Together we’ve had enormous success advancing the pipeline risk management services that leaders count on to operate successfully.

Our team brings substantial industry knowledge, experience, analytical discipline, pipeline integrity management system know-how, management systems proficiency, and regulatory credibility to our business, and to each of our clients.

We use our expertise and experience to ensure our consulting and software services continually evolve to meet client and regulatory demands.

Meet our Leadership Team

Darren Shearer, B.Sc.
President
A passionate, strategically minded customer-first executive and technologist, Darren has led the building and expansion of Dynamic Risk through the deployment of innovative products and solutions based on emerging technologies.

Over his 20-year career at Dynamic Risk, Darren led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. In addition to defining the company’s technology roadmap, he has been involved in product and service line development, client success, and has been a key figure in the development and execution of the company’s strategic plan. He has led the company’s digital transformation efforts with a focus on enabling technology in all areas of our operations and developing advanced solutions that serve our portfolio of clients in transmission, midstream, upstream and distribution.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. He lives in Calgary with his wife and children._____________________________
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Patrick Vieth, B.Sc.
Senior Vice President – Technical Services
Patrick has 25 years of experience solving problems related to materials, corrosion, fitness for service, and reliability with primary focus on the production, transportation and distribution pipeline network. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and is actively involved in ASME (B31.4 and the Pipeline Systems Division). Patrick leads the Dynamic Risk USA operations headquartered in The Woodlands (Houston), TX. and provides leadership, technical support and regulatory expertise to ensure the capabilities of IRAS meet our end user’s evolving needs for pipeline risk management.


Shamus McDonnell
Vice President of Technology & Product Management
Shamus is responsible for the development of technology, software products and services for Dynamic Risk. Shamus has over 30 years of pipeline integrity experience including data collection, correlation and validation through excavation for a variety of pipeline integrity inspections including leak surveys, depth of cover surveys, cathodic protection & coating inspections, and inline inspections. Shamus has previous experience as a consultant to PHMSA (USA Pipeline Regulator) as ILI SME on numerous pipeline failures in the USA, and previous technology development experience covered with patents in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and the EU for innovations in cathodic protection, coating surveys, and large standoff magnetometry inspections.


Phillip Nidd
Vice President – Technical Services
Phillip has over 35 years of technical and management experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry, related to operations, asset management, identification of pipeline threats, pipeline threat assessment and risk management applications. Phillip also has extensive experience in the areas of litigation support, failure investigation, document controls and regulatory response. He is responsible for developing engineering solutions, management of large and/or sensitive projects, and working closely with the Company’s large US-based clients in account management functions.


Don Chesniak
Vice President, Client Success
Don has 20 years in customer-facing leadership roles within the oil and gas industry. Don’s role is to maximize our software value and success of Dynamic Risk customers. He leads the execution of Dynamic Risk’s entire customer experience including onboarding, knowledge transfer, support, and ongoing customer implementation. Don works closely with our clients to improve organizational outcomes and performance and ensure effective use of the IRAS applications for pipeline risk management.
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Joshua Pendleton, B.A., B.GIS
Vice President – Business Development
Josh has led and advised on complex technical projects in pipeline risk and integrity management that focus on software integration, Geographic Information System development and integration as well as the development and implementation of risk assessment systems. Josh and his team work closely with internal and external partners to ensure we are providing industry leading solutions, applications and support. The business development team is dedicated to ensuring our clients realize the full value of their investment with Dynamic Risk.


Jennifer Lee
Director, People & Culture
Jennifer brings 20 years experience to her role as Director, Human Resources. She studied at the University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management where she earned a certificate in Human Resource Management and at Royal Roads University where she earned a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources. She holds professional designations as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).

Jennifer is responsible for developing and executing a talent strategy that supports our business goals.


Kevin Fawns
Director, Finance
Kevin Fawns has over 15 years’ experience managing the finances of various sized organizations. He has spent a number of years with oilfield service companies with operations in Canada and the United States. He has been a part of large system implementations and process improvement projects and is always looking to create efficiencies. Kevin has a strong focus on leadership, strategic execution, and is a role model for leading effective change.

Kevin graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation.