Jeff Westeinde is an active investor and entrepreneur in the environmental and real estate sectors with active investments in solar energy, technologies that promote the beneficial re-use of waste and sustainable real estate.
Jeff Westeinde is a founding partner of the Windmill Development Group, Canada’s leading sustainable real estate developer. Mr. Westeinde provides his expertise with the selection, remediation and development of brownfield sites in urban areas, a major part of Windmill’s development model.
Mr. Westeinde has been distinguished as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail, recognized with the Young Alumni Award from the University of Western Ontario and has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his distinguished service to Canada. His companies have been recognized as Canada’s fastest growing companies and Canada’s Top 50 Employers.
Jeff is active on numerous charitable, civic and industry initiatives including serving as the founding chairman of the Invest Ottawa, is on the Community Services Cabinet for the United Way of Ottawa and is on the Board of the Ottawa Network for Education. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman whose passion for mountain climbing, skiing, golfing and fishing are but a distant second behind his love for his family.
Jeff has been an advisor and supporter of Students on Ice for the past 5 years.