Team

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Nicholas Bair

Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas has held positions in both the public and private sectors in the oil and gas industry, alternative energy industries and state government as chief of staff to a Representative and Policy Advisor to a Senator.

Nicholas began his career as an environmental chemist at Ch2M Hill and worked many years for Technip Stone and Webster Process Technologies evaluating new and emerging technologies and designing/constructing energy facilities.

Nicholas has lived and worked abroad, including, France, Canada and throughout the United States. He was notably responsible for project development as a Director at Bair Energy and currently is President and Chief Operating Officer for Bair Energy.

Nicholas attended Montana State University and Oregon State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in Ecosystems Analysis and Environmental Policy and Environmental Chemistry. His passion is building alternative energy mega-projects and fly fishing on the Rogue River with his dog, Robynhood.

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Peter Orrell

Business Development

Peter is a proven global business development and strategy executive with over 25 years of successful leadership and results. He possesses a deep understanding of financial services, specialty finance, renewable energy, climate resiliency and Property Assessed Clean Energy.

Peter held a number of senior executive roles for American Express Company prior to becoming CEO of a mid-market private equity held company which he built and subsequently sold.  Most recently, he has acquired deep experience in Property Assessed Clean Energy, a Private Public Partnership facilitating energy efficiency and climate resiliency financing.

Peter has excelled in privately held smaller mid-market organizations as well as Fortune 500 environments.

He possesses both depth and breadth in terms of building international businesses, particularly in Europe and Asia. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Peter holds an Honors degree in International Marketing from McGill University.

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Cornelius Fitzgerald

President

Con has 15+ years of strategy design and execution experience focused in the Corporate Finance and early-stage Renewable Energy fields. He has lead teams for financial product design and national sales campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. As part of the top strategy group at a Fortune 50 bank, he lead and helped shape reorganization efforts for a $5B line of business as well as lead detailed execution for integration of new businesses in M&A activity.

Con is an excellent negotiator of both standard and complex agreements.  His ability to quickly study and understand the nuances of agreements, the interests and perspectives of the different stakeholder and the strategic options led to his role of leading Clean Energy Holdings in its early stage of development.

Con has a solid understanding of all aspects of renewables and a clear ability to explain these issues to different audiences.  His skill in strategy, financials and planning are solid foundations that help the company in many ways. He was instrumental in holding the company together during its exit from the renewable energy technology’s “Valley of Death”, skills and experiences which strengthen the character and brand of the company.  

 

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