Experience

Organizational excellence through innovative strategies and
collaborative approaches.

Substantial experience and consistent track record of delivering complex Indigenous equity ownership transactions.

Localizing economic benefit for current and future generations.​

Recognized for exemplary leadership and invaluable contributions to Indigenous Communities with numerous prestigious awards. We have substantial experience in executing Indigenous equity ownership transactions, including a number of major deals worth ~$3 billion and involving more than 40 unique Indigenous Communities across Alberta.

Experience

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Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

During her tenure at the AIOC, Jenny was instrumental in successfully executing three major Indigenous equity ownership transactions, including the purchase of a 43% interest in the Access NGL Pipeline System, an 85% interest in Clearwater oil and gas midstream infrastructure by 12 First Nations and Métis Settlements, and the purchase of an interest in a cogeneration unit at the Wembley Gas Plant by five Indigenous Communities from NuVista Energy. These were some of AIOC’s largest transactions to date.

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Willow Lake experience

During his time as CEO of Willow Lake Métis Nation, Justin built the Nation’s innovative governance and ESG frameworks, and forged several strategic partnerships to create revenue and job opportunities, spur community development, and secure the Nation’s future. Under his leadership, Willow Lake Métis became a self-governing Nation. In addition, through the Sohkastwâwin initiative, which in Cree means “the act of being resilient”, the previously landless Nation purchased 205 acres of land that it plans to reclaim and develop in a sustainable way, providing their community a home for the first time.

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Athabasca Indigenous Investments

Justin played a key role in the creation of this historical limited partnership of 23 diverse Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 First Nations and Métis communities located in northern Alberta, that will steward the communities’ investment in seven Enbridge-operated pipelines. He remains the acting President of the LP.
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Astisiy Community Partnership

Justin stepped up as a key representative of the Alberta First Nation community when Suncor exercised its option to purchase TC Energy’s remaining equity interest in Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership. The purchase will be completed by Astisiy Limited Partnership and Suncor will become operator of the pipeline assets. The Astisiy partners benefit from revenues generated through competitive tolls from long-term transportation and terminalling services agreements supporting the pipeline, regardless of the price of crude.
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Wapiscanis Waseskwan Nipiy

Justin led the structuring of a consortium of 12 Indigenous Communities, including First Nations and Métis Settlements, in the creation of the Wâpiscânís Wâseskwan Nipiy Partnership which acquired 85% ownership in major oil and gas midstream infrastructure in the Clearwater area of northwestern Alberta from Tamarack Valley Energy.

Jenny Xenos, MBA, CFA
Vice President

Jenny is an experienced finance professional with 20 years of diverse energy and investment industry experience.
She spent over 13 years in institutional equity research in Canada, including at Canaccord Genuity, Macquarie Capital, Raymond James and FirstEnergy Capital. Over her tenure as an award-winning research analyst, Jenny covered oil and gas companies of all sizes, both private and public. She published thousands of pages of research, organized dozens of marketing campaigns across the Americas and in Europe, facilitated over C$1 billion of small and micro-cap energy company financings, and supported numerous mandates and due diligence processes. She led a number of successful business development initiatives and built lasting relationships with buy-side, sell-side and corporate clients.
Jenny also lived and worked in Europe, where she spent several years in management consulting for the industrial and energy sectors. She led and supported a variety of strategic, operational and functional projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Jenny currently serves as Managing Partner at Quester Advisors, an independent consulting company specializing in strategy, corporate development and capital markets advisory services.

Jenny has extensive experience across the transaction lifecycle and strong knowledge of capital markets. Most recently, she was part of the Interim Investment Team at the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC), where she was instrumental in successfully executing three transactions:

  • The purchase of a 43% interest in the Access NGL Pipeline System by five First Nations and Métis Settlements from Wolf Midstream, for which the AIOC provided a $103 million loan guarantee;
  • The purchase of an 85% interest in Clearwater oil and gas midstream infrastructure by 12 First Nations and Métis Settlements from Tamarack Valley Energy, for which the AIOC provided a $150 million loan guarantee, its
  • second-largest to date; and The purchase of an interest in a cogeneration unit at the Wembley Gas Plant by five Indigenous Communities from NuVista Energy, for which the AIOC provided a $20.5 million loan guarantee.

In addition, Jenny oversaw AIOC’s existing investment portfolio and progressed a number of potential new projects. She has substantial experience working closely with financial, legal, tax and technical advisors, as well as industry partners, potential investors and government groups in executing complex transactions.

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