MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

George Ardies, Founder & CEO

George is a professional geologist with 25 years of experience in the energy industry. He has founded three companies over his career and is dedicated on creating value while reducing GHG emissions across Canada. George is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA).

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Rich Greenough,

Founder & CFO

Rich is a seasoned finance professional with over 25 years of experience building and leading organizations in both public market and private equity settings. He is driven to deliver shareholder value from high growth new-ventures. Highly adaptive, with a proven ability to deal with risk and ambiguity. He obtained his Chartered Accounting designation and a MBA from Queens University and Cornell.

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Steven Tofan, Founder & CSO

Steven is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the energy and electricity industries, as a financial, operations, and process efficiency advisor. Seven years ago, Steven founded a consulting firm that focuses on unlocking and delivering hidden value in the form of cost-saving, risk mitigation, process efficiencies, while improving relationships.

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Jason Schultz,

Founder & VP Marketing

Jason has a diverse 15-year track record of energy exposure within the downstream, midstream, and upstream channels, coupled with another decade of railway, logistics, sales, supply chain and contract management experience.  Jason holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Physical Geography from the University of Saskatchewan.

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ADVISORS

Ed Malcolm,

Strategic Advisor

Ed brings over 40 years of experience in energy trading, logistics, risk management, and accounting.  He has developed valuable insight into strategic development, financial prudence, corporate governance, and leadership.

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Gary Kline,

Strategic Advisor

Gary has 40 years of experience in energy business development, including work in the power markets.  Gary was the President and Co-founder of Resource Royalty and the Director of Business Development at TransAlta Corp and SVP of Commercial Development at Provident Energy.

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Tony Berthelet,

Technical Advisor

Tony is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of multi-disciplinary upstream energy experience. Specializing in operations, efficiency improvement and asset development; including the implementation and optimization of secondary and enhanced recovery projects.

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Maheen Kapadia,

Technical Advisor

Maheen is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of multi-faceted experience in engineering, construction and operations. He has worked closely with large companies and startup’s; he has particular experience and expertise in hydrogen, ammonia, CO2 capture and cryogenic facilities.

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Don Lawton,

Technical Advisor

Don brings over 32 years of experience in geophysics to SpectrumH2, including about 15 years in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) field. Don was a Professor at the University of Calgary for 32 years and is instrumental in helping develop and implement our subsurface modeling required for CCS programs. 

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