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Leadership

Rob Kirkby,

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Rob has used his passion and complete dedication to assemble a first class team of experts in a broad range of energy, environmental and business disciplines to offer a uniquely independent total energy management service to major clients across North America and around the world.

In 1987, prior to forming Energy Advantage, Rob founded the largest independent natural gas management company in Canada, which he led until 1995. Earlier, as a Division Chief with the National Energy Board of Canada, he developed pivotal NEB positions leading to major policy changes including deregulation of the domestic natural gas market.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (honours) and a Masters in Economics from the University of Calgary. He has authored many energy industry articles and publications, spoken at numerous energy industry conferences, and testified frequently as an expert witness before provincial and federal energy regulatory tribunals.

Glen Ferguson,

Vice President Strategic Partnership

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Glen has over 28 years of experience in the North American energy industry and has been with Energy Advantage from the ground up. Through the years Glen has played a part in every aspect of the company. His current executive responsibilities include the development of strategic partnerships.

Before Energy Advantage, his career included executive responsibility for energy marketing as Senior Vice President, Sunalta, Energy Marketing Inc., and as Vice President, Eastern Region, Northridge Gas Marketing Inc. Earlier, while working with the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, he participated in intergovernmental negotiations leading to the deregulation of the Canadian natural gas market and was responsible for approving short-term gas exports from the province.

Glen holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Trent University and a Masters in Economics from McMaster University.

Jeremy Newhook,

Vice President Global Sales & Marketing

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Jeremy has enjoyed an extensive career at Energy Advantage which has included leading roles within the Energy Procurement, Finance, Business Services and Sales teams where he applied his communication and relationship management skills to ensure the delivery of optimal service solutions to customers. He is now responsible for the development and execution of Energy Advantage’s global revenue growth strategies which includes the overall leadership for sales and marketing.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics from Queen’s University, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and Master of Science in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London.

Shane Pepin

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Shane works closely with leading subject matter experts in the energy and environmental arena to oversee the implementation of Energy Advantage's TEEM solution.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Business Commerce from McMaster University and Masters in Environmental Applied Science and Management from Ryerson University.

Canada

Daniel Regan,

Vice President Sales, Canada

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Dan leads the Energy Advantage business development team and is responsible for all sales with new and existing customers in Canada. His team’s responsibilities include account planning, customer satisfaction and direct management of the Canadian customer relationships across all Energy Advantage business sectors. He brings over 20 years of Business Development, Marketing and Management experience to Energy Advantage. Dan’s previous roles include Founder and President of a food services company, and Sales, Marketing and Management roles in International Professional Service firms.

His education includes studies at McMaster University, and University of Western Ontario in Business and Commerce.

United States

Brian Plumb,

General Manager, Energy Advantage, United States.

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Brian leads the Company's US business subsidiary working with a core US team of highly experienced industry and business development individuals and select energy management delivery and solution partners. With over 25 years of sales and marketing executive leadership experience principally within the Canadian and US information technology consulting and services industry he will build upon the success of delivering Energy Advantage's TEEM service to US customers including long-term care, grocery chain and commercial real estate organizations.

Most recently Brian led the Company's marketing organization. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science Economics from The University of Western Ontario and a Certificate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor Odette School of Business.

Mexico

Oscar Bartolini,

Managing Director, Energy Advantage, México

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Oscar has over 25 years of experience in business development focusing on marketing, operation and general corporate direction. He has more than 6 years of experience in the Oil & Energy industry, and 16 years in Retail. He has been working for the last 3 years in the Renewable Energy, Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency arenas.

Oscar has worked for companies like: Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Procter & Gamble Venezuela, Grupo Corimón, Mediterranean Bakery, Pepone Le Traiteur, Organización Soriana and Grupo Domos mainly in Business Development and General Management responsibilities. Oscar is spearheading Energy Advantage’s operations in the Mexican energy and sustainability market as Managing Director.

Oscar has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Marketing from the IESA Business School (IESA) Caracas, Venezuela; an Executive Business Program AD2 for Presidents and General Managers from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE Business Executive School) Monterrey – Mexico; and a Bachelor of Nautical Science from Marine Major Studies School Tenerife, Spain.

India

Pankaj Gupta,

Managing Director, Energy Advantage, India

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Pankaj has over 20 years of experience in Energy and Environmental Management focused on building services and technology. He has a mature and practical understanding of air-conditioning, refrigeration, building automation and cold chain. He has been instrumental in leading the market adoption of energy management systems, including green building principles, in commercial building applications.

Pankaj has worked with Trane (Dubai, U.A.E. and India) and Ingersoll Rand (India) for the past 15 years in various leadership positions. Such positions included Country Manager, Building Automation Systems Division, and, most recently, General Manager, Refrigeration Solutions. In addition, he has worked for Voltas Ltd. In these various capacities Pankaj has won many honors and awards. Pankaj is spearheading Energy Advantage’s operations in the Indian energy market as Managing Director.

Pankaj has a Masters in Energy and Environmental Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), New Delhi; a Bachelor of Engineering from MITS (Jiwaji University), Gwalior; and a Diploma in Marketing Management-- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Dubai

Dar Danesh,

Regional Manager, Business Development, Middle East

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Dar S. Danesh is a long standing resident of Dubai with a strong presence in the Dubai business community. Since 1994, his local business experience has included establishing the business venture CIL DANSULT in 2003 - a human asset and innovations consulting company and working for executive management firms in the “not-for-profit” industry, such as, the Canadian Business Council, Dubai Terry Fox Run and EquinoxeArabiya.

Dar’s desire for new opportunities, adventure and a sustainable future led him into the energy and environmental marketplace. Along with H. Dan Danesh, they repositioned DANSULT, a professional management and consulting services organization, and joined forces with Energy Advantage Inc., to form a joint-venture partnership and bring energy and environmental management solutions to the Middle East and Africa through - Energy Advantage Middle East. Dar leads Energy Advantage Middle East’s business development efforts and is helping to build the foundation for energy and environmental management services in the region. He brings his keen knowledge of the region, local business relationships, management expertise and strong interpersonal skills to the joint venture.

A graduate in Human Resources Management from Ryerson University in Canada, Dar also holds professional diploma certificates in Workplace Training and Competency Based Assessment, plus is an accredited certified Trainer and certified Associate Co-active Coach.