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Our Team

CEVG’s members and affiliates are successful entrepreneurs and executives who’ve made a personal commitment to a clean energy future. We welcome inquiries from prospective members who share this commitment, who bring relevant business and technology experience, who are accredited investors, and who can actively participate and contribute to our group and our portfolio companies.

Executive Managing Director

David S Miller

Founder and Executive Managing Director of CEVG. An engineer by training, he brings over twenty years of technology startup management experience and over fifteen years of seed stage investing experience. He has been on the board of directors or advisory board of several clean energy companies, including Next Step Living, MyEnergy, Azima DLI, and Cambrian Innovation and has mentored many others. He also has an appointment as Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Founder and Executive Managing Director of CEVG. An engineer by training, he brings over twenty years of technology startup management experience and over fifteen years of seed stage investing experience. He has been on the board of directors or advisory board of several clean energy companies, including Next Step Living, MyEnergy, Azima DLI, and Cambrian Innovation and has mentored many others. He also has an appointment as Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

David is a New England Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national community of business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity(www.e2.org) and has developed relationships with state and federal policy makers to support the growth of the clean energy industry. He is a founding member of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Energy Special Interest Group and chaired the mentor program for what is now the Northeast Cleantech Open for its first four years. David also co-founded EPrime, which is a forum for clean energy entrepreneurs to network and support each other’s enterprises, was a board member of New England Energy and Environmental Funders, which educated investors interested in energy and environmental companies, and was a founding advisory board member of the New England Clean Energy Council.

Previously, David founded several companies, including Quantum Telecom Solutions which developed software for programmable switching equipment. He grew the company to profitability, with over 100% annual growth over a four-year period and then negotiated venture financing and sold the company to a division of Lucent Technologies. At Lucent, he served as Director in the New Ventures Group where he managed and evaluated a diverse set of early stage investments.

David was awarded a patent for co-developing a “one number” telecom service, and taught at Rutgers University in the Electrical Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, and completed his doctorate at MIT’s Lab for Energy and the Environment where he studied the utilization and commercialization of distributed generation and energy efficiency measures. His dissertation examined the impact of a variety of management and investment strategies and public policy initiatives on the success of new clean energy ventures. As Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he supervises the continuation of this work. David lives in Newton, MA with his wife and two children.

Members

Fred Bamber

Fred Bamber is an active seed level investor with the Clean Energy Venture Group and Walnut Ventures. His investments range from software and electronics to green and medical companies. Previously he was an institutional venture investor, also focusing on early stage companies.

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Fred Bamber is an active seed level investor with the Clean Energy Venture Group and Walnut Ventures. His investments range from software and electronics to green and medical companies. Previously he was an institutional venture investor, also focusing on early stage companies.

Fred a co-founder and a Managing Director of Applied Technology, which raised four venture funds. His last institutional position was as a General Partner of Solstice Capital. He was the responsible partner for over 50 venture companies, serving actively as a director or observer in some 40 of these. His investments were predominately in the computer industry. These ranged from Interleaf, in electronic publishing, his first investment in 1982, to Q1 Labs in 2007, a security software company acquired by IBM in 2011 to keystone all its security software.

Before becoming an active investor, Fred was part of the early team and a senior operating executive at Data Resources, Inc., a successful ASP pioneer of the 70s. DRI was one of the raw IPO companies of the mid-Seventies.

He received his BA from Yale University and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Mark Bernfeld

Mark Bernfeld is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with a commitment to environmentally and socially responsible businesses. Mark founded Tamarack Technologies in 1993 with the vision of meeting our growing need to conserve energy and improve air quality in our homes. He remains owner and Board Chairman, where he continues to advocate for Tamarack’s mission to promote the reemergence of home cooling using outdoor air, and to make accessible to homeowners sensible solutions to the problem of unhealthy indoor air. As a result Tamarack is widely recognized for quality and innovation in providing ventilation solutions for the air we live in.

