About Arcus

Mission

To build reliable, universally scalable software that achieves cost competitive economies of scale in the energy industry.

Vision

Lead the charge on democratizing energy intelligence through predictive analytics.

Values

We are transparent

  • We uphold the tenant of honest by being instruments of truth.
  • We hold each other accountable.
  • We have an ownership mentality.

We are Reliable

  • We are customer centric.
  • We are consistent.
  • We can count on each other.

We are passionate and dedicated

  • We are service oriented to team and customer alike.
  • We are problem solvers.
  • We take pride in our work.

Leadership Team

  • 14 years of experience in power markets, with a focus on western electricity markets and trading.
  • Deep understanding of market fundamentals and market design.
  • Experienced leader & team builder.
  • Passion for solving inefficiencies in power markets & being an instrument of needed change.

DAN ERHARDT

Chair of Board

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, combined with R&D experience at the Berkeley National Lab.
  • Specialized in machine learning, power system planning, operations and optimization.

DR. MIKE QUASHIE

Chief Modeling Officer

  • Over 25 years of experience in software development, specializing in commercial and industrial software product development.
  • Extensive knowledge of control system processes and API integration.

TONY ENERSON

VP Technology

  • 15 years experience in data, energy & steel.
  • Managerial rose in Commercial, Market Analysis, Corporate Strategy/Planning.
  • Consultative sales practitioner with a passion for data science.
  • MIB from Queen’s University, BQQ (Gold Medalist) from Laurentian University, Certificate in Data Science from Ryerson University.

CHRIS MCCULLOUGH

VP Sales & Marketing

  • 15 years experience in international oil & gas, entrepreneurship and sports leadership.
  • Innate business analytical skills refined with an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business and a BSc in Geophysics.

RHONDA JEWETT

Director Corporate & Business Development

  • Professor of Energy Systems and Control, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary Research area focuses on predictive analytics for electrical energy systems and big data applications in electricity markets.
  • Sr. member IEEE.
  • Long term arrangement with Arcus.

DR. HAMID ZAREIPOUR

Sr. Advisor & Research Manager

Board Members
Directors & Advisors

  • 14 years of experience in power markets, with a focus on western electricity markets and trading.
  • Deep understanding of market fundamentals and market design.
  • Experienced leader & team builder.
  • Passion for solving inefficiencies in power markets & being an instrument of needed change.

DAN ERHARDT

Chair of Board

  • CEO of Symend, an Alberta based fintech company verging on unicorn status for its customer engagement platform. Prior to Symend, he co-founded Aimsio Inc. and was head of Sales and Business Development. He has 15 years of experience in capital markets.
  • A passionate and seasoned entrepreneur who knows Arcus well.

HANIF JOSHAGHANI

Director

  • Art has been a professional private equity investor in the broader energy industry for over 13 years.
  • Art is a Managing Director at Longbow Capital, a Calgary-based private equity fund focused on making investments in companies that will benefit from the global transition to a low carbon-economy.

ARTHUR ROBINSON

Director

  • A Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais, BLG, specializing in securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions.
  • Experienced in oil & gas information technology, medical cannabis and renewable energy industries.

MICHAEL SALIKEN

Corporate Security