Company Information


PowerOasis was founded in 2006 with initial funding by angel investors in Bath, UK. An institutional investment round was completed in 2011 with participation from MTI Partners, Yorkshire Fund Managers and Oxford Capital Partners.

In February 2013, PowerOasis received an additional round of investment from Jabil (NYSE: JBL), the world’s third largest contract manufacturer with more than $17 billion revenue and over 90 factories globally. PowerOasis solutions are manufactured by Jabil with the full range of its high-quality system integration, test and support services brought to bear on the PowerOasis portfolio.

Our global presence includes company headquarters in Swindon, UK with permanent staff, agents and local distribution partners in South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America.



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Leadership

Executive Team

John O’Donohue is CEO of PowerOasis, the leading Energy Software Management Company based in the UK. John has over 20 years’ experience in harnessing small company technology innovation and linking it to corporate brand, balance sheet and customer access to create new businesses. Running Motorola Ventures in Europe, he invested in 15 companies and enabled Motorola to exploit the technology and get strategy& financial returns.

John joined PowerOasis in 2011 and grown the business to become the leading energy software platform controlling all energy generation, storage & efficiency assets in a network. The business was transitioned to a software business model and partnerships with global partners established as channels to market. John has led the company through three rounds of growth equity financing.

In 2003, he established Motorola Ventures International, the $500 million venture capital arm of Motorola. As Managing Director, John invested in over twenty of Europe’s leading venture companies. He also expanded Motorola Ventures within Europe, He was a member of Motorola’s Equity Investment Board, responsible for all Motorola’s global minority equity investments.

Prior to his role in Ventures, John held Strategy & Business Development roles at Motorola Corporate Headquarters in Chicago and its Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit covering GSM, CDMA, iDEN & WiMAX. He has extensive experience in building business internationally and in commercial partnerships to accelerate time to market. Before Motorola, John held senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales in wireless network operators and infrastructure suppliers across Europe.

John has advised the Irish Government on structures to attract multi-national Technology Companies to set up European centers in Ireland and provide long term benefits. John is long term advisor to University College Dublin Alumni Association.

He received his first degree in engineering from University College Dublin in 1985 and an MBA with distinction, from Imperial College London in 1993. He was a Local Authority Education School Governor and Chair of Finance.


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Anthony is CFO of PowerOasis, and has over 20 years experience at Board level in high growth technology focused businesses trading worldwide. Prior to joining PowerOasis, Anthony was CFO for ip.access, the world’s leader in small cell technology for mobile, prior to that CFO for Sendo Mobile phones, and prior to that, CFO and then Managing Director for Aspen, a field marketing company. His focus is VC backed businesses, managing working capital, contract negotiation, IP licensing and capital raising. Anthony has a degree in Finance and Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales having trained with KPMG.


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Nigel is the Commercial Director of PowerOasis and brings 25 years’ experience of driving high performance global teams in sales, marketing and commercial operations.

For PowerOasis, in addition to consulting and management experience, he has added a wealth of global commercial and operational knowledge, as well as key relationships across the technology sector.

Nigel’s career has seen him lead distributed organisations in most regions of the globe. He has worked extensively in Europe and Africa and spent significant time in the telecoms sector, working for both network vendors and operators. Nigel has strong relationships with Vodafone Group, EE, BT, Telefonica Group, FT Orange, MTN, Zain, Ooredoo Group and Etisalat.

In 2005 he created a consultancy business that has seen successful assignments with a number of high growth technology companies, as well as financial, industrial and logistics clients. The company also provides services to the education sector advising UK Regulators and Awarding Organisations as well as schools, colleges and students.

Before establishing his own company, Nigel spent 14 years with Nortel Networks building the Data and Enterprise networks businesses in EMEA. During that time he successfully developed the business with a number of multi-national corporate customers, as well as UK and global network operators. He was instrumental in developing the UK data business prior to the Nortel acquisition of Bay Networks.

Nigel began his career at BSI, the UK standards organisation, and was the first employee to be sponsored for a degree course. He graduated in 1986 with a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Plymouth University.

Nigel has two grown up children and a baby granddaughter. He spends his time between the UK and Umbria, Italy where he has a restoration project.


