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Management

Gareth Brown

Gareth Brown

CEO

Gareth has over a decade of experience leading identification, development, construction, financing and operation of renewable energy assets for a world leading renewable energy technical consultancy. He is an entrepreneur, chartered engineer with ...Read More

Gareth Brown

Gareth Brown

CEO

Gareth has over a decade of experience leading identification, development, construction, financing and operation of renewable energy assets for a world leading renewable energy technical consultancy. He is an entrepreneur, chartered engineer with the IMechE, and has degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering.

Operations

Jake Gray

Jake Gray

COO

Jake is a seasoned business development professional with over eight years of end to end management of wind, solar and natural gas plant development. He drives value by using both his extensive industry experience and significant network within the u...Read More

Jake Gray

Jake Gray

COO

Jake is a seasoned business development professional with over eight years of end to end management of wind, solar and natural gas plant development. He drives value by using both his extensive industry experience and significant network within the utility sector to find and execute opportunities

Swin Chai

Swin Chai

Office Manager

Swin wears many hats and is an organizing extraordinaire. For the past 12 years, she has held various office management positions and came to Clir after working as the office manager for a co-working space in Vancouver. She is responsible for all of ...Read More

Swin Chai

Swin Chai

Office Manager

Swin wears many hats and is an organizing extraordinaire. For the past 12 years, she has held various office management positions and came to Clir after working as the office manager for a co-working space in Vancouver. She is responsible for all of the office procedures at Clir and applies her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in our busy office.

Analytics

Andrew Brunskill

Andrew Brunskill

Director of Data Science

Andrew is a PEng from a major global consultancy and has taken on a wide variety of roles during his career including project engineer, energy analyst, modeling specialist and project manager. In recent times he has undertaken performance analytics ...Read More

Andrew Brunskill

Andrew Brunskill

Director of Data Science

Andrew is a PEng from a major global consultancy and has taken on a wide variety of roles during his career including project engineer, energy analyst, modeling specialist and project manager. In recent times he has undertaken performance analytics across Vestas, Siemens, GE, Suzlon and Siemens wind turbine technology.

Shane Butler

Shane Butler

Data Scientist

Shane is a recognized industry expert in the application of data science skills to real-world problems to enable and support informed decision making. For the past 5 years, Shane has been applying his big data analytics skill set within the domain of...Read More

Shane Butler

Shane Butler

Data Scientist

Shane is a recognized industry expert in the application of data science skills to real-world problems to enable and support informed decision making. For the past 5 years, Shane has been applying his big data analytics skill set within the domain of wind farm operations, performance analytics, and predictive maintenance. Expert user of Matlab, Python, Tableau, and Cloud-based computing platforms.

Andrew Cameron 

Andrew Cameron 

Data Scientist

Andrew has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and over 10 years' experience in the wind energy industry. His expertise includes both pre-construction analyses as well as operational analyses for a wide variety of wind regimes, turbine technol...Read More

Andrew Cameron 

Andrew Cameron 

Data Scientist

Andrew has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and over 10 years' experience in the wind energy industry. His expertise includes both pre-construction analyses as well as operational analyses for a wide variety of wind regimes, turbine technologies, data collection techniques, and analysis goals.

Sampoorna Biswas 

Sampoorna Biswas 

Data Scientist

Sampoorna is a data expert with expertise in analyzing large datasets. She holds a Master of Science (Computer Science) degree from UBC and has several years of experience designing machine learning systems as well as designing experiments to test ma...Read More

Sampoorna Biswas 

Sampoorna Biswas 

Data Scientist

Sampoorna is a data expert with expertise in analyzing large datasets. She holds a Master of Science (Computer Science) degree from UBC and has several years of experience designing machine learning systems as well as designing experiments to test machine learning systems. Expertise with Matlab, Python and general data science and programming.

