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Based in New York City, Shola is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at New Energy Fund (NEF) II. She has worked in the field of clean technologies since 2007. Shola co-founded New Energy Fund II (a NEF Advisors company), which is a private equity yield fund set up to take equity positions in high yielding renewable energy projects ranging from biofuels, fuel cells, solar and wind, and other fossil fuel replacement technologies, to efficiency and storage options. She started her career in Cleantech Equity Research, then Equity Capital Markets at Ardour Capital Investments. Shola serves as a judge in the annual New York Business Plan Competition, the annual Cleantech Open Northeast competition, and also the annual National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Industry Growth Forum.
Marek Warunkiewicz brings 40-plus years of entrepreneurial expertise to the FuelPositive board and management. Marek’s experience spans the areas of marketing, branding, advertising, project management and graphic design and has held Creative Director and VP of Marketing positions at various companies. Marek has created successful business-to-business marketing and advertising campaigns for a diverse group of clients ranging from high-tech to agriculture.
Marek, along with Ian Clifford, co-founded digIT Interactive and ZENN Motor Company.
Greg Gooch’s multifaceted career in the fields of electronics and finance has positioned him as a key advisor and funding partner to start-ups and new technology companies for more than 40 years. Greg has been involved with FuelPositive since its early days and has remained a significant supporter and consultant to the company.
André has worked in the emissions reduction space for more than 20 years, assessing the emission profiles of hundreds of transportation and renewable energy companies and technologies on two continents. His experience positions him as one of the most knowledgeable emissions reduction and carbon credit specialists in the sector.
Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is recognized as a pioneer and international leader in the area of sustainable energy technologies. Along with his team, Dr. Dincer invented the modular carbon-free ammonia (NH3) production technology that FuelPositive is commercializing. His area of specialty covers various topics including ammonia, hydrogen energy and fuel cells; renewable energy systems; energy storage systems and applications; carbon capturing technologies and integrated and hybrid energy systems.
Jennifer Spencer is a strategist and leader in cause-related communications with a career spanning 40 years. Initially a journalist, she moved to public relations where she worked in leading international and Canadian agencies. She founded and served as President for nine years of Veritas Communications, which quickly became a Canadian sector leader, providing public and government relations services. She directed communications for Canadian Blood Services and worked in the not-for-profit sector for CNIB (Canadian Institute of the Blind), Heart & Stroke and March of Dimes Canada.
Luna Clifford heads up our efforts to identify and secure strategic partnerships, alliances and advisors as we proceed to develop new applications of our technology. We take a team approach to building our company, bringing in the best people for each requirement as we grow. Luna has more than 10 years’ experience as a business owner and advisor, helping build and operate several start-up enterprises. She excels in strategic planning, team building, stakeholder relationships and is an innovative and intuitive thinker. Luna has completed intensive studies in communications and health care and is passionate about plant based, anti-speciesism and permaculture initiatives.
François has over 25 years of experience in high tech entrepreneurship. With a degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnique de Montréal, he has developed electronic systems software applications and material science at the heart of innovative processes for start-up companies. An out-of-the-box-thinker obsessed with quality, François has always preferred small teams and projects with the potential to disrupt the status quo.
In recent years, he has enjoyed contributing to ventures that resonate with his ethical values, whether in the area of privacy or the transition to carbon-free energy sources.
Dr. Ghassan Chehade is a hydrogen/ammonia subject matter specialist, focused on the link between climate change and energy systems. He worked for more than half a decade at Clean Energy Research Laboratory, performing research related to clean energy systems. His discoveries on ammonia and hydrogen production methods in the lab have translated to commercial solutions that can revolutionize the way to reduce carbon emissions.
