Team

David Helliwell
Co-founder and CEO
Pulse Energy is led by CEO David Helliwell, whose career has spanned 3 continents and has been focused on the energy sector since 1994. Before starting Pulse Energy in 2006, David was a poorly-paid professional windsurfer, an exploration geophysicist, a Paris-based management consultant to large multinational organizations and director of policy for a cabinet minister in the Canadian federal government. While with the Canadian government, David was responsible for reducing costs and improving environmental performance of 700 million square feet of office space across the country. David is an Action Canada Fellow, a member of the Selection Committee for the Canadian Merit Scholarship, a member of the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, and is on the Imagine BC advisory board. David and his wife Nancy have two young daughters, and together they enjoy most outdoor activities involving bikes, water and/or mountains.

Eric Murray
Executive Vice President of Customer Operations
Eric is a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for all commercial operations at Pulse Energy. Eric brings 25 years of experience in positions responsible for global sales, marketing and business growth to the role and has focused much of his career on the evolving utility industry. Prior to joining Pulse Energy, Eric held senior executive positions with ABB and GE where he developed strategic initiatives in industry segments including utilities, primary manufacturing, and communications. Most recently Eric was the CEO and President of Tantalus Systems Corp, a smart grid communications company. In his spare time Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and three children at their home base in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kevin Tate
Vice President of Product Development
Kevin Tate is the VP of Product Development and Information Security Officer at Pulse Energy. He is a key member of the leadership team and responsible for guiding development of the industry’s leading energy intelligence platform. Kevin joined Pulse Energy from Electronic Arts, where he led EA’s animation central technology team as product manager and development director. Prior to EA Kevin was Chief Product Architect at Alias Systems in Toronto as they grew into market leaders in 3D computer graphics. He led teams that launched the products ShowCase, StudioPaint, and DirectConnects and worked closely with the Maya, StudioTools, and SketchBook Pro teams. Kevin is the author of Sustainable Software Development, a leading handbook on agile development practices published by Addison Wesley.

Steve Jones
Vice President of Product Management
Steve Jones, Vice President of Product Management, is responsible for leading the product management team at Pulse Energy. Steve has been with the company since 2007 and joined shortly after it was founded. He has experience implementing large energy efficiency projects in industrial settings as well as dealing with energy efficiency at a very small scale in advanced robots. He holds a degree in Engineering Physics and is also an active participant in the community. He has presented at the Lean Startup conference, has been a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade Sustainability Committee and has volunteered through the Vancouver School Board Mentorship Program. Steve is also an avid hiker and nature photographer and a Canadian national paper airplane champion.

Bruce Herzer
Director of Marketing and Regulatory Affairs
Bruce Herzer is responsible for leading marketing and regulatory engagement at Pulse Energy. He brings fifteen years of experience in management consulting, operations and software development in the energy utility and telecommunications sectors. A certified project manager, Bruce was previously with Raleigh, NC-based consulting firm ScottMadden where he engaged with several of the largest US energy utilities on sourcing, human resource and shared services projects. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA (Honors) in Psychology from Queen’s University. Bruce is an avid scuba diver and enjoys backpacking, squash and volleyball.

Harish Raisinghani
Director of Client Services

Harish Raisinghani leads an enthusiastic team dedicated to helping clients succeed. His team provides day-to-day support, training, engineering services, and high value energy analysis and insights. Prior to joining Pulse in 2010, Harish worked with a local industrial engineering consulting firm on energy efficiency projects. He is also a past president of the Vancouver chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and an active mentor with the Surrey school district. Harish is a space enthusiast, loves to play hockey, and occasionally piloting homemade flying machines for Red Bull Flugtag.

Ash Bassett
Director of Finance
Ash Bassett is responsible for the strategic financial management of the organization and also oversees the Company’s human resource and information technology functions. Ash has ten years of public accounting and financial management experience spanning a variety of industries. Prior to joining Pulse in 2009, Ash was a Senior Accountant at a public accounting firm. As an Aussie expat, Ash enjoys watching Australian Rules Football and can be found golfing, playing tennis or hiking the local mountains in his spare time.

Bruce Cullen
Remote Communities Manager
Bruce Cullen is an energy analytics junkie. In his role at Pulse Energy, he blends his years of direct, ground level, energy efficiency program management with advanced algorithms to create market leading Micro Smart Grids for remote First Nations communities as well as large scale utility client engagement programs.

 

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Aaron Panzer

Aaron, a utility veteran of PG&E and PSE, works on Business Development & Strategy. He holds an MBA from University of Washington’s Foster Business School, and enjoys traveling, hiking, playing basketball, and writing.

Amelia Hardjasa

Amelia works with the Energy Intelligence team dealing with the qualitative data that is less amenable to statistics and algorithms. She is a UBC grad and likes kayaking, deserts, and learning dead languages.

Amir Danak

Amir is a data scientist with the Analytics team, deriving efficiency measures from energy use trends. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and enjoys tweaking embedded systems.

