At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Energy Storage space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder, CEO of Solid Power
Doug Campbell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solid Power.
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About Solid Power: Solid Power is a developer of solid-state rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and mobile power markets.
Founder, President & CEO of Enovix
Mr. Harrold Rust has served as CEO and President of ENOVIX since its founding in late 2006. He has 25 years of leadership experience in technology development and driving operational innovations that enable complex 3d structures to become highly cost effective. Prior to ENOVIX he was Vice President of Operations for FormFactor, a Global Top 10 MEMS based Manufacturer, where under his operations leadership the company experienced a highly successful IPO along with significant capacity, revenue, and gross margin expansion . Following his Stanford graduate degree, he spent 17 years at IBM’s industry leading magnetoresistive recording head group driving high volume manufacturing of the lithographically based heads that were increasing in areal density by over 60% each year. Hard drive storage systems saw a areal density increase of 1000x during this period.
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About Enovix: Enovix develops 3D wave array energy storage architecture for Lithium based cells to improve manageability of the stored energy.
CEO & Co-Founder of Form Energy
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About Form Energy: Form Energy develops and commercializes a low-cost battery system that can store wind and solar energy for a long duration.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of SparkCharge
Joshua is a certified Data Scientist and the Founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a company specializing in the portable charging of electric cars. His experience in entrepreneurship and startups spans over 4 years and he is a dynamic figure in the cleantech community. Joshua is also the most recent winner of the New York Business Plan Competition and won awards in over seven business competitions. Joshua holds B.A. in Economics and Masters in Information Management from Syracuse University.
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About SparkCharge: SparkCharge is an automotive company that manufactures and develops charging stations for electric vehicles.
CEO of ChargeNet Stations
Tosh Dutt is an executive and Subject Matter Expert in Distributed Energy Resources and EV Charging having successfully built and scaled sales organizations in mature startups and new business units of large organizations. His leadership has led to the successful development, finance, and integration of utility and commercial-scale renewable energy and micro-grid projects across the globe involving technologies such as solar PV, thermal storage, advanced energy storage, fuel cells, IoT, biomass co-generation, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Being a renewable energy professional, he is fortunate to embrace the values of Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon in both his professional and personal life and understands how the intersection of plant-based foods, EV charging infrastructure, and distributed energy resources contributes to a zero-carbon footprint to fighting climate change.
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About ChargeNet Stations: ChargeNet Stations specializes in the fields of SaaS, cleantech, electric vehicle supply equipment, and distributed energy resources.
Co-founder and CEO of Farasis Energy
With over 15 years of leadership positions in the lithium-ion battery industry, Dr. Wang offers extensive experience in large scale production, commercialization, marketing and sales of successful Li-ion products. He held development and management responsibilities at NEC Moli Energy and PolyStor Corporation, where he was Director of R & D and chief cell designer.
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About Farasis Energy: Farasis Energy is a renewable energy company that develops and manufactures lithium ion battery energy storage systems.
Founder & CEO of QuantumScape
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About QuantumScape: QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that develops solid-state battery technology to increase the range of electric cars.
Founder / CEO of Autogrid
Amit Narayan is the Founder and CEO of AutoGrid, Inc. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation at Stanford University, where he continues to lead an interdisciplinary project related to modeling, optimization and control of the electricity grid and associated electricity markets. Prior to founding AutoGrid, Dr. Narayan was the Vice President of Products at the publicly traded company Magma Design Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), where he led the product development and product management teams responsible for Magma’s flagship product in the design implementation area. Over one third of all semiconductor chips used in consumer electronic devices — such as smart phones, blue-ray players and video games — were designed using products developed by Dr. Narayan’s team at Magma. Prior to joining Magma, Dr. Narayan founded Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. (BDA), a venture-backed company in analog and radio-frequency semiconductor design software and served as its founding CEO and later Vice President of Engineering, responsible for all research and product development activities, as well as customer engagements. Under Dr. Narayan’s leadership, BDA saw its products adopted by over 100 semiconductor companies in the world (including 20 out of the top 25). For his work at BDA, Dr. Narayan’s received the EDN’s “Innovation for the Year” award in 2006.Dr. Narayan received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley. He has published over 25 papers about design automation, holds seven U.S. patents and is an active advisor to several startup companies in the Bay Area.
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About Autogrid, Berkeley Design Automation: AutoGrid Systems organizes energy data and employs big data analytics to generate real-time predictions that create actionable data.
