Douglas Foy is a founder and CEO of Serrafix Corporation, a strategic consulting firm and business incubator focused on energy, the environment, transportation, and climate change. Prior to launching Serrafix in 2006, Mr. Foy served as the first Secretary of Commonwealth Development in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, where he oversaw the agencies of Transportation, Housing, Environment, and Energy.
Before his service in the Romney administration, Mr. Foy served for 25 years as the President and CEO of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s premier environmental advocacy organization.
Mr. Foy currently serves on the corporate boards of Ameresco (NYSE), Atrex Energy (fuel cells), RainBank (Chairman) (stormwater), Renew Energy Partners (energy efficiency), HotZero (Chairman) (hot water district heating); and on the non-profit boards of SmartPower, the Conservation Law Foundation, and the Congress of New Urbanism (New England Chapter).
Mr. Foy has received numerous awards, including the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University, and the Order of the British Empire.
Mr. Foy, a member of the 1968 USA Olympic Rowing Team and the 1969 USA National Rowing Team, graduated from Princeton University in engineering and physics, attended Cambridge University in England, and graduated from Harvard Law School.
Throughout his career, Ehud has built and managed R&D engineering groups of various sizes (up to 200), and in multiple cultures. He developed systems used by various verticals including military, telecom carriers, media companies and, most recently, mass market mobile marketing and retail.
In his role as VP Operations and Professional Service in Quattro Wireless Inc., Ehud contributed to the growth of the company mobile ad platform, leading to its acquisition by Apple Inc. in early 2010.
After leaving Apple, Ehud co-founded Mowingo Inc., a mobile customer engagement platform, which was used by, among other customers, McDonald’s in the US and other countries. He also co-founded and is serving as Senior VP Engineering in Beaconix Inc., an IoT platform company specializing in cloud connected sensors for retail and industrial uses.
Ehud holds a B.S. (cum laude) and M.S. (cum laude) in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University. He served as captain in the Israeli army.
Ms. Marijean Lauzier retired in 2011 from her position as Chief Executive Officer and President of Racepoint Group and W2 Group, Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Lauzier was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Weber Shandwick. She joined the Weber organization in 1998 as Chief Executive Officer of The Weber Group. She was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Weber, when Neva Group, a public relations agency she founded in 1993, was acquired and merged by the $5 billion Interpublic Group of Companies. She has been recognized among the “The 50 Most Powerful Women in PR” by industry leaders, has been a guest speaker at forums including, Fortune Magazine’s “Summit On The Most Powerful Women in Business” and a range of venture capital conferences and business forums focused on emerging business leaders.
Dennis Philbin is formerly the CEO of Lux Research, which he led from 2008 to 2016 to become the leading company evaluating emerging technologies. During that time Lux Research grew from three to over twenty practices. The company has expanded from its U.S. roots to a global footprint with offices in N. America, Asia, and Europe to serve its global client base, which now includes over 250 of the world’s largest companies.
Prior to Lux Research, Dennis was an executive at IDC, a global leader in information services. At IDC, he was a Senior Vice President and was responsible for new ventures, expanding IDC’s business portfolio in specific industry and role-based research. In this capacity, he led the design and launch of a series of “Insights” business units, dedicated to industry-specific technology issues facing leaders in the financial services, energy, health, manufacturing, retail, and government sectors. In addition, he was responsible for the portfolio of products and services aimed at investors and industrial companies. Dennis also served as Managing Director of IDC Asia/Pacific, with general management responsibility for the company’s 14 Asian country operations. In addition, he has served as an operating board member for IDG companies, Computerworld and BioIT World.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin for his thesis on the funding of technological innovation.
Ken Pucker is an executive, investor, teacher and writer, with all of his activities motivated by a commitment to redefine the balance between capitalism and natural capital. Ken served for 15 years at the Timberland Company, the last seven of which he was the Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, the company grew from $350M to $1.6B while being recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work and a Forbes Platinum investment. Timberland was also recognized as a top ten ethical company according to Business Ethics magazine and a winner of the Ron Brown Presidential Award.
Presently, Ken is a board member and investor in Timbuk2 Designs and QUINN Foods. He is also an Advisory Director at the private equity firm Berkshire Partners, where Ken leads the firm’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Committee. Ken is a Lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Management, where he teaches a course entitled “Leading Sustainable Enterprise” and has been published in the Guardian newspaper and in The Journal of Corporate Finance. Ken serves on the boards of the High Meadows Institute, Green City Force and the Commonwealth School, and is a member of the Private Equity ESG Working Group. Ken is a graduate of Middlebury College and the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.
Ken’s passion for sustainability is informed by 25 years of practice. Having led a NYSE publicly traded company, served as a board chair of a privately held company, participated as an investor in a successful private equity firm and engaged as a not for profit research designer and as a professor, Ken’s perspective is informed from a variety of angles. His point of view is rooted in the practical operating rhythms of for profit, global enterprise and of performance based, asset management. It is also colored by his understanding of stakeholder dynamics including the motivations of customers and consumers.
Ory has deep entrepreneurial experience and a passion to protecting the environment. In 2010 he founded Energy Points Inc. focusing on using quantitative metrics for energy, water and climate. Energy Points created a universal metric for fossil fuel consumption, merging scientific rigor with geospatial data and behavior to optimize both simplicity and accuracy. Lux Research acquired the company in the beginning of 2015. In October 2016, Ory left Lux Research to develop Greenometry.
Prior to Energy Points Ory was the founding CEO of HelioFocus Inc. HelioFocus developed solar thermal solutions for conventional power plants. HelioFocus operated in both Israel and China and was one of the first to raise Chinese investment in an Israeli startup. Ory led the company as CEO from 2007 to 2010 and served on the board of directors until 2015.
Prior to HelioFocus, Ory was the founding CEO of QuantomiX Inc., which he led as CEO from 2000 to 2006. The company, based on his invention, developed a capsule that allows electron microscopes to image wet samples. QuantomiX was the first to visualize cells and tissues in their native/live state using an electron microscope. El-Mul Technologies acquired the company in 2006. The QuantomiX capsule is now used by researchers around the world.
Ory combines passion to environmental activism, science and entrepreneurship. He holds B.Sc. (cum laude) in Physics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University; M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he received the National Amos De Shalit Physics prize. As a Ph.D. student he founded the Israeli branch of Greenpeace building a clean Mediterranean campaign. He holds worldwide patents and has extensive experience in founding startups based on academic research. He also serves on the advisory board of the Center of Health and Global Environment at The Harvard School of Public Health, as well as on the board and advisory boards of a number of cleantech startups.
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