Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

From innovative minds to extensive industry experience and expertise, our leadership team is comprised of:

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    Rebecca MacDonald

    Executive Chair

  • Rebecca MacDonald is Executive Chairman of the Board of Just Energy Group Inc. Ms. MacDonald was the principal founder of Just Energy and has been a director since 2001. She has been engaged in the deregulation of natural gas for over 20 years. Before forming Just Energy in 1997 she was the President of EMI, another gas marketing company. She became an officer of Just Energy in January 2000 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer. For the past four years she has been Just Energy’s Executive Chair. She is a past director of the Canadian Arthritic Foundation and is actively involved in a number of other charities. She founded the recently opened Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis research at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Profit Magazine. She was also named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2003. On April 3, 2009 she received the International Horatio Alger Award — Canada.
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    James Lewis

    President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

  • James Lewis is President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. He was appointed to his current role in April 2014 and previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Eastern U.S. Prior to this, Mr. Lewis was Senior Vice President for North American Operations for Just Energy.
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    Deb Merril

    President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

  • Deborah Merril was appointed to her current role of President and Co-Chief Executive Officer in April 2014, and prior to this held the position of Executive Vice-President, Commercial Sales and Senior Vice-President, Commercial Sales and Marketing. Before April 2010, Ms. Merril was Vice-President of Just Energy Texas LP.
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    Patrick McCullough

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Patrick McCullough was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. in August 2014. Prior to this, Mr. McCullough was Chief Executive Officer at Amonix, a California-based designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems. He had served as CFO of Amonix since May 2010. Prior to that, he was CFO at IMI Severe Service from May 2007, Division CFO for Johns Manville (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) from April 2005, and various roles with Ford Motor Company culminating as Deputy General Manager and CFO of a $1+ billion joint venture in Shanghai, China.
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    Jonah Davids

    Executive Vice President and General Counsel

  • Jonah Davids joined the company in December 2007 and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to this, Mr. Davids held the position of Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory and General Counsel. Before joining Just Energy, Mr. Davids practiced corporate and commercial law at McMillan LLP.
  • James Pickren

    Chief Operating Officer

  • James Pickren is the Chief Operating Officer for Just Energy Group, Inc. As such, Mr. Pickren has responsibility for JE’s North American residential business. He joined the company in Feb of 2017 as the Chief Strategy Officer and a Senior Vice President and retains those responsibilities in addition to the COO role. Mr. Pickren also oversees companywide product management responsibilities including strategic partnerships, early stage developmental businesses, and strategic M&A. Prior to this, Mr. Pickren was a principle and served as the Chief Executive Officer at Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty fastener hardware, since September of 2012. Previously, Mr. Pickren was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a $250M portfolio company of a NY based, Private Equity firm.
    Prior to that, he served in multiple commercial and P&L positions within The Weir Group and IMI, PLC. At Weir, Mr. Pickren served as the Divisional Sales Director for the flow control business focused on power generation markets. At IMI, he was most recently the President of IMI Nuclear from August 2007 to September 2011 wherein Mr. Pickren oversaw the global nuclear business, serving the fuel cycle, civil electricity generation, and nuclear marine markets.
  • Krishnan Kasiviswanathan

    Chief Commercial Officer

  • Krishnan Kasiviswanathan joined Just Energy in July 2014 as Chief Risk Officer before moving into the role of Senior Vice President of Supply in June 2015. In November 2017, Krishnan was appointed Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to Just Energy, he held leadership roles at NRG Energy including Chief Risk Officer and Vice President of Commercial Operations. Krishnan started his energy career at Select Energy, the unregulated subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Morgan Smith

    Chief Sales Officer

  • Morgan Smith is Chief Sales Officer of Just Energy Group, Inc. He is a strategic sales leader with experience in building high performing sales teams in all aspects of the energy sector. Morgan leads the Sales and Marketing teams to develop sales initiatives and strategies that can tie our presence together in an engaging manner for our customers.

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