Solutions Architects, Engineers & Visionaries …
Flō’s team of food retail specialists are the solutions architects, engineers and visionaries who aren’t afraid to push boundaries when creating and consolidating energy solutions for the world’s top food retailers. What’s more, we hold multiple design and manufacturing patents, including our latest innovation that provides a broader and more intelligent integration between HVAC and refrigeration for superior, holistic performance.
Bryan Elliott, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer
Bryan is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and creative inventor whose relentless curiosity led to the development of numerous technology patents. As the co-founder and CEO of Flō Energy Solutions, Bryan’s deep-seated personal values—faith, truth, freedom, love, justice and strong moral character—set the foundation for how Flō does business. He has proudly built a company steeped in these positive values and with a strong purpose to create solutions that are good to food retailers, people and the environment.
An avid reader who always has at least three books on the go at any one time, Bryan is set to publish his debut book, “More Than Gold”, a faith-based perspective on overcoming trials and tragedy and how to live a life of purpose, passion and freedom. Not one to waste time between projects, he is already working on his second book, and co-writing a third book with his daughter focused on the central theme of fighting for your family.
Bryan holds a degree in engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He serves on several Boards of Directors including Transform Our World Canada, is the co-founder and president of M46 Ministries, and serves in various advisory roles. Bryan is the co-founder and Chairman of Bee Me Kidz, a non-profit organization that aims to boost self-worth, education, resiliency and community to school aged children and their families from lower socio-economic areas. Admired for his tireless work ethic and sense of adventure, Bryan once spent two months cycling across Canada— from British Columbia to New Brunswick — experiencing some of the most breathtaking scenery and meeting incredible people along the way.
A master craftsman in the art of organizational management, Steve is known for his ability to generate the greatest long term business value without undermining short term performance. Case in point: while serving the world’s largest brick and mortar retailer, Steve’s leadership helped the company grow at a CAGR of 21% over five years.
Steve honed his skills at Arkansas’ John Brown University, where he graduated with a business degree focusing on organizational management. With over 30 years in the industry, Steve has spent this time perfecting his trade in organizational design and implementing operating strategies.
Heavily inspired by the skills and knowledge involved in traditional craftsmanship, Steve has been able to transform his career inspiration into a fascinating hobby. In his spare time he builds retro industrial furniture. In fact, he’s designed and installed the furniture and fixtures for two local restaurants and is currently prototyping a custom off-road overland camping trailer designed to withstand the harshest terrain imaginable.
Global Vice President of Sales
An expert in controls & systems integration, Alex spent the past two decades in senior leadership roles driving growth and transformation initiatives. Alex has led the stabilization of major accounts for a systems integrator in Texas, transformed the sales and support team for the world’s largest bricks and mortar retailer, led the platform refresh for a key controls brand within the Honeywell portfolio of controls companies and presided over the integration of two acquisitions for a large systems integration division of Bosch.
Within any transformation Alex has learned not to go out ahead of those that can help. This was most poignantly illustrated to Alex while heli-skiing in British Columbia when the guide told the group, “do not ski down ahead of me…I may not be able to help you if you do.” Transformation initiatives gravitate towards Alex so it’s a perfect fit to serve Flo who’s guiding core value is to find A Better Way.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. When Alex isn’t helping lead organizations through transition or boarding down his favorite slopes he cheers his family through their journey’s and his beloved St. Louis Blues and Cardinals towards their next championship.
Vice President of Operations
With nearly 25 years in the industry, Pam leverages her expertise in client engagement to craft and deliver high value programs for her clients. Pam is recognized as a committed and highly capable business partner, serving the largest retail clients around the globe. Her subject-matter expertise and tenure in the industry afford her trusted and honored positions with her clients and colleagues.
As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Pam honed her professional skills while earning a reputation as a trusted IT professional, a building systems expert, and a controls and automation systems thought leader. Pam leveraged these competencies while supporting the world’s largest brick and mortar retailer for over 20 years, with her staff embedded inside their organization. Her first-hand, front-line experience affords her exceptional problem-solving insights into the daily challenges her clients face.
Pam can be found most weekends with her husband working on their farm, or any number of other projects they undertake, most recently completing a remodel on an old farmhouse. Her appreciation of being outdoors even spills over to beekeeping and raising chickens. When Pam isn’t working you can often find her with her family preparing and enjoying a great meal.
Blending relational equity with high-performance mechanical systems design, Matt is recognized as an exceptional business partner with his long-standing client base. With family roots in the construction industry, Matt effectively leverages his tenure as a Specifying Engineer to solve his clients’ toughest challenges.
