Position: Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Reford is a veteran energy industry and corporate finance professional with considerable experience in the renewable energy space. In August 2016, Mr. Reford was asked to serve as acting CEO of the Company. Since August 2014, Mr. Reford has also served as a Partner with Solar Ship Inc., a private aviation development company pioneering solar electric flight. Previously, Mr. Reford served as Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Power Inc., a renewable energy developer that listed on the TSXV in 2008 that was ultimately acquired by a US strategic buyer in 2010.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Reford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MGI Securities Inc., a full-service Canadian brokerage firm. From 1998 to 2005, he served as Managing Director with J.P. Morgan Securities in New York and Toronto, and before that he worked as an investment banker with Salomon Smith Barney and Richardson Greenshields. Prior to his investment banking career, from 1988 to 1993, Mr. Reford worked as a corporate development executive for Total SA, the French energy multinational. In addition to his corporate executive roles, Mr. Reford has considerable governance experience, having served on the Board of Directors of Gazit America Inc. (TSX: GAA, acquired by a strategic investor in 2012). At the community level, Mr. Reford currently serves as President of the North Rosedale Residents' Association. Mr. Reford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
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