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Neal Kissel, Global Managing Partner at Marakon, Joins Advisory Board for EnerTech Arcadia Debt Fund

June 18, 2024, Toronto, ON and Phoenix, AZ – Neal Kissel, Global Managing Partner at Marakon, a global strategy and organizational CEO and board advisory firm, has joined the Advisory Board of EnerTech’s newest fund, the EnerTech Arcadia Debt Fund. Neal has helped many privately controlled public companies in the advisory capacity and has industry expertise across a wide range of sectors, with a recent focus on the energy transition and distributed energy systems.


Neal has over three decades of experience providing strategy advice to companies who want to create lasting value through the transition to net-zero. He has played an interim role on client operating boards and been a member of the executive committee of many clients.  He advised clients on issues ranging from establishing and executing enterprise strategy, organizational design and effectiveness, mergers and acquisitions, new markets entry, and improving capital management processes. His most recent focus has been on creating advantage through portfolio shaping and management.


“I am delighted to be part of the EnerTech team and look forward to engaging with such a creative and high caliber network of people,” said Kissel.


Beyond managing an extensive client portfolio, Neal has held several senior internal roles, and has been a member of the board and executive committee at different points during his tenure at Marakon. More recently, he co-led the sales process of Marakon to Charles River Associates. Before joining Marakon in 1994, he was an attorney. He has been a guest lecturer at the London Business School, authored several articles, and been a contributor to the Financial Times, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review on topics of Management. Neal holds a JD from Stanford Law School, was a Rotary fellow at the Austrian Graduate School of Management: New South Wales, and received a BA in philosophy from Miami University (Ohio) summa cum laude.  


“Neal’s extensive experience in strategy and commercial rigor will bring discipline and focus to our investments. We are excited to have Neal join our Advisory Board. His deep domain expertise in the energy sector combined with his global contact base in the space will be extremely valuable to us as we build out the EnerTech Arcadia Debt Fund,” said Wally Hunter, Managing Partner at EnerTech.


Neal has written many publications on business strategy, including Challenges Every New CEO Faces: Strategies for Personal Success (HBR/Forbes), Structure Is Strategy: Gaining Strategic Advantage Through Organizational Design (Marakon Commentary, Director Magazine), and Capital Management: Key to Linking Strategy and Value Growth (Financial Executive).



About EnerTech Capital


EnerTech Capital is a globally recognized venture capital firm that has been investing and partnering with innovators since 1996, empowering entrepreneurs to build transformative technology companies. The firm has pioneered an integrated approach to business building, leveraging strategic collaboration across a diverse stakeholder ecosystem to create value; with a focus on Mobility, Industry 4.0, and Connected Customer. EnerTech’s current platform has a significant focus on emerging opportunities in the mobility space across Electrification, Autonomy, Smart Mobility, and Connectivity. The firm has a long history of working with corporate strategic investors and providing value added insights and partnership opportunities to support growth and innovation objectives.


EnerTech has offices in Toronto, Philadelphia, Palm Beach Gardens, Boston, and Orange County.


For more information, visit:



Name: Wally Hunter

Phone Number: 416-418-1505



About Marakon

Marakon specializes in strategy and helping CEOs and their leadership teams achieve winning performance and stronger organizations. Marakon has been working with business leaders for more than 30 years and has built a reputation for working with a client portfolio that has consistently outperformed its peers. Its consulting teams combine deep sector experience and functional knowledge. Marakon’s approach is underpinned by value creation as the common denominator for decision making, a rigorous process based on a deep set of facts, and the assessment of alternative strategies as a mechanism to build leadership team commitment to the best path forward.

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