Alexandra Rasch Castillo
Founder and CEO of Caban Systems
Alexandra Rasch Castillo is founder and CEO at Caban Systems.
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About Caban Systems: Caban Systems designs a software enabled energy storage solution for telecom infrastructure providers worldwide.
CEO and Founder of Group14 Technologies
Rick is the CEO and co-founder of Group14 Technologies, a nano-materials company specializing in silicon-based, lithium battery technology helping usher in the electrification of everything. Before founding Group14, Rick co-founded and led EnerG2 as its CEO from 2003 until its acquisition by BASF in 2016. Rick held the position of Co-CEO at EnerG2 – as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF – from 2016 to 2018. Rick began his career as an Army aviation officer, leading an aeroscout platoon in Desert Storm, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Air Medals in recognition for performance in combat operations against the Iraqi Republican Guard. Rick later flew Apaches as commander of an Attack Helicopter Company. Prior to co-founding successful startups EnerG2 and Group14 Technologies, Rick was the co-founder and CEO of Hubspan, one of the most successful integrators of web-based B2B transactions. At Hubspan, he raised the company’s first two rounds of funding and secured several partnerships. Rick also served as a management consultant with Booz Allen, where he specialized in operations, manufacturing efficiency, and developing and implementing lean manufacturing. Rick holds a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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About EnerG2, Group14 Technologies: Group14 Technologies is a battery storage technology company that develops silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets.
CEO & Founder of Atlis Motor Vehicles
Mark Hanchett has over 10 years of product development experience with 16 successful electromechanical and software product launches. Mark Hanchett brings a passion for solving hard problems in product strategy, design, manufacturing, and business operations, while continuously driving a focus on the best possible customer experience. Prior to starting Atlis Motor Vehicles, Mark Hanchett was a director at Axon Enterprise Inc from 2012 to 2017, leading teams in development of innovative hardware and software products for law enforcement. From 2007 to 2012 Mark Hanchett served as a senior mechanical engineer and project manager leading cross-functional teams through design and development of innovative conductive electrical weapons at Axon Enterprise inc.
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About Atlis Motor Vehicles: Atlis Motor Vehicles is a mobility technology company that designs and develops battery electric trucks and charging stations.
CEO and Co-Founder of TeraWatt Technology
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About TeraWatt Technology: We engineer ultra-high energy density lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
Chief Executive Officer of ESS
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About Enian, ESS: ESS is a provider of long-duration energy storage solutions ideally suited for C&I, utility, microgrid, and off-grid applications.
CEO of ESS
Craig Evans is Founder at Energy Storage Systems.
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About ESS: ESS is a provider of long-duration energy storage solutions ideally suited for C&I, utility, microgrid, and off-grid applications.
Co-Founder and CEO of Orenda
Bill Grinstead is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Orenda. Prior to founding Orenda, he gained extensive experience in both the public and private financial markets researching and advising on various technologies, including renewables. He previously worked at Marlin Equity Partners, a $7B tech-focused private equity firm, as well as Susquehanna International Group, a global technology, and trading firm. Mr. Grinstead earned a B.S. in Finance from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also studied Sustainable Finance and Real Estate Investing at Harvard University.
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About Orenda: Orenda is a renewable energy technology company that develops and operates utility scale energy storage assets.
Chief Executive Officer of InnoEnergy
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About InnoEnergy: InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.
CEO of KIC InnoEnergy Germany of InnoEnergy
Christian Müller studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and at the University of California, Berkley, United States. In 1996, he received his PhD in technical thermodynamics.Christian then started working as a project manager in the corporate technology units of the former Hoechst AG, which was subsequently acquired by Siemens AG, in 2000. In several management functions at Hoechst, and respectively at Siemens, he was involved in the commercialisation of technologies and services, as well as in the creation of new businesses. From 2006 until 2009, Christian was responsible for the global business development of Siemens in the Food and Beverage industries. Other positions in Christian´s professional career included the management of the global Center of Excellence for Chemical industry at ABB, and the start-up of the business development department at Infraserv Höchst.Since 2013, he has been managing KIC InnoEnergy´s activities in Germany and holds the position of CEO, KIC InnoEnergy Germany.
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About InnoEnergy: InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.
CEO of KIC InnoEnergy Sweden of InnoEnergy
Kenneth Johansson holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden as well as a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Uppsala University in Sweden.Kenneth has worked for over 20 years in high tech manufacturing industry areas such as telecommunication, power conversion and renewable energies, and he has gained an extensive experience in complex technical systems, development and business operation in international markets.He has held various executive management positions in listed SMEs as well as corporate organisations, focusing on operational efficiency, product and business development, strategy and people management.