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Mark Bernfeld is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with a commitment to environmentally and socially responsible businesses.

Mark founded Tamarack Technologies in 1993 with the vision of meeting our growing need to conserve energy and improve air quality in our homes. He remains owner and Board Chairman, where he continues to advocate for Tamarack’s mission to promote the reemergence of home cooling using outdoor air, and to make accessible to homeowners sensible solutions to the problem of unhealthy indoor air. As a result Tamarack is widely recognized for quality and innovation in providing ventilation solutions for the air we live in.

Mark has 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, with diverse roles from consultant to broker to insurance company executive. He is a member in and active angel investor with Launchpad Venture Group, which provides funding and advice to early-stage companies. He serves on the Board of Pearl’s Premium Lawn Seed, provider of environmentally friendly, low maintenance grass seed. He is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, and has mentored many start-ups through programs at MassChallenge, Dartmouth College, and other college/university organizations. Mark also oversees a family real estate business.

Mark is a Board member at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC), a Cambridge, Massachusetts based nonprofit that provides free legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to help combat the effects of poverty and violence. He is also on the Alumni Board of Dragon Senior Honor Society at Dartmouth College. Mark received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mathematics from Dartmouth College.

John C. Bobrowich

John C. Bobrowich is the Director of Market and Industry Development and Executive Director Emeritus for the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium. He joined M-WERC as a co-founder in August 2010 as its first Executive Director and CEO.

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John C. Bobrowich is the Director of Market and Industry Development and Executive Director Emeritus for the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium. He joined M-WERC as a co-founder in August 2010 as its first Executive Director and CEO.

Prior to joining M-WERC, Mr. Bobrowich was a co-founder and CEO ReGENco, LLC, which was sold to Toshiba in 2009. Before founding ReGENco, He spent nearly 25 years with Siemens Power Corporation where he was Vice President of sales and marketing for new plants and service. While at Siemens, he developed and implemented the company’s strategic plan ultimately resulting in the acquisition of the Fossil Power Generation Unit of Westinghouse Electric. He began his career at GE and was a graduate of both the company’s Generation and Technical Marketing Programs.

Mr. Bobrowich has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Loyola University of Chicago. He is the immediate past Chairman of UWM’s Engineering and Applied Science’s Industrial Liaison Council. In 2006 he received the College’s Distinguished Service Award. He is also currently on the Boards of the Capital Midwest Venture Fund and EME, Inc and active with the Silicon Pastures Angel Fund and several other start-up companies. Previously he has been a board member of the Gas Turbine Association and the EPA Global Climate Change Advisory Committee.

William J. Brady, Jr.

William J. Brady, Jr. is an executive and entrepreneur in the sustainable energy and advanced materials industries. He has successfully led large complex global organizations, and has created value in building emerging technology businesses.

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William J. Brady, Jr. is an executive and entrepreneur in the sustainable energy and advanced materials industries. He has successfully led large complex global organizations, and has created value in building emerging technology businesses.

Most recently, Mr. Brady served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Mascoma Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology firm developing products and applications that enable the efficient and sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from biomass sources. Under his leadership, the company developed and commercialized innovative bioconversion technologies for manufacturing companies converting abundant biomass to replace petroleum-based products. Mascoma was successfully sold to Lallemand Corporation in November 2014.

Previously, Mr. Brady was Executive Vice President of Cabot Corporation, a $3 BN specialty chemical company. Throughout his twenty-three year experience, Mr. Brady held numerous positions at Cabot in the United States and Japan, including General Manager of the $2 Billion Carbon Black business which operated 23 manufacturing plants in 17 countries. Under his leadership, the business completed significant expansions in China and Brazil, and executed a major global initiative in energy efficiency. In addition, he led the commercialization of two start-up businesses at Cabot in ink jet colorants and elastomer composites.

