Founder & CEO
Nick founded UGE with a focus on distributed renewables to address the world’s energy challenges. His leadership and belief in a productive and enjoyable company culture has grown UGE into a global leader. Raised on a Canadian nature reserve, Nick is a Fellow of the Society Actuaries with previous experience at JPMorgan and AIG.
Jimmy was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and before joining UGE as the CFO, Jimmy worked at KPMG in both audit and advisory practices with a focus on energy and infrastructure markets. While working with KPMG, Jimmy worked with small renewable independent power producers to utility scale solar projects in different parts of The Americas. In the energy industry, Jimmy worked in audit, project finance and M&A where he was involved with transactions ranging from $50 million to $3+ billion. Jimmy then went on to KPMG’s Santiago office in Chile where he worked and lived for a year while learning Spanish. Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Western University and an Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Vice President, Projects
In his Vice President, Projects role at UGE, Scott is responsible for overseeing all project engineering, construction, and operations worldwide. Prior to joining UGE, Scott was Director of Construction at major US solar developer Recurrent Energy. He brings over 20 years of project and construction management experience to his role at UGE. Scott has led the construction of over 220 MW portfolio projects in Ontario as well as projects in the US totaling over 1GW. He has also served in Senior Manager roles at several large Canadian residential development and construction firms, and responsible for over $500M of residential, resort, and commercial developments in Canada.
Robert van Duynhoven
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Robert is focused on strategic growth and operational excellence for UGE in Canada. He is a LEED Green Associate, Professional Engineer, bringing over 20 years of experience in business development and management from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As an entrepreneur, Robert started two companies in manufacturing automation and retail product development. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and a professional Renewable Energy certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Robert is passionate about renewable energy technologies and is very excited about contributing to UGE’s goal in bringing more affordable, cleaner renewable energy to the world.
Mateo was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, first moving to New York in 2005 to attend Columbia University, obtaining both a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While studying wind energy in college, Mateo started working with UGE as he completed his M.S., becoming one of the Company’s first employees. As VP of Project Development, Mateo works to coordinate efforts across several areas of the company, including business development, engineering, marketing, and logistics.