Meet Our Leaders

Our leadership team is made up of techies, innovators, and energy experts who bring decades of industry experience to the table. Together, they lead EnPowered to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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Tomas van Stee

CEO & Founder
Building EnPowered into a market leader through a passion for innovation.

As an entrepreneur, Tomas leads EnPowered through two of the most heavily-regulated markets in the world—energy and finance.

Originally bootstrapping the company over five years, his understanding of complex energy markets has enabled EnPowered to become a market leader and secure hundreds of partnerships with leading energy companies.

In his spare time, Tomas enjoys trail running in the Rocky Mountains, spending time on his family’s farm, and getting too close to wild moose and elk.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a literal train. Now, I’m full steam ahead, driving the energy transition.”

Mike Kirkup

Innovating EnPowered’s technology design and development.

Since October 2020, Mike has led EnPowered’s product organization, including development, design, data science, and product management.

With over 20 years of experience, he has a history of building and scaling products in the tech industry. Mike is a prominent figure in the Waterloo technology ecosystem through numerous contributions  and currently acts as a growth coach to Communitech and an advisor to Canada’s Tech Network. In his spare time, he mentors and advocates for tech startups.

Mike built his expertise in roles such as:

  • CTO, Encircle
  • Director, Velocity
  • Senior Director, Global Developer Relations, Research in Motion
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a train engineer. Now, I keep EnPowered’s innovation locomotive on track.”

Ted Leonard

Vice President, Market Operations
Demystifying the energy sector and guiding EnPowered to new heights.

Ted joined EnPowered in September 2021, and his industry insights have been invaluable as the company expands into new markets.

Having worked for system operators and energy companies, enhanced by his financial background, Ted has holistic knowledge of the energy space. This wide-ranging expertise helps him empower companies to navigate market challenges and opportunities.

Ted’s decades of experience in the public and private sectors includes:

  • CFO & COO, Rodan Energy Solutions
  • CFO & COO, NRStor Inc.
  • Vice-President, Markets & CFO, IESO
“Growing up I wanted to be a pro hockey player. Now I help our customers deke out high energy prices.”

Adedayo Omitayo

Vice President of Development
Crafting technology and people systems to support growth strategy.

Adedayo has mentored developers and overseen the processes that scale and deliver EnPowered’s technology since February 2020.

Adedayo is passionate about the convergence of people and technology—leading agile teams and creating innovative solutions that scale. Drawing on almost two decades as a software engineer, he leverages his technical and managerial experience to energize EnPowered’s growth.

Adedayo’s past experience includes positions as:

  • CEO, Flowswift
  • Principal Software Engineer, Flowswift
  • Lead Software Developer, GalaxyBackBone
  • Software Engineer,
“When I was a kid I wanted to be an engineer. You might say I engineered my ideal career path.”

Bridget Bray

Director, Strategic Partnerships
Developing and executing EnPowered’s business expansion strategy.

Since April 2020, Bridget has applied her skills at EnPowered, working with businesses to overcome big challenges to access smart technology assets.

With 15 years of sector experience, Bridget has a nuanced understanding of the energy industry landscape, including its barriers and opportunities. This enables her to collaborate with businesses effectively, helping them implement solutions that drive sustainable revenue growth.

Bridget built her expertise in roles such as:

  • Manager, Digital Solutions Business, Mondo
  • Business Manager, Strategy & Business Development, Klugo
  • General Manager, Business Development, Skilltech/UASG
“As a child, I wanted to be a journalist. Now, I help executives report on the sustainable financial growth of their business.”
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