Resja has 20 years of management experience in the renewable energy development sector. She served as President and CEO of Sea Breeze Power Corp and prior to that, as Executive Vice President, overseeing Sea Breeze’s wind, transmission, and business development initiatives.
Many of these initiatives were the first of their kind in British Columbia, including the 99 MW Cape Scott Wind farm that was the first wind farm to be approved in British Columbia. In addition, Resja managed the first international merchant transmission line in Canada to be granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Canadian National Energy Board.
Resja’s experience and leadership skills have positioned her as a prominent figure in the industry, resulting in her election/appointment as Director at Clean Energy BC, Director at the Canadian Wind Energy Association, expert witness at the BC Utilities Commission and a founding Director of the BC Women in Energy Network.
Resja holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Mike is an engineer and business executive who started in the electric utility business and since then has had more than 30 years of transactional and operational experience in the independent power sector in North America and overseas, including several “industry firsts”. He has led or participated in numerous successful development projects and operating project acquisitions.
Among his senior leadership positions, Mike is currently a Partner with TFC Utilities, a utility management and acquisition company. Previously he was President of Capstone Power Development Corp, a subsidiary of Canadian publicly-traded Capstone Infrastructure Corp. (CSE); was a co-founder and EVP of GreenWing Energy Management Ltd., a privately held power developer and asset owner that successfully developed multiple renewables projects; and a senior consultant to current and former leading electric sector companies including Tenaska Inc., AES Corp., El Paso Energy International, El Paso Energy Corp., Centrica PLC and Cogentrix.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Ellen has experience as Vice President for a renewable energy developer where she managed clean energy and transmission projects and business development initiatives, driving development activities, and liaising and engaging with stakeholders, regulators, government and First Nations.
Ellen also served as Managing Director the Canadian branch of a European investment fund where she interfaced between the investment group and Canadian renewable energy developers. She identified and assessed projects for the company’s fund and managed project acquisition.
Ellen is actively involved in several renewable energy industry associations. She holds a Master of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Mo has managed the Environmental Assessment and permitting processes for several renewable energy projects. Mo oversees technical and environmental information for existing projects, as well as due diligence on prospective projects.
Mo leads all GIS and mapping work and specializes in detailed desktop suitability analysis of potential renewable energy projects and optimizes project layouts. Mo also leads field work crews and acts as foreman for the installation of meteorological towers.
Mo holds a Bachelor degree of Environmental Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology.
James has 15 years of experience managing clean energy project development. James has experience in greenfield prospecting of new project opportunities, environmental assessment and permitting, project portfolio management, and stakeholder engagement.
James served as Manager, Wind Development for Sea Breeze Power Corp. He oversaw the Environmental Assessment Application for the 99 MW Cape Scott Wind Farm, which was the first wind energy project in BC to obtain its environmental approval. He later managed the Cape Scott project during its successful bid for a Power Purchase Agreement with the utility and oversaw due diligence during the sale of this project.
For five years James served at Clean Energy BC as Chair of the Wind Committee, in the areas of government policy, research, and public relations. James teaches a course in wind energy development at the BC Institute of Technology. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Management.
Jose has been advising power and institutional entities for more than two decades. He has extensive experience in renewable energy, power infrastructure and corporate banking with functional experience in business development, project finance, financial modelling and development, investment, valuations, M&A and risk management. He held executive positions including Capstone where he was responsible for the origination of power development opportunities as well as the responsible for conducting the project economic due-diligence.
Previously, Jose was the Director of Finance at GreenWing Energy Management Ltd., where he was responsible for the financial evaluation of GreenWing’s project portfolio and acquisition candidates. He was instrumental in the execution of GreenWing’s business plan and assisted with the company’s efforts to procure development capital and project funding requirements. As part of GreenWing he successfully sold a portfolio of power projects to Altagas and Elemental Energy.
Prior to his role with GreenWing, Jose spent 10 years in corporate and investment banking with organizations such as Citigroup and Scotiabank as well as South American regional banks. In 2000, Jose authored his first book titled “Market Structure, Performance and Solvency of the Banking Systems in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.”
Jose holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor degree in Economics.
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Jan has broad experience in the energy sector as CFO of a public energy company, and with international consulting firms advising governments and industry on energy sector structuring. He has expertise in financial management of renewable energy development companies, development, analysis and financing of commercial scale energy projects, and energy sector structure and markets.
Jan previously served as CFO of Sea Breeze Power Corp, where he was instrumental in the development and financing of commercial scale wind and hydro generation facilities as well as electrical transmission systems in the US and Canada.
He was formerly a member of the Price Waterhouse Coopers team advising the Ontario Government on its electricity sector restructuring initiatives, and the Federal Competition Bureau on conflict resolution and market studies in the Canadian petroleum industry. He also worked in the Energy and Environment Group at the Conference Board of Canada and in the Energy Research Group at Simon Fraser University.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has an MBA Finance, a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management, and a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering.
Robert Gurman is CFO of JEMB Astoria Energy Holdings, and is on the Finance and Risk Management Committees for both Astoria companies (~$3.0 BN enterprise value). In the solar energy & renewables space, he is SVP-Development for Samba Energy. Recent and ongoing consulting assignments include commercialization of microgrids, energy efficiency in real estate, and infrastructure & renewable market development. He has completed over $10.0 billion of PF transactions in the past decade.
Robert is in the Investment Committee, and is a co-founder, of the International Infrastructure Finance Co Fundsn, an affiliate of Mariner Investments (Fund 1: $450 MM; Fund II recently closed at $424 MM).
In 2013, Robert was appointed a Trustee by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is currently Acting Chairman, for the Utility Debt Securitization Board, a NYS agency restructuring ~$5.0 BN of Long Island Power Authority debt. In 2016, Mr. Gurman joined the Advisory Board of NextInfra LLC, a start-up infrastructure development capital crowd-funding platform, and is an Advisor at affiliate NXTImpact.
Mr. Gurman started at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) for 14 years. He then became president of Kamine Intl. Power, an international IPP. He earned his Masters of Arts degree in International Energy Policy and Economics.