Chris Francis

Managing Director, Origination and Business Development

  • CEO, Seven Waves
  • Managing Director, Kimball Francis
  • Managing Director, Clearbrook Investments
  • Business Development, Wilson Sloan
  • CEO, ListStream
  • BS Environmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Steve Hummel, Ph.D.

Managing Director, CTO

  • VP Research, Development & Engineering, Advanced Energy Renewables
  • VP Engineering, PV Powered
  • VP Advanced Technology, Nanometrics
  • CTO & VP Engineering, Accent Optical Technologies
  • Director of Engineering, Nova Crystals
  • Principal Scientist, HP / Agilent
  • Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Labs/Bellcore
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics, University of Southern California
  • MS Electrical Engineering and BA Chemistry, Rutgers University

Karl Olsoni

Senior Advisor

  • Operating Partner/Senior Managing Director, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • Partner, KRoad DG, investor/owner of battery storage company Green Charge Networks
  • Partner, KRoad Verto LLC, investor in Verto Management LLC, waste transformation
    wood pellets/biomass
  • Managing Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics
  • SVP/CFO, PPM Energy (Iberdrola)
  • Vice President, Southern Company
  • CFO, Koch Materials (Koch Industries Subsidiary)
  • Senior Vice President/CFO, Future Energy Resources
  • CFO, Final Analysis Communications
  • Vice President , Treasurer & Director of Corporate Finance, 
Southern Company/ Southern Energy. Inc./Mirant
  • MBA Finance, William and Mary
  • BA, Economics, The George Washington University

Jeff Spencer, CPA

Managing Director, CFO

  • CFO, Essential Power, LLC
  • CFO, Alternative Fuels Producer (LNG)
  • Assistant Treasurer, Koch Industries
  • CFO, Mirant Corporation, Northeast Region
  • Assistant Treasurer, Southern Company
  • CFO, EDELNOR S.A., Chile (Southern Company Subsidiary)
  • MPA Accounting, Georgia State University, BSBA Finance, University of Florida

Robert H. Edwards Jr.

Managing Director, Policy, Business Development and Legal

  • Partner and Co-Team Leader of the Energy, Project Finance and Technology Team, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy, US Department of Energy
  • Executive Director – Global Commodities Group, JP Morgan
  • Partner, Mayer Brown | Hunton & Williams
  • JD Law, Stanford University Law School
  • MBA Business, Stanford University
  • BA Economics, Harvard University

Over 100 years collective experience

Proven track record of successful investments and exits in energy infrastructure

Invested and/or financed over $60B

investment, origination, project finance, technology and operations disciplines

Team has worked together for over three years in energy storage