Mark S. Comora
Chairman and Director
Mark S. Comora, our Chairman and a Director, is the Founder and President of Fortistar. Since taking Fortistar private in 1993, Mr. Comora has led Fortistar’s growth in the decarbonization of power generation, transportation fuels, and industrial processes. Mr. Comora is the chairman of Fortistar’s management and investment committees and serves on the board of directors of several of Fortistar’s portfolio companies, including TruStar Energy LLC ("TruStar Energy"), Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (“Primary Energy”), and Braven Environmental, LLC (“Braven Environmental”). Mr. Comora is a CPA and has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Michigan.
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Nadeem Nisar, our Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, has long standing relationships and significant experience in the power generation, energy infrastructure, carbon transition and renewables sectors. Mr. Nisar has been serving as a Managing Director of Fortistar since July 2008, where he serves as Co-Head of Fortistar's Investment Team. Mr. Nisar is a member of Fortistar's management and investment committees which oversee the operations of Fortistar's portfolio companies. He also serves on the board of directors of several of Fortistar's portfolio companies, including, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Carbonfree Chemicals LLC and Braven Environmental. Prior to Fortistar, Mr. Nisar was a member of Deutsche Bank AG's Power & Utilities group and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC's M&A and Global Energy teams where he advised on $30 billion in M&A and $20 billion in financing transactions. Mr. Nisar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in Physics and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
George Coyle has agreed to serve as an independent director and member of our Audit and Compensation committees following the completion of this offering. Mr. Coyle is a co-Founder and has served as Managing Partner of Energy Innovation Capital ("EIC") since February 2016, and he leads EIC's Houston office. Prior to EIC, Mr. Coyle served as a Manager of ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures Investments ("ConocoPhilips") from February 2011 until February 2016. Mr. Coyle currently serves as a Director of multiple venture capital-backed companies, including Streamline Innovations, Inc., RedEye Apps and Mission Secure, Inc. He is one of the longest-tenured venture capital investors in the energy technology industry, having previously co-founded and led three corporate venture capital groups: ConocoPhillips, Energy Technology Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures. Mr. Coyle also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DeepFlex, Inc., a venture capital-backed energy technology company. Mr. Coyle holds an MBA from Tulane University, a MS in Geology (Geophysics Option) from the University of Kansas and a BS in Earth Sciences from the University of New Orleans.
Mark M. Little
Mark M. Little has agreed to serve as an independent director and member of our Audit and Compensation committees following the completion of this offering. Dr. Little served as Senior Vice President, GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of General Electric Company ("GE"), a global digital industrial company, from 2005 until December 2015. Dr. Little joined GE in 1978 and held management positions in engineering and business during his 37-year tenure. In addition to his technology leadership, Dr. Little led several multi-billion dollar business units at GE. Since October 2016, he has served as an Advisor to Energy Impact Partners, a strategic energy investment firm. Dr. Little also serves as a Director of Analog Devices, Inc., a position he has held since March 2017.
William D. Lese
William D. Lese has agreed to serve as an independent director and member on our Audit and Compensation committees following the completion of this offering. Mr. Lese co-founded Braemar Energy Ventures ("Braemar") in 2003 and currently leads the firm's activities in the power, resources and infra-tech segments. Prior to starting Braemar, Mr. Lese was a Partner at Mantis Holdings LTD, a venture firm focused on environmental and energy efficiency businesses. Mr. Lese currently serves on the board of directors of Carbonfree Chemicals Holdings LLC, Voxel8 Inc., Fulham Co., Inc., Utility Associates, Inc., LusBio Inc and BrightVolt Inc, and is responsible for Braemar's investments in General Fusion Inc., Metalenz, Inc. and Renew Financial Holdings Inc. Mr. Lese serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, on the Steering Committee of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, as well as the advisory committees of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy and Chain Reaction Innovations of the Argonne National Laboratory. Mr. Lese has a BA in Physics and an MS in Applied Energy Science from New York University.