Mr. Brady is currently Executive Chairman of Monolith Materials Inc., an emerging company that develops innovative, cost effective, environmentally sustainable technologies that convert natural gas into chemicals and materials.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Hollingsworth & Vose, an advanced materials company, serves on the Executive Committee of the Board at the New England Clean Energy Council, as well the Board of Trustees at the University of Scranton.

Mr. Brady is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Chemistry and received his M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ben Chigier

Ben Chigier is an entrepreneur, consultant and investor. Ben holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mathematics (1985), and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1988)  from Carnegie Mellon University. Ben was the founder, CEO and Chairman of two companies. He founded PureSpeech in 1992 which was acquired seven years later in 1998. PureSpeech built automatic speech recognition software and toolkits that were embedded in other applications. PureSpeech sold it’s products and services horizontally across a broad range of markets from consumer PC’s to directory assistant applications.

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Ben Chigier is an entrepreneur, consultant and investor. Ben holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mathematics (1985), and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1988)  from Carnegie Mellon University. Ben was the founder, CEO and Chairman of two companies. He founded PureSpeech in 1992 which was acquired seven years later in 1998. PureSpeech built automatic speech recognition software and toolkits that were embedded in other applications. PureSpeech sold it’s products and services horizontally across a broad range of markets from consumer PC’s to directory assistant applications.

Ben founded his second company, eScription in 1999 and it was acquired 9 years later in 2008. eScription was focused on medical dictation, transcription and workflow in the healthcare vertical market. Through the use of automatic speech recognition technology to produce a draft transcription, transcriptionists are able to produce documents in less than half the time it would take them if typing the documents from scratch. As a result eScription customers were able to document cumulative savings of $50MM by 2008. eScription was the pioneer in computer-aided medical transcription.



Ralph Earle

Ralph Earle is one of the founders of CEVG and an expert in environmental policy, strategy and investing. He has worked with market leading organizations to catalyze superior environmental and financial performance for almost three decades. Previously, Mr. Earle was the founding Director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnership Program. The projects he led with SC Johnson, Starbucks and United Parcel Service are widely hailed as examples of positive environmental change.

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Ralph Earle is one of the founders of CEVG and an expert in environmental policy, strategy and investing. He has worked with market leading organizations to catalyze superior environmental and financial performance for almost three decades. Previously, Mr. Earle was the founding Director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnership Program. The projects he led with SC Johnson, Starbucks and United Parcel Service are widely hailed as examples of positive environmental change.

Before EDF, Ralph led Arthur D. Little’s Competitive Environmental Strategy practice, where he helped corporations integrate environmental considerations into their long-term decision-making. Prior to Arthur D. little, Mr. Earle served as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ralph serves as a board observer on the Purpose Energy board; previously, he was a board member of eQuilibrium Solutions and Skystream Markets. He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Cancer Society’s “Pay-If” Committee, a Governor of the Concord Museum, on the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sustainable Product Design. He is the author of numerous papers and speeches on environmental strategy, environmental management, recycling, life cycle analysis, and socially responsible investing.

Ralph holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College.

Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman has over 25 years of energy industry experience in strategy, corporate and project finance, project development as well as private equity/asset investment and early stage venture investing. In addition to co-founding CEVG, he is currently the president and chief financial officer of GreatPoint Energy, a clean energy gasification company which has raised over $285M from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Citi, Dow Chemical and Wanxiang.

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Daniel Goldman has over 25 years of energy industry experience in strategy, corporate and project finance, project development as well as private equity/asset investment and early stage venture investing. In addition to co-founding CEVG, he is currently the president and chief financial officer of GreatPoint Energy, a clean energy gasification company which has raised over $285M from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Citi, Dow Chemical and Wanxiang.

Mr. Goldman holds a wide range of advisor and board roles: co-founder and director of Environmental Entrepreneurs; serves on the board of directors of or in an observer role for several clean energy technology companies including 7AC and Zagster; member of the strategic advisory board of Asia Environmental Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity fund with $500M under management; and member of the board of directors and executive committee of the New England Clean Energy Council. Mr. Goldman is passionate about climate change issues and has focused on advocacy work to bring together investors, policy makers and technology developers to address issues of scale-up and commercialization, among other key issues in the industry.

