Nathan is a little obsessed with current affairs, geo-political events, and how they tie back to the energy industry. As a strategic business developer, this means he searches out big concepts and global changes and figures out how to adapt our business development strategy to align with a changing world.
He’s often involved in expanding services with existing clients or finding new ways to bring Stantec services to customers around the world. He was the proposal lead and study lead on the Bitumen Beyond Combustion project, a look into potential new uses for bitumen other than fuel (combustion). The project included the Alberta government, all major oil sands operators, the federal government, and a world-scale chemical company. The team involved four major business areas, and the project might open up a whole new market for oil-sands-derived products in the future.
When Nathan isn’t spearheading new technology development or leading projects that diversify our business, he’s probably doing something outdoors. He’s a registered Scouts Canada leader, and he thrives when hiking or camping in remote locations.