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Karen Fleckner – President & CEO – Ms. Fleckner has 25 years of experience in the cleantech and sustainability sector.  She has successfully led various company programs that provide services around system integration for renewable micro-grid solutions utilizing Distributed Energy Resources (DER).  She has led commercialization efforts in fuel cells, fuel processing and desulphurization, waste-to-energy, gas-to-liquid biofuels, renewable systems, hydrogen infrastructure, and water purification. She has a BSc in Chemical Engineering. 


Alexander Ferguson – VP of Global Security – Mr. Ferguson has vast experience that includes delivering strategic, enterprise-level development and consulting to U.S. Federal Government and commercial customers on security, technology, and business alignment with over 25 years of technical computer, network, security, policy and global strategy experience in Federal Agencies as well as global corporations, working with Cloud, Virtualization, Austere-Locations, and Global service delivery.


Joseph Breit, Ph.D. – Director of Power Systems  Mr. Breit's experience spans over 35+ in power systems engineering, as a senior-level architect in both industrial and aircraft systems. Worked extensively on commercial and US DoD projects and has worked with academia, research firms, government agencies, and various companies on the development of power systems.


John Cowan. – Director of Water Systems – Mr. Cowan brings over 40 years of experience in natural resources, water, and wastewater technology, and environmental policy both in North America and internationally, as VP for Parsons and  Sr. Scientist at Dow. He has led efforts to develop major water infrastructure projects across the US and the Middle East. John received his BS in Botany from the University of Washington and completed graduate work in Plant Pathology at the University of Idaho; he holds a Master’s degree in Transformational Leadership.


Hans Ewoldsen, P.E. Ph.D., – Sr. Engineer – Mr. Ewoldsen is an Environmental Engineer & Geological Engineer registered in the state of California, with expertise in water and wastewater engineering, project management, seismic parameters, with domestic and international water resource and supply management.  He has over 30 years of in-depth responsibility for leading, marketing, and managing consulting operations and execution of major projects and programs.  Mr. Ewoldsen's knowledge spans governmental, energy, environmental, and industrial sectors. 

Patrick Howard, Finance – Director of Finance –  Mr. Howard's career in finance has spanned nearly 25 years, with a track record to the firm including well over a billion dollars of debt and equity financing.  He has worked in acquisitions and development, where he specialized in affordable housing structured financing.  Mr. Howard worked in investment banking focused on project financing for renewable energy and clean energy sources, as well as corporate financing via mergers and acquisitions.  He has additional experience in major project development, lease-back financing structures, and operations, as well as start-up and early-stage investment.  Mr. Howard holds Series 7, 52, 53, and 63 Securities Licenses, a Washington Real Estate Sales License, and serves on the Board of Directors for several companies.


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