Previously, Mr. Goldman was a partner at New Energy Capital, a clean energy-focused private equity fund which he co-founded and prior to that held senior management positions as InterGen, a Bechtel-Shell joint venture global power development company and Arthur D. Little, a premier management consulting firm.

He received a B.S. from Cornell and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and is the current Chairman of the Board of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He lives in Newton, MA and is a competitive road cyclist and triathlete in his spare time.

Gail Greenwald

Gail Greenwald is an active seed-level investor and an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in technology-intensive companies. She is currently a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and the Launchpad Venture Group, where she serves on the board of directors. She also serves on the investment advisory group for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the advisory board of The Capital Network, and as a board member or observer for three of her portfolio companies, CIMCON Lighting, EnergySage, and WeSpire.

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Gail Greenwald is an active seed-level investor and an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in technology-intensive companies. She is currently a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and the Launchpad Venture Group, where she serves on the board of directors. She also serves on the investment advisory group for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the advisory board of The Capital Network, and as a board member or observer for three of her portfolio companies, CIMCON Lighting, EnergySage and WeSpire.

Formerly, Gail was executive vice president of Foliage, which provides consulting and software development services for the medical, aerospace, and industrial equipment markets. Gail was responsible for corporate-wide P&L management, restructuring and mentoring the current leadership team, and relationship management for major accounts.

Prior to Foliage, Gail spent five years as chief operating officer of Caveo Technology, an entrepreneurial company focused on advanced motion detection systems for computer security and other applications.

Earlier in her career, Gail spent seventeen years at Arthur D. Little, the international management and technology consulting firm. She was vice president and managing director of the company’s technology and product development group, and managed one of the company’s fastest growing and most highly profitable profit centers.

Gail holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from MIT and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Steve Kaufman

Steve Kaufman serves as the CEO of Lexington Lighting Group, LLC, a manufacturer of energy efficient lighting for commercial and residential markets. He also serves as Principal of Quasar Holdings, LLC, which makes angel investments in growing companies.

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Steve Kaufman serves as the CEO of Lexington Lighting Group, LLC, a manufacturer of energy efficient lighting for commercial and residential markets. He also serves as Principal of Quasar Holdings, LLC, which makes angel investments in growing companies.

Previously he served as CEO of Alteris Renewables, the largest design-build renewable energy company in the Northeast, until its 2011 merger with RGS Energy, where he now serves as a director. Alteris was recognized as one of America’s fastest growing energy companies on the Inc. 500 list in both 2009 and 2010. The company won the ‘Green/Environmental Deal of the Year’ for the merger which created Alteris in 2008.

Earlier Steve worked as an operating partner for Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that invests in growing technology and healthcare companies. Steve served on the boards of multiple companies at Riverside to help companies with their growth initiatives from investment until exit: SIXNET (now Spectris PLC), NDS Surgical Imaging (now GSI Group), Vocollect (now Intermec), Quantum Medical Imaging (now Carestream Health), and Applied Precision (now Rudolph Technologies).

Earlier Steve was President and CEO of Avici Systems (now Extreme Networks), a public telecommunications equipment company based in North Billerica, MA. Previously, he worked at Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) in Westford, MA as President of their Multiservice Core Networks Division, a $2B business. He also served as VP and GM of Lucent’s core switching business, and GM of their consumer microelectronics business. Steve earlier worked for Intel Corporation as one of the marketing managers who helped launch the Pentium processor family of products. He also worked for Kurzweil AI (now Nuance Communications) selling speech recognition systems.

Steve currently makes angel investments as a member of the Launchpad Venture Group in addition to CEVG. Steve previously served on the board of directors of the Massachusetts High Tech Council and also earlier co-chaired the state’s Northeast Regional Competitiveness Council focused on economic development initiatives. Steve lives in Lexington, Mass with his wife and 3 children, where he coaches youth soccer.

