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REC / 180k meters

Leadership: Our partners bring decades of electric utility-specific

experience and a history of success to each assignment. They combine

business acumen with technical savvy. Our partners manage a team of

consultants matched to your utility’s particular needs. This means your

project starts on Day One with some of the best people in the industry,

prepared and ready to go to work for your utility.


Heather Jernberg

Heather M. Jernberg – Partner
303.744.2108 • hjernberg@boreasgroup.com

Heather co-founded Boreas Group in 2001, after a career as a senior

utility consultant at Schlumberger and a decade with the City of Aspen, Colorado.

In addition to her electric utility consulting work, she is responsible for

performance improvement, financial management, strategic planning and staff

leadership at Boreas Group. Heather also serves as a Director for several

non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Art

History from Macalester College.


Robert Sarfi

Robert J. Sarfi, Ph.D., P.Eng. - Partner
720.220.6213 •

Robert is widely recognized for his experience in delivering business vision and

technology solutions to electric utilities. Robert has successfully led numerous

business transformation initiatives for large and mid-tier electric utilities in North

and South America. Prior to co-founding Boreas Group in 2001, Rob held

management and leadership positions with management consulting and

engineering firms. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (First Class

Honours) from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Ph.D. in electrical

engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a licensed professional

engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of the IEEE. Robert has

published and presented over forty papers related to improving distribution

system operations, Smart Grid planning, and technology benefit realization.



Michael K. Tao, MBA, P.E. - Partner
720.635.8347 mtao@boreasgroup.us

Michael Tao is a management and technology strategy consultant with over 25

years of hands on experience in the utility industry. Mike has provided thought

leadership to more than 40 private and public utilities. Prior to joining Boreas

Group, Mike held numerous senior executive positions with utilities and consulting

firms. Mr. Tao started his career as a system planning engineer for a major

California utility and rose to the level of district manager. Mr. Tao, a frequent

lecturer on process-technology alignment and optimization of electric operations,

is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. He has a MBA in

Finance, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University.

Boreas Group LLC • 730 S. Elizabeth St., Denver, CO 80209, USA • (303) 744-2108 • www.boreasgroup.us