Board

Lee Bailey

Chairman of the Board
Managing Director
US Renewables Group

Lee Bailey is a founder and Managing Director of US Renewables Group (USRG), a private equity firm based in Los Angeles that invests in renewable power and clean fuel companies and projects. Prior to founding USRG, he was a partner with Rustic Canyon Partners, a venture capital fund based in Los Angeles, where he led their clean energy practice. Subsequent to the formation of USRG, Bailey continues with Rustic Canyon as an advisory partner on energy opportunities.

Bailey started his career as an attorney. In 1986, he became General Counsel for Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD; NASDAQ: ENER), a publicly traded renewable energy development company, serving in a number of senior management positions with ECD and its subsidiaries. In 1994, he was appointed founding director of the US Israel Fund, a $60 million joint US/Israeli government fund to commercialize technology in the areas of energy, information and biotechnology. In 1995, he was appointed the White House Director of International Science and Technology Commercialization initiatives for Russia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and South Africa. In 1997, Bailey was the founding CEO of the Rural Health Care Corporation. In 2001, he joined Rustic Canyon Partners.

Bailey received his law degree from Washington University School of Law, an MS degree from Northwestern University and a BA degree from St. Lawrence University.


Quentin Van Doosselaere

Co-CEO
Bregal Group

Quentin Van Doosselaere joined Bregal in January 2009. Following his business school graduation in 1984, he moved to New York and began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He then joined Bankers Trust Co. as a Managing Director and ran various global capital markets businesses. In the mid-nineties, he held executive positions in a number of non-profit organizations before going into academia. He was affiliated with Columbia University and Oxford University when he joined Bregal.

Van Doosselaere serves as a member on the investment committees of Bregal Capital, Bregal Sagemount, Bregal Partners, Bregal Energy, Bregal Private Equity Partners, Ranch Capital Investment and Birchill Exploration. He holds a degree from the Solvay Business School and a PhD from Columbia University.

Vincent P. Fandozzi

Managing Director
Seven Mile Capital Partners

Vincent Fandozzi is the managing partner of Seven Mile Capital Partners, having founded the firm in 2011. Seven Mile Capital Partners heritage originates from a core group of professionals that worked together at Citigroup, Inc. investing and managing a global portfolio of over $6.0 billion in assets and over 100 distinct private equity investments that spanned North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to Seven Mile Capital Partners, Fandozzi was Global Head of Private Equity and Alternative Investments at Citi Holdings since 2009. Prior to this, he was Global Head of M&A for all of Citigroup’s corporate M&A activities. Before taking on an executive role at Citigroup, he spent 9 years in the Citigroup Investment Banks’ M&A group advising clients in a number of different industries including telecom & technology, retail & consumer products and the heath care sectors.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Fandozzi worked in Corporate Finance at Bear Stearns & Co. and at Ernst & Young.


Jim McDermott

Managing Director
US Renewables Group

Prior to joining US Renewables Group, Jim McDermott started his career as a public power banker with Credit Suisse First Boston’s Municipal Finance Group in New York City. Working in a variety of roles including new issue, refinancing, capital markets and derivatives, he covered several of CSFB’s clients in the western United States. Clients included Southern California Public Power Authority (SCCPA), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) and Salt River Project (SRP), Intermountain Power Authority (IPA) and several other West Coast municipal utilities.

During his tenure at CSFB, he structured, refinanced and issued over $3 billion in corporate, general obligation, revenue-backed, industrial development and tax-anticipation bonds. In addition to his time as a public finance banker, McDermott has also worked in private equity and as an entrepreneur. As a private equity investor, McDermott interned for Allen & Company, Inc. and Prudential’s Private Capital Group. McDermott focused on development stage energy projects, early-stage software technologies and private placements for independent power producers.

As an entrepreneur, McDermott founded several software startups and invested in numerous others. He founded, conceived, launched and ran Stamps.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP). He grew the company to over 300 employees in three years, raising in excess of $400 million of debt and equity financing, negotiating major relationships with 3M, Deluxe, ZDNet, Westvaco, OfficeDepot and America Online, overseeing company business development efforts and setting corporate strategy.

McDermott holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.


Tom Georgis

SolarReserve
CEO

Tom Georgis is SolarReserve’s Chief Executive Officer, driving the company’s continued worldwide growth through strategic solar project development and equipment supply activities, along with advancement of the company’s innovative thermal energy storage technologies.

Georgis has more than 28 years of experience in the energy, technology, and government service sectors. For the past 10 years, he has been an integral part of SolarReserve’s executive team, serving as the company’s Senior Vice President, leading it’s expansion across the Americas, Asia and Australia. He was instrumental in advancing strategic partnerships that will facilitate the deployment of the company’s advanced technology in China. He led the development and financing of SolarReserve’s flagship Crescent Dunes 110 MW project in Nevada, the world’s first utility scale solar thermal project with 1,100 MW-hours of integrated molten salt energy storage, and spearheaded diversification of its patented core technology with applications that leverage the company’s expertise in developing and commercializing long-term thermal energy storage solutions.

Prior to joining SolarReserve, Georgis was Managing Director at Globaltec Solutions, a privately held technology company delivering innovative products and services to the global financial community, where he oversaw all aspects of worldwide corporate operations. He also served as Principal and Managing Director at Exodus Energy, an energy sector advisory and development company, responsible for creating and executing strategic business plans on behalf of clients, leading project M&A activities and managing greenfield project development. Georgis was also a Director at Enron International focused on power plant development in Africa and the Middle East.  An entrepreneur with proven success in launching new technologies and business models, Georgis also served as Vice President for an internet startup company that served as an internet managed service provider for high performance e-businesses, later acquired by Verizon Business.

Georgis earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California Los Angeles.  Georgis also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Northwestern University.  Georgis served nine years as a Naval Special Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.  He also serves on the board of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.