Steve holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. He holds 7 US patents in the field of communications.

John Keane, Jr.

John Keane, Jr. founded King Hill Capital in 2007 to invest in early stage cleantech companies that develop renewable energy or energy efficient technologies. He invests in cleantech companies to address two issues that concern him deeply: global climate change and the need for greater energy independence. John applies his nearly 20 years of operating experience when assessing investment opportunities and supporting the companies in which he invests.

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John Keane, Jr. founded King Hill Capital in 2007 to invest in early stage cleantech companies that develop renewable energy or energy efficient technologies. He invests in cleantech companies to address two issues that concern him deeply: global climate change and the need for greater energy independence. John applies his nearly 20 years of operating experience when assessing investment opportunities and supporting the companies in which he invests.

Prior to founding King Hill Capital, John had been an executive in the software industry. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of ArcStream Solutions, a wireless systems integration firm. Prior to founding ArcStream, he held various leadership positions at Keane, Inc., supporting the company’s revenue growth from $60 million to $1.1 billion. John began his career in corporate finance at J.P. Morgan.

John currently serves on the board of Purpose Energy, RavenBrick, Solar Sentry, and Stellaris. He is a board observer for Greentech Media and Albeo Technologies. He previously served on the board of Cleantech America, Design2Launch, and Keane.

John graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Deb Kemper

Deb Kemper is an experienced advisor with cross-cultural leadership experience. She has provided leadership support to organizations in China, Peru and the United States. Deb recently worked with JUCCCE, a non-profit sustainability think tank in China. Currently Deb is engaged in angel investing and is a member of two angel networks, Golden Seeds and Clean Energy Venture Group.

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Deb Kemper is an experienced advisor with cross-cultural leadership experience. She has provided leadership support to organizations in China, Peru and the United States. Deb recently worked with JUCCCE, a non-profit sustainability think tank in China. Currently Deb is engaged in angel investing and is a member of two angel networks, Golden Seeds and Clean Energy Venture Group.

Deb was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where she served clients in a variety of industries including energy, utilities, electronics, and healthcare. Her functional experience includes manufacturing, product development, operations, strategy, professional development, and leadership coaching.

Deb has served on non-profit Boards of Directors in the United States, Peru and China. In addition, she was the founding organizer for TEDxShanghaiWomen in 2012, which was the first TEDxWomen event in mainland China. She has spoken in various forums on women in leadership and social entrepreneurship.

Deb earned her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University where she graduated With Distinction and was a member of the Varsity Women’s Crew. She has recently repatriated after living overseas in Peru and China for 8 years. She resides in Boston with her husband and two children.

Carl Nelson

Carl Nelson has been a founder and CEO of successful technology companies in Massachusetts for the last 25 years. His first company was Access Technology, a Natick-based minicomputer productivity software company. It grew to over 400 employees with offices around the world before being acquired by CompuServe. He next started VIS Development in 1991, one of the first companies to successfully deploy video on large corporate networks.

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Carl Nelson has been a founder and CEO of successful technology companies in Massachusetts for the last 25 years. His first company was Access Technology, a Natick-based minicomputer productivity software company. It grew to over 400 employees with offices around the world before being acquired by CompuServe. He next started VIS Development in 1991, one of the first companies to successfully deploy video on large corporate networks.

In 1999 he founded Integrity Interactive a SAS (Software as Services) and consulting company that provides web delivered training and communications services on corporate ethics, sustainability, and corporate responsibility to the Global 2000. Integrity is based in Waltham with offices in San Francisco, New York and London. Carl has recently retired from Integrity after its acquisition by SAI Global.

