Jonathan Strimling has over 20 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur, largely focused on the commercialization of innovative products and services, with a focus in renewable energy. Prior to CleanFiber, Jon successfully launched WoodPellets.com and SharpSpring (NASDAQ: SHSP). Jon previously drove innovations in manufacturability at GE Aircraft Engines, commercialized new renewable energy and water systems at DEKA Research & Development, and has held senior operating roles with American Industrial Partners. He holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Management from MIT’s Engineering School and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Director (Representing the Clean Energy Venture Group)
Mark Bernfeld is an experienced entrepreneur and investor representing the Clean Energy Venture Group. CEVG provides capital and management expertise to a select group of early clean energy companies that have the potential to mitigate climate change and to achieve attractive financial returns. The CEVG team is comprised of seasoned operating executives and investors with strong capabilities in the energy and environmental sectors.
Mr. Bernfeld previously founded Tamarack Technologies in 1993 with the vision of meeting our growing need to conserve energy and improve air quality in our homes. He remains owner and Board Chairman, where he continues to advocate for Tamarack’s mission to promote the reemergence of home cooling using outdoor air, and to make accessible to homeowners sensible solutions to the problem of unhealthy indoor air. As a result, Tamarack is widely recognized for quality and innovation in providing ventilation solutions for the air we live in.
Schuyler "Sky" Lance
Director (General Partner of SustainVC, LLC)
Mr. Lance is a seasoned investor who has been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in investments over is career.
He is general partner of SustainVC, a leader in backing innovative companies that look to provide meaningful social and environmental benefit to the world. Through its Patient Capital Collaborative funds and its close affiliation with Investors’ Circle, SustainVC has invested in numerous companies providing energy savings solutions using disruptive technologies and processes combined with highly scalable business models to produce rapid revenue growth.
Mr. Lance began his career with the Bank of Boston in its High Technology Division and later served with Pacific Life Insurance Company where he made investments in debt and equity, as well as in investment limited partnerships (private equity, mezzanine and venture funds). In 1990 Mr. Lance co-founded the private equity organization now known as Windjammer Capital Investors (with over $2 billion under management).
Mr. Lance has served on numerous boards of directors, and regularly advises companies in various facets of their financing and operations.
Mr. Brandstein brings more than 30 years of experience in technology startup companies. His background includes executive level operations and business development at several technology startups and small companies. Prior to joining CleanFiber, Mr. Brandstein was the Chief Operating Officer of a mid-sized communications technology manufacturing company serving customer in over 80 countries worldwide. He has also served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and/or Business Development for several technology startups serving telecommunications, healthcare, energy, government, electronic security, enterprise, and other industries. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from the University of Southern California.