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Pete is Founder & CTO of PowerOasis, an innovator and thought-leader in the provision and management of power systems, including; hybrid, renewable, energy storage and Smart Gird technologies. He has spent the last seven years developing and trialling energy management systems in conjunction with University research groups, battery and cellular infrastructure equipment manufacturers. He has a background in leading edge military radio design and has extensive telecoms knowledge and experience having worked in the Cellular radio industry since 1989 leading teams bringing GSM, UMTS, WiMax and LTE products to market. Prior to PowerOasis, Pete was at Motorola where he was responsible for leading creative thinking to identify new technology trends and opportunities for new product developments as a number of Motorola existing markets were maturing and growth slowing. This was a wide ranging role working with internal and external technical experts, venture capitalists and universities. He ran a number of feasibility projects to prototype and evaluate early stage technology, ranging from mobile advertising, mobile applications, home base stations and wide area Wi-Fi (became WiMax). In 2005 he established a renewable energy technology trial to evaluate the performance of wind turbines, Photovoltaic arrays, fuel cells and flow batteries as alternative power generation and storage technologies for off grid base stations leading in 2007 to the founding of PowerOasis.

Pete personally conceives the innovative steps that guide PowerOasis product development, provides a vision of where the product roadmap is heading and serves as a technical coach and resource for members of the development team. He builds and tests prototypes in order to determine their feasibility and key requirements and works alongside the product development engineers to complete designs for production. He makes frequent visits to customers to see products in an operational environment and listen to their needs and problems to inform future development activities.

He is also Chief Engineer and responsible for the technical quality and content of the projects, ensuring the competence of key technical staff allocated to individual work packages, the effective review of key outputs and the effectiveness of detailed technical planning to ensure that the emerging results of work are fed into the forward plan. In essence he has the responsibility for the company’s vision and to assure the technical quality of the projects and their outcomes.

Pete is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, sits on the engineering advisory boards at the Universities of Bath and Bristol and holds sixteen patents.

Pete has many engineering interests outside work including the restoration of vintage and classic cars, motor sports, electronics, and antique clock restoration and fixing almost anything for friends. He is married with two young children and lives in a village in Wiltshire UK.


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Bruce Tuch is the VP of Development at PowerOasis. PowerOasis delivers leading renewable energy and power management solutions for operators of wireless base stations.

A “technical leader & innovator” of the first high speed wireless Local Area Network Product introduced in 1991 and a founder and contributor of the IEEE 802.11 standards group; the engine of broadband Wi-Fi technology. He is an industry leader and trendsetter who helped shape the wireless industry direction.

Bruce’s previous roles have been Director of Engineering and Business Development at Filtronic plc a leading wireless radio backhaul supplier. At Motorola Bruce was the Managing Director Ventures Europe & CTO of Global Business Development. Previous roles within Agere Systems & Lucent Technologies have been CTO Wireless Wi-Fi Division & Director of Engineering responsible for the total Wi-Fi product line development & Bell Labs teams, with more than 25 years of industry experience in the Wireless Telecommunications domain. He has a BSEE from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an MSEE degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology.


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Liam Mifsud has more than 25 years’ experience managing technology, service and customer projects across the world in the international telecommunications industry.

At PowerOasis since 2010, he has established a service delivery capability that ensures products and solutions can be delivered, installed, commissioned and supported on a global basis. He has recruited and trained installation and support teams in Europe, Africa, US and Asia, and managed the development and implementation of customer service programs for PowerOasis’ customers: product documentation, software on-line help, and telephone and email technical support.

Previously he was head of Program Management at Orange Business Services Europe where he led teams working on international network outsourcing projects for global multinationals. Earlier he held project and network design roles with Concert, Equant, British Telecom and Mercury Communications, with expertise in international IP voice and data networking and satellite communications systems.

A published author, he holds an Engineering degree from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Engineer (MIET) and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Liam holds dual Maltese and British nationality and is currently based in UK. Married with two children, his spare time interests include training for ultra-distance running events and middle distance triathlons, as well as volunteer management roles within his local community.


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Board of Directors

Jim McKenna is the Chairman of PowerOasis. He was Chief Operating Officer at Logica Plc from 1993 to 2008. Jim has been a leader in the electronic and technology sector for many years having worked for GEC-Marconi and the Plessey Company Plc. He is also the Chairman of Azzurri Communications and Chairman of Catch22 – the national charity for under-supported young children. He has previously been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Parsons Brinkerhoff, Chairman of the Adab Trust and Chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of East London. He was a Non-Executive Director of AWG Plc between 2000 and 2007.

John O’Donohue is CEO of PowerOasis, the leading Energy Software Management Company based in the UK. John has over 20 years’ experience in harnessing small company technology innovation and linking it to corporate brand, balance sheet and customer access to create new businesses. Running Motorola Ventures in Europe, he invested in 15 companies and enabled Motorola to exploit the technology and get strategy& financial returns.

John joined PowerOasis in 2011 and grown the business to become the leading energy software platform controlling all energy generation, storage & efficiency assets in a network. The business was transitioned to a software business model and partnerships with global partners established as channels to market. John has led the company through three rounds of growth equity financing.

