Meet the people who make power quality easy

At Powerside, all our people are innovation pioneers, driving the power quality technological revolution forward. Together, and as individuals, our passion to harness power drives every idea, concept, and the solution we create.

Mike Edmonds

Mike Edmonds

Chief Commercial Officer, S&C Electric Company

Mike Edmonds

Chief Commercial Officer, S&C Electric Company
Mike serves as S&C Electric Company’s Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, he is globally responsible for all commercial matters, including solution offers and execution through to long term support of our worldwide customer base. Mike held previous roles at S&C, including President, USA Business, Vice President Strategic Solutions, and Global Smart Grid Strategy Director. Before joining the S&C Electric Company, he was Vice President & General Manager at Siemens Energy, and Vice President & General Manager at Siemens PTI. Mike holds a BSc (Honors) in Electrical Power Engineering from Cardiff University, Wales. See LinkedIn profile

Vikas Desai

CEO / Board Member

Vikas Desai

CEO / Board Member
Vikas serves as CEO and as a board member of Powerside. He is responsible for our global strategy and business execution. Before joining Powerside, Vikas held Senior Vice President and General Management roles at SunPower, SunEdison, and Flex. He was also the Chief Executive Officer at EchoFirst, a Khosla Ventures Company, acquired by SunEdison. Vikas has built successful businesses that have scaled rapidly, growing revenues from zero to over $1Billion and takes pride in beating both convention and industry benchmarks. Vikas holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University, India, a Masters in Power Electronics from Loughborough University, UK, and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley, California. See LinkedIn profile
Phil

Phil Anzarut

Partner, Co-Investment Fund, BDC

Phil Anzarut

Partner, Co-Investment Fund, BDC
Phil serves as a Partner, Co-Investment Fund at BDC. Phil joined BDC in 2009 following a career in financial advisory services. He began his career in investment banking at HSBC Securities and has also worked independently, providing financial advisory services to Canadian small-cap companies. In 2001, Phil joined TELUS Corporation as Director of Corporate Development/Mergers & Acquisitions. He spent the next seven years leading acquisitions and strategic divestitures on behalf of TELUS and TELUS Ventures. Phil holds a Bachelor of Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. See LinkedIn profile
Wally Hunter

Wally Hunter

Managing Director, EnerTech

Wally Hunter

Managing Director, EnerTech
Wally serves as the Manager Director of EnerTech CapitalSome of his responsibilities include opportunities in energy management, building automation and control, oil and gas technologies, power electronics.  Before EnerTech, Wally worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, where he managed the bank’s private equities for energy and advanced technologies.  Wally has extensive experience in venture capital, which includes a series of successful IPO’and turnaround transactions. Wally also produced and hosted a financial television show, “Money Week”, was a Councillor for Milton, Ontario, and was the Chair of Finance on the board of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.  Wally holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario. 

Chris Hutter

Executive

Chris Hutter

Executive
Chris Hutter is an accomplished senior executive. Most recently, he served as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Power Survey, now doing business as Powerside. Before that, Chris held several positions at PowerSecure International, Inc., including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining PowerSecure in 2007, he held key executive management positions at ADVO, Inc. Early in his career, Chris worked as a Senior Tax Consultant at the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. Chris holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BSc in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University. See LinkedIn profile
Melanie Khoury

Mélanie Kfoury

Founder and President, Melka Consulting

Mélanie Kfoury

Founder and President, Melka Consulting
Mélanie is a top-notch, skilled executive with 20 years of experience in professional services, growth strategy design, and corporate development. Prior to founding Melka Consulting, Mélanie was a partner at KPMG, and a partner at the SECOR Group, a private strategy firm. She began her career in information technology at Accenture. She is a regular guest speaker at executive forums and has been published in Première en Affaires Magazine. Mélanie completed the Institute of Corporate Directors at McGill University Rotman School of Management. She holds both a BComm, and a M.Sc in Administration from the Université de Montreal, HEC. See LinkedIn profile
PIerre Andre Meunier