A common thread of Carl’s companies is that they have all been “data driven”. The value proposition of each has relied not just on technology innovation but on how better data and analytics can lead to astonishing cost savings and efficiencies. The clean tech industry is just beginning to realize the gold mine that lies in data and Carl is especially interested in entrepreneurs with plans to exploit this value proposition.

All three of Carl’s companies were bootstrapped with the help of individual angel investors. Over the years he has seen first hand that early-stage funding from large VC’s is rarely the best solution for the startup company or its entrepreneur. As a partner in CEVG, he intends to help a new generation of entrepreneurs – as he was helped by angels 20 years ago.

Carl has a BA from Colby College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. His other passions are sailboats – a four thousand year application of wind power and the first hybrid vehicle (once the steam engine was invented). He lives in Weston with his wife, two college age sons, and a particularly lazy Golden Retriever who is personally committed to energy conservation.

Adam de Sola Pool
Adam de Sola Pool has been a founder of clean energy companies in central Europe and now is a mentor and investor in cleantech companies in the New England area. Adam helped to found over 20 clean energy (wind, PV, biogas, heating, ESCO et al) and water companies in Poland, Romania and other central European countries.

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Adam de Sola Pool has been a founder of clean energy companies in central Europe and now is a mentor and investor in cleantech companies in the New England area. Adam helped to found over 20 clean energy (wind, PV, biogas, heating, ESCO et al) and water companies in Poland, Romania and other central European countries. Among these was the largest on-shore wind park in Europe of 600 MW located in Fantanele Romania. Adam was also the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland Energy and Environment Committee. For his work in sustainability and investment, Adam was awarded the Cleantech Pioneer Award of 2006. Adam was educated at Shady Hill in Cambridge MA, Phillips Academy at Andover, the University of Chicago and the MIT Sloan School.

Wanda Reindorf

Wanda Reindorf is a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and is an experienced executive who has been a CFO and business consultant with VC backed start-ups through public companies. She has worked with energy companies in the areas of energy efficiency, utilities, renewable energy, smart grid, demand response and energy services, and was involved in developing early solar power plants. She brings 20 plus years of expertise in strategy, operations and finance with extensive global experience.

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Wanda Reindorf is a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and is an experienced executive who has been a CFO and business consultant with VC backed start-ups through public companies. She has worked with energy companies in the areas of energy efficiency, utilities, renewable energy, smart grid, demand response and energy services, and was involved in developing early solar power plants. She brings 20 plus years of expertise in strategy, operations and finance with extensive global experience.

Ms. Reindorf is currently a board advisor to several clean tech companies and investor in a number of clean energy companies. Previously, she was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Conservation Services Group for nearly a decade. CSG designs, develops, and delivers energy efficiency and clean energy programs and services nationwide. Prior experience includes PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Strategy and Operations Consulting Services in New York and Europe, work at the board level with a number of Wall Street firms, and SVP of Business Strategy at a financial services company.

Wanda is actively involved in the clean energy field in addition to advisory and investment activities. She co-chairs the Workforce Development Committee for the New England Clean Energy Council, has been appointed by Governor Patrick to the Workforce Investment Board representing the Clean Energy sector, is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competiveness, and received the Clean Energy Leadership Award by the New England Clean Energy Council.

Wanda has frequently spoken at industry events, conferences and educational institutions on the subject of clean energy. These include lecturing at Yale University School of Management, Yale School of Environmental Studies and Harvard University, Kennedy School: Asia Energy Leaders. She also has been a mentor for several MIT clean energy companies.

Wanda has an MBA from Yale University, School of Management and a BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a CPA license, is fluent in 5 languages and is a licensed pilot.

Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson has over twenty five years of management and investment experience in natural resources, investment firms and the environmental technologies sectors. In addition to being a member of CEVG, he is Managing Director of IRON Ventures LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on growing companies offering technologies in the area of resource efficiency and renewable energy.

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Michael Robertson has over twenty five years of management and investment experience in natural resources, investment firms and the environmental technologies sectors. In addition to being a member of CEVG, he is Managing Director of IRON Ventures LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on growing companies offering technologies in the area of resource efficiency and renewable energy.

