About project canary

It’s time companies put real data behind their Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) reports.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Romer

Chris Romer is responsible for strategic management, business development, regulatory policy, and capital formation. He spent 24 years developing energy infrastructure and public-private partnerships with investment banks, including JPMorgan & Citibank, and was a leader in energy policy as a Colorado State Senator from 2006 – 2010. 

Chris is also a co-founder and senior advisor at Guild Education, Denver’s fastest-growing SAAS startup, where he has helped Fortune 500 companies partner with top universities to offer education as a benefit to increase employee satisfaction and retention. His background in energy, education, policymaking, B-Corp capital formation, and entrepreneurship is instrumental in achieving Project Canary’s mission-driven growth goals and customer service objectives. His passion is developing balanced energy policies to facilitate sustainable economic growth because there is no planet B. 

Chris holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Executive Chairman of IES

Jory Caulkins

Mr. Caulkins is the Executive Chairman of International Environmental Standards Corp. (IES), a double bottom line B-Corp that provides differentiated oil and gas production through a combination of certification, verified attributes, and continuous GHG emissions monitoring. We are a platform for environmental data collection, management, operationalization, and benefits that can be utilized by both hydrocarbon producers and consumers.

Mr. Caulkins is an entrepreneur and investor with a background in business strategy, growth and finance. He is also the founder of Enduring Companies, a holding company focused on buying and building small businesses over the long term. He serves on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards, including IES, Enduring, GridHawk, and Kimmeridge (a $2.75B private equity fund focused on the energy sector). Prior to founding IES, he was directly and indirectly involved in building and growing multiple companies which addressed major problems across a spectrum of industries. He worked for Bain Capital as an investment professional in their flagship North American Private Equity group, Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group, and was the Founder and CEO of Nexodex.

Mr. Caulkins received a BS in Biology (Genetics) from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was the valedictorian for BS recipients. He received an MBA from Stanford University. He lives with his wife and son in Texas, is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid fly-fisherman.

Chief Operating Officer

William Foiles

Will Foiles is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including supply chain management, field monitoring systems, new product development, growth strategy, partnership building, financial modeling, clean gas market development, operations, and long-term data projects. He plays a key role in coordinating company resources to fulfill the Project Canary brand promise and ensure customer success as the company grows.  His background in energy finance and work developing data acquisition technologies is vital to Canary’s long-term technology goals.

Will holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, an MS in Finance from Villanova’s School of Business, and an BBA in Real Estate from University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

President

Dr. Anna Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott is a mathematician, data, and atmospheric scientist who has built environmental sensor networks around the world. She received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Yan Azdoud, Ph.D.

Dr. Azdoud is a mechanical engineer and a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure, France. He is an expert in materials simulation, hardware, & design.

Advisory Board

Lord John Browne

Lord John Browne joined BP in 1966 as a university apprentice, between 1969 and 1983 had a variety of exploration and production posts in North America and the UK, and in 1984 became Group Treasurer and Chief Executive of BP Finance International. He served as BP Group Chief Executive for 12 years and retired from that role in 2007. He was voted Most Admired CEO by Management Today, a United Kingdom business publication, every year between 1999 and 2002. He has also held board positions with a wealth of corporations and other organizations.

Pier LaFarge

Pier is an experienced entrepreneur and changemaker. He is the co-founder and CEO of Sparkfund, a platform to enable leading brands to deliver on their behind-the-meter strategies, capture new revenue from customers and do so with a cohesive customer experience. Sparkfund’s mission is to combat climate change through healthier buildings. He serves as a Trustee at The Nature Conservancy’s Maryland and DC chapter. Previously, while at ICF International, he co-founded a service offering focused on energy efficiency finance strategy. Pier also has experience in financial analysis, working on a major evaluation of loan financing modalities employed by the World Bank under its Climate Investment Fund program. In 2010, he founded Race to Replace, a statewide clean energy focused voter registration campaign in Vermont in partnership with League of Conservation Voters.

Dr. Kenneth H. Carlson, Ph.D

Dr. Kenneth Carlson is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University with over 25 years of experience addressing water and wastewater related issues. He is director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability (CEWS) and in this role directs research related to optimizing the synergies between water and energy. Current projects include reducing the cost of produced water recycle treatment technologies, real-time ground water monitoring in oil and gas fields, and GIS-based Decision Support Tool development for managing water and wastewater in spatially diverse oil and gas operations. In addition, the CEWS is conducting research on using treated produced water for agricultural irrigation, a project that is using produced water with different levels of treatment to grow biofuel crops and analyzing impacts to soil, crop productivity and plant tissue chemical uptake. Additional CEWS research includes developing climate change adaptation strategies for military installations around the world. He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado — Boulder.