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About InnoEnergy: InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.
CEO of Microvast
Yang Wu is a CEO at Microvast and the company known for design and manufacturing of ultra-fast charging,long-life battery power systems with superior safety for electric vehicles.
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About Microvast: Microvast designs, develops, and manufactures charging, battery control systems for electric vehicles with superior safety.
Founder | Chief Executive Officer | Chief Technology Officer of Titan Advanced Energy Solutions
Shawn Murphy is the co-founder, CEO, and CTO of Titan Advanced Energy Solutions.
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About Titan Advanced Energy Solutions: Titan Advanced Energy Solutions is a provider of ultrasound-based battery management solutions
Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder of Advano
Girau has spent over 10+ years involved with chemical and nanomaterial technology. He is a Visiting Researcher at Tulane University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He also is an initial contributor to the research and development of Advano’s core nanomanufacturing technology while a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University. Professionally, he has consulted as a chemical process engineer on assets worth over $1 billion for several Fortune 500 companies (Shell Exploration and Production Company, Valero Energy, Marathon, etc.) and also for early-stage ventures backed by Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures. Mr. Girau is also a mentor to the New Venture Program to MBA students at Tulane University’s Freeman Business School. Mr. Girau has successful experience with the development of industrial and academic partnerships with multi-national corporations in regards to the commercialization of nanomanufacturing technology. Mr. Girau is also a mentor at the Cleantech Open Accelerator, the world’s largest business accelerator for early-stage clean energy technology ventures. Mr. Girau matriculated as a Ph.D. scholar in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University but is currently on hiatus to commercialize Advano. Mr. Girau is a Tulane University legacy (3rd generation), having completed a M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Tulane University and a B.S. (Honors) in Chemistry and Mathematics from Loyola University.
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About Advano, Pioneer Fund: Advano combines nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.
CEO of Hydroplane
Dr. Anita Sengupta is CEO and Founder of Hydroplane Ltd., a sustainable aviation and renewable energy technology company. Previously she co-founded ASX an eVTOL UAM company. Previous to that she was Senior Vice President of Systems Engineering at Virgin Hyperloop. Previous to that she was an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She has been developing entry system and propulsion technologies for Mars, Venus, and deep space missions including : lead systems engineer for the MSL supersonic parachute, leading the development of a Mars Ascent Vehicle, the principal investigator for the Orion Vehicle Drogue Parachute Subscale Test Program, entry system lead for a Venus lander mission, lead systems engineer for a Mars Sample return mission concept, and Co-Investigator of several plasma propulsion development programs including VHITAL, NEXIS, and Prometheus 1. Prior to joining JPL she worked in industry on the Delta IV Launch Vehicle, X37 Vehicle, Space Shuttle, and Commercial Communication Satellites (XM-radio). She received her PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, where she is currently a Research professor in the Astronautics and Space Technology, Viterbi College of Engineering. She received her BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.
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About Airspace Experience Technologies, AirspaceX, Hydroplane, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of Southern California: Emission free aviation and energy storage technology company
Chief Executive Officer of Blue Power Systems
Jeffrey has a 20 plus year background in global product development/commercialization, complex sourcing and executive leadership spanning from start ups to Fortune 500 organizations. Jeffrey is a true citizen of the world having lived abroad in China, Taiwan, India and Saudi Arabia during his career. He started his career in 1998 working for National Chemsearch (NCH) in Irving, Texas where he found is passion in global sourcing and manufacturing working inside the AM General facility where they manufactured the Hummer for military and commercial applications. Since, he has developed, sourced and manufactured thousands of components and sub-assemblies used by some of the largest and most respected companies in the world such as General Electric, Boeing, Halliburton, Thalys and many others. After the passing of his mother in 2006, he founded a supply chain management company, EHK International, which were his mother’s initial’s as way to keep her giving spirit alive. In 2014, he was retained as subject matter expert and consultant for the largest oil company in the world, Saudi Aramco. He was a launch member of the IKTVA program that is designed to create 500,000 Saudi jobs by 2021. He worked along side key members of the Aramco organization, foreign government representatives and distinguished global CEO’s. Upon returning stateside in 2017, he has worked with numerous startups commercializing finished goods across a spectrum of industries including oil and gas, air pollution control products and off grid energy systems. The passion of creating solutions and commercializing products for internal and external clients is what drives Jeffrey each day. When not living on an airplane, Jeffrey loves to spend time with his wife Andrea, their son Rook and three dogs in Austin, Texas. His favorite achievement was fulfilling his boyhood dream of being a pilot by earning his private pilot’s license in 2014. Jeffrey has made Texas home off and on since he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Ball State University in 1998.
