Dr. Gregory Plett — Electrical Engineering
Dr. Plett has over 15 years experience in design, implementation, and validation of battery-management systems and has written two textbooks on the subject. His expertise includes methods to determine battery state of charge, state of health, available energy, and available power. As Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he leads a research team at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) investigating emerging new battery-control methods that promise more performance and longer life; he also manages the High-Capacity Battery Research and Test Laboratory at UCCS. Dr. Plett received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dave Pope — Business Operations
Dave has over 30 years experience organizing, funding, and operating start-ups. In 1980 he co-founded and for 10 years operated a certified facilities company, which engineered, manufactured, and deployed fire protection systems globally. Beginning in 1998, Dave began directing his consulting services to the clean technology space, organizing several companies for which he provided early stage funding solutions. Three of these achieved equity market listings, one in the US and two in Europe.
Eric Hinckley — Technology
Mr. Hinckley is an energetic leader with a track record of success in managing growth, team building, driving business value, and high performance execution. He possesses recognized expertise in the areas of solar facility engineering & design, entitlement, construction operations, asset management/maintenance and project development/management.
Before joining BriteStreet Energy Group as CEO, he was the Chief Technology Officer of AES Distributed Energy, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Main Street Power, Managing Partner of Solar Resource Consulting, and President & COO of Simple Solar Systems.
David London — Legal
Mr. London is a solo practitioner in Boulder, Colorado with over 20 years of high level legal experience. His areas of expertise include real estate, business, general corporate, contract, finance, solar, and conservation law. He began his career at two of Washington, DC's top law firms, Arent Fox and Latham & Watkins. Since then, he has been general counsel at two companies (Main Street Power, a solar developer later acquired by AES, and NexCore Group, a national developer of medical real estate). He has also worked at The Nature Conservancy, where he was the lead attorney on the largest real estate transaction in the organization's history, and at a private telecommunications investment firm. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School.
Chris Franks — Venture Capital
A veteran of startups and emerging companies, Chris has spent the last 15 years starting, building and assisting technology and impact companies. Most notably, Chris co-founded RealGood Technologies, a political technology company that was acquired in 2014. He currently serves as the Founder and CEO of MadSmarts, a Digital Growth Marketing Agency.Chris has dedicated his life to building great companies and organizations. He is passionate about the positive personal and societal impact of starting companies and groups that endeavor to change the world. Chris is active in his community as: a Founder of Denver Startup Week, Co-Organizer of Denver Founders Network, Founder of the Energy Tech Mashup and the soccer coach of the mighty Angry Birds under 9 boys soccer team.
Jonathan Silver — Structured Finance
One of the country’s “Top 10 Green Tech Influencers”, Jonathan led the federal government’s $50 billion clean energy investment fund, the largest fund of its kind in the world. On track to make a $5 billion profit, it is among the most successful government investment programs ever. Jonathan regularly advises some of the largest institutional investors and companies in the sector. Earlier, he co-founded Core Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm and was the COO of Tiger Management, one of the country’s largest and most successful hedge funds. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard University and has received both Fulbright and Rotary Graduate fellowships.