Nick Laird

Nick is a founder/CEO of Anvil AS, an Oslo-based real estate firm investing across the Nordic region. Previously, Nick co-founded Ambolt SA, which made 17 investments in Euro 2 billion of real estate. Nick was Founder/CEO of Global Realty Outsourcing, Inc. (GRO), Chennai, India and Stamford, Connecticut-based provider of real estate analytical services which grew from concept to 1,700 employees and 75 institutional clients, culminating in a successful acquisition.

Jason Gray

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Co-Founder and CFO

Jason has in-depth experience in solar energy development and finance that he gained through his role as Vice President – SunEdison. In this role, Jason oversaw all development, project finance, regulatory, construction, and operation activities for SunEdison’s Canadian division. Under Jason’s leadership, SunEdison developed, financed, and constructed Canada’s first utility scale solar project; completed over 350MWs in project development and module sales; and opened a 110MW module manufacturing facility in Canada.

Prior to SunEdison, Jason worked at MNP Consulting where he represented the Klahoose First Nation in royalty and impact benefits negotiations on Alterra’s 196MW hydro project and played a lead role in the firm’s Supply-Chain Practice. He has also held senior roles with Cargill Inc. Jason holds an MBA from the University of Calgary.

Mike Lord

Mike Lord leads the Corporate Services group at Northland Power, an independent power producer with clean and renewable energy assets in North America and Europe.  In his role, Mike leads corporate strategic planning, business planning, and organizational effectiveness initiatives, as well as a team of experts in communications, government relations, and First Nation relations.  He works closely with his colleagues to develop and implement plans to deliver the company’s long term strategy. 

Prior to this role, Mike was General Manager of Renewable Power Development.  In addition to his other management accountabilities in that role, he led the due diligence process in the acquisition of a majority interest in Project Gemini, €2.8 billion offshore wind farm currently under construction off the coast of the Netherlands.  In his previous role of General Manager, Solar Development, Mike led a team that developed and financed a $700 million solar power portfolio in Ontario, Canada.  

Mike’s global perspective was developed through years of work, travel and study in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a combined honours B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.