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What WE DO?

We advise and invest in energy and security deals.  Our geographic focus is the United States and the European Union.

 

About

WE bring together former senior officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of state to leverage our unique understanding of the interplay of energy and national security policy to deliver value for our investors and clients. 

 

core TEAM

stephen richards

Chairman

Thirty years in Washington, DC in government and business

Former Director, International Energy Market Development, US Department of Energy

Co-Founder, International Clean Energy Alliance

Former President, Commerce Development International

Government representation Prime Minister of Thailand, Pratt & Whitney, American Electric Power, etc.

 

Barry Broman

Special Assistant to the Chairman

Twenty-five year career in the United States Department of State

Founded Rain Tree International 

Producer of documentary films and writer/photographer of books and magazine articles

 

AMBASSADOR DENNIS K. HAYS, (RET.)

ADVISOR

US AMBASSADOR TO REPUBLIC OF SURINAME

TWENTY-FOUR YEAR CAREER IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

LECTURER AND CONSULTANT, NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

FORMER DIRECTOR THE EMERGENCE GROUP

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THORIUM POWER, A NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR, TEW CARDENAS LLC, REPRESENTED INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELE BEFORE US AGENCIES AND THE CONGRESS

GRADUATE OF NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

 

James Slutz

Director

Former Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

While at Department of Energy responsible for filling the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its maximum capacity of 727 million barrels

Former Oil and Gas Director, State of Indiana, United States

Currently on Advisory Boards of Hart Energy and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Distinguished Associate of FACTS Global Energy

 

John H. Provanzana

Director

Thirty-seven years with American Electric Power

Managing Director, Emerging Technologies – AEP Service Corp.

Holder of four U.S. patents in the area of electric energy storage, and author of 21 technical papers

Philip Sporn Fellow; Active or former member of: Eta Kappa Nu, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) Committee on Electrical Power Apparatus (COEPA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric Light & Power Group

IEEE committees:  Power Engineering Society - Senior Member (1976-Present), Policy Development Committee as Vice Chairman (2002-2004); Rotating Machinery Committee, Working Group to Revise IEEE Standard #85, Member (1978-1984); Synchronous Machinery Subcommittee, Working on High Speed Switching Effects on Turbine Generators - Member (1978-1984)

 

Armen agas

Deputy to the Chairman

Worked out 300 MUSD of debt in a sovereign workout team

Achieved MSc in Finance with Distinction from the University of Westminster in London

Closed debt transactions with a face value of 100MUSD