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About Blue Power Systems: Adaptive Energy Generation and Storage System
Co-Founder and CEO of Natron Energy
Colin Wessells is the founding CEO at Natron Energy (formerly Alveo Energy). He cofounded Natron in 2012 with two advisors as a spin out of his PhD thesis at Stanford. At Natron, he has led the development of battery products based on Natron’s unique cell chemistry. He has raised over $22 million in venture capital investment in Natron. He also served as principal investigator for two ARPA-E awards totaling $4.6 million. He holds PhD, MS, and BS degrees from Stanford in materials science and engineering.
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About Natron Energy: Natron Energy is an energy storage company that develops a high power, long cycle life, and low-cost battery technology.
Founder and CEO of Flair
Daniel Myers is the Founder and CEO at Flair.
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About Flair: Flair makes smart vents and wireless thermostats and advanced software for residential heating and cooling.
CEO of Lilac Solutions
David Snydacker is the Chief Executive Officer at Lilac Solutions, Inc.
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About Lilac Solutions: Lilac Solutions develops an ion exchange technology to address the challenges faced by lithium producers.
Co-Founder, CEO of dox
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About Designhubz, dox: dox is providing a battery predictive maintenance platform helping EV OEMs reduce warranty costs, battery waste, and sudden failures
Founder, President and CEO of Orison
Eric Clifton is Founder and CEO of Orison, an energy storage company. Orison plug-and-play energy storage provides control and security over your energy while contributing to a self-healing, efficient energy grid. Eric is a prolific developer and visionary with experience in corporate strategy and sustainable development. He has over 15 years of experience and expertise in product development of smart home technologies for construction of residential communities built with sustainable strategies. Eric began his career as an entrepreneur over 15 years ago by securing a $10M investment and has continued to achieve success with multiple companies. He was a Member of the National Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Counsel. Eric is a member of the California Smart Inverter Working Group (SIWG).
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About Orison: Orison designs and manufactures smart, plug-and-play energy storage systems to enable reliable power, 100% renewable energy.
President & CEO of AuroraTek
President & CEO William Alek is a leading authority on Magnetic Dampening Field (Torsion Field) technology and the Dirac Sea of Negative Energy. He’s written numerous white papers and lectured at various conferences including the 2017 Extraordinary Technology conference and Conference On Future Energy (COFE) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. William has been granted a US patent (US9620280B2) in April of 2017. He filed the second patent (6246548) is March of 2017 and a third patent (62535831) was filed in July of 2017. William has more than 25 years of experience as an embedded computer hardware and software engineering consultant. He is a 1979 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, with a B.S.E.E. degree.
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About AuroraTek: AuroraTek uniquely addresses a diverse variety of issues for the multibillion dollar microgrid market.
Quincy Edmund Lee
Co-founder & CEO of Electric Era
Quincy Edmund Lee is a Founder and CEO at Electric Era.
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About Electric Era: Electric Era provides infrastructure high-power battery storage, enabling electric vehicle charging stations to be affordable.
President & CEO of ViZn Energy Systems
Craing Wilkins is a President & CEO at ViZn ENERGY. Craig has 25 years of proven sales and executive management experience with a variety of start-ups in the financial and technology sectors. Mr. Wilkins is currently the President of ViZn Energy, a privately held storage technology company. Previously, Craig was the founder and President/CEO of Acceptance Capital Mortgage Corporation (ACMC), a nationwide mortgage broker with 100 offices in 30 states. In 1996, Craig was a founder and principal owner in NetWireless, the largest distributor for Nextel Communications, which grew to $40M in revenue in less than 3 years before being sold. When NetWireless sold to Bearcom, Craig managed the combined corporate account teams for the company. Prior to his work at NetWireless, Craig was the Director of Sales for CSI Financial, the second largest purchaser of hospital receivables in the United States. Craig has a BA in Finance from University of Montana and completed his graduate studies in Economics.
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About BG Materials, ViZn Energy Systems, ZAF Energy Systems: ViZn Energy Systems is an energy company that develops sustainable energy storage solutions for transportation and smart grid applications.
