Dan Leff has extensive operating experience building, leading and restructuring global energy services, industrial manufacturing, and technology and software companies. Previously, Dan worked as CEO of Hara Software, COO of Invensys Energy Management, CEO of Enron Energy Services, CEO of FMES and CEO of Pilot Energy. Dan serves as a board member of ServiceChannel, the Trudeau Institute, Point Positive, and on the advisory board of Carter Morse & Mathias. He was previously on the boards of Viridity Energy, Hara Software, Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: CACC), the YMCA Camping Services Council of Greater New York and the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York and has four children with his wife Pam of thirty-four years.
Reuben Munger founded Vision Ridge Partners in 2008 in order to bring decades of value investing experience to bear on what he saw as the financial opportunities presented by sustainable solutions. A former Managing Director with The Baupost Group, LLC, a leading investment firm with over $25 billion in assets, Reuben has also been a consultant to Texas Pacific Group and an Investment Banker with James D. Wolfensohn, Inc. His passion and expertise in electrified mobility, renewable electricity generation, the built environment and other assets make him a leader in sustainable investing. Reuben is a board member of Securing America’s Future Energy, a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Electrification Coalition, and a member of the League of Conservation Voters board of directors and serves on the boards of numerous private companies. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Politics and Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration.
Managing Partner & Founder, Vision Ridge Partners
Scott Dupcak is the head of Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital investing arm of Exelon Corp. In this role, Scott oversees the CTV investing strategy, the management of the CTV portfolio and the commercialization of new energy technologies within the Exelon commercial platform. Prior to CTV, Scott was part of the Strategic Systems and Business Operations group where he led a team responsible for market data management, IT governance and supporting business process improvement projects, new business/growth initiatives and integration projects. He held several other roles within the Constellation wholesale commercial organization prior to that. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Managing Director, Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation
Lindsay Luger has more than a decade of successful experience as an investor in energy technology companies. As a Vice President of Digital Power Capital and Wexford Capital, Ms. Luger worked on dozens of venture capital and growth equity transactions and has expertise in all key areas necessary for successful technology investing, ranging from deal sourcing, analyzing, due diligence and transaction structuring to portfolio oversight and exits. In addition, Ms. Luger gained operating experience by serving as Vice President of Finance at two portfolio companies. She holds a BA in Psychology from Columbia University (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa).
Partner, Energy Impact Partners
Brandon Hurlbut is a co-founder and partner of Boundary Stone Partners. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. DOE, where he managed the Department's principal initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations of a federal agency with a $29 billion budget and a 115,000-person workforce. Brandon provided leadership and counsel to the White House and Cabinet Secretaries during high-profile challenges including the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the Gulf oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy. He served on the board for DOE's $38 billion investment fund in clean energy, which is the largest of its kind in the world. He began working in the Obama Administration by serving in the White House as the Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs, serving as the President's liaison to the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Interior, Energy, and the Environment Protection Agency. He previously served in senior positions on Barack Obama's first presidential campaign and practiced law at Baker & Daniels.
Co-Founder, Boundary Stone Partners
Pier LaFarge is an entrepreneur, hunter and fly-fisherman based in Washington, DC. He loves to build and scale human systems and believes fiercely in the power of business model innovation to bring customer-first disruption where it is needed most. At ICF International, he co-founded a new consulting offering that helped corporate & municipal customers procure their building energy systems. Realizing that customers needed something better than their existing options, he quit his job and co-founded Sparkfund in 2013, working alongside major energy providers to change forever how building systems are delivered and managed.
Sparkfund's Advisory Board includes:
- Tom Amis, Chairman of Amis, Patel & Brewer, Principal & Strategy Lead: Controlled Environment Foods, Equilibrium Capital.
- Kate Brandt, Sustainability Lead at Google
- Richard Graves, Chief Impact Officer & Co-Founder at CleanChoice Energy
- Dan Reicher, Executive Director at Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy
- Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus at Venrock
- Ron Smith, President at Curtis H. Stout