Selena Farris

Selena Farris

Data Scientist

Selena has over 10 years of renewable energy industry experience with a masters degree specializing in wind energy. Working as a developer, consultant, and utility has given her experience and insight into all stages of the wind farm life cycle. She ...Read More

Selena Farris

Selena Farris

Data Scientist

Selena has over 10 years of renewable energy industry experience with a masters degree specializing in wind energy. Working as a developer, consultant, and utility has given her experience and insight into all stages of the wind farm life cycle. She has managed multiple project portfolios and met campaigns, advising on the most financially responsible development path.

Rebecka Klintström  

Rebecka Klintström  

Data Scientist

Rebecka has over six years' experience working in the wind industry, both as a consultant and for a utility. She has worked in all phases of a wind project, from pre-construction flow modeling, met mast installations and noise modeling to operational...Read More

Rebecka Klintström  

Rebecka Klintström  

Data Scientist

Rebecka has over six years' experience working in the wind industry, both as a consultant and for a utility. She has worked in all phases of a wind project, from pre-construction flow modeling, met mast installations and noise modeling to operational analysis, icing loss modeling and optimizations, as well as managed research projects and project portfolios. She's been at Clir from the start and has worked with most turbine technologies, as well has starting up and heading Clir's Inclusion and Diversity initiative.

Business Development and Marketing

Craig McCall

Craig McCall

Director of Business Development

Craig has over six years experience in the renewable energy industry and most recently led a world-leading renewable energy technical consultants Optimisation and Control service line. To date, Craig has been involved in more than 50 wind farm optimi...Read More

Craig McCall

Craig McCall

Director of Business Development

Craig has over six years experience in the renewable energy industry and most recently led a world-leading renewable energy technical consultants Optimisation and Control service line. To date, Craig has been involved in more than 50 wind farm optimization projects across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Katie Applebaum

Katie Applebaum

Marketing Specialist

Katie is a marketing specialist with expertise in brand management, communications, design, and digital. She takes an innovative and holistic approach to marketing, focusing on all aspects of business operations and crafting curated content that reso...Read More

Katie Applebaum

Katie Applebaum

Marketing Specialist

Katie is a marketing specialist with expertise in brand management, communications, design, and digital. She takes an innovative and holistic approach to marketing, focusing on all aspects of business operations and crafting curated content that resonates with varied audiences.

Software

John Hallett 

John Hallett 

CTO

John is a software expert with over twenty-five years' experience across all aspects of technical project management. He successfully led an internet software company through the dot-com boom and since then has guided technical teams through periods...Read More

John Hallett 

John Hallett 

CTO

John is a software expert with over twenty-five years' experience across all aspects of technical project management. He successfully led an internet software company through the dot-com boom and since then has guided technical teams through periods of high growth while preserving hardworking startup culture.

Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn

Product Owner

Matthew is a versatile and experienced renewables engineer and manager with 15 years' experience in the industry in a variety of technical line and project management roles, now specializing in software project management in renewable applications. M...Read More

Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn

Product Owner

Matthew is a versatile and experienced renewables engineer and manager with 15 years' experience in the industry in a variety of technical line and project management roles, now specializing in software project management in renewable applications. Matthew holds masters' degrees in Renewable Energy Systems Technology and Physics from the Universities of Loughborough and Manchester in the UK.

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw

Lead Software Developer

Nick is a software expert with over seven years’ experience across all levels of software development, from hands-on coding in the current software stacks, through systems architecture. He has extensive experience integrating data across multiple ...Read More

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw

Lead Software Developer

Nick is a software expert with over seven years’ experience across all levels of software development, from hands-on coding in the current software stacks, through systems architecture. He has extensive experience integrating data across multiple platforms including industrial SCADA systems, as well as experience using machine learning algorithms to glean insight from large datasets.

