BOARD OF DIRECTORS / MANAGEMENT
MIKE NEYLAN | CEO, Director
Mr. Neylan has over 20 years of extensive financial, legal and international corporate experience. Most recently, he was a portfolio manager in the private equity division of Sprott Inc., a leading alternative investment manager. Mike was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Aquilon Power Corp. where he managed an investment fund focused on physical power trading. He was also previously legal counsel for both Nortel Networks at its global headquarters and for the Royal Bank of Canada/ RBC Capital Markets in London, England. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University.
STEFAN SCHAUSS | President, 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.
CHRIS HOPKINS | CFO, Director
Mr. Hopkins has over 30 years of financial management experience in the resources industry. He has spent most of his career in senior roles with public mining companies, including Kerr Mines Inc., U.S. Silver, Rio Algom, BHP Billiton, Suncor and several Canadian and international junior mining companies. He has broad junior resource experience in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, financial and management reporting. He has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Toronto, and a chartered accountant designation and MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University
PHILIP G. HUGHES | Director
Mr. Hughes is a past Officer of the World Energy council (WEC), former Chair of the Canadian Electrical Association (CEA) and former Chair of the Energy Council of Canada (ECC). Mr. Hughes was a significant contributor to the development of North American energy policy and research through his involvement with WEC, CEA and ECC.
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.
BRIAN STECYK | Director
Mr. Stecyk has an extensive background not only in corporate communications, but also in corporate and political networking and public relations. He operates a successful advertising and public relations firm that is now entering its thirty-sixth year in business. In addition to marketing and communications his strengths include strategic management and planning. For several years he was a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
GLENDA KELLY | Investor Communications
Ms. Kelly is an investor relations professional and experienced in business development. As a co-founder of Rainier Resources Ltd., she served as Vice-President and Director. She has also worked extensively as a business consultant and advisor in areas of financial reporting, private placements, news releases, and investor communication . She is a past member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute; and will be managing the communication, finance department and social media marketing. Her role as corporate secretary is backed by many years of board experience, and company corporate and regulatory compliance.
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.