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William Lese

Mr. Lese is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Braemar Energy Ventures www.braemarenergy.com , a venture capital firm headquartered in New York City that focuses exclusively on investing in early to mid stage energy technology companies primarily in the US and Canada. He has more than 25 years of research, operating and venture capital experience in the energy and environmental businesses. His past business development activities included managing a joint venture with Consolidated Edison Co., as well as developing and managing several power projects at Sithe Energies. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) and serves as a member of the Natural Resources Defense Councilís Center for Market Innovation Advisory Council. Mr. Lese is currently serving on the boards of Coaltek www.coaltek.com, Utility Associates www.utility.com, Ciris Energy www.cirisenergy.com, Solazyme www.solazyme.com, Ioxus www.ioxus.com, OPX Biotechnologies www.opxbiotechnologies.com, Stion www.stion.com and General Fusion. He is Chairman of the Board of Solicore www.solicore.com and serves as a board observer for Enerkem, Proterro and Convey Computer. He also has served on the board of directors of EnerNOC www.enernoc.com. Mr. Lese has both a B.A. in Physics and an M.S. in Energy Science from New York University.