Darren SmartSenior Vice President, Energy Transition and Corporate Development
Mr. Smart leads Parkland’s Corporate Development and Energy Transition activities. In this role, Mr. Smart leads Parkland’s extensive acquisition activity which underpins the company’s expansion and growth. Mr. Smart also ensures we leverage our existing business to capture new, accretive opportunities to decarbonize the markets we serve and leads Parkland’s electric vehicle charging strategy.
Mr. Smart joined Parkland as Director, Corporate Development in 2014 and has served in a variety of senior leadership positions including, interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Development. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Smart was a Portfolio Manager at Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he sourced, evaluated, and managed energy related investments.
Mr. Smart has served as a director of several private companies, has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and graduated with distinction from a Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.