Meet Our Team

CEVG partners are seasoned executives and entrepreneurs who can provide both hands-on management support and guidance. 


Anne Slaughter Andrew

Former Ambassador to Costa Rica

Energy Policy, Board Governance & DEI Expertise

Mark Bernfeld

Entrepreneur, investor, and teacher. 

Empowering environmentally and socially responsible entrepreneurs.

Tom Blum

Active investor, board member, and advisor

Recovering investment banker and CFO
Bill Brady

Bill Brady

Renewable Energy and Advanced Materials Industry Expert

CEO/Founder Kula Bio, Monolith Materials, Mascoma Corporation, Cabot Corporation

Michael Brower

Renewable energy innovator and entrepreneur

Co-founder AWS Truepower, VP Underwriters Laboratories

James Ellis 

Attorney, turned entrepreneur, turned investor

Quick to laugh at himself

Gina Foote

Director of Impact Investments, Conservation Law Foundation 

Private equity, investment banking, and executive operations

Eric Graber-Lopez

President and Co-Founder, BlueWave Solar

20+ years investing in the cleantech, energy and resource sectors and board roles

Kedar Gupta

CEO, GT Solar, ARC Energy, and SC Fluids

Board of Directors of several High Tech companies, including 6K Inc.

Renu Gupta

EVP, ARC Energy Founder, RKS Ventures LLC.

Experienced HR professional and Board Member

John Harper

John Harper

30+ years of renewable power & emerging market project finance

Serves on 3 CEVG portfolio company boards

Michael Herzig

Locus Energy Founder, CEO

2 Successful Exits. Serves on 2 Boards

Brad Jones

Standard Normal, MD

Experienced energy trader & energy systems modeler

Bengt Karlsson

Co-founder of HKS, creator of ABAQUS software used globally

20 years experience as angel investor and board representative

Sven Karlsson

Biotech entrepreneur, Co-Founder and COO PlateletBio

Venture Partner AlleyCorp

Steve Kaufman

20 years CEO/COO/President of cleantech and high-tech companies

20 years investing angel/PE/VC/bank funded firms

Tal Levy

Experienced Energy Trader.

ENYISO, CAISO, and ISONE markets

Raffi Mardirosian

Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Izuba Energy

ClimateTech company builder, advisor, and investor

Mike Mcgurk

Intellectual Property (IP) Expert

34+ years expertise in IP law, IP due diligence

Nora Mead Brownell

Former FERC Commissioner & Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner

Aspires to be kind and curious.

Francois Odouard

US General Manager BluWave-ai, a Canadian energy optimization company

30+ years tech/data executive with IBM, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley

John Owen

Co-founder and CFO of JetBlue Airways

Two start-ups

Adam De Sola Pool

Founder Central Europe’s 1st cleantech VC funds

CEO, Continental Wind Partners, Ocean-tech Investor, mentor

Wanda Reindorf

20+ years Clean Energy/Sustainability sector.  CFO, advisor, boards, lecturer

Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (SASB) certified

Stan Sakai

CEO of EMS Capital Management, Boston and Tokyo 

Led institutional/fund investments in North America and Asia, including 5 IPOs

Laury Saligman

25+ years sustainable business, marketing, natural systems

2 start-ups, Air Products, Conservation International

John santoleri

10+/30+ years of climate/venture investing

$800mm+ invested; additional $800mm+ raised; 30+ boards; 5 IPOs

Peter Schweinfurth

Sustainability projects and angel investing

2 dozen startups and a dozen boards, education and municipal experience

Cara Tobin

20+ years Enviro Engineer, water energy nexus

Green Climate Fund, Stanford MS, ETH Swiss PhD

Mitch Tyson

Former tech CEO, current – board member, mentor, angel, lecturer.

Co-Founder NECEC, Partner CEVG, MIT grad.

Jeff Weiss

Jeff Weiss

Former serial CTO with focus on technology and IP

Sr. Venture Partner with CEV and Investment committee of Prime Coalition and Azolla Ventures

John Wisniewski

12 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience

18 years of industry experience 

Zaurie Zimmerman

30+ year building industry expert, Founder, CEO, and Chairperson

Author, Practical Passive Solar Design and Land Development, McGraw-Hill


Coleman Adams

CFO Nth Cycle (CEVG portfolio company)

10+ years investing in the cleantech and resource sectors and board roles

Warren Adams

25+ years experience as entrepreneur, investor, and advisor

Conservation (Chile), food system, and climate tech 

Chris Aidun

Clean energy/climate change activist in sub-Saharan Africa

Co-Founder and Partner of Persistent Energy Capital, Africa’s Climate Venture Builder

John Bobrowich

John Bobrowich

Experienced clean energy CEO, entrepreneur,investor, advisor, board member

Leadership at GE, Siemens, Toshiba, ReGENco & CEV Venture Partner

Ralph Earle 

Gail Greenwald

John Keane

Deb Kemper

Active early-stage investor

Experienced board member and advisor 

Carl Nelson 

Jean-Noel Poirier

Co-founder E8 Ventures, ex EMD CEVG 

CEO Inventec Performance Chemicals; Global executive at Honeywell, First Solar, Global Solar Energy

Michael Robertson

30+ years US & UK energy & investment sectors

Shell, Merrill Lynch, SGWarburg, IBJ