecommunications, Finance, Automotive and Retail /Distribution industries, often in a consulting capacity.
Richard Cook
VP of Business Development

Richard is a dynamic and effective leader with over 30 years of successful experience developing technology organizations, procuring capital funding and managing internationally. He has been dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of enterprise software and technology companies in Canada, Germany, England, and the United States.