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Investor Advisory Board


The Investor Advisory Board features highly distinguished financial and corporate investors focused on early-stage clean energy companies. The Board assists NYSERDA in developing long-term strategic plans and increasing near-term programmatic impact to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation in New York State. Board members share best practices about due diligence, portfolio management and syndication of deals to help emerging companies develop and bring technology to the marketplace more quickly.

Board Members

  • Bill Lese - Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures
  • Libby Wayman - Investment & Company Building, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • John Santoleri - Partner and Board Member, Clean Energy Venture Group
  • Gail Greenwald - Board Member, Launchpad Venture Group
  • Emily Kirsch - Founder & Managing Partner, Powerhouse Ventures 
  • Johanna Wolfson - Principal, Prime Impact Fund
  • Henrik Holland - Head of Corporate Development, Electric Mobility, Shell
  • Rob Day - Co-Founder and Partner, Spring Lane Capital