Our Team Powered by People
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.
Chief Commercial Officer, S&C Electric CompanyMike 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
CEO / Board MemberVikas 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
Partner, Co-Investment Fund, BDCPhil 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
Managing Director, EnerTechWally serves as the Manager Director of EnerTech Capital. Some 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’s 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.
ExecutiveChris 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
Founder and President, Melka ConsultingMélanie 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
PrevTech InnovationsPierre-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.
Senior PartnerAmit 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