Board of Directors

George Rubin – Executive Chairman

Founding Partner & Managing Director at Pacific Surf Partners Corp.

George RubinA proven corporate team leader with the unique combination of a strong scientific background and an in-depth knowledge of financial markets and strategies. A graduate of Moscow State University with Masters Degree in Quantum Radio Physics and a British Columbia Institute of Technology graduate with a Diploma in Financial Management and a Batchelor Degree in Accounting. Chartered Financial Analyst and capital markets expert with 5 years of corporate finance experience with Canada’s leading independent investment firms. As a co-founder, Vice President and subsequently President and CEO of Day4 Energy Inc. was instrumental to developing strategic vision and directly responsible for execution of the corporate development plan including growing company operations from research and development start-up in 2001 with a total staff of 5 through 265 employees, annual sales of more than $165 million CDN and an annualized sales run rate of over $230 million CDN in under 10 years.

In 2012 George co-founded Pacific Surf Partners Corp – an early stage private equity group focused on developing the highest quality M&A opportunities for corporate and private equity clients in a number of industry sectors.

Douglas W. Keast – Director

Founding Partner & Managing Director at Pacific Surf Partners Corp.

Doug KeastDoug is an entrepreneurial executive with over 16 years of industry and operations business experience with leading technology, manufacturing and clean energy companies ranging in size from $10 million to $165 million in revenues and 350 employees. Doug is a Chartered Accountant and had 12 years of public practice with KPMG prior to his first role as a VP Finance of a high growth technology company. He has held CFO positions in three public companies (TSX and Alberta) as well as Operations/Finance roles in high growth private technology companies, including FAST 50 and FAST 500 award winners. Doug is an expert in strategic planning, restructurings and execution. He has in-depth hands-on experience as a lead business negotiator on international business contracts, oversight of international finance, tax and operations, legal and risk aspects of business, , integral member on investments and divestitures as well as international tax planning. Doug has been involved in IPO’s, RTO’s and debt financings totaling in excess of a $100 million.

In 2012 Doug co-founded Pacific Surf Partners Corp – an early stage private equity group focused on developing the highest quality M&A opportunities for corporate and private equity clients in a number of industry sectors.

Leonid Rubin – Director, Chair of the Science Committee

Leonid RubinProf. Rubin is a professor of biophysics at Moscow State University. He received his Masters of Physiology with a Specialization in Biophysics from Moscow State University in 1963 and earned a PhD in Biophysics from Moscow State University in 1967. Professor Rubin has published more than 250 articles and papers in respected scientific journals. Professor Rubin is an author of over 30 patents and designed several Biomedical and Solar Energy Conversion and Microelectronic devices. Throughout his scientific and later management career Professor Rubin has initiated and supervised long term R & D projects in Solar Energy Conversion and Laser Applications in Photo-medicine and Photobiology. A large portion of his work was devoted to clinical diagnostic including cancer diagnostic and photodynamic therapy. In 2001 Professor Rubin has become one of the co-founders of Day4 Energy Inc. Under his scientific and R&D leadership the company has revolutionized the approach to contacting and interconnecting photovoltaic cells, that has been a manufacturing standard in the photovoltaic industry for decades.

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