Who We Are

About EarthRenew

EarthRenew’s mission is to transform agriculture and build a profitable and sustainable future for people and the planet. Based at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, we help advance regenerative agriculture practices knowing that these commodities are integral to our business and to the well-being of the communities in which we operate.

Our Past, Present, & Future

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 adventure 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 has 34 years of experience with 25 years 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 has over 25 years of experience in the energy and agriculture sectors, with senior leadership roles in sustainable nutrient and renewable technology development, energy portfolio development, operations, and asset management. Gerard is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Neil Wiens

CTO, Director

Neil Weins is a serial entrepreneur with a career spanning over 20 years. His real area of interest is 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.

Our Board of Directors

Chris Best

Director

Mr. Best is an independent energy-consultant in Alberta. He has over 20 years of experience in the Alberta electricity industry, holding a variety of positions in integrated oil and gas companies, pipelines, utilities, energy marketers, and independent power producers and has represented organizations in stakeholder consultations, industry working groups and trade associations. He has experience in accounting, credit, counterparty risk, environmental policy, forecasting, marketing, business development, trading and operations groups. Mr. Best holds a B.Comm in Finance from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Management, Haskayne School of Business.

 

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.

Catherine Stretch

Director

Catherine Stretch is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Troilus Gold Corp. She has 20 years of experience in capital markets with a particular focus on the formation, development and operation of resource companies and was previously a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a Canadian investment firm which had $1 billion in assets under management. Ms. Stretch has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Western University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Neil Wiens

CTO, Director

Neil Weins is a serial entrepreneur with a career spanning over 20 years. His real area of interest is 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.

A Clear Path to Growth

Learn how EarthRenew is positioned to meet the increased demand for regenerative fertilizer & improve soil health.