Leadership

Management

Chris Hazelton

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Hazelton is an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of operational and advisory experience in various capacities and industries:

  • Vice President for Cavalry Corporate Solutions Ltd.,
  • Chief Executive Officer and Director at Canada Pacific Capital Corp.,
  • Chief Financial Officer for Lineage Grow Co. Ltd. (now Harborside Inc.),
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director at Sagittarius Capital Corp.

Frank Carnevale

Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Carnevale is an award- winning CXO, industry thought leader, and has originated over $2.5 billion in energy transactions in regulated and unregulated energy service companies. He leads investments, acquisitions and organic growth for Universal PropTech Inc. and its investments:

  • He served as an Executive Board Member of the Energy Council of Canada,
  • Board Member of the Council for Clean & Reliable Electricity, and the Ontario Energy Association.

Jeff Morneau

VP Mechanical, VCI Controls Inc.

Mr. Morneau is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of mechanical solutions and services experience. He is responsible for all mechanical P&L for VCI Controls. Mr. Morneau is well versed and experienced in the full range of HVAC/R and rooftop unit equipment and services in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, and multi-residential markets.

Nen Khuu

Nen Khuu

Corporate Controller, VCI Controls Inc.

Ms. Khuu is the Corporate Controller for VCI Controls Inc. She is an experienced goal-oriented and results-driven accountant with more than 15 years of experience in managing full accounting cycle, consolidations, budgeting/forecasting and planning, treasury, audits, tax, and Sox and IFRS compliance.

Ms. Khuu has worked with senior management on strategies, staffing and human resources planning, new business pitch and pricing, and setting up company procedures and policies. She has led many ERP system conversions and implementations successfully. She excels at process improvement strategies. 

Pierre Craig

VP BAS, VCI Controls Inc.

Mr. Craig leads the Building Automation Systems (“BAS”) division for VCI Controls Inc. He is an industry leader in BAS in Canada. As a long serving employee of VCI Controls, Mr. Craig has positioned and sustained VCI’s in-house controller-technology as the control solution for the Federal Government and additional institutional facilities.

Board of Directors

Daniel Cohen

Director

Mr. Cohen is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pharmadrug Inc., a CSE listed company focused on the medical cannabis market in Europe.
His past experience includes:

  • 20 years of Canadian capital markets experience.
  • Head of Equity Sales for six years at Beacon Securities
  • Director of Institutional Sales, Wellington West for 7 years until its sale to National Bank Financial in 2011.

Al Quong

Director

Mr. Quong is an experienced finance professional, with more than 25 years of operational and advisory experience:

  • Currently Chief Financial Officer for the Fovere Group of Companies, a boutique private equity firm which specializes in investments and financing.
  • Chief Financial Officer for early stage public cannabis companies Nutritional High International Inc., and The Tinley Beverage Company Inc., and Assurance Senior Manager at KPMG Calgary.

Advisory Board

Adam Szweras

Advisor

Mr. Szweras is a securities law partner with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto and Chairman of the Foundation Markets, a Toronto Merchant Bank and Exempt Market Dealer. His law and banking practices focus on financings and going public transactions. Adam represents several mid-market public companies and assists companies in listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Toronto Venture Exchange. He also represents brokerage firms as legal counsel and has helped numerous clients with their M&A and cross border transactions.

Robert Daniels

Advisor

Mr. Daniels is a long-time creator and developer of new business ventures and initiatives in the real estate and sustainability fields. With a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Daniels has been involved in substantial multi-million-dollar ventures in real estate and land development, commercial property investment and renewable power totalling over $1.4 B. As an industry leader, he became one of the first large-scale builders of super energy efficient homes in Canada and one of the first independent full-scale retailers of environmentally responsible products.

Mr. Daniels is a former board member of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association, the Urban Development institute and numerous private companies and charitable organizations in Ontario. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Climate Reality Leader, he holds a certification in ISO-14064-3: GHG Validation and Verification from the University of Toronto.

David Berry

Advisor

David Berry (BSc, MBA, CFA) is widely regarded as the most successful trader in Canadian History. Throughout his ten-year career at Scotiabank from 1995-2005, trading its largest proprietary book, Mr. Berry cemented his reputation while setting unprecedented records commanding over 65% of the market while accounting for over 40 percent of the P&L of the entire institutional equity department.

Since leaving ScotiaBank, Mr. Berry founded Winterberry investments, where he actively manages his investment portfolio investing in a broad number of fields including real estate, natural resources, technology and medical technologies focusing particularly on identifying opportunities where Mr. Berry can generate substantial risk adjusted returns through taking an active investor role.

Elizabeth McDonald

Advisor

Ms. McDonald has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive, industry advocate, industry advisor and board member in government relations, advocacy, organizational management, and communications.  In August of 2012, she accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, the national voice of energy efficiency and conservation in Canada, and was previously President of Canadian Solar Industries Association, the national trade association that represents the interests of all aspects of the solar industry in Canada. 

Dwayne Matthews

Advisor

Mr. Matthews is an innovation evangelist and “future of education” strategist and converges and shares knowledge on the future of education, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Mr. Matthews advises governments, boards, educators and parents on the 4th industrial revolution, the future of education, future of work and its impact on national security and prosperity. He is also an advisory board member for XPRIZE Connect, Future of Learning Lab, a new learning initiative that focuses on the democratization of access to learning through technology that empowers the next generation of innovators, he also sits on the board of Hackergal and the Ontario Virtual School.  Mr. Matthews recently addressed the United Nations on issues and opportunities around the future of education, digital literacy, cognitive abilities and the 54 countries of Africa.

Contact

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