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Cathy Zoi has spent 30 years in the energy and environmental sectors at the nexus between technology and policy. She served in the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary, overseeing over $30 billion in energy investments. In the early 1990s, Cathy pioneered the Energy Star program and was Chief of Staff for environmental policy in the Clinton White House. Cathy has a BS in Geology from Duke and an MS in Engineering from Dartmouth.
Holmes Hummel is the founder of Clean Energy Works, which connects champions of energy efficiency and renewable energy with resources that accelerate investment in the deployment of clean energy solutions. In addition, Dr. Hummel is on the Global Advisory Committee of Cornerstone Capital Group, which is among the world’s leading voices in the field of sustainable investment and finance. In graduate studies, Dr. Hummel researched ways to interpret energy scenarios for climate stabilization as one of the first to earn a doctorate degree from the Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources at Stanford University.
Alexandra Paul is the star of over 75 movies and television shows. She is a longtime environmentalist and has been driving electric cars since 1990. In 2005, Alexandra’s arrest for protesting the crushing of the EV1 was featured in the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?. The United Nations has honoured her for her eco-activism and she received the 2005 Activist of the Year award from the ACLU of Southern California for her commitment to electric vehicles, the environment and voting. She recently received the Vegan of the Year award for her work in the animal rights movement.
Steve Westly served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California – the world’s eighth largest economy. As Controller, he chaired the State Lands Commission and served on 63 other boards and commissions, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds, which together invest more than $350 billion. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he served on the faculty for five years.
Mike Biddle makes it his mission to create sustainable alternatives to harmful plastic materials.Prior to his current position, Biddle worked General Electric and Cummins Engine Company. In terms of his education, Biddle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louiseville and his Ph.D in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He was also a Sloan Fellow who graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Executive MBA program with a Masters in Management Sciences.
Tim Welsh, brings more than 25 years of experience as a professional services executive to his role as Senior Vice President of the National Industry Strategy Group (NISG), at University of Phoenix. Throughout his career, Tim has been a trusted advisor to executives in industries including financial services, energy, manufacturing, retail, film, and government. He serves as a Board Trustee and educational advisor to US industry associations. He earned his Master of Education degree at the University of Montana, and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Dickinson College. He also completed post-graduate studies in international affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.
Kentucky native Hal Sparks began his career in comedy as a member of the famed Second City Troupe in Chicago, where he was named “Funniest Teenager in Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. He hosted E!’s Emmy Award-winning “Talk Soup” and had a starring role in “Queer As Folk.” In addition to acting and performing stand-up comedy, Sparks is an accomplished musician. His band, Zero 1, recently released their debut album. He also enjoys martial arts and learning languages; he is fluent in Mandarin. Sparks resides in Los Angeles and is a proud new father to son, Camden.
Joe Khirallah’s combined skill in technology, creativity, and media production ensures that the stories we build with our clients are told in a compelling way, always with an eye to their bottom lines. He brings an unusual combination of career bona fides to Green Bear Group: a highly successful track record in sales and marketing at IBM; expertise in corporate video with clients ranging from high tech startups like Livescribe to Fortune 100 brands like Tyson Foods; and a keen understanding of the innovation culture that drives successful technology companies.
Rex is an entrepreneur with a long history of building and managing companies and successful teams. He has product development, management and technical expertise having founded and served as CEO with technology companies both in Europe and the United States. In 2007-2008 he volunteered for the California Cleantech Open as Chair of the Mentors and Angel Investor programs and an active member of the fundraising team. He holds an M.A. with Honors from Oxford University.
Erik, as VP Programs for LA Cleantech Incubator, runs Portfolio Company programs with an eye toward scaling breadth, quality and capacity. Prior to his move to cleantech, Erik held senior management roles in high-tech marketing, sales and business development, most recently with Intel Corporation.Erik holds a BS in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Ron Lusk was born in Fort Worth Texas on March, 31st 1956 and moved to Dallas in 1991. Ron entered the health care business in the late 80’s and sold the business in 1997. He remained in health care for years and still owns a hospice. Ron is a director or advisory director to several companies and private equity firms across a wide array of sectors. He is very active in the energy space and the oilfield services industry.
Walter Schindler is the founder and a Managing Partner of SAIL Capital Partners LLC, and co-manages all aspects of SAIL’s operations and investments. His primary responsibilities include capital, finance, operations, exits and communications. Under his leadership SAIL has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a member of its Community of Global Growth Companies and nominated for Private Equity Manager of the Year by Foundation & Endowment Money Management.
Ashley Grosh is Project Manager for Environmental Affairs at Wells Fargo. She focuses her efforts on furthering the connection between banking and environmental initiatives by working with customers, communities, environmental and clean technology organizations and non-profits, universities, research labs and multiple Wells Fargo business groups. Ashley earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also earned a Certified Financial Planning Certificate from DePaul Universities College of Financial Planning.
Jeff Byron has more than 35 years of experience in emerging energy technologies, customer requirements, and energy policy. His focus has been on the technical, regulatory, and financial implications of clean-energy and smart-grid technologies. He consults with a number of startup companies developing unique generation and control technologies, energy storage, and consumer-oriented smart grid devices. He is a member of The Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization. He received a BS and MS from Stanford University.
Laura is the vice-president of operations at the Cleantech Open. She is also the Founder/CEO at The CodeLab, has led technology teams in clean tech, software and biotech for 10+ years. Laura has managed teams across multiple functional areas and shipped a variety of systems and software at Fortune 500 and early stage companies, most recently in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and wastewater treatment/recycling. Laura is a graduate of the UC Berkeley-Columbia Business School Executive M.B.A. Program. She received her M.S. in Engineering from Santa Clara University and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dick is Central Division Director of The Cleantech Open. CEO and Founder of Envirobrand helping mid size companies embark on “Triple Bottom Line” strategies and igniting social innovation for profitable gain. Dick brings 35 years of CEO, COO, CSO, SVP level experience with corporations such as Reebok, Coors, Head Sports, Seven-Up, TCI, Nestle etc. His expertise is in strategic, organizational and process change transforms economic, environmental and social challenges into sustainable business models for the future.