OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) - SDTC is pleased to welcome John Bradlow and Jason Lee to Sustainable Development Technology Canada's Board of Directors on the occasion of their first Board meeting.
John Bradlow is a Senior Partner at Penfund, one of Canada's leading private equity firms. Jason Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of Ooka Island Inc., an educational technology company located in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
"We are delighted to have these two individuals join the Board," said Juergen Puetter, Chair of the Board of Directors of SDTC. "This is an exciting time for clean energy and clean technology development. We are looking forward to harnessing the energy, experience and enthusiasm of both Mr. Bradlow and Mr. Lee."
John Bradlow has a broad experience in finance, and has held senior executive positions, including as Senior Vice-President of the Bank of Montreal. In these roles, he managed investments in small- to mid-sized Canadian companies. Mr. Bradlow holds an MBA from Harvard University and is a Chartered Accountant in Ontario. Mr. Bradlow was the founder and CEO of Private Equity Management Corporation, which was later purchased by Penfund, where he is currently a partner. Before that, he was the Director and Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital Association.
Jason Lee has worked as an entrepreneur and with entrepreneurs in search of innovation and economic opportunities at all stages of the innovation chain, including those at the development and demonstration stages. Mr. Lee is the founder of Atlantic Canada-based Spry Consulting, where he assisted small businesses and advised start-up companies in all areas of commercialization and bringing products to market. Mr. Lee holds an Executive MBA, a certification in Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps commercialize Canadian clean technologies, readying them for growth and export markets. With a portfolio of companies under management valued at more than $2 billion, SDTC is demonstrating that cleantech is a driver of jobs, productivity and economic prosperity.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $590 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC works with the private sector, the financial sector and all levels of government to meet the Government of Canada's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation. www.sdtc.ca