Founder & Managing Director
Do you have any strange phobias?
Paranormal activity (and even the thought of it)
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The ability to make people happy and/or the ability to give people ability to find their own happiness
Scott has been a visionary and recognized leader in venture capital investing for the traditional and advanced energy sectors for nearly 20 years. He is also one of the few with an extensive and proven investment and management operations history. Currently, Scott specifically looks for opportunities that reduce the cost and/or improve the customer experience related to all aspects of energy supply, delivery and usage. His specific areas of experience, interest and expertise include companies that sell into the following industry sectors: central and distributed power generation; electric transmission; electric, natural gas and/or water distribution; energy management for the customer premise; broadly defined Intelligent Grid; and transportation.
Scott has worked with more than 15 early-to-mid stage companies providing both strategic and operational guidance and advice as a board member and investor. He currently sits on the boards of GeoDigital Inc. (Chairman), The NanoSteel Company, Tangent Energy Solutions (Chairman), Enbala Power Networks and N-Dimension Solutions (now IPKeys Power Partners). Scott managed investments in and formerly sat on the boards of Clean Air Power (L: CAP)- sold; CURRENT Group; Catalytic Solutions (L: CTSU)- sold; Enerwise – purchased by Comverge; Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN) - purchased by Atheros/Qualcom, Comverge (NASDAQ: COMV) - purchased by private equity investor, and CoaLogix (NASDAQ: ACORN) – purchased by private equity investor.
Scott shares his expertise and viewpoints with the core energy/power industry through participation in a select few organizations: currently the Industrial Internet Consortium (Chairman of the SmartGrid TestBed Program’s Advisory Group); and formerly as: a board member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP); Chairman of the VC Advisory Board for the National Renewable Energy Lab; member of the Battelle Energy Advisory Council; and member of the Cleantech Venture Network Advisory Board.
Prior to EnerTech, Scott spent 16 years in the power industry as an operating executive with Atlantic Energy culminating in his role as one of five senior officers, and as President & COO of the entire set of the company's non-regulated enterprises.
Scott received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University; he has also attended several graduate level Business, Strategy and Management courses at Wharton.