Geoff Oxnam is a microgrid project developer and former utility executive with more than two decades of experience in energy, utilities, telecommunications and infrastructure. Geoff has managed strategic planning, operations, marketing and communications efforts for utility, telecommunications and environmental organizations. Geoff earned a BA in History from Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) and an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (Baltimore, Md.). Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Geoff to chair the Maryland Clean Energy Center board of directors and to sit on the board of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.
Ricky Buch is an energy expert who has worked across the value chain, managing existing and developing new generation, distribution, and behind-the-meter products and services. Most recently, Ricky served as an external consultant to the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, where he provided expertise to increase microgrid development in emerging markets. Prior to this, he worked at GE Power for several years, most recently as the Director for Energy Access and Hybrid Distributed Power. In this role, he helped structure several off-grid electrification deals around the world. Prior to launching GE’s energy access efforts, Ricky was involved with numerous other strategic imperatives at GE, including founding and launching Current by GE, facilitating development of the H-class gas turbine, and partnering with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Electricity. Prior to joining GE, Ricky worked for Microsoft Corp. He has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Nate is a program management and leadership expert with more than two decades of experience leading technically complex engineering efforts from design through construction. A former Navy officer, his most recent work involved directing procurement and construction of submarines and their supporting systems. Following his first 10 years as a submarine officer, he held roles overseeing ship maintenance, repair, and contract management. Nate holds a Naval Engineer's degree and an SM in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of New Mexico, and a BS in Geology from Cornell University.
Matt is an energy expert and successful financial executive. Matt developed deep corporate finance expertise during twenty-five years as an award-winning energy stock analyst with major NY Investment Banks, Independent Research providers, and hedge funds. Matt helped secure a sizable equity commitment for IGP Methanol to develop the world’s most technologically and environmentally advanced methanol plant. Matt earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College (Williamstown, MA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
CEO of Globeleq, Paul has more than 30 years of experience in power industries across the world. Prior to Globeleq, he founded and subsequently sold American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, a private equity group focused on global investments in energy infrastructure investments. From 2002-2011, Paul served as the CEO of The AES Corporation, a 30,000-person global power company with assets in 30 countries. Paul is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to beginning his business career, he served as a line officer on a fast-attack nuclear submarine in the US Navy. Paul currently sits on the boards of two publicly traded companies: Ingredion, Inc. (NYSE: INGR) and AquaVenture Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: WAAS)
Co-Founder of Northbridge Energy Partners, Peter brings over 20 years-experience in the energy industry in a career that has focused on the development of retail competitive markets, as well as new trends, technologies, market developments, and sustainable solutions that create value in the energy space. Peter is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com. Peter previously served as Senior Vice President of Energy Technology Services at Constellation NewEnergy where he established the Demand Response group and oversaw its growth to 1,700 MW of dispatchable load. His earlier career incloced various aspects of retail power markets, and he served as both Director of Customer Service, East Coast (AES NewEnegy, and Senior Director of Operations, New England (Constellation NewEnergy). Peter received a BA from Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) and a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Tufts University Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (Somerville, Mass.).
Sandy is a registered Financial Advisor committed to client success in all aspects of their financial lives. Sandy has extensive experience in estate and tax planning services and excels in identifying and implementing strategies that address a client’s long-term planning needs. Sandy holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation, the Series 7, Series 24, Series 53, and Series 66 FINRA registrations, is a National Insurance Producer for Life, Health & Long Term Care Insurance and NMLS Registered Agent. She is also a qualified Portfolio Manager. In addition to more than 30 years of experience as a securities and investment professional and business manager, Sandy brings extensive involvement in community based non-profits including Tidewater Rotary Club, Mid Shore Pro Bono, Junior Achievement of Talbot County, and is Past President of the Chesapeake Women’s Network. She is also an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Choptank and Talbot Hospice Foundation.
Co-Founder and CEO of EverPresent, Inc., Eric heads a rapidly growing company that digitizes old photos and videos for families and organizations, and helps them share cherished memories across generations. Prior to co-founding EverPresent, Eric was a Senior Principal at The Parthenon Group, leading project teams across the firm’s Corporate, Education and Private Equity practices. Eric earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) and an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (Baltimore, Md.).