About Opus One Solutions
New technologies such as battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, and rooftop solar are connecting to local electricity grids rapidly, adding complexities to the already challenging task of planning and operating the distribution grid. That's where we come in.
Opus One Solutions from GE Digital is a software engineering and solutions company that enables utilities achieve a sustainable and reliable distribution grid with its most advanced distribution energy management platform. We offer a suite of end-to-end software solutions to help utilities through their digital transformation by creating smarter and more integrated electricity distribution systems.
“The energy sector is rapidly changing, providing opportunities for utilities and organizations to deploy better energy solutions. At Opus One Solutions, our goal is to modernize the grid for two-way energy flows, big data analytics, and transactive business models.” Joshua Wong, Founder, Opus One Solutions
President and CEO
Joshua is the Founder and CEO of Opus One Solutions, a leading software engineering and solutions company empowering the electricity grid to contribute towards a digitalized, decentralized and decarbonized planet. His thought leadership and industry insights have enabled utility transformation in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to Opus One, Joshua was the Director of Engineering at eCAMION Inc., a grid-scale energy storage provider. He was also head of smart grid at Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited, where he led the policy, strategy, regulatory, business, and engineering development of Toronto’s smart grid infrastructure, including Toronto’s 25-year smart grid roadmap. Joshua is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Masters of Electric Power Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and has completed executive programs from MIT Sloan, IMD Business School and Harvard Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Helm is the Chief Operating Officer for Opus One Solutions, with over 15+ years of software experience from PointClickCare driving revenue growth, outstanding delivery, customer solution adoption, and building strong business infrastructure. She leads for organizational impact, coaches for high performance, and advocates for a positive workplace culture. At PointClickCare her influential roles and executive leadership contributed to the companies $4-billion value and their acceleration to become the #1 cloud-based senior care software provider in North America.
Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Brownfield is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Opus One Solutions with over 25 years of commercial experience across the energy and finance sectors. For the past 11 years, this has been focussed on enterprise software enabling grid and market operators to design, build, operate, and maintain their energy networks and markets. Prior to joining Opus One Solutions, Richard had led commercial organizations with GE Digital Grid across both the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the Queensland University of Technology with majors in Management and Marketing.
VP of Professional Services
Mei Burgin is the Vice President of Professional Services at Opus One Solutions, with 20 years of leadership experience in strategic consulting, marketing, and offering management across corporate and startup domains. She started her career in IBM’s software division as a senior advisor to global executives on new opportunities, competitive strategy, and customer behaviour. She advanced to portfolio leader within IBM global services, overseeing IBM’s Smarter Planet industry solutions, before taking on a number of senior marketing roles, including North American marketing lead for cloud and blockchain products. Keen to stay on the leading edge of tech innovation, she joined the leadership team at MaRS Discovery District where she built and led a high-performance team delivering world-class products to thousands of startups, while also building strategic partnerships and revenue channels. Mei has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, specializing in information systems and human-centered design. She has led various community initiatives, including board president for a non-profit child care organization, meetup organizer for Hyperledger, and currently sits on Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square board of management. She loves to ask questions, foster new ideas, and help develop human potential.
VP of Software Development
Shawn Burant is the Vice President of Software Development at Opus One Solutions. Shawn has over 20 years of experience in software development, new product development and building, leading and growing teams. Shawn’s experience spans across a variety of early-stage & growth phase start-ups as well as acquisitions and larger corporations in various industries. Prior to joining Opus One Solutions, Shawn led engineering teams, new product development, process optimization and strategic & project planning for organizations such as Loblaw Digital, Security Compass, Rubicon Project, Wave Accounting and G Adventures. Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Laurentian University.
VP of Customer Success & Support
Sarah Colvin is the Vice President of Customer Success and Support at Opus One Solutions. With over fifteen years’ experience in the energy sector, Sarah continues to be a passionate and dedicated leader. Most recently, she led the energy sales and customers success team at ecobee playing a pivotal role in DER strategy and the advancement of flexible load management technology for the North American electricity grid. She got her industry start with a decade in management for a Canadian utility. Sarah serves on the executive committee for the Association of Energy Services Professionals Board of Directors and countless other industry committees. She holds an associate degree in architectural engineering and a graduate certificate in energy sector leadership from York University. Her passion is disrupting the status quo.
VP of Software Development
Emily Ma is the Vice President of Software Development at Opus One Solutions. She is responsible for building Opus One’s key products, including the Optimization Engine which she has led from its inception in 2014 to its deployment in North America and Europe. In addition to software development, Emily has previously held various roles within the professional services and product teams at Opus One. She also has prior experience in design of electrical systems for wind turbines at Nordex SE. Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Director of Finance
Vimali Pathmanathan is the Director of Finance at Opus One Solutions. Vimali has over 15 years of experience in financial analysis, technical accounting, strategic planning, internal controls, income tax and audit management. As the Director of Finance Vimali leads the Opus One Solutions’ finance team and oversees accounting, reporting, forecasting, strategy and execution to meet the company’s OKRs. Vimali’s experience spans across various industries including technology start-ups and financial consulting organizations. Vimali holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.