Meet the people behind our growth

Keith Driver

CEO, Director

Keith Driver has served in leadership positions in several environmental technology companies over the past 15 years. His experience includes senior marketing, technical and management roles, focused on emerging products or technologies. Many of these opportunities have focused on processing organic feedstocks and marketing the end-products, such as compost and biochar. Keith holds two degrees in engineering and an MBA, and serves as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.

Kerri McGovern

COO

As COO at EarthRenew, Kerri McGovern is in charge of driving marketing, business partnerships, client acquisition and day-to-day operations. Kerri is an accomplished executive with deep expertise in the start-up sector. Known as an exceptional leader, team builder and mentor, Kerri draws from her strong track record of leadership roles in emerging technology venture financing. Kerri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta as well as an MBA from the University of Victoria. She is an Alberta native currently living in Calgary with her husband and their two children.

Shawn McMillan

CFO

Shawn brings a wealth of hands-on experience growing and turning around companies to maximize their value to shareholders. He previously served as CFO of private entities that had revenues ranging from $3M to $400M+. Prior to those he held senior financial positions with publicly traded entities. Mr. McMillian is a CPA, CA with over 18 years’ experience and holds a BComm from University of Alberta.

Kevin Erickson

EVP, Facilities & Operations

Kevin is co-founder of Replenish Nutrients Ltd. and EVP of Facilities and Operations. With 34 years of experience – 25 of which in senior management roles – in fertilizer research, product development and logistics in the agriculture industry. Kevin’s role in fertilizer research and development include fertilizer interactions with multiple crops, product development and certification of products for the organic and regenerative agriculture industries. Kevin holds a PMP designation along with a Diploma in Agronomy.

Gerard Philpott

EVP, Corp. Development

Gerard is a co-founder of Replenish Nutrients Ltd., responsible for opportunity identification, strategic growth and execution. Gerard has a track record of emerging agriculture and low carbon energy initiative growth through greenfield development, mergers, acquisitions and project execution. Gerard’s senior leadership roles span governance, strategic planning, business development, asset management, operations and engineering across the agriculture, power, pipeline, oil and gas sectors. Gerard is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration.

Neil Wiens

CTO, Director

Neil has been a serial entrepreneur over the past 20 years. As co-founder of Replenish Nutrients Ltd., Neil has focused on nutrient recovery from waste products throughout Western Canada and transforming them into useable agricultural nutrients. Neil spent many years serving on the Recycling Council of Alberta and the Compost Council of Canada. .Neil has created a variety of “nutrimental” fertilizer products ranging from the Biosul to the current line of Replenish macro-and micro-nutrients. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.