Our company benefits from the expert guidance of key investors and energy experts on
our Investor Advisory Board
Scott Brown is the founder and CEO of New Energy Capital, an investment company which has successfully invested in biofuels, renewable power generation, and on-site cogeneration. From 1999-2005, he was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Mr. Brown has served on the Boards of Directors of Ze-Gen, Next Step Living, and STR, Inc., as well as numerous project company boards.
Mark Farber provides strategy, consulting, and market research services to the global solar power sector. A founder of Evergreen Solar, makers of crystalline silicon solar power products, he was president and CEO for almost a decade. He was chairman of the Solar Alliance and a board member of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Previously, Mark worked at Mobil Solar Energy Corp., the solar division of Mobil Corporation, where he led marketing, sales, and partnerships. He was also a consultant at Temple, Barker & Sloane, where he advised utilities, manufacturers, and government agencies on energy, economic, business, and policy issues. Mark has a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University and a Master of Science in management from MIT’s Sloan School.
Dennis Kanin is a principal of New Boston Ventures, a real estate development company and was, until recently, a partner and counsel at Foley Hoag. In 1991-92, he was national campaign manager for the presidential campaign of former U.S. Sen. Paul E. Tsongas. From 1975-85, he was Tsongas’ chief of staff in the U.S. Congress. Kanin was also a member of the National Democratic Party Commission on Platform Accountability and Charter Commission. He was president of the board of trustees for The Roxbury Latin School and held senior advisory positions with the Anti- Defamation League, the Epiphany School, Children’s Hospital, and the Mass. League of Environmental Voters. Dennis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Jack Kutner is CEO of Big Belly Solar, a maker of solar-powered trash compactors. Jack is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and private business owner specializing in mission-based companies with an environmental agenda. He is the former president and CEO of First Data Investor Services Corp., a $380 million organization. Earlier, Jack held a series of positions with Merrill Lynch and American Express. He holds a Bachelor of Science from SUNY-Albany.
Jim Lang was the president and COO of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a recognized leader in energy research. Prior to CERA, he was president and COO of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), establishing the firm's Boston and Houston offices, and leading the firm’s energy practice. He is experienced in energy, life sciences, high tech, and manufacturing and actively invests in healthcare, energy, and business services. Earlier, he held planning and engineering positions at Analog Devices, Data General, and AT&T. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA with distinction from the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business.
Joanna Lau is the founder and CEO of LAU Technologies, a management consulting and investment firm. Formed in 1990, LAU Technologies grew into three business units and, in 1995, she won the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by INC and Ernst & Young. Joanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences and applied math from SUNY-Stony Brook, a Master of Science in computer sciences from Old Dominion University, an MBA from Boston University, and honorary doctorates from Bryant College, Bentley University, and Suffolk University.
Herbert Magid is a managing partner of Energy Investors Funds (EIF) and a member of its Executive and Investment Committees. Herb was an original founder of EIF and part of its senior management team, responsible for overall investment, asset management, strategic planning, and operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financing, development, and operations of power assets in the energy industry. Previously, he was a senior investment officer at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., and a licensing engineer for construction of electric power plants with United Engineers & Constructors. He earned an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.
Mitch Tyson is CEO and director of Advanced Electron Beams, a supplier of compact electron-beam emitters. He has been a corporate consultant, lecturer, CEO of PRI Automation, science advisor, and assistant for energy to the late U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas. Mitch co-founded the New England Clean Energy Council, is an executive committee member of the John Adams Innovation Institute, and sits on the boards of Progressive Business Leaders Network and Photronics, Inc. Mitch is a Mass High Tech Journal All-Star for his leadership in clean energy. He has a Bachelor of Science in physics and Master of Science degrees in nuclear engineering and political science, all from MIT.