The P Squared Renewables Team
Shabir Premji is the CEO of P Squared Renewables Inc., a start-up that plans to operate and develop renewable assets in Canada. Mr. Premji is also the President of Platform Energy Inc., a company that provides strategic advisory services to the energy sector in Canada. Mr. Premji was previously the CFO of Groundstar Resources Inc., a TSX Venture-listed company, from September 2012 through February 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Premji was the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alberta Oilsands Inc., a TSX Venture-listed company, from 2004 through 2011. Mr. Premji has been the founder, CEO and a board member of numerous private enterprises; while the bulk of his entrepreneurship has been focused in oil and gas exploration, development and marketing arena (from upstream to downstream), he also has experience in manufacturing and marketing internationally. Mr. Premji is a member of the Canadian and Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants.
CFO, VP Business Development & Director
Jack Pastuszko is a seasoned Business Development & Sales leader, combining technical and business acumen with 35 years of experience in numerous industries. Mr. Pastuszko has spent 17 years in the energy industry, including 4 years in clean and renewable energy. He is currently the CFO, Vice President of Business Development and a Founding Director of P Squared Renewables Inc. (TSXV: PSQ.P) where he oversees day-to-day operations and building the pipeline of clean and renewable energy project opportunities for strategic asset acquisition, development and ownership. Mr. Pastuszko was a Senior Sales Manager with Suzlon Group, the 5th largest global wind turbine manufacturer where he engaged numerous stakeholders to develop an impressive project opportunity pipeline of $1.5B across Canada. The role involved maintaining a market leader position by cultivating key relationships and keeping a close pulse on government and industry policy groups; electrical transmission, distribution and utility groups; independent power producers; project developers; engineering consultants; legal and financial institutions and keeping abreast of developments in federal, provincial and municipal energy policy, financial markets, technology development and renewable energy projects and tenders. From 2005 through 2016, Mr. Pastuszko has held senior sales positions with GE, Honeywell and various instrumentation & control solutions providers serving Canadian end-users, service companies and EPCM organizations in the oil & gas, petrochemical, industrial and municipal waterworks, power, construction and other process industries. Prior to this, his 18-year engineering background spans product development, quality assurance, manufacturing and operations in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, wireless and other industries
Dr. Greg Hu
Dr. Greg Hu is an oil and gas veteran and entrepreneur. He started his own consulting company H & H Consulting Inc. in 2004 after working with a Canadian flagship oil company Petro-Canada. One year later, he co-founded Alberta Oilsands Inc.. In 2006, he co-founded Loring Tarcore Labs Ltd.. Under his leadership, Loring Tarcore Labs quickly grows and becomes one of the top three oil and gas laboratories in Canada. During its growth, Loring Tarcore Labs Ltd. bought out a Canadian oil and gas pioneering laboratory and a coal and mineral laboratory. Back in 2006, as an experienced oil sands geologist, he noticed that existing lab processes were extremely labour intensive, slow and error-prone. He also noticed that labs could not meet oil industries needs in terms of quality and turnaround time. Dr. Hu established a new lab workflow (idWorkflowTM) based on his own patent, with the goal of significantly improving lab processes. Dr. Hu has over 25 years of experience in the oil sands industry, with experience working for the following companies: Petro-Canada, Value Creation Inc. and Alberta Oilsands Inc., (in different capacities, from geologist, asset geologist, exploration manager and VP – Exploration). In addition, he has provided geological consulting services to several oil companies, including Chevron Canada, ConocoPhillips Canada, Koch Canada, among others. Dr. Hu has obtained his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Western Ontario as well as M.Sc. and B.Sc. in geology. He is a member of The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA), and The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He was the chair of the Heavy Oil & Oil Sands Division (2012-2013) and the Basin Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy Division of CSPG (2001-2003).
Congressman Mahoney is founder of Caribou LLC, a strategic advisory firm that consults with CEO’s and their Boards on managing systemic risk and maximizing shareholder value through the identification and capture of strategic opportunities. Tim has put his 35 years of business and political experience to work serving a wide variety of clients, from start-up oil and gas partnerships to Fortune 500 “Tech” companies. Tim and his partners service their clients by developing strategies and then take the lead in their execution. Caribou brings the strategic resources required to raise capital, pass legislation, develop technology, or enter new markets. Prior to founding Caribou, Tim represented Florida’s 16th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. During his tenure, the pro-business Democrat won awards for being “The Man in The Middle” and the “Most Effective New Member of Congress”. His work on the Financial Services and Agriculture Committees resulted in his passing major legislation in the areas of renewable energy, low-income senior housing, catastrophic insurance and tort reform. Tim led the first Congressional delegation to Canada’s Oil Sands. Tim considers his greatest professional accomplishment the passage of legislation into law that saved funding for free public transportation for the elderly and Americans with disabilities. Congressman Mahoney is a co-founder of vFinance, Inc., which subsequently merged with National Holdings Corporation. National has grown to become one of America’s top 50 brokerage firms, managing in excess of $5 billion of client assets with over 100 offices worldwide. Congressman Mahoney holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science and Business from West Virginia University and a M.B.A from George Washington University.
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