Michael has held senior management positions in start-ups and in leading international corporations, including various executive roles in the United Kingdom’s investment banking and oil industries, where he was a director of Mizuho International and IBJ International and a director of the corporate finance division of SG Warburg. Michael started his career in London with Shell International Petroleum Company, working in the European oil markets, and his investment industry experience at Merrill Lynch.

Michael holds Master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge, in Natural Sciences, and Yale University, in Environmental Management, and he was a 2012 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. He has dual US and UK citizenship and lives in Boston and Connecticut.

Mitch Tyson

Mitch is an experienced high tech executive and entrepreneur, serves on a number of corporate, non-profit, and governmental boards, advises start-ups and investors, and is deeply involved in the clean energy ecosystem. He is Chair and Co-Founder of the New England Clean Energy Council and is an Adjunct Professor at Brandeis International Business School, where he teaches the course on corporate sustainability. Mitch is a member of the angel investing Clean Energy Venture Group and serves on the corporate boards of Photronics (PLAB), Big Belly Solar, and 7AC.

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Mitch is an experienced high tech executive and entrepreneur, serves on a number of corporate, non-profit, and governmental boards, advises start-ups and investors, and is deeply involved in the clean energy ecosystem. He is Chair and Co-Founder of the New England Clean Energy Council and is an Adjunct Professor at Brandeis International Business School, where he teaches the course on corporate sustainability. Mitch is a member of the angel investing Clean Energy Venture Group and serves on the corporate boards of Photronics (PLAB), Big Belly Solar, and 7AC.

Mitch is also on the boards of the Acadia Center (formerly Environment Northeast), the New England Water Innovation Network, Greentown Labs, and the Venture Café Foundation. He mentors start-ups through the Cleantech Open, and MIT Clean Energy Prize competitions. Mitch is also a board member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and is Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative.

In 2008 he was named a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in the clean energy sector. Tyson was previously CEO of PRI Automation, a publically traded semiconductor automation company that he helped to grow from $4M to over $300M, CEO of Advanced Electron Beams, a VC-backed clean energy company, and interim CEO of AmberWave Systems, a semiconductor materials science company. Earlier he was energy policy and science advisor to US Senator Paul Tsongas.

He has a BS in Physics, an MS in Nuclear Eng., and an MS in Political Science, all from MIT, where he concentrated his studies in energy technology and policy.

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss is an active seed level venture investor with the Clean Energy Venture Group, and is currently a board member at Scalable Display Technologies (Cambridge Ma), a board observer at Voltserver Inc. (East Greenwich, RI), and Solantro Semiconductor (Ottawa, Ontario CA). He assists new companies in building their management teams, identifying additional private and venture capital resources, and refining their business strategy. His current focus is on Clean Energy startups.

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Jeffrey Weiss is an active seed level venture investor with the Clean Energy Venture Group, and is currently a board member at Scalable Display Technologies (Cambridge Ma), a board observer at Voltserver Inc. (East Greenwich, RI), and Solantro Semiconductor (Ottawa, Ontario CA). He assists new companies in building their management teams, identifying additional private and venture capital resources, and refining their business strategy. His current focus is on Clean Energy startups.

Jeff has been a founder of and held various technical and management roles in a number of hardware and communications companies.

Jeff was VP Engineering of Digital LightCircuits which researched photonic switching devices at Brown University, co-founder and CTO of Omnia Communications (acquired by Ciena), and later served as VP of Systems Architecture for Ciena. He also co-founded Magnalink Communications (acquired by Telco Systems and served as VP of technology for Telco Systems). He has been involved in engineering or management roles at a variety of other companies including Motorola (Codex Corporation), Sphere Technology, Cryptall Communications, and IBM’s TJ Watson Research Laboratory.

Jeff has been issued a number of patents pertaining to data encryption, data compression, switching systems, photonic devices, and parallel computer processing.