CEO & Co-Founder of Veloce Energy
Jeff is an energy and cleantech industry leader and serial entrepreneur. As CEO of Veloce Energy he is creatnig the FastGrid(TM) platform, grid edge technologies that accelerate electrification across transportation, buildings and utilities. In his former role as President, Americas, for Tritium Pty, he was responsible for all activity in the western hemisphere including sales, marketing, and manufacturing for Tritium, a global manufacturing leader in DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. While at Tritium Jeff successfully executed a 10 month turn around, hiring completely new management and increasing sales over 20x primarily to new customers, significantly strengthening customer service and satisfaction, and revitalizing the brand in North America. He also executed a five year supply agreement for North and Central America with a major global electrical hardware corporation. Most recently prior to Tritium, Jeff worked at a supermajor oil and gas company assisting in reworking a portion of their clean energy strategy, co-leading a venture investment and assisting with others, sourcing an acquisition, and leading innovative project development. Previously, Jeff was Senior Vice President of Strategy at Just Energy Group, Inc, where he created and ran the strategy department including new product introductions. Jeff also has consulted on business, products, microgrids, vehicle-to-grid, storage, and PV development. His clients spanned major US utilities, technology startups, and African solar developers. In 1998, Jeff co-founded and was CEO (until 2012) of groSolar, the first nationwide US solar energy residential, commercial, and utility scale development and EPC company, where he remained as Chairman until its sale in 2016 to EDF Renewable Energy, where it remains an independent operating group. In 2011 Jeff negotiated the sale of the residential division to Solar City and restructured groSolar to achieve profitability. Jeff has served on the Union of Concerned Scientists National Advisory Board since 2005. For over a decade, he held various positions as a board member of the Solar Energy Industries Association. He has lobbied in the US Congress and state legislatures, and has had bills he has created passed into law. Prior to groSolar, Jeff was a Partner in a national engineering firm, providing services for over $1 Billion of construction. He designed cogeneration, laboratory (international award winning), healthcare, academic, and commercial facilities. Jeff has a BSME from Cornell University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
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About Climate Reality Project, Jeff Wolfe Consulting, Veloce Energy: VE is innovating technology and financing models to reduce physical and financial barriers to EV Charging infrastructure deployment.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Cadenza Innovation
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About Cadenza Innovation: Cadenza Innovation provides patented Li-ion battery design and architecture for a license to global manufacturers.
President and CEO of Northern Reliability
President and CEO at Northern Reliability
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About Northern Reliability: Northern Reliability designs, manufactures, installs, and services ultra-reliable remote power generation systems.
Chief Executive Officer and President of Brilliant Light Power
Randell MIlls Founder and principal stockholder of Brilliant Light Power, Inc., has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and President since 1991. Dr. Mills has authored nine books, participated in over 50 presentations at professional meetings, and authored and co-authored over 100 papers regarding the field of energy technology that have been published in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. Dr. Mills has received patents or filed patent applications in the following areas: (1) Millsian computational chemical design technology based on a revolutionary approach to solving atomic and molecular structures; (2) magnetic resonance imaging; (3) Mossbauer cancer therapy (Nature, Hyperfine Interactions); (4) Luminide class of drug delivery molecules; (5) genomic sequencing method, and (6) artificial intelligence. A thorough description of the Company’s technology and Dr. Mills’ underlying atomic theory is published in a book entitled The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics. Dr. Mills was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Franklin & Marshall College in 1982, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. Following a year of graduate work in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Mills began his research in the field of energy technology.
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About Brilliant Light Power: Brilliant Light Power is involved in developing a nonpolluting primary source of energy by releasing the latent energy of hydrogen atoms.
President & CEO of Sylvatex Inc
Virginia founded SVX and has been President and CEO since 2012.
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About Sylvatex Inc: Sylvatex has developed a next generation cathode active material manufacturing process for electric vehicles and energy storage that lowers cost, capital, and carbon footprint.
Founder & CEO of Urban Volt
Kevin Maughan is Founder at Novaerus.
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About Urban Volt: Urban Volt is an energy-saving LED lighting firm.
CEO of EnergySage
Achievement-oriented and entrepreneurial leader with a track record in private equity investing and growth strategy development – identifying, evaluating and pursuing the strategic and financial prospects of new investment opportunities, and execution skills to bring them to fruition.
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About EnergySage: EnergySage is an online marketplace for energy systems, including rooftop solar, community solar, storage, and heat pumps.
President and CEO of New Dominion Enterprises
Mr. Fraser is an innovative leader with extensive experience spanning consumer packaged goods, product concept and development, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. He has demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing complex research and development efforts including a 3-year, $2.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense.
