Tom Heintzman brings a distinguished record of service to environmental causes along with proven executive leadership experience to his role as co-founder of Bullfrog Power Inc. Prior to co-founding Bullfrog Power with Greg Kiessling in 2004, Tom spent more than 13 years in the private and NGO sectors, most recently with Zenon Environmental where he led their global M&A initiatives as director of corporate development. Earlier in his career, as Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, Tom provided consulting services to many of the world's largest corporations in the energy, manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications sectors. From 1996 to 1998, Tom was instrumental in establishing the Ecojustice Canada's (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) Ontario office, where he led several precedent-setting litigation, public advocacy and lobbying campaigns associated with the environmental consequences of the oil refining, mining, forestry, fishing and automobile industries. Tom began his career practicing law with Goodmans, a leading Canadian law firm.
Tom has volunteered with a number of children's health and environmental organizations. For more than a decade, Tom was an active member of the Camp Oochigeas community, a children's cancer camp in Ontario. He served on the board of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund from 1999 through 2004, and provided pro-bono consulting services to the Nature Conservancy of Canada during his tenure at McKinsey.
In 2008, Tom was pleased to accept the "Leader of the Year" award from the Ontario Energy Association on behalf of Bullfrog's residential and commercial customers.
Greg Kiessling is President of Up Capital Ltd. a private investment firm, and the founding investor in Bullfrog Power. Up Capital focuses on helping early stage companies whose products and services will lead to increased prosperity while reducing environmental impacts. Earlier in his career, Greg was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sitraka, which was Canada's largest self-financed software company when it was purchased in 2002. Sitraka was recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies six times and was also named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Greg serves on the board of the ground-breaking Regent Park Community Health Centre's Pathways to Education program.
In October 2012, Greg received WWF-Canada's Leader for Conservation Award for "exemplifying philanthropy in its broadest sense, through a transformative investment of talent, wisdom, and effort to the preservation and protection of our natural world."
Greg Kiessling: A profile by The Globe and Mail.