Jing Peng is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant. He has worked in public accounting for the past 10 years, providing financial services primarily to junior exploration companies. Jing has been the CFO of Austin Resources Ltd., a TSXV-listed company, since September 2015 and the CFO of Captor Capital Inc., a CSE-listed company, since March 2014. In addition, since December 2010, he has been the senior financial analyst at Marrelli Support Services, a well-respected supplier of accounting and reporting services. Earlier in his career, Jing was a senior accountant at MSCM LLP and KPMG LLP. Jing holds a master’s degree in management and professional accounting from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Dr. Robert Tocchio has operated a successful orthodontic practice for more than 25 years and brings extensive entrepreneurial experience to his role with Fuel Positive. Dr. Tocchio has participated in a wide array of private and public start-ups, including participating as a Founder and Board Member of Medisystem Technologies through IPO and sale to Shoppers Drug Mart. Dr. Tocchio has been one of the most significant and consistent supporters of FuelPositive since the Company went public in 2006.
Nelson brings to FuelPositive over 30 years of experience in various positions as CEO, CTO and VP of Sales and Marketing including over 20 years as CEO of the robotics and automation company he founded in 1994. He began his career as a Tool Maker through Conestoga College and continued his studies in the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering fields. As a mechatronics specialist, Nelson has led the development of several technologies and inventions including AI software, robotics and machine development, leading to several patents. Nelson has successfully created and executed multiple strategic plans for the path of new technologies from inception to commercialization in the automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries which were utilized by companies such as Toyota, Tesla, and Pfizer to name a few.
Ian Clifford brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the fields of technology and marketing and has successfully led the Company to global brand recognition through its unique energy solutions. From 2006 to today, Ian has raised more than $60 million in equity financing for the Company.
Ian co-founded digIT Interactive, a full-service Internet marketing company serving Fortune 500, which he sold at the peak of the market in 2000.
Marie-Ève lives her passion surrounded by forest in the magnificent Laurentian region of Quebec. Simplicity, everyday life and the environment are these sources of inspiration. Represented by Miss Illustration http://www.marieeveturgeon.com/
Aimee Eppel from CleanForest Consulting participated in the creation of and was responsible for developing and launching FuelPositive Corp website. For over 15 years, CleanForest Consulting has had a clear purpose of developing efficient, sustainable, robust, secure and beautiful web solutions. CleanForest has been fortunate to have worked with clients of all sizes including large financial corporations, e-commerce companies, law firms, hotels, start-ups, hospitals, independent artists, not-for-profit organizations and small-business entrepreneurs. https://cleanforest.co
North Equities Corp. specializes in various social media platforms and facilitates greater awareness and widespread dissemination of FuelPositive’s news.
With over 10 million users each year, Stockhouse.com is an influential global hub for small-cap investors to find relevant financial news, access expert analysis and opinion, as well as share knowledge and information with other retail investors.
One of Canada’s leading government relations and strategic communications firms, Sussex is helping FuelPositive to manage public opinion and advancing our interests with decision-makers at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government with an aim to develop partnerships and secure funding for Canadian pilot projects.
– IBN provides FuelPositive with syndicated communications in Canada, the U.S. and globally. IBN consists of 50+ brands introduced to the investment public over a period of more than 15 years. Its network (and syndicated partners) exposes FuelPositive to millions of followers and subscribers worldwide. Its expert staff help to hone messages to reach the right audiences, with the right information, continually. Visit our FuelPositive page here.
RBMG is O’Dwyer’s 2020 #1 investor relations firm in America. With a specialization in emerging companies, its advisory practice assists FuelPositive with market intelligence, as well as targeting and securing relationships with niche stakeholders and industry strategists globally. RBMG maximizes ROI by improving traditional investor relations using digital techniques, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Dr. Robert Tocchio has operated a successful orthodontic practice for more than 25 years and brings extensive entrepreneurial experience to his role with Fuel Positive. Dr. Tocchio has participated in a wide array of private and public start-ups, including participating as a Founder and Board Member of Medisystem Technologies through IPO and sale to Shoppers Drug Mart.
Dr. Tocchio has been one of the most significant and consistent supporters of FuelPositive since the Company went public in 2006.