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About New Dominion Enterprises: NDE is commercializing new inorganic electrolyte additives for lithium batteries that stabilize organic lithium ion battery electrolytes.
CEO of DroneQuote
Sinuhe got his start in the “real world” by enlisting in the United States Army in 2002 as a result of September 11th. He completed two combat tours to Iraq wherein he learned the value of life and freedom by experiencing lessons that can only be taught during a war. Once he got out of the Army, he was armed with an ironclad resilience and steadfast drive to be a successful businessman. Being a steward of the environment, he knew that renewable energy was his calling so he muscled his way into sales at the renown Baker Electric in San Diego where he made himself a name for being a top producer. It was at Baker that Sinuhe took from his past experiences and introduced drone technology to make the process safer of designing for solar safer, more efficient, and better for the customer. Having the strong drive to always be of service and to help others coupled with an itch to be an entrepreneur he saw the opportunity to take the concept of drone technology and apply it solar and roofing. Not being risk-averse, Sinuhe bet on himself, and with the help of his business partner, he launched DroneQuote in 2017. Today, Sinuhe continues to build DroneQuote and strives to give consumers a level of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and transparency that has never been seen in solar and roofing. While you can take the man out of the Army, you can never take the Army out of the man – with this spirit, Sinuhe and company will not stop until the mission to simplify solar and roofing for everyone is accomplished.
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About DroneQuote: DroneQuote is the only marketplace for solar and roofing utilizing drones for accurate and competitive quotes. Proudly Veteran-owned.
Founder & CEO of 4D Energetics
Dr. Iouri Balachov, Founder and CEO with 30 years of experience in developing advanced power generation technologies. He is inventor of 4D Power battery technology. Before forming 4D Power he was a Senior Scientist at SRI’s Physical Sciences Division for eleven years, specializing in development of materials for advanced nuclear reactors, low-cost SOFC technology, and, novel fuel cell concepts. During his time at SRI, Dr. Balachov won and led several $1-3M national and international research projects funded by DARPA, DOE, and EPRI and served for DOE as a reviewer of research proposals on advanced nuclear reactors. In 2009 Dr. Balachov established his own company, 4D Energetics, with focus on reducing time to market, technical and business risks. Dr. Balachov holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics (1986) from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute’s Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics.
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About 4D Energetics: 4D Energetics develops stationary energy storage based on adsorption batteries.
CEO and Co-founder of Sepion Technologies
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About Sepion Technologies: Sepion is an advanced membrane company offering a platform suite of highly-tunable nanoscale membranes for multiple industrial markets.
CEO of Enact Systems
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About Enact Systems: ENACT SYSTEMS provides a single business platform for solar project management, design, financing, installation, and asset management.
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Kumbaya
Mike Freni is the CEO & Chairman at KUMBAYA.
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About Kumbaya: Kumbaya is a developer of a solar-powered, communications and IoT hub created to deliver basic education, nutrition and health knowledge.
Co-founder and CEO of Voltaiq
Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur.
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About Voltaiq: Voltaiq develops a software solution that is able to predict the performance of batteries and battery-powered systems.
CEO of US-China Clean Energy Forum
Dennis Bracy counts himself fortunate to hold several fascinating jobs simultaneously: spearheading the team organizing the US-China Clean Energy Forum, heading Avatar Studios and helping lead the US-China Clean Energy Research Center, which was established by Presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama in November 2009. Combining a long-time commitment to strengthening US-China relations and a passion for finding solutions to global energy and environmental issues, Bracy has led the US team for the US-China Clean Energy Forum (www.cleanenergyforum.org) since the inception of the organization in 2007. Over the past 20 years, he has served as a key advisor to Senators, Governors and Members of Congress and is considered a leading strategist on political and public affairs issues. As Chairman of Avatar Studios (www.avatar-studios.com), he heads a company that produces television programs, videos and websites for clients around the world. In the early 1990s, Bracy led the team that developed the first prime-time television co-produced by foreigners in China and he continues to produce several documentaries and videos in China every year. His previous professional positions include president of Hill & Knowlton Technology, vice president of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, and press secretary for the Watergate trials.
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About Avatar Dimension, Avatar Studios, US-China Clean Energy Forum: US-China Clean Energy Forum serves as a platform for candid dialogue and development of programs to enhance clean energy cooperation.
