We now live in a renewable world

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We believe that the future of global sustainability will be realized through the disruption of established norms, the evolution of business models, and the application of innovative technologies.

Our founding team consists of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists with extensive, proven expertise in executive-level management, renewable energy, tech, finance, and real estate.

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Scott Russell, CPA, CMA

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Russell, CPA, CMA

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has extensive experience in the development, management, and growth of both startup and mature businesses across the energy, consulting, health and beauty industries. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and International business. Scott has led the market entry, development, and management of new companies, strategic initiatives, and regional operations in both developing and developed markets around the world. He has worked closely with the private sector, governments, utilities, and international financial institutions to drive business growth and innovative strategies in more than 20 countries.

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Mark Mandzik, CPA, CMA

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Mandzik, CPA, CMA

Chief Technology Officer

Mark has over twenty-five years of management, information technology, and accounting experience in the renewable energy industry. He has held various senior positions within the energy information technology space, managing numerous utility information system projects and initiatives within Canada, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Mark's experience encompasses technical personnel management, project management, estimation, budgeting and scheduling, performance monitoring, business case analysis, hardware, software, and proposal evaluation, system architecture, development, and support, testing, disaster recovery, documentation, end-user training, and network administration.

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Alisa Kreynes, APA

Chief Development Officer

Alisa Kreynes

Chief Development Officer

Alisa is a business development professional with extensive experience in renewable energy, sustainable development, energy management, utility operations, and climate change adaptation. Over the course of her career, Alisa has developed and managed programs with government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, donor agencies, public utilities, consultancies, and the private sector. Additionally, she has led complex business initiatives for major consultancies around the world and has been an integral senior member of their steering committees.

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Tom Molinski, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Head of Engineering

Tom Molinski, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Head of Engineering

Tom is an electrical engineer specializing in renewable generation, planning, and integration. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a professional engineering designation. Tom has over forty years of professional experience in the electrical utility industry and is an expert in renewable generation and integration technologies. He has led numerous national and international engineering and energy committees, working groups, boards, and task forces. Over the course of his career, Tom has worked as an emerging energy specialist, and an energy integration expert. He is widely published in the areas of solar, wind, kinetic turbines, biomass, and energy storage, and has worked extensively with various international organizations.

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Jagandeep Brar, B.Sc. CS

Chief Software Architect

Jagandeep Brar, B.Sc. CS

Chief Software Architect

Jagandeep is a software engineer specializing in computer systems, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, and has worked with a wide range of technologies both academically and professionally. Jagandeep has deep experience with modern programming languages and frameworks, including industry-leading technology such as React, Swift, Golang, TensorFlow, and Vulkan. In his time with University of Manitoba's Chapter of SAE International, he led the application development and embedded systems team, placing 10th out of 72 teams at the international competition, Formula SAE Lincoln 2018.

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Ivan Dominguez, B.Eng. SE

System Developer

Ivan Dominguez, B.Eng. SE

System Developer

Ivan is a software developer with a multidisciplinary engineering background. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is interested in different areas of renewable energy and has focused his career on sustainable green energy projects. He has experience using machine learning algorithms to create prediction models that forecast the consumption of Hydropower and has designed smart home embedded systems. He also has direct experience working with power network components and inspecting wind turbine systems.

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Christian Gilbang

UX Designer

Christian Gilbang

UX Designer

Christian is a designer specializing in solving business problems by creating user-focused experiences. He has a background in visual communication design and transitioned to creating full digital experiences that enhance organizations' business operations and improve customer experiences. He has worked on a wide-range of software development projects spanning multiple industries such as construction, real estate, retail, and financial institutions. Christian has developed skills that involve analyzing business requirements, defining user-flows, and creating high-fidelity mockups and prototypes for testing and development.

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Jimmy Vo, B.Eng EE

System Developer

Jimmy Vo

System Developer

Jimmy is an electrical engineer specializing in the telecommunication system. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree and has worked in various industries such as UAV, embedded automotive and machine learning. Recently, he has successfully trained a face recognition model and led a team implementing a verbal interaction, which is part of an artificial intelligence system in the health care industry. Jimmy has a strong passion for using structured or non-structured data and data science to solve real-world problems.

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We have hand-selected our advisory board to include the leading minds in renewable energy, real estate, architecture, technology, and new venture growth.

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Jeff Ryzner

Chief Operating Officer, Pricerazzi
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Dr. Eric Bibeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Professor, University of Manitoba
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Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

SVP/Partner, CRG Clayco
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Stefan Maynard

Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Bold Commerce
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Nick Sangermano

Managing Director at Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors
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