John Cooper
Cooper was a founding member and CFO of the PG&E National Energy Group, where he oversaw all aspects of structuring and arranging financing for electric generating and gas pipeline projects, and energy trading operations. Previously, Cooper led a group at Bechtel that assisted clients with structuring and arranging financing for large infrastructure and energy projects. Mr. Cooper holds a BA from Trinity College, an MA in Development Economics and International Studies from the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
John Miner
Mr. Miner is a Managing Director at Pivotal Investments, a cleantech-focused venture capital firm in Portland Oregon. Previously, Mr. Miner was the President of Intel Capital and an Intel Corporate Vice President. Mr. Miner was central to new opportunity formation in many markets around the world. Prior to Intel Capital, Mr. Miner had been instrumental in leading Intel's entry into new market segments as an Intel Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Products Group, the Enterprise Server Group, and General Manager of Intel's desktop motherboard and PC building-blocks business. Mr. Miner joined Intel in 1983. He is also an investor in and advisor to numerous early stage enterprises, including SeQuential Biofuels, and a Trustee for the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation.
Mark Liffmann
Mark Liffmann is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Clean Power Research. Mark’s career includes co-founding one of the largest business units at SunPower where he led growth to over $500 million in annual revenue, and pioneered the successful expansion of the business unit to the European Union. While at SunPower, Mark also led the integration of the small commercial team after merging with PowerLight, and he helped form partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Previously at Solar Depot, Mark was responsible for doubling revenue and headcount in two years while serving as Vice President of Business Development and COO, and he established the groundwork for a successful sale of the business to Itochu. Mark’s experience also includes leading sales and business development efforts at EnerG2, a Seattle based energy materials startup, and serving at the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer, which specializes in financing emerging growth companies. Mark holds a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University, and a J.D. and an M.S. in Economics from Harvard University.
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