Michael J. Bradley
President, CEO & Director of Regency Energy Partners
Michael J. Bradley was elected to the Board of Directors of Regency GP LLC in January 2008. In November 2010, he was also elected president and chief executive officer of Regency. Prior to joining Regency, he served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Matrix Service Company since November 2006. Prior to joining Matrix Service Company, Mr. Bradley served as President and CEO of DCP Midstream Partners and was a member of the board of its general partner. Mr. Bradley was named Group Vice President of Gathering and Processing for Duke Energy Field Services (DEFS) in 2004 and served as Executive Vice President (DEFS) from 2002 to 2004. From 1994 to 2002, he served as Senior Vice President (DEFS) and was responsible for business development and commercial activities. Mr. Bradley graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also completed the Duke University Executive Management Program. Mr. Bradley is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also serves on the advisory board for the University of Kansas, School of Engineering
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About Regency Energy Partners: Regency Energy Partners is a growth-oriented, midstream energy partnership engaged in the gathering, contract compression, processing
Chief Executive Officer of Silatronix
Mark is an experienced start-up CEO with more than 12 years in senior management of technology and early stage ventures.
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About Silatronix: Silatronix develops organosilicon electrolytes for energy storage devices such as ultracapacitors and lithium-ion batteries.
CEO & Founder of Solar Site Design
Jason is CEO & Founder @ Solar Site Design.
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About Clean Power Design, Clean.Tech, Correlate, Inc., Energy Blockchain Network, Loyal.Energy, Solar Site Design: Its mission is to offer the Solar Site Design information technology platform to solar professionals worldwide.
Founder & CEO of NETenergy
Said Al-Hallaj is the Founder and CEO NETenergy.
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About AllCell Technologies, NETenergy, Northwestern University, Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, University of Illinois at Chicago: NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that is creating a thermal battery designed to offset peak electricity load.
Co-founder & CEO of TerraStor
Matt believes the greatest challenge of the 21st century is for humanity to find a way to live in equilibrium with planet Earth, and he knows that achieving a transition away from fossil fuels will be the most difficult part of the solution. As a career entrepreneur, executive, and principal investor in the energy industry with experience across the whole energy value chain, he understands the sheer scale of the energy transition challenge, the limitations of available technology, and the unyielding constraints of the laws of thermodynamics. But he is also optimistic about human ingenuity, and wants to dedicate his career and extensive experience and expertise to finding zero-emission-energy solutions. Matt is fascinated with energy storage systems, and he recognizes that grid-scale electricity storage is the key enabler of reliable renewable energy. Matt has served as the founder and CEO of Poplar Resources, and previously worked for Magellan Petroleum, Mubadala, Arcapita, and Compass Partners. He graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Classics and is a CFA charterholder. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his family and is active on several non-profit boards.
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About Poplar Resources, TerraStor: Advanced compressed air energy storage for a carbon-free electrical grid
Founder & CEO of TMM Disruptive Advanced Materials
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About TMM Disruptive Advanced Materials, TMM Disruptive Advanced Materials: TMM creates sustainable and low-cost Nanomaterials for commercial markets from waste products
President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbala
With over 15 years of energy industry experience, Bud Vos has in-depth knowledge of and experience with providing high-value software solutions to utilities. As president and CEO of Enbala, Bud is leading the company through the next phase of its business as it continues to expand its distributed energy resource management platform. Prior to joining Enbala, Bud served as the Chief Operating Officer at Simple Energy, where he had primary responsibility for sales and sales strategy, along with other critical functions within various parts of the organization. Bud has also been Senior Vice President of Utility Sales and the Chief Technology Officer at Comverge, where he oversaw the company’s technology architecture while working with their utility client base to identify and deliver high value projects using smart grid technology. At Comverge, Bud also served as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Vice President of Marketing, Products and Alliances. Before the company’s acquisition by Comverge in 2003, Bud served as Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Sixth Dimension, a provider of Internet-based control systems for demand response and distributed generation systems. Bud holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.
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About Enbala: Enbala exists to create an energy future that’s sustainable and balanced. We do that by harnessing the power of distributed energy.
Founder and CEO of Solgreen Solutions Corp.