Andrew Scorsone

Andrew is Pulse Energy’s QA lead. With an Engineering degree from the University of Guelph, he has worked in QA with numerous companies; public & private sectors. He can be often be found traveling or playing ultimate.

Armin Rezaiean-Asel

A Computer Engineering student from UBC, Armin is a Software Developer Intern working with the Analytics team on machine learning. When he isn’t working, Armin enjoys reading a good book, traveling, and eating sushi.

Ben Cooper

Ben runs our Technical Writing department. He has a degree in English and Psychology from SFU. His work background includes Transit Software and the Public Library. Ben is into hiking, movies and lactose intolerance.

 

Ben Gready

Ben applies his PhD from the University of Alberta to build out Pulse’s energy analytics. His travel resume includes paths less traveled to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, as well as the peaks of Tibet and Pakistan.

Brent Bowker

In his role as Project Manager, Brent has managed deployments with several utilities. Brent is a proud University of Waterloo grad and enjoys hitting the tennis courts, cycling and hiking to scenic vantage points.

Bryan Anderson

Bryan is Director of Business Development at Pulse, leading our channel partner business. He holds an MBA from London Business School, and spends his free time with his family skiing, biking or playing in the sun.

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Candice Lin

Candice is a Software Development Co-op at Pulse Energy currently studying Computer Engineering at UBC. In her free time, she enjoys watching all sorts of Asian entertainment including dramas and novels.

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Casey Franklin

Casey is passionate about understanding end users and communicating the value of energy behaviors. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the city, trying weird foods, and learning.

Chris Porter

When he’s not writing validation algorithms or analyzing the vast quantities of data we get from our clients, Chris, a University of Waterloo grad, can be found leading the peleton, hiking, or studying urban planning.

 

Daniel Godin

Daniel is the tallest member of our Sales Engineering team making him the first to know about peak demand events. When not making questionable jokes, he is out finding new adventures and exploring Vancouver’s food scene.

David Hirtle

David helps build our software, with an eye towards making it as user-friendly as possible. He earned a masters at University of Waterloo and his interests include linguistics, board games, ultimate and Nathan Fillion.

Dessislava Draganova

Dessi is a member of our QA team. After moving to Vancouver, she fell in love with latin fitness routines, specifically Cardio Reggaeton. She is also interested in photography, reading and psychology.

Dylan Otruba

Dylan is a Co-op Software Developer from UBC. He enjoys swimming, water polo, and will hunt down powder on his snowboard with anyone willing to join him.

Edward Glen

Edward is a developer at Pulse, with previous experience working on applications ranging from statistical weather forecasting to weather visualization. His days in NZ translated into a love for sailing and canoeing.

Fritz J. Lapastora

Fritz is a project manager for direct customers. He studied systems engineering at SFU before joining a BC consulting firm in energy management and building system renewal. He aspires to the title of company prankster.

 

Graham Coombe

Graham has a hard time sitting still and enjoys pretty much any type of physical activity, including running and playing rugby. Fortunately for us, he also enjoys his role as a member of our software development team.

Greg Dennis

Greg is a Sales Engineer and a lover of all things outdoors especially climbing, backcountry skiing and hiking. He is also obsessed with music and vinyl records. He earned his Masters in Clean Energy Engineering at UBC.

Hannah D’souza

Hannah is the office manager and makes sure everything is running smoothly around here. She has a B.A. in Human Geography and she is passionate about conservation, urban planning, traveling, climbing and cooking.

James Christopherson

Our undisputed Go champion, James is a project manager on our Client Services team. He has deep experience in building automation systems, and is interested in child welfare, sustainability, and the Canada experiment.

James English

James is a developer who loves traveling the world and exploring the outdoors. When not adventuring James enjoys applying his C.S. and Economics degrees from the University of Maryland to solve challenging problems.

James Funk

James is a developer Co-op hailing from UBC, where he’s studying computer science. He enjoys board games and movies, and watches too much YouTube. James is also on a quest to obtain a black Tough Mudder headband.

 

Jamie Caplan

Jamie is a Senior Account Manager for the USA. Previously with RuggedCom and Schneider Electric, he has extensive experience providing smart grid and demand-side management solutions for energy utilities.

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Jean-Martin Archer

Jean-Martin is a Software Developer making sure that things runs smoothly. He has a B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering but enjoys coding even more. JM likes cycling (road & mountain), photography and trail running.

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Jean-Sébastien Bernier

Jean-Sébastien is part of Pulse Energy analytics team. He obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Toronto. He is fascinated by rail systems and traveled by high-speed trains on three continents.

Jenni Hantula

Jenni is a software development co-op from UBC, where she majors in computer science and microbiology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, and playing D&D.

Jeremy Goldstrom

Jeremy is a Developer and focuses on finding ways to extract data from the wide variety of systems and devices found within utilities and commercial buildings. He completed his Computer Engineering degree at UVic.

