Ryan was recently named “Smartpreneur of the Year” at the Powering Prosperity Awards, an honour that recognizes exceptional entrepreneurial leadership and vision in the field of sustainable energy.
Ryan is the President & CEO of Blackstone Energy Services, an energy management firm that serves to deliver purposeful change for its clients by “creating good energy”, guiding large businesses, municipalities and hospitals on their journey to net-zero consumption.
With a passion for pioneering creative solutions for energy efficiency, renewable generation and carbon management, Blackstone navigates clients through a complex energy landscape to ensure they succeed in the new sustainability economy. It’s all part of a bigger vision of environmentally responsible energy consumption, one that’s good for the planet and good for clients’ bottom lines.
Over the past 20 years, Ryan has demonstrated a track record of success, having bought and sold several start-up companies in the energy space. Since 2003, he has grown Blackstone Energy tenfold from its original size and established it as an industry leader, managing energy portfolios for a diverse range of companies across North America and the Caribbean from its company headquarters in Toronto.
Ryan is highly active within the energy community, sitting on the IESO’s Information Technology Standing Committee, the Energy Services Association of Canada, TransCanada’s Tolls Task Force, the Union Gas Marketer Council and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Energy Committee. He also sits on the board for SusGlobal Energy and is a member of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society, the Ontario Energy Association, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and the Toronto Board of Trade.
Ryan is an active member of the Conference of the Parties; after attending the UN’s COP21 climate change conference in Paris in 2015, he was invited to participate as a member of the Canadian delegation at COP22 in Marrakech the following year. Following this appointment, he joined the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and has been a member of the Abundance 360 group since 2016.
Ryan was recently named to the Innovation Board of XPRIZE, and he also was named “Smartpreneur of the Year” at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association's Powering Prosperity Awards, an honour that recognizes exceptional entrepreneurial leadership and vision in the field of sustainable energy.
Blackstone was recently named a winner of the 2018 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses.
Ryan is also a member of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, the St. John’s Kilmarnock School Alumni Task Force, and sits on the Advisory Board of 7D Surgical Inc.
In addition to an active family life with his wife and three daughters, Ryan is the Chairman of The Concerned Kids anti-bullying charity in Toronto.
|Meet the rest of our Executive Team|
|Peter Stratakos - Vice President, Advisory & Client Services|
|David Alicandri - Vice President, Operations & Commodities|
|Tim Schneider - Vice President, Energy Solutions|
|Darlene Remlinger - Vice President, Communications|
|Steve Clarke - VP, Finance|
|Grant McArthur - Vice President, Renewables|
|Gord Ellis - Chief Data Scientist
Blackstone is an energy management company that serves to deliver purposeful change for its clients by guiding large businesses, municipalities and hospitals on their journey to net-zero consumption.
Since 2003, we have been helping our clients save, sustain and thrive by developing custom energy management solutions for efficiency and cost improvement, renewable generation and carbon offsetting.
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