Matthew Portis founded Solgreen® Solutions in 2009. With his vision to lesson the worlds dependence on fossil fuels Matthew continues to work with SolGreen® to develop and patent emerging solar innovations that can be used by the everyday consumers to safely harvest power from the sun, and lesson our foot print on the planet. Matthew started his career as a process engineer in 2000 at Intel Corp, and later became a government contractor serving as a Systems Integration & Validation Test Engineer with Raytheon, testing and validating the accuracy of the Patriot, and AAMRAM missile system, additionally Matthew has worked as a technial consultant for the federal government’s IRS, DOJ, the US Air force, and the US Army. Matthew holds a Masters of Science from The George Washington University’s, School of Engineering and Science; and a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
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About Solgreen Solutions Corp.: Clean Technlogy manufacture of high tech commerical outdoor furniture
President, CEO & Co-Founder of ZincFive
For seven years, ZincFive co-founder Tim Hysell has expertly guided the creation and deployment of the world’s first nickel-zinc rechargeable battery technology. He founded and chaired PSI Acquisitions and Millennium Power Solutions–where the UPStealth® was invented–and ZincFive, which establishes nickel-zinc as only the fifth rechargeable battery to scale across the world. Mr. Hysell has over three decades of entrepreneurial success in founding, owning and directing profitable business operations in renewable energy, banking, manufacturing and medical devices. His companies partnered with global giants such as Siemens, Phillips and Hewlett-Packard. He excels at corporate transaction negotiations, fundraising, merger and acquisitions, IPO preparation, market share growth and board leadership. Prior to owning his own businesses, Mr. Hysell worked for General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Providence Health Systems. Mr. Hysell is co-founder and board member of Pacific West Bank in Oregon and a former youth football, basketball and baseball coach.
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About ZincFive: ZincFive is an intelligent energy storage and delivery solutions company providing nickel-zinc battery based UPS solutions.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Solid Cell
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About NOVOROCS Technologies, Solid Cell: Solid Cell is a leading global developer of reliable, affordable, efficient and clean fuel cell products.
CEO of Global Graphene Group
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About Global Graphene Group: Global Graphene Group is engaged in commercializing graphene raw materials and graphene-enabled applications including nanocomposites.
Founder, CEO of Renewable Search
Strategic thinker, business leader, inventor and entrepreneur, as evidenced by companies I have built and others I have shaped. As an advocate of renewable and sustainable energy, and with a background in building companies, I founded a leading search firm dedicated to the Solar, Wind, Smart Grid, Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency markets. For 8 years, Renewable Search Group has built some of the most successful companies, from large multi-billion dollar public corporations, to small venture capital funded startups. Inventor of several patented Fire / EMS rescue tools for accessing trauma. These alternatives to shears are used by hundreds of fire and rescue departments including the FDNY. As a sole proprietor, I developed and patented my idea, founded Talon Rescue, built the company, added over 35 distributors globally, then sold the company to one of my top distributors. Hands-on techie that started a search engine and hosting company before Google, where I sold ad spaces, developed websites initially with a text editor, and administered routers and CPE gear. Post September 11th, 2001, while in a down economy, I drove revenues, restructured and helped revive a trade show marketing company. Developed and led over 1,000 Direct Sales Reps for an air and water purification company, where I became one of the youngest ever to win numerous President’s Club and Bonus Car awards. During my college years, I built and managed a breathalyzer vending machine route. Knowledge: Renewable energy, power plants, Solar PV, CSP, wind turbines, energy storage (thermal, pumped hydro, Li-ion, hydrogen and molten salt storage), net metering, PPA, ITC, PTC, energy efficiency and conservation, ESCO, C&I (Commercial / Industrial), utility, demand response, smart grid, climate change, network communications, internet protocol.
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About Renewable Search: Cleantech executive search firm for the Solar, Wind, Energy Storage, Efficiency, IoT and Smart Grid markets. Retained executive search.
Founder, President & CEO of Urban Grid
Frank founded Urban Grid in 2010, a second career he launched after the sale of Mid-Atlantic Pension Group, where he pioneered investment management and accounting for 401k plans. Under his leadership, Urban Grid has grown to become a leading utility-scale solar and energy storage developer. Originating the firm’s utility-scale pipeline, which today consists of 9,307 MWac solar PV and 1,728 MWac energy storage, Frank and his team have delivered 497 MWac of to the power grid. When he’s not chasing solar and energy storage PPAs, Frank is likely behind the wheel of a Camaro GT4.R race car, chasing his next win as a driver in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series.
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About Urban Grid: Urban Grid is a developer of utility scale renewable energy projects.
Founder and CEO of Element 16 Technologies
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About Element 16 Technologies, Overhead.fm: Improving industrial energy efficiency with thermal battery systems
CEO of NiveauUp
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About NiveauUp: Energy Storage, eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) – Ready