Lewis Reford

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Reford is a veteran energy industry and corporate finance professional with considerable experience in the renewable energy space. In late 2017, Mr. Reford stepped in as CEO of Reservoir Capital, having served on its Board of Directors since January 2011. In addition to his leadership role at Reservoir, Mr. Reford consults for electric aviation pioneer Solar Ship Inc. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Reford served as Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Power Inc., a renewable energy developer listed on the TSX-V that was ultimately acquired by a US strategic buyer.

Before devoting his time to the clean power sector, Mr. Reford served as an investment banker advising companies and investors, including roles as CEO of MGI Securities (2006-7) and Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities (1998-2005). Prior to finance, 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 (obtained in 1981).