BOARD OF DIRECTORS / MANAGEMENT
STEFAN SCHAUSS | CEO, Director
Mr. Schauss has over 20 years of sales and business development experience worldwide with a focus in recent years on utility scale energy storage. He has extensive experience in marketing and sales of vanadium redox flow batteries (“VFBs”), the leading battery for large scale stationary energy storage. Stefan has worked in both Europe and North America. He has a MSc. Physics from University Mainz, Germany with a concentration in computer science and electronics.
MICHAEL J. NOBREGA | Director
Mr. Nobrega, FCPA, FCA, was President and CEO of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds with net assets in excess of $95 billion. President and CEO of Borealis Infrastructure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OMERS, from 1998-2007.
Mr. Nobrega holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a chartered accountancy designation from the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Canada. He is former tax partner of Arthur Andersen. In 2009, he was named a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ontario and, in 2002, he received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for outstanding community service.
BRETT WHALEN | Director
Mr. Whalen, CFA, was recently Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Goodman Investment Counsel, a wholly-owned division of Dundee Corporation. Brett is also President and CEO of the CMP Group of companies and Director of Enwise Holdings since 2007. His experience also includes senior positions with Dundee Capital Markets and Clarus Securities Inc. He has a BA (Honours) degree in Economics and Finance from Wilfred Laurier University.
BRUNO ARNOLD | Director
Mr. Arnold is an international financier and real estate developer with over 50 years of business experience. He was a founder and is currently Chairman of Euromart Group, one of the largest privately held real estate and investment advisory services companies in Canada . Mr. Arnold is originally from Switzerland and received a degree in Architecture from the Lucerne University of Applied Science. His fluency in four languages has been a factor in developing a large European client base as an asset manager. He is also a spokesperson and keynote speaker for several real estate industry associations and investment organizations.
HENRIK MIKKELSEN | VP Corporate Finance, Director
Mr. Mikkelsen is the Managing Partner and CIO at Iridis AG in Zug, Switzerland, a Family and Investment Office offering advisory and asset development on all levels. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Investments and Finance and a Diploma in Strategic Management and Organization from Copenhagen Business University and a bachelor in Finance from Syddansk University. Mr. Mikkelsen has 10+ years in the energy business.
HENK VAN ALPHEN | Director
Mr. Alphen is currently CEO and a Director of Wealth Minerals Ltd., which is focused on minerals for the energy storage industry. Henk has had long career of high value M&A transactions and adding shareholder value. He has been directly involved in Pacific Rim Mining Corp., Corriente Resources, Cardero Resources, Trevali Mining, Balmoral Resources and International Tower Hill Mines. He is presently also a director of Blackrock Gold Corp., Ethos Gold Corp., Ltd. and Centenera Mining
JOHN DYER | CFO
Mr. Dyer, CPA, CMA has over 30 years of financial management experience including chief financial officer roles in both private and public companies, controller roles and public practice accounting.
As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Mr. Dyer has wide ranging experience in various industries including manufacturing, construction, technology, non-profit, mining, financial institutions and insurance. He also has extensive knowledge in systems technology and software and has led teams in turning around distressed companies.
ALEXANDER SCHOENFELDT | COO of Enerox
Mr. Schoenfeldt possesses 20 years of experience in the Energy Sector. With his solution and business orientation, analytical skills and intercultural and communication competence Alexander is able to simplify big pictures into commercialized digestible must have products and solutions for the benefit of both stakeholders and shareholders. Being highly flexible Alexander has delivered strategic wins and outstanding results in large and small organizations across multiple business types from small consulting projects to large multi-million business process outsourcing contracts.
BRIAN RICKER | CEO & President of EnerCube and PowerHaz
Mr. Ricker brings over 30 years of business experience in the electrical industry, including 15 years in senior management roles. He recently left Eaton Corporation (a multi-national power management company) where he was responsible for managing domestic and international projects in the engineered equipment space.