Jeff received a B.S.E.E. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S.E.E from Columbia University. He was elected and served for four years on Lincoln RI’s public School Committee (two years as its chairman). Jeff currently serves as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Brown University’s Electrical Engineering program, as an MIT Educational Counselor, and formerly as a member of the finance committee for Northern Rhode Island Community Services.

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Eric Guyer

Eric Guyer has worked for four decades as an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and author in the energy field. Early in his career, he managed a group of research and consulting engineers at the Dynatech R/D Co in Cambridge, Massachusetts who worked on solutions to the then new interest in alternative energy and energy efficiency. He moved on to found Yankee Scientific, Inc. and Climate Energy, LLC.

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Now for nearly 25 years, Yankee Scientific has been a creative engineering and technical resource for energy systems for industry, government, and trade associations. Climate Energy, LLC, in partnership with Honda, created and commercialized America’s first practical system for cogeneration of heat and electric power in the home. Along the way, he led a team of fifty technical experts to create the highly-regarded “Handbook of Applied Thermal Design”, originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1988. Career milestones including winning the “R&D 100” Award, the Department of Army Quality Research Award, the Breakthrough Technology Award of Popular Science Magazine, and the first ever “Energy Star Emerging Technology Award” of the US Department of Environmental Protection. His work includes major project undertakings for Fortune 500 companies, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Gas Research Institute, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and a number of consortia of gas and electric utility companies.

Eric now focuses on moving new energy conversion and use technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. He works to bring together advanced technical concepts with product designs and business plans that make sense for the very competitive energy market place. His interests and activities involve cogeneration, thermal processing in materials manufacture, combustion, fluid power machinery, natural gas transport and storage technologies, and heating and cooling of buildings. In his work, he places high value on understanding and applying the long history of energy innovation and the lessons that have been learned and too easily forgotten.

In his current work with World Alliance for Decentralized Energy as Direct of Energy Technology, Eric looks to help energy users and investors connect with the technical innovation and innovators that can offer practical and affordable solutions for the supply of energy at minimum environmental impact.

Eric holds a Doctor of Science Degree from the School of Engineering at MIT. He lives with his wife Deborah in Dover, MA and is the father of Brittany Guyer, a postdoctoral associate, who is researching nuclear power risk and reliability at MIT. Off hours, he can be sometimes found exploring the local seacoast on the Pelagic.

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James Rosenfield is co-Founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a leading international energy research and advisory firm respected for its independent insight into the energy future, including technology, markets, geopolitics and strategy. Jamey has been a driving force behind the firm’s growth over 25 years, including oversight of strategy, new products, sales and marketing and operations.

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He was also engaged in digital strategies and emerging energy technologies and strategies. He created and produced CERAWeek, the foremost annual senior executive energy conference, ranked as one of the top five conferences for CEOs in the world. CERA was acquired in September 2004 by IHS (NYSE: IHS). Jamey now serves as Senior Vice President of IHS.

Jamey is also founding Partner in SourceSquared, LLC, a firm focusing on building technology-enabled information services businesses in energy, power and efficiency. He co-founded and serves on the board of Azima, Inc, a SourceSquared firm that is a leader in web-based industrial equipment diagnostics and reliability. He is Chairman of Acumentrics, a pioneering solid oxide fuel cell and power electronics firm. Jamey co-founded and previously served on the board of Xcellerex, LLC, a bio-technology manufacturing company nominated as one of the “Top Ten Companies to Watch” by ContractPharma Magazine, and which has received significant funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Vantage Point and others.

Jamey is on the Board of the New England Clean Energy Council and is an advisor to a variety of firms in energy and technology. He has presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; the United Nations in Geneva; CERAWeek, and at other international forums. He was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006-7). He is a Member of the Corporation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Jamey attended Harvard College and holds an MBA from Boston University. He lives with his wife and three children in Lexington, MA.

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