PIerre-Andre Meunier

PrevTech Innovations

PIerre-Andre Meunier

PrevTech Innovations
Pierre-André Meunier, P.Eng., has a long track record in private equity and venture capital financing, early-stage start-ups, and executive management. He is focused on building and expanding strongly differentiated businesses within highly innovative and creative ecosystems. Pierre-André has held several senior operational positions most recently as Partner at Celtic House Venture Partners where he led the firm’s investment activities in the Montreal-Ottawa region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Amit Srivastava

Senior Partner

Amit Srivastava

Senior Partner
Amit is a Senior Partner at Cycle Capital. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Entrepia Ventures. Before joining Entrepia Ventures, he worked at JP Morgan Partners as a Portfolio Manager and Chase Manhattan Bank as a Vice President, Corporate Strategy. Earlier in his career, he held key marketing and engineering management positions at Texas Instruments. Amit holds a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA, Finance from The Wharton School. See LinkedIn profile

Vikas Desai

CEO / Board Member

Vikas Desai

CEO / Board Member
Vikas serves as CEO and as a board member of Powerside. He is responsible for our global strategy and business execution. Before joining Powerside, Vikas held Senior Vice President and General Management roles at SunPower, SunEdison, and Flex. He was also the Chief Executive Officer at EchoFirst, a Khosla Ventures Company, acquired by SunEdison. Vikas has built successful businesses that have scaled rapidly, growing revenues from zero to over $1Billion and takes pride in beating both convention and industry benchmarks. Vikas holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University, India, a Masters in Power Electronics from Loughborough University, UK, and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley, California. See LinkedIn profile

Wendy Warner

Global Director Human Resources

Wendy Warner

Global Director Human Resources
Wendy serves as the Global Head of Human Resources for Powerside. She is responsible for the strategy and development of our human resources. Wendy has held executive management human resources positions in several companies, including Bain & Company, Morgan Stanley, Splunk, in addition to owning her own consulting business. Wendy has a strong background in strategic human resources strategy, organizational development, and employee relations. Wendy holds a BS in Psychology from San Diego State University. See LinkedIn profile  
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Vice President Product

Ian Smith

Vice President Product
Ian has been Powerside’s Vice President Product since May 2019. Before that, he was Vice President Global Product Management at Flex, focusing on renewable energy products. During his career, he has held several executive management positions, including Chief Product Officer at Echofirst, Vice President and General Manager at KLA-Tencor, President of VLSI Standards, and Vice President of Park Scientific Instruments. Ian holds Ph.D. and a B.Sc. (Honors) degrees in Electronic Engineering from University College London. See LinkedIn profile
Karen Dzienkowski

Karen Dzienkowski

Vice President, Go-to-Market and Business Development

Karen Dzienkowski

Vice President, Go-to-Market and Business Development
Karen drives Powerside’s go-to-market and business development strategies. She has 15+ years of demonstrated executive leadership in defining business strategy, developing and executing business operating plans, and managing cross-functional teams in matrixed organizations. Before Powerside, Karen was Flex’s Vice-President, Channel Development. Prior to Flex, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Sun Edison, Australia. Karen has held Director roles at EchoFirst, MotivePower, Inc, RailPower Technologies, Inc, and Energy Experts International. She began her career as an Environment Specialist and Process Engineer at Chevron. Karen holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Major in German Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. See LinkedIn profile

Spiros Georgiadis

Vice-President, Global Strategic Account Sales

Spiros Georgiadis

Vice-President, Global Strategic Account Sales
Spiros drives Powerside’s leads Powerside’s strategic accounts efforts. He brings more than 20+ years’ global experience in delivering market expansion, business development, product management, marketing, and sales launch plans for SaaS technology services as well as manufacturing industries focused on electronics and telecommunication. He also has experience in our industry over the last couple of years. He brings his steep background in executive oversight to realize international expansion and successfully transition focus from initial research and development phase into commercialization operations. Spiros is considered an expert in guiding pre-market development SaaS and software product offerings. Spiros holds an MBA, a Master’s degree in finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. See LinkedIn profile
Mario Laflamme