Matt earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, which cemented his passion for his beloved Buckeyes. Matt has invested the past 14 years in the industry perfecting HVAC solutions by passionately researching best practices for his “friends”. You can often find Matt climbing on roofs, exploring mechanical rooms, or pouring over construction documents.
A devoted family man, Matt remains a fixture in Columbus, OH. As an avid sports fan you might encounter Matt on the ice playing hockey, thrashing the ground on the golf course, or providing his “expert” commentary on all things ESPN. When Matt isn’t on the ice, you can expect him to be at home preparing meals for his family, DIY-ing projects around the house, or enjoying the outdoors.
Barbara Elliott, P.Eng.
Vice President, Sales
Barbara is a creative sales veteran who was born for the role. After all, she grew up with a father who spent his entire career in sales and who inspired her passion in the industry.
Highly regarded for putting customer relationships first, Barbara specializes in sales strategy and leadership, growing companies and identifying untouched opportunities for system improvements. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and has spent the past 20 years dedicated solely to HVAC and industrial sales, finding innovative ways to help companies address their business challenges and improve their bottom line.
An adventurer at heart—and an aspiring novelist—Barb makes sure to live a life worth writing about. On weekends, you can often find her in the studio creating one-of-a-kind pottery pieces. And when she’s not on one of her travels exploring the world with her family, Barbara is an animal rescue advocate, welcoming rescue dogs from across the globe to start their new lives in Canada; dogs like her very own beloved dachshund Andy, a well known fixture at Flō.
Director, National Accounts
By taking on the toughest challenges, inspiring others to think creatively to find better solutions, and using his experience to make gutsy decisions, Rick is helping to make the grocery shopping experience better for all.
Rick is a logistics expert with a knack for managing complex supply chains. He leads a team that has quietly become the go-to for solving food retail’s seemingly impossible or expensive energy efficiency challenges. A certified Professional Logistician, Rick has devoted his entire career to finding solutions to problems in the food retail and CPG industries.
His ability to fix just about anything doesn’t stop at work, though. In fact, he’s spent countless days and nights building a classic Jeep from the ground up and doing major remodelling at several homes. Other days you’ll find Rick testing out new Linux operating systems, building computers for his kids or playing with new tech. Next up: using his advanced DIY skills to build a competitive off-road vehicle – Baja here he comes.
Daljeet Jagdeo (DJ), MBA, CPA, CGA
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Calm and in control, Daljeet has established a reputation at Flō for streamlining processes and being forward-thinking. She is responsible for all of the company’s accounting and finance operations as well as internal controls and compliance management in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico. Skilled in leading process improvements, statutory compliance and implementing ERP and financial systems, Daljeet has played a vital role in building a sustainable business model concentrated on creating future growth opportunities.
Outside of work, Daljeet supports up-and-coming accounting professionals by mentoring CPA students. Most recently she partnered with Brock University to provide international students advice and guidance on career progress. She’s also developed a new passion for gardening, a hobby she enjoys when she’s not busy throwing birthday parties or acting as the primary gift shopper for her family.
Daljeet is an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Award for Excellence in Accounting by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario). She is a graduate of Laurentian University with a Masters in Business Administration and of George Brown College.
Director, Sales and Product Strategy
If being a bass singer in one of the world’s top ranked a cappella groups isn’t impressive enough, then how about developing one of the building industry’s most sophisticated and successful IoT controls system.
That’s Peter in a nutshell—a dynamic free thinker and one of the brightest minds in the field of specialized HVAC solutions for food retailers. Backed by an honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, Peter has built a reputation as a technology trends thought leader. His research and work is focused on what’s next in refrigerant technologies as well as the latest in indoor air quality (IAQ) and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS).
When not at work, Peter continues to put his creativity and engineering prowess to practice. He is the inventor of the single leg bunk bed and has recently begun welding sculptures and other, unnamed creations.
People and Culture Manager
With more than two decades experience in talent development and management, Michael harmonizes the building of Flō’s company culture with employee development and engaged recruiting for the benefit of the entire Flō family. Michael’s passionate commitment to position corporate culture at the forefront of Flō’s talent practices creates a competitive differentiator for the business today and for the future.
Michael leverages his expertise and passions for talent management outside Flō in his engagements with multiple charitable foundations including Bee Me Kidz and Sistema Toronto. Aligning his is personal convictions with his passions for people growth and development positions Michael to add great value wherever he engages.
As an avid musician and music producer, Michael can often be found in his own recording studio navigating the technical nuances of his craft with the often finicky musical artists. To his credit Michael has licensed music for TV and film and provided design mixing for a feature film at the renowned TIFF film festival. Michael earned a degree in Business Administration from Algonquin College in Ottawa and enjoys running in his beloved Toronto.