Leadership Team

Rainforest’s leadership team, board, and advisors have the experience to build world-class innovative technology solutions.

Chris Tumpach
President and CEO
Chris leads the Rainforest Automation team to deliver innovative products and services. His accomplishments in software engineering, integrated circuit engineering, hardware engineering, and web design fuel his leadership and inspiration.
Dave Gagne
Chief Software Architect
Dave transforms the latest in software, wireless and networking technologies into Rainforest products. His technology mastery was built over 20 years with startups and established industry leaders such as West Bay Semiconductor, Mindspeed Technologies, UBVideo, Teradici, and PMC-Sierra.
Bill Richardson
VP of Sales and Marketing
Bill’s specialty is distilling detailed technical characteristics into a concise, commercial value proposition for our customers. He has over 20 years of high tech sales, marketing and engineering experience.
Vesna Mudrovcic
Operations Manager
Vesna manages operations, suppliers and contractors to get Rainforest product manufactured. She brings many years of manufacturing, operations, QA, sourcing and logistics experience in the technology industry to Rainforest.
Jacques Farges
Board Member
Jacques was a co-founder of Rainforest Automation and today its on the board of directors. From a background in mathematics and robotics, he designed process optimization and machine vision systems for industrial plants for 15 years, and also developed virtual simulations of integrated circuit designs for testing.
Yves Farges
Board Member
Founder of the Qualifirst Group of companies with Canadian roots to 1957, later successful in real estate ventures, Yves has been an active investor in technology oriented towards the massive market of energy management.
Thomas Ligocki
Thomas is a serial entrepreneur and CEO who has built companies from startup to the largest 20 software companies in BC. Board: 15+ years with multiple committees + ICD.D designation. Awards: EY Entrepreneur of the Year, BIV Top 40-under-40.
Don Lindsay
Don is a veteran executive that has built organizations at Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry. He is a recognized expert in product leadership, design process, planning, and execution and has delivered world-class solutions that are used by millions of users across the globe.

Supporting Organization

Rainforest and its innovative solutions have been recognized and supported by a number of well-known organizations including:

Rainforest In the News

Here is what we’ve been up to lately!

Rainforest CEO Chris Tumpach Speaks at Plug and Play

December 5, 2023

Rainforest presented at Plug and Play’s Silicon Valley Summit as part of the Energy Expo. During the session, Chris talked about our participation in Plug and Play’s Energy accelerator program which is designed to bring innovation to the energy sector.


Rainforest Named a Foresight 50 2023 Honouree

November 9, 2023

Each year, Foresight 50 shines a spotlight on compelling climate solutions by recognizing Canada’s 50 most investable cleantech ventures. We’re honored to be named a 2023 Honoree for our innovative grid analytics and intelligent energy management solutions and our ability to help utilities manage residential loads and boost program results.


EPRI Innovatenergy Labs Demo Day

November 1, 2023

Rainforest was invited to present the results of two separate demonstrations involving Ameren and SCE. Ameren’s pilot used existing AMI meter data to identify and track EV charging sessions, while the SCE pilot involved deploying an actively managed EV charging solution to qualified customers allowing them to participate in the SCE Dynamic Rate Pilot.


EPRI Names Rainforest Automation to Incubateenergy Lab’s 2023 Cohort

August 15, 2023

Incubatenergy Labs is a rapid pilot demonstration program, pairing startups from around the world with global energy companies and EPRI to execute proof-of-concept, 16-week paid demonstration projects addressing industry-prioritized use cases.


Rainforest powers Large-scale EV Charging Solution at Houston Airport

January 23, 2023

To support Avis Budget Goup’s EV charging stations at the Houston Airport, Rainforest partnered with EIPGRID to provide OCPP monitoring for EverCharge DC fast chargers in real time. Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is the shared language spoken between open EV chargers and charging station management systems (CSMS).


Rainforest Joins SCE Dynamic Rate Pilot

September 1, 2023

The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) authorized SCE to conduct a Flexible Pricing Rate Pilot to demonstrate the CalFUSE dynamic pricing framework. Rainforest brings its expertise to the pilot by integrating our RAINGE managed EV charging platform with the TeMix price server so that EV charging is optimized for real-time energy market pricing.