Jerry Cattell

Jerry is a Technologist at Pulse, with a focus on operations and scalability. When Jerry is not working or traveling, he is usually reading one of his many ebooks or trying to consume the internet in its entirety.

 

Jocelyn Ng

Jocelyn is an Interaction Designer and part of the UX team at Pulse. Apart from trying to figure out how to best make products serve users she can be found attending indie concerts and riding her bike around town.

Joe Alavi

Joe is a UI/UX developer at Pulse Energy, with over 12 years of web application development experience including healthcare technology, financial services, e-commerce and state/federal agencies.

Jordana Mah

In her role as a Technical Product Analyst, Jordana turns problems into solutions by translating customer needs into easy, helpful features. She earned her software engineering degree at UVic and moonlights as a writer.

Kaelan Phipps

Kaelan does North American business development, helping uncover opportunities where we can help utilities improve commercial efficiency. Kaelan studied finance and economics, and is happiest on skis or a mountain bike.

Kemeria Nagash-Ali

Kemeria processes the Pulse Energy payroll and helps in any accounting issues. She moved to Vancouver 22 years ago and has worked in public and private companies as an accounting/payroll administrator over 13 years.

Kristine Sederholm

Kristine joined Pulse as a graphics generalist to support the Marketing and Development Teams. Her interests include photography, illustration, wood working/carving, mountain biking, boarding, xc-skiing and soccer.

 

Laura Cornish

Laura does research to help build awesome energy conservation software products. Laura previously worked for the provincial government on climate policy and did a Masters at UBC.

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Lynn Tsai

Lynn is a developer co-op from UBC, where she is studying towards a Bachelor of Computer Science degree. She enjoys reading and taking long walks.

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Maria Serbanescu

Maria is a co-op student helping the Client Services team as a Junior Project Manager. She is currently studying electrical engineering at UBC. Maria enjoys being outdoors, staying active and traveling to new places.

Neil Gentleman

Software Developer is a wonderfully nebulous title, and most assuredly describes what Neil does. Before Pulse, he spent time at Nitobi, and holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from UBC.

Owen Rogers

As a member of the Product Team Owen designs, develops and helps improve Pulse. In his spare time Owen likes to engage in Ultimate, climbing, skiing, cycling, startups and coding.

Paul Teehan

A member of the Energy Analytics team, Paul uses statistical and machine learning techniques to gain insight from energy data. He enjoys cycling, music, and hobbyist electronics.

 

Peter J. Cavan

Peter leads external communications at Pulse Energy, including regulatory engagement and investor relations. His predilection towards loquaciousness is restrained only by character limi

Reetu Mutti

Reetu is a software developer on the Energy Manager team. She’s a currently learning about the fun world of functional programming. Reetu likes manual espresso machines, travel, bread baking and photography.

Ryan Bekar

Ryan manages utility accounts in Canada and the West Coast USA and promotes the adoption of Pulse Energy software, while finding time to play frisbee golf and prepare his infant son for a career in professional sports.

Sally Ouyang

Sally is a Software Engineering Co-op student from University of Waterloo, currently working as a QA in the Product Development team. She is passionate about food, travelling as well as software development.

Samuel Wind

Sam is Pulse Energy’s Marketing Coordinator, with responsibilities including marketing collateral, lead qualification, conferences and CRM administration. Sam is the GM of a beer league hockey team and a man of winter.

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Sarah Barwin

A business co-op student from UBC, Sarah works with the marketing team to create content, maintain external communications and conduct other related projects. Her interests include reading, baking and traveling.

 

Sarah Laird

Sarah is a client services project manager, dedicated to maximizing the success of our utility programs. Her interests include skiing, running, hiking and eating really good food.

Sean Mactavish

Sean is the senior technical resource for the sales team. Sean loves everything technology, demos, cars, cycling, skiing and wine, and it is rumored that he can fly planes.

Stephanie Theriault

Stephanie is our energy efficiency analyst. She is responsible for energy conservation tips for our clients. Stephanie’s interests include all kind of outdoor activities, especially hiking and camping.

Thaer Khawaja

Thaer is a software developer. When he’s not working on revolutionary technological products, his interests include travelling, as well as a variety of adrenaline-filled sports and activities.

Tyler Fawcett

Tyler is a UX Designer here at Pulse. His job is to help ensure that the people using our products feel good about them. His hobbies include 3D photography and noticing spelling errors on menus.

Vanya Petkova

Vanya recruits great talent for the Pulse team. She is always on the hunt for the best and the brightest. Vanya loves Argentine tango, windsurfing, skiing, biking, hiking and good food.

 

Zach Waterfield

Zach is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Co-op student from the University of Waterloo working in the QA team. His interests include skiing, photography and website development.

You

You have a passion for energy efficiency and you’d love to be part of the team. Visit the Careers page to join this illustrious group.