Chris brings over 35 years of domestic and international finance experience in his principal occupation as Executive Vice President of Corpfinance International Limited (CFI) and President of CFI Capital Inc. Due to the diversity of his professional experience and his commitment to infrastructure initiatives, Chris has become an expert in infrastructure and power projects. In addition to his work in the increasingly important energy sector, Chris is responsible for managing a structured loan portfolio, where he is directly responsible for originating debt financing and advising on over 100 energy projects. In his carreer, Chris has been instrumental in the initial funding of many of Canada’s leading hydroelectric development companies and now oversees a $2 billon debt portfolio on behalf of large institutional investors. Prior to joining CFI, Chris was a Vice President responsible for establishing the cross-Canada presence of Standard Chartered Bank and also held various managerial positions within the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Chris is a Past Director of the Clean Energy BC; he is also a recognized speaker within the Hydro Electric Industry, and an Independent Director of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
David is an accomplished executive, manager and corporate leader with over 30 years of experience in the power generation and infrastructure industries. As a founder of one of the largest Canadian renewable power companies, David successfully grew the publicly traded company from an $80 million IPO in 1997 to over $ 1 billion in assets. As an early participant in the independent power producers industry, David has been very active in the development of green-field power and infrastructure projects throughout North America and internationally. In his career, David has successfully built strong relationships within the independent power sector, capital markets, public utilities, government agencies and community stakeholders. David is a natural leader and has a strong stakeholder focus while effectively managing company and shareholder needs.
David is an experienced senior counsel and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Beginning as an associate with the law firm Lee Fireman Regan followed by Paul Lee & Associates, he became a founding partner of the law firm Blakeney Henneberry Murphy & Galligan in 2001. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation. He has appeared at all court levels in the Province of Ontario. He has represented clients at trial, on appeal, at mediations, arbitrations and regulatory hearings. He is a seasoned negotiator and litigator and has particular experience in representing insurance companies and large corporations with a wide variety of property and casualty losses, as well as acting for various corporations in matters of general counsel and securities work. He has practiced in the area of insurance defence litigation throughout the Province of Ontario and across Canada. David graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1987 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1989. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto Lawyers Association, Defence Research Institute and Loyal Order of the Blue Goose.
Mr. Hardy joins TPC as Senior Vice-President of business development and strategy. Prior to joining TPC Paul was a Managing Director, Head of Equity Trading at a large Canadian Bank. Paul brings 20 years of knowledge in the international financial markets. For 8 years Paul was part of the Management Committee, which focused on growth and strategy.
Karen has more than 20 years experience in international investment, trading and marketing development. Over the years, Karen established strong business networks and successfully sole-represented and cooperated with many world leading companies in China.