Mario Laflamme

CFO

Mario Laflamme

CFO
Mario Laflamme is an accomplished finance executive with experience in technology and manufacturing companies. Mario has worked with both public and private entities in Canada and the United States and has worked with venture capital and private equity investors. He has also been involved in many acquisitions and divestitures over the course of his career. Mario’s industry experience includes Cleantech, eHealth, software, and eCommerce. Mario holds a BCom in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and he is a Chartered Public Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States. See LinkedIn Profile
Nathalie Vezina

Nathalie Vézina

Vice President, Global Marketing

Nathalie Vézina

Vice President, Global Marketing
Nathalie leads our marketing vision. She has over 15 years of hands-on B2B and B2C marketing experience. Prior to Powerside, Nathalie worked at Daniele Henkel Inc. where she managed product lines, marketing, communication, business events, and developed affiliate partnerships. During her 12-year tenure at Walter Surface Technologies, she oversaw several highly profitable industrial and environmental solutions product lines including managing teams and a department. A Montreal native, Nathalie studied at the Conservatoire Lassalle, the Project Management Institute, and UQAM’s School of Management Sciences. See LinkedIn profile

Brian Koontz

Vice President, Channel Sales, MAC

Brian Koontz

Vice President, Channel Sales, MAC
Brian is in charge of leading Powerside’s channel growth. He brings not only his current experience with us at Powerside, but over 10+ years of experience driving sales teams in various parts of the energy industry.  We are looking forward to Brian’s strong leadership ability and his focus to increase revenue in this critical area for the company. See LinkedIn profile
Richie Sansay

Richie Sanasy

Vice President, Operations

Richie Sanasy

Vice President, Operations
Richie is responsible for the global strategic management, direction, and leadership of Powerside’s North American operations and production facilities. He is a talented leader with outstanding executive skills and a knack for directing operations in a growth-minded way. Before Powerside, he was a joint venture partner and the CEO of Vortech Pvt Ltd. Previously, Richie served as Director of Business Development at Filtervac International Inc., where he managed and grew their international markets. Richie holds an MBA (Leadership & Innovation) from Edinburgh Napier University. He is a member of the National Black MBA (NBMBAA), University of Chicago and APICS, Montreal Chapter. See LinkedIn
Jacques Poulin Vice President Medium Voltage

Jacques Poulin

Vice-President, Medium Voltage

Jacques Poulin

Vice-President, Medium Voltage
Jacques Poulin leads our medium voltage business development growth and new product expansion. He has 30 years of experience in telecommunications, composite materials, and renewable and energy storage. Before joining Powerside, he was an Officer and Vice President of Sales and Business Integration at Group NanoXplore. Jacques has held several executive positions, including Vice President for Product Management and Marketing at Emerson Network Power, Director of Energy Storage in Transportation at ABB, and was a founder and Chief Technology Officer of Solpowered. Jacques holds both a B.E. in electrical engineering and an MBA from McGill University. See LinkedIn profile
Louis Marchand

Louis Marchand

Vice-President, Software Development

Louis Marchand

Vice-President, Software Development
As Powerside’s Vice President of Software, Louis plays a crucial role in shaping the long-term strategy, growth, and transformation of our software. By focusing on customer business outcomes and the capability to architect digital transformation, Louis and his team accelerate Powerside’s client journey to the cloud implementing iOS, Android, and interface solutions.  Before Powerside, Louis was R&D Director of the Schneider Electric Company responsible for developing mobile applications and cloud solutions for intelligent room controllers deployed in commercial and residential markets. Louis also held Vice President and Director roles at Verint developing large distributed situational awareness management systems. Louis holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. See LinkedIn profile