SPAN is a dynamic consulting company located in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Alberta specializing in the design and implementation of Pipeline Safety Management Systems, Operational Management Systems, Assurance Programs and Program Implementation.
Our team of experienced consultants are specialists, with a broad array of capabilities and competencies and decades of experience related to auditing and assurance, management systems, assessments, process improvement, project & change management and business performance management, among others. We pride ourselves on our fresh and strong culture focused on delivering value using the right approach and methods to exceed your expectations.
As a differentiator from other consulting-only firms, SPAN has invested in the development of a software-as-a-service platform, called Octane, which increases employee engagement and strengthens the quality management processes of our customer’s management systems and programs by enabling assessments, gap and action management in a simple, integrated, and intuitive way. Octane demonstrates its value by supporting the successful implementation of management systems and programs and by significantly increasing implementation efficiency and success.
20 years of experience in designing, implementing and auditing management systems in large enterprises. Alex has led the technical design of multiple large scale OMS implementations, and has strength in simplifying complex business environments into simple, practical OMS frameworks. He is also a certified Management Systems auditor. Sectors include Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities & Municipalities.
20 years of experience in the program/project management and management consulting fields, specializing in designing & executing large scale programs with challenging change management and culture aspects. Scott has led multiple large scale OMS implementations and has structured high performance service teams to sustain management systems. Sectors include Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecom, Information Technology and Utilities.
Over 10 years experience as a business development professional. Randell has significant experience in working with clients to understand and set expectations; ask proactive questions; develop appropriate service strategies; and gain trust through execution and delivery of service and solutions. Randell’s client relationships are built on integrity, trust, and the highest standard of business ethics. Sectors include Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Mining, and Technology.
10 years of project experience in the Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical industries, with a focus on continuous improvement, operational discipline and management system implementation. Operational Management System (OMS) Project Manager with successful program implementation encompassing corporate and field-based stakeholder groups. Accomplished professional with a track record of delivering results, meeting deadlines and achieving corporate goals in dynamic, competitive, environments through sustained self-motivation and leadership.
10 years experience in consulting, focused on process development and management system design and implementation for large organizations. James approaches business problems from a technical perspective, and has a passion for ensuring the solution is practical, fits the business environment, and produces defined business value. He has worked on large OMS, program and process implementations, including providing technical input to design and managing the needs of multiple stakeholders. In changing business environments, he has adapted to ensure objectives are met.
An Environmental, Regulatory and Assurance Systems specialist with 30 years experience developing and managing EHS audit / assurance programs, management systems, environmental impact assessments and applications, and leading environmental teams, programs and projects. His work has included oil and gas, pipelines, water and wastewater plants, rail, power plants, wind energy, and chemical industries in Canada, the US, Europe and South America.
20+ years of management, operations and leadership experience in top environment and health & safety roles at leading private and public sector organizations. Experience in oil & energy, food & beverage, manufacturing, and post-secondary education.
Information Management (IM) professional with 15 years of experience in energy and utility sectors. Expert in all phases of large and small capital projects in upstream and downstream markets in a broad variety of facility operations. Hosting IM Away Days for the IM community and recognized for leading one of the largest attended IM Peer Review.
A business process management (BPM), information management and document control expert, including program, process and standard design, process and procedure controls, electronic content management, change management and data analytics. Joan is also the Release and Quality Assurance Lead for Octane software responsible for Octane implementation and delivery of Octane training, support and knowledge base management.
A Petroleum Engineer by trade, Paul is a HSE and risk expert with extensive technical, leadership and senior management experience in international oil and gas. A Strategic Leader with a proven track record of taking organizations to the next level; managing change and building systems that drive the desired culture and behaviours. Paul has participated in numerous national and international working groups developing practices on operational performance and culture.
A Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant by profession, Phil is a management system and assurance expert with over 30 years of experience. A holistic thinker, he integrates strategic, governance, risk, financial and business management considerations to improve Safety, Health and Environment, operations and CSR / Sustainability performance. As a certified management systems lead auditor, Phil also specializes in assurance framework and audit program development, and loves to deliver related training. Phil’s has focused on the oil and gas, electric utility, mining, crown corporation and municipal sectors