Pandell Launches its Leadership Speaker Series for Clients, Staff, & Friends

Feb 01 2017 | Corporate, Community, Events

For the past decade, Pandell has committed to “Covering Your Back-office”, by offering an integrated suite of back-office software solutions for the oil and gas community. Today, we are the biggest one-stop-shop for financial, land and operations software in the energy industry. To say thanks to our clients, staff, family, and friends, for their support and loyalty over the years, we’ve launched an exclusive Leadership Speaker Series for them to participate in at no cost.

“We’ve introduced our Leadership Speaker Series to give our clients and employees an opportunity to learn from people who demonstrate leadership in a variety of ways,” says Greg Chudiak, Pandell’s President and CEO. “Besides being motivating and thought provoking, the sessions are intended to help all of us recognize and develop our own leadership skills.”

Ryan Walter – Former NHL Player, Coach, and Stanley Cup Winner

We kicked off the series with three energetic sessions presented by business and hockey icon, Ryan Walter. Calling on his experience as a former NHL player, coach, team president, broadcaster, and author, Ryan shared his passion for teamwork, performance, and leadership. His sessions highlighted the intrinsic motivators and extrinsic team principles that help teams increase their hungry spirit for success. We’d like to sincerely thank Ryan and his wife Jenn, for coming to Calgary and showing us a unique way to think about pursuing our goals.

“I really enjoyed Ryan’s presentation, it made me look at my personal and business goals in a new way. I’m looking forward to attending more of Pandell’s speaker sessions in the future.”

- Brian Gorsline, President at YES Energy

“The activities that Ryan had us engage in were unique and insightful. Thanks for hosting a great event Pandell.”

- Kathryn Trigg, Controller at Shackleton Exploration

“I think it’s great that Pandell invited all of us staff to participate in the leadership series. It’s creative benefits like this that make Pandell such a great place to work.”

- Terry Wray, Pandell Customer Support & Land Specialist

“I’m excited that these events will offer something for everyone. Each person in my family took away a different motivating idea from Ryan’s presentation that we’d like to apply in our lives.”

- Janice Loughlin, Pandell Marketing Specialist

More About Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter’s outstanding career in hockey included 17 seasons of playing and coaching, and over 1,100 games in the National Hockey League. Some of his biggest hockey achievements include:

  • Being named Team Canada Captain in the World Junior Championships (1978)
  • Being drafted second overall by the Washington Capitals (1978)
  • Becoming the youngest NHL Captain (1979)
  • Playing in the NHL All-Star game (1983)
  • Playing 9 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens (1982-1991)
  • Winning a Stanley Cup (1986)
  • Playing his last 2 years for his home team, the Vancouver Canucks (1991-1992)
  • Becoming a Vice-President of the NHL Players Association
  • Being named the Budweiser NHL Man of the Year (1992)
  • Coaching Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team to win the Four Nations Cup gold medal (2010)

Beyond his career in hockey, Ryan has achieved great success in business, including:

  • Being named TEC Canada’s 2016 Speaker of the Year
  • Obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership/Business
  • Authoring 5 books
  • Creating the board game Trade Deadline Hockey and electronic game Transfer Deadline
  • Regularly contributing to both online and print magazines, newspapers, radio, and television
  • Co-founding and leading two startup companies
  • Coaching NHL and IIHF teams
  • Broadcasting TV hockey
  • Advising on and acting in hockey roles for television and movies
  • Presiding as President of a professional hockey team

To learn more about Ryan’s motivational speaking and coaching offerings, please visit

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About Pandell

Pandell is an industry leader in delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to 500+ energy companies in Canada, the USA, and abroad. Our customers range from startups to major enterprises across energy sectors including oil & gas, pipelines, utilities, mining, and renewable energy. Our cloud-hosted product suite helps finance, land, and field operations run their business more effectively; while our enterprise division builds and manages large-scale web portal applications that facilitate work across organizations. Combining the strength of our industry experience, Lithium™ technology, and practical software subscription model, we are Crafting the Future of Energy Software.