President & CEO
Eric Murray is the President and CEO of Temporal Power Ltd. He brings more than 25 years of experience in positions responsible for international business, global sales & marketing and entrepreneurial growth. Eric’s career spans a number of Cleantech success stories who have earned Deloitte “Fast 50” awards, as well as senior executive positions at GE and ABB. Eric is a professional engineer and holds a B-Eng from the Royal Military College and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Pierre Rivard
Chairman of the Board
Pierre has enjoyed an accomplished career with 25 years of experience in business launch and venture growth in the technology sector. He held the position of President and CEO at Hydrogenics Corp (NASDQ: HYGS) for 12 years during which the company was listed #1 on the list of 100 fastest growing companies in Canada. Beyond Hydrogenics, Pierre led three other start-ups as founding CEO, and served 21 years as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Air Force. He holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 2012, the University of Toronto awarded Pierre a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of lifetime achievements in energy technology.
Robert Riverso is an Associate at Northwater Capital Management Inc. Robert joined Northwater in February 2011 and has successfully completed investments in a broad range of technology companies in the energy storage, engine technology and software sectors, to name just a few. He joined Northwater following three years at CIBC in their corporate lending division, with a focus on mining and forest product clients. Robert holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past five years. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in 1,700 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy and geothermal. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013. Enbridge’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit http://www.enbridge.com.
Northwater Intellectual Property Fund is managed by Northwater Capital Management Inc., a leading, privately held, investment management company. Northwater focuses on investments in intellectual property and intellectual property rich companies. Northwater provides strategic guidance, financing, counsel and connectivity to its portfolio of intellectual property investments to speed their projects to market and to defend their protected space. Northwater Capital Management Inc. via the fund, is a lead investor in Temporal Power Ltd.
James Gillis is an active advisor and member of Temporal Power’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gillis is currently the Managing Director of the Morgan Geare Group. Previously, he held the position of Deputy Minister of Energy for the Province of Ontario and Vice President and Director of TD Securities. Mr. Gillis holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto.
Jon Piurko is a member of the management team at Northwater Capital Management Inc. His responsibilities include oversight of all of the firm’s operations, transaction negotiation and structuring, due diligence and deal execution, regulatory compliance and legal matters. Jon also manages the IP Funds’ patent management and patent funding sector and sits on the board of i4i and the management committees of MediusTech and Gabriel Technologies. Before joining Northwater, Jon practiced law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a focus on corporate finance, M&A, and private equity.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Winkels is the CFO of Temporal Power Ltd. He brings 15 years of experience as a senior executive with both early stage technology start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies. Paul has a successful record of venture financing and growing companies from start-up to maturity in a variety of technology sectors. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Dr. Vicky Sharpe
Vicky J. Sharpe is Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) providing strategic advice to help shape the global cleantech landscape. Dr. Sharpe was the Founding President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and was responsible for mobilizing over $5B in public and private capital for commercialization of Canadian cleantech companies. Additionally, Dr. Sharpe has broad governance experience with an ICD.D (2005); is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Carbon Management Canada Research Institutes (CMCRI); and the Biowaste to Energy for Canada integrated initiative Corp. (BECii). Vicky sits on EnerTech Capital’s Advisory Board and on the Advisory Panel for Mercer’s Sustainable Opportunities Fund. Recently she joined the Board of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems for Tomorrow). Dr. Sharpe holds a PhD in Microbiology and Surface Chemistry, as applied to water pollution control, from Trent University in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Luison has been with Enbridge since 1994 and has held a variety of senior management roles. Currently Mr. Luison is Vice President, Green Power, Transmission and Emerging Technologies. Prior to this position, Mr. Luison was VP, International, responsible for expanding the Enbridge business model outside of North America and for overseeing the operations of Enbridge Technology Inc. Before working for Enbridge, Mr. Luison was employed by Ontario Hydro and The Consumers Gas Company Ltd. Mr. Luison holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from McMaster University.