Peter W. Brown practices Of Counsel to Preti Flaherty’s Energy Law Practice Group from the firm’s Concord, NH and Boston, MA offices. His practice has a nationwide range and its scope involves wholesale power market design, energy project development, appearances before state and federal regulatory commissions, legislative initiatives, appellate litigation and energy transactional and contractual work. He has been recognized as a leading energy attorney nationally by Best Lawyers in America.
Peter founded and led New Hampshire’s premier energy law firm for two decades prior to joining Preti Flaherty. Brown’s legal career also includes serving as Director of the Energy Law Institute, Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, First Deputy Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
He has also served as a Professor of Law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center and as an Associate Professor of Law at Villanova Law School.
He graduated from the Columbia University School of Law J.D. and Bowdoin College A.B., cum laude.
Nora most recently served as Founding Partner of ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC, a woman-owned independent energy consulting company that provides strategic planning, marketing, business, regulatory and technical expertise to energy utilities, energy equipment manufacturing and supply companies and financial institutions evaluating investments in the energy sector.
Prior to founding ESPY, she was the sole proprietor of BC Consulting, an energy consulting company. She has also served as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she was an advocate for the development of regional transmission organizations, markets for wholesale power and national energy infrastructure development.
She also previously served as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and as commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Nora is a visiting scholar at Vermont Law School and a guest lecturer at the University of Idaho. She is a member of the board of directors of Oncor, Inc., Comverge, Inc., and Spectra Energy Partners. She is also an emeritus member of the GridWise Architecture Council and serves on the advisory board of Starwood Energy Fund.
She attended Syracuse University.
Richard most recently served as President of FirstEnergy Utilties, where he led several business units including Energy Delivery, Customer Service and FERC Compliance. He initially joined FirstEnergy as Executive Vice President and COO.
Previous to FirstEnergy, Richard was President and CEO of WE Generation, an arm of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (WEC). He was with WEC for nearly 34 years, progressing from his initial position as a manager to various executive positions. In addition to heading WE Generation, he also served as President and COO of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas Company (WE Energies).
Richard is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and a former member of the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, and Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.
He received a BS and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
The Founding Managing Director and CEO of Kenmont, an investment management firm specializing in alternative investments and private equity, Donald has extensive background in the power and energy industries.
Prior to Kenmont, Donald was President of Cogen Technologies Capital Company, LP. He was also Founding Chairman and CEO of Palmetto Partners, Ltd., a family office and investment management company.
Donald has served as a trustee of Hamilton College (Investment Committee) and as a member of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations. He also serves as a board member of Houston Zoo, Inc., The Jane Goodall Institute, Earthwatch Institute and The Amos Tuck School of Business (Board of Overseers).
He received an AB from Hamilton College and MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business.
Scott Ungerer, Founder & Managing Director – EnerTech Capital: 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 smart 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 The NanoSteel Company (Chairman), Tangent Energy Solutions and N-Dimension Solutions; and is a board advisor to Enbala Power Networks. Scott managed investments in and formerly sat on the boards of Clean Air Power (L:CAP); 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: board member of the NIST created Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and Chairman of the Executive Committee; member (and former Chairman) of the VC Advisory Board for the National Renewable Energy Lab. He is also a former member of the Battelle Energy Advisory Council and 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 has been married for 21 years; his wife Lisa formerly worked for the PJM ISO and currently spends her time working as a “life coach”�� with a wide variety of adults including terminal patients. They have a single daughter, Jessica 18 years old, who is an accomplished student and equestrian.
Scott received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University; he has also attended several graduate level Business, Strategy and Management courses at Wharton.
Founding Partner, Laurel Capital Partners
Jay founded Laurel Capital to focus on businesses with revenues of between $5 and $50 million and EBITDA of up to $5 million. Within these parameters, Laurel targets companies with platform potential – unique assets and capabilities that, when combined with capital as well as outside expertise, make accelerated growth possible.
Prior to co-founding Laurel Capital in 2007, Jay was a Partner at MVP Capital Partners. Jay came to MVP from Mirant Corporation, an independent energy company based in Atlanta. While at Mirant, Weber distinguished himself as an analyst in the companys internal venture capital group where he focused on new business opportunities and prospective acquisitions.
Jay holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a Bachelors degree from Wake Forest University. He resides in Wayne, PA.
President & CEO of Tangent
President and CEO of Tangent, Dean is an energy industry entrepreneur, business strategist and commercial and industrial energy expert with three decades of experience in delivering rapid returns on investment. A strong leader and communicator, he consistently establishes a vision and immediately executes a plan to meet the established objectives.
Prior to starting Tangent, Dean was COO of Comverge C&I Group, a demand response, advanced metering and grid management solutions company. He was also Founder, President and CEO of Enerwise Global Technologies, where he transformed the company into the largest demand response provider in PJM. Comverge then bought Enerwise to establish one of the countrys largest demand response companies.
Dean also previously served as Vice President of Operations & Engineering for Conectiv Solutions, where he led the spin out of Conectiv to create Enerwise. He started his 30 year relationship with C&I energy customers at Multi-Test Maintenance, a premier engineering service company in the Mid-Atlantic, which he bought and then sold to Delmarva Power to create the foundation for Conectiv Solutions.
He received a BS in Electrical Power Engineering from Drexel University, and an AS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states.