Harold has a 35-year track record of building, scaling and strategically growing companies within the cleantech and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sector. He has also collaborated with global Fortune 1000 companies to develop and execute on their respective ESG strategies. In addition, Harold brings experience working with the investment community including private equity, venture capital and private investors. Harold provides strategy and executive leadership to the company leveraging his experience as a chief executive, strategist and investor and is uniquely positioned to help Compass Carbon lead the carbon market.
John cofounded his first Climate Change company in 2002 (serving as COO/President & taking it public on the LSE in 2005). This firm became the second largest global carbon project developer in its time. John went on to serve as the Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs or COO of several other carbon offset companies globally, ultimately undertaking over 1200 projects in the Americas, EU, Asia, SE Asia, and New Zealand, and architecting several regulatory ‘firsts’ in projects/PDDs. He managed two US Government Climate Change Cooperative Research & Development Agreements; one with DOE, one with USDA. He was a contributing author to Globe Law & Publishing’s 2008 book “Climate Change: A Guide to Carbon Law and Practice.” John holds a BS/Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (concentrations in math, biomedical engineering, & electrical engineering) and was, for years, a guest lecturer at Boston University’s Executive MBA lecture series.
Shayne A. Reeb
Shayne A. Reeb has 27 years of experience as an architect of software and technology solutions. He has held Chief Information and Chief Technology positions in carbon offset development and alternate fuel companies for the past 17 years. Shayne developed two patents, as well as a methodology and software solution for the carbon offset industry, focusing on forest carbon sequestration and methane avoidance. His technology solutions have been utilized by over a thousand carbon offset projects producing tens of millions of carbon offset credits. Shayne has also architected software and hardware solutions for two alternative fuel companies to create biofuel, carbon offset credits, and renewable credits. His earlier experience includes leading as an architect, manager, and developer of various solutions for the energy , biotechnology, chemical, medical, manufacturing, and financial industries. Shayne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Brad is an entrepreneur and business consultant with over 15 years of experience in the areas of business development, finance, and management. In 2013 he founded Rock Willow Energy, LLC to provide specialty heating fuels for the European market. Prior to Rock Willow Energy, Brad helped launch Ecologic Solutions, a company providing environmentally-preferable cleaning supplies for businesses and TLJ Gourmet Foods LLC, a wholesale prepared food product company serving retail supermarkets. Additionally, Brad worked in the telecommunications and PR fields at Cable & Wireless and APCO Worldwide. Brad is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a BA in Russian History from the University of Chicago and an MBA from George Washington University.
Kurt brings 30 years of entrepreneurial and management experience in various industries including real estate development, technology, and commodities trade to the Compass Carbon Team. Kurt started his career as a clerk on the floor of New York Stock exchange. He soon branched off into real estate by buying and selling fixer-upper homes and formed then formed Kaiser Development in 1988. As President of Kaiser Development, Kurt expanded the company from a small New York residential developer into a developer of large scale residential and commercial projects in several states along the US East Coast. In the late 1990’s Kurt invested in several technology related start-ups and worked closely with these companies in order to develop these technologies. In 2010, Kurt formed Ikon Energy for the purpose of trading petroleum and energy related products. Kurt attended the University of Miami and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) Oil Trader Academy, located in London.
Jack Prather attended Georgia State University and soon after received the Series 3 and Series 31 security licenses along with the Georgia State Insurance License. He started his business career as a trader in an Atlanta based securities firm. Subsequently, he became a partner at the firm which, at its peak employed over 100 traders. Later, Jack co-founded, Energy Management & Consultants where he continued trading in energy markets and was instrumental in the funding of upstream and downstream petroleum projects and large-scale salt-water disposal well projects. Over an extensive career, he established an international sphere of operations that spanned the “who’s who” in equity and securities markets. Jack brings a deep-rooted knowledge of both operations and funding to the Compass Carbon team.
Jorge has a passion for cