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Mark joined Cenovus Energy (TSE:CVE) as an advisor within the company’s corporate venture fund in early 2012. Within his role at Cenovus, Mark works closely in scouting new investment opportunities in addition to working with existing portfolio companies and internal operations on assisting with technology transfer. Most recently, Mark worked in the Clean Technology and Utilities Investment Banking Division at CIBC World Markets, where he evaluated merger and acquisition candidates, and assisted in a private placement in the advanced biofuels sector.
Mark began his career at Enbridge Inc., where he worked with the Power Generation Business Development team. While at Enbridge, Mark participated in over $1.1 B in acquisitions—most notably the $420 MM acquisition of the 80 MW Sarnia Solar Facility from First Solar. Mark is a graduate of the energy management at the University of Calgary (UofC) and was inducted into the Order of the UofC, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the Calgary community. Mark was also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award recipients, the Inaugural Future Alumni Award, and selected as one of the Top 20 Compelling Calgarians to watch in 2012 by the Calgary Herald. While at the UofC, Mark founded and was president of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Environment and Economy Students Association for four years and the project chair for Alberta’s entry into the highly collaborative U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. Mark recently joined as a director on the UofC Alumni Association Board of Directors.