In 2003, he established Motorola Ventures International, the $500 million venture capital arm of Motorola. As Managing Director, John invested in over twenty of Europe’s leading venture companies. He also expanded Motorola Ventures within Europe, He was a member of Motorola’s Equity Investment Board, responsible for all Motorola’s global minority equity investments.

Prior to his role in Ventures, John held Strategy & Business Development roles at Motorola Corporate Headquarters in Chicago and its Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit covering GSM, CDMA, iDEN & WiMAX. He has extensive experience in building business internationally and in commercial partnerships to accelerate time to market. Before Motorola, John held senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales in wireless network operators and infrastructure suppliers across Europe.

John has advised the Irish Government on structures to attract multi-national Technology Companies to set up European centers in Ireland and provide long term benefits. John is long term advisor to University College Dublin Alumni Association.

He received his first degree in engineering from University College Dublin in 1985 and an MBA with distinction, from Imperial College London in 1993. He was a Local Authority Education School Governor and Chair of Finance.

Pete is Founder & CTO of PowerOasis, an innovator and thought-leader in the provision and management of power systems, including; hybrid, renewable, energy storage and Smart Gird technologies. He has spent the last seven years developing and trialling energy management systems in conjunction with University research groups, battery and cellular infrastructure equipment manufacturers. He has a background in leading edge military radio design and has extensive telecoms knowledge and experience having worked in the Cellular radio industry since 1989 leading teams bringing GSM, UMTS, WiMax and LTE products to market. Prior to PowerOasis, Pete was at Motorola where he was responsible for leading creative thinking to identify new technology trends and opportunities for new product developments as a number of Motorola existing markets were maturing and growth slowing. This was a wide ranging role working with internal and external technical experts, venture capitalists and universities. He ran a number of feasibility projects to prototype and evaluate early stage technology, ranging from mobile advertising, mobile applications, home base stations and wide area Wi-Fi (became WiMax). In 2005 he established a renewable energy technology trial to evaluate the performance of wind turbines, Photovoltaic arrays, fuel cells and flow batteries as alternative power generation and storage technologies for off grid base stations leading in 2007 to the founding of PowerOasis.

Pete personally conceives the innovative steps that guide PowerOasis product development, provides a vision of where the product roadmap is heading and serves as a technical coach and resource for members of the development team. He builds and tests prototypes in order to determine their feasibility and key requirements and works alongside the product development engineers to complete designs for production. He makes frequent visits to customers to see products in an operational environment and listen to their needs and problems to inform future development activities.

He is also Chief Engineer and responsible for the technical quality and content of the projects, ensuring the competence of key technical staff allocated to individual work packages, the effective review of key outputs and the effectiveness of detailed technical planning to ensure that the emerging results of work are fed into the forward plan. In essence he has the responsibility for the company’s vision and to assure the technical quality of the projects and their outcomes.

Pete is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, sits on the engineering advisory boards at the Universities of Bath and Bristol and holds sixteen patents.

Pete has many engineering interests outside work including the restoration of vintage and classic cars, motor sports, electronics, and antique clock restoration and fixing almost anything for friends. He is married with two young children and lives in a village in Wiltshire UK.

David is a Managing Partner & Head of materials/cleantech at venture capital fund manager, MTI. Now heading MTI’s US operation in Boston, David joined the firm in 1999 and has extensive experience in originating and managing investments. Prior to MTI he was CEO of a materials start-up and an executive director of two buy-out transactions (backed by Morgan Grenfell and Granville Baird). After gaining a BA/MA in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, David started his corporate career at industrial materials group Cookson Plc.

Jon Craton has over 24 years experience of the telecoms industry in general and Operations Support Systems in particular. In 1996 he founded Cramer Systems and was a senior executive with the company until its sale to Amdocs in 2006 for $425 million. Since then Jon has been an angel investor, working in the technology sector. Jon is extensively involved with PowerOasis – he is a non-executive director of the company and one its largest investors. He brings to PowerOasis a wealth of experience in managing rapid growth whilst maintaining very high standards of customer satisfaction.

Robin works in the growth investment team for Oxford Capital Partners, with responsibility for portfolio management. He has over 15 years of private equity and venture capital experience across the spectrum of new investments, working with portfolio companies and leading exit processes.

Previously Robin worked at HgCapital, where he founded and led the Business Services investment practice, and latterly at Lloyds Bank where he was responsible for portfolio managing and exiting their equity portfolio of over 300 companies. He spent his early career at ISIS Equity Partners and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. Robin gained a first class degree in Economics and Accounting at Bristol University. Outside of work, he enjoys all outdoor sports and is a keen rock climber.

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