Changjoo Jeon 

Changjoo Jeon 

Software Developer

Changjoo has experience as a SCADA engineer, project coordinator and asset manager. In addition to being a crack software developer, Changjoo is also an electrical engineering graduate with a specialty in Energy Systems

Changjoo Jeon 

Changjoo Jeon 

Software Developer

Changjoo has experience as a SCADA engineer, project coordinator and asset manager. In addition to being a crack software developer, Changjoo is also an electrical engineering graduate with a specialty in Energy Systems

Adam Berg

Adam Berg

Software Developer

Adam is a computer engineering graduate with over 5 years of experience building software ranging from video games to web applications. He has developed a passion (and lots of opinions) for front-end development, user experience (UX), software archit...Read More

Adam Berg

Adam Berg

Software Developer

Adam is a computer engineering graduate with over 5 years of experience building software ranging from video games to web applications. He has developed a passion (and lots of opinions) for front-end development, user experience (UX), software architecture, and software best practices.

Meghana Venkataswamy 

Meghana Venkataswamy 

Software Developer

Meghana's experience ranges from robotics and machine learning to product design and user experience research. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. She is passionate about bringing a compelling digital ex...Read More

Meghana Venkataswamy 

Meghana Venkataswamy 

Software Developer

Meghana's experience ranges from robotics and machine learning to product design and user experience research. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. She is passionate about bringing a compelling digital experience to the user focused on extracting rich insights from complex data.

Johanna Fulda

Johanna Fulda

Software Developer

Johanna has a thing for information visualization and data journalism. She got her MSc from the University of Munich, spent time in Aarhus, Denmark and came to Vancouver 4 years ago to work on her thesis on visualization and Natural Language Processi...Read More

Johanna Fulda

Johanna Fulda

Software Developer

Johanna has a thing for information visualization and data journalism. She got her MSc from the University of Munich, spent time in Aarhus, Denmark and came to Vancouver 4 years ago to work on her thesis on visualization and Natural Language Processing. She’s also organizing Vancouver’s Data Visualization Meetup.

Kirsten Liu

Kirsten Liu

Software Developer

Kirsten has developed software for data analytics in distributed clustering environments for around 3 years. She is also particularly enthusiastic about natural language processing and real-time scheduling, which were her research interests of Master...Read More

Kirsten Liu

Kirsten Liu

Software Developer

Kirsten has developed software for data analytics in distributed clustering environments for around 3 years. She is also particularly enthusiastic about natural language processing and real-time scheduling, which were her research interests of Masters in computer science. She is currently focusing on enriching machine data into indexable, searchable datasets and interpretative visualization.

Customer Success

Neil Salmond

Neil Salmond

VP of Customer Success

Neil joined Clir after six years working in progressively more senior roles at a major renewables Independent Engineer, with his final role being leader of the Project Development and Engineering team. Neil has a Masters degree in Environmental Techn...Read More

Neil Salmond

Neil Salmond

VP of Customer Success

Neil joined Clir after six years working in progressively more senior roles at a major renewables Independent Engineer, with his final role being leader of the Project Development and Engineering team. Neil has a Masters degree in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy from Imperial College London and, thanks to a prior four year career in investment banking, is a CFA Charterholder.

Erin Quon

Erin Quon

Customer Success Associate

Erin's experience ranges from engineering design and numerical modeling to business and project management in construction, mining, renewable energy, and transportation industries. She has managed a wave energy startup, exploration programs, and cons...Read More

Erin Quon

Erin Quon

Customer Success Associate

Erin's experience ranges from engineering design and numerical modeling to business and project management in construction, mining, renewable energy, and transportation industries. She has managed a wave energy startup, exploration programs, and construction projects, and has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

Finance

Myra Ayre 

Myra Ayre 

Director of Finance

Myra is an accountant who worked in the KPMG public assurance practice primarily with clients in the technology sector.  She worked in private practice with a cloud-based customer intelligence company closely with the executive finance team for Nort...Read More

Myra Ayre 

Myra Ayre 

Director of Finance

Myra is an accountant who worked in the KPMG public assurance practice primarily with clients in the technology sector.  She worked in private practice with a cloud-based customer intelligence company closely with the executive finance team for North America, European and Asian subsidiary operations.  Myra holds a Bachelors of Commerce from UBC and a CPA, CA designation.

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