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John McEwen
John is a co-founder of Discovery Capital, and a Director of the BC Discovery Fund (VCC) Inc. He has worked with nearly 200 technology companies, and serves on several Investee Company Boards. He spearheaded corporate finance initiatives for companies such as Sierra Wireless Inc. and Circon Systems Corp., accelerating their development by attracting key corporate and additional venture capital backing. He is well known in the B.C. technology community as past Operations Chair of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. Prior to co-founding Discovery Capital, he worked with IBM Canada Ltd. He holds a B.Comm from U.B.C.

Pete is a seasoned smart grid technology executive and serves as Tantalus' President, CEO, and board member. Most recently, Pete served as CEO of BPL Global, Ltd., a leading smart grid company delivering technology solutions to the electric utility industry with operations in the United States, Europe, Middle East, India, and China. While there, he was responsible for driving and managing all aspects of corporate strategy, operations, engineering, business development, and financing. In 2013, Pete was instrumental in executing the sale of BPLG to a division of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). Additionally, he has held various leadership positions in the technology and investment banking industries at companies including The Chart Group, L.P., Thoughtworks, Inc., and SG Cowen. Pete is a graduate of Emory University and holds a JD, MBA in Finance and Corporate Law, and B.A. in Economics.

Dr. Francis J. Harvey served as the 19th Secretary of the United States Army from November 2004 to March 2007. As the Secretary, Dr. Harvey was responsible for the Department of the Army's annual budget and supplemental of over $200 billion. He led a work force of over one million Active Duty, Army National Guard, Army Reserve Soldiers and Department of the Army civilian employees. Just prior to becoming the Secretary, Dr. Harvey served on six corporate boards including three portfolio companies of the Carlyle Group. He served as the vice chairman for two of those companies.  Currently, Dr. Harvey is on the corporate or advisory boards of six companies and private equity firms in the energy, defense and information technology sectors, including Tantalus. The majority of Dr. Harvey’s business career was spent with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which he joined in 1969 as a senior engineer and retired from in 1997 as the Chief Operating Officer.  During the course of his Westinghouse career, he held several senior leadership position including Vice President of Science and Technology, President of the Government and Environmental Services Company and President of the Defense and Electronics Systems Group. Dr. Harvey holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Metallurgy and Material Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Ms. Formusa has more than 30 years of experience in the utilities industry. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One Inc., from 2007 until her retirement at the end of 2012. She joined Hydro One Inc. in 1980, and took on roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Formusa serves on the Boards of Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, where she is Chair of the Governance Committee, 407 International Inc., ENMAX, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and on the Board of Governors of York University. She has also served on the Boards of DHX Media Ltd., the Canadian Electricity Association, and the Banting Research Foundation.
Ms. Formusa was named in the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list and is now in the Hall of Fame. She is also a founding member of the Women of Energy group to create critical networking opportunities for high potential women in the energy sector. Ms. Formusa has her Bachelor of Laws from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation. .




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