Dan Kelly

Mr. Kelly has 35+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on the development of energy assets throughout the western United States. Dan spent 13 years in various capacities with Noble Energy, Inc., including the Vice President of Strategy and Planning. Mr. Kelly was also a Director for SRC Energy prior to their merger with PDC Energy, which is based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Kelly received his Bsc. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

 

Staff

Vice President of Engineering

Dr. Chris Kelley, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelley is an environmental engineer who designed the world’s most downloaded water quality monitor. Dr. Kelley received his PhD from Johns Hopkins.

Vice President of Growth & Policy

Brian Miller

Brian Miller is responsible for building revenue growth, including business development, solution design, project management and customer success. He plays a lead role in assisting customers develop comprehensive solutions to achieve their business and environmental  objectives, including the establishment of Project Canary as an expert resource for enhanced environmental performance.

Brian holds an MBA, Business Administration and Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS, Double major in Political Science and Communications from James Madison University.

Vice President, Operations & Finance

Caroline Dunn

Caroline Dunn is responsible for managing operations, business development, and internal finance. She ensures coordination among the company’s core functions to meet customer needs and fulfill Project Canary’s mission.

She spent her early career with ExxonMobil as an engineer implementing downstream projects, transitioning to leading structured finance transactions with NY Green Bank to invest in projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Caroline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Controller

Tammy Sciortino

Tammy is the Controller of International Environmental Standards Inc. and Project Canary Inc. A native Coloradan entrepreneur, Tammy has founded and co-founded several companies including those in technology, manufacturing, distribution, architectural and interior design services to include management of multiple properties.

Tammy most recently sold comCables, a network infrastructure manufacturer and low voltage distributor co-founded in 1999, to The Audax Group, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tammy is the founder and CEO of Sciortino Interiors.  Tammy was a former board member and auditor for a Home Owners Association.

While Tammy is passionate about her business endeavors, her other life interests include serving others, cooking, reading and travelling.

Lead Software Developer

Nathan Eichenlaub

Nathan Eichenlaub is the Lead Software Engineer at Project Canary, responsible for design, architecture, development, and maintenance of all of the company’s software, data acquisition and analytics systems.

He brings more than 10 years of experience working as a software and electrical engineer in the oil & gas, utility and transportation industries, specializing in data visualization and analytics, SCADA system design, and cloud architecture.

Nathan holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.  

Certification Project Engineer

Josh Zier

 Josh is a graduate of Montana Tech with over 11 years in the Oil and Gas industry.  HIs career experience centers around drilling activities and project management.  Josh is an avid outdoorsman, with a special affinity for hunting and mountain biking.

Senior Environmental Field Technician

Jason Clark

Jason Clark is responsible for the installation and maintenance of operational devices, communication with customer field staff, improving data platform functionality, maintaining midpoint inventory locations, hardware assembly and management of field technicians.

Jason brings over nine years of oilfield experience working with CalFrac Well Services and two other local oilfield service companies.  Jason’s knowledge of energy field operations and crew management expertise are vital to ensuring functioning devices over a wide area.

Senior Manager Growth & Policy

Charlie Losche

Charlie Losche is responsible for establishing and leading Project Canary’s Customer Success strategy, as well as developing field operations.

Prior to joing Project Canary, Charlie served the Colorado Governor’s office lead transition staffer focused on economic development and workforce. In this role, Charlie coordinated the selection of the Executive Directors for Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment, and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Charlie holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Our story

Independent. Empirical. Affordable. Actionable

Increasingly, investors, regulators and communities are expecting companies to do more to mitigate their impact on climate change. Emissions of methane and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are under heavy scrutiny, since methane is 84 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

Leading oil and gas producers and utilities need independent data to demonstrate their work to mitigate emissions and reduce the impact of energy development on climate change. Until now, most environmental reporting was based on estimates instead of actual, real-time trusted data.

With so much at stake, estimates are not good enough. Project Canary’s environmental reporting solutions benefit companies by providing them with opportunities to capitalize on new markets for natural gas, generate operational efficiencies, decrease the cost of capital and attract increasingly wary investors.

We are a mission-driven B-Corp dedicated to solving climate change, and we’ll give companies the trusted data they need to join us on our mission.

Certified B-Corp

More than just another energy tech company

We are a certified B-Corp, in fitting with our mission to help solve climate change.

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. B-Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. We believe it is possible to create a profitable, self-sustaining business that also does good.

As a B-Corp, we hold ourselves accountable to the Double Bottom Line (2BL) concept. We measure our performance to both the traditional financial bottom line and our positive impact on the environment and community, or second bottom line. Balancing these priorities ensures a sustainable business that does well by doing good.

Project Canary’s commitment to the Double Bottom Line makes us a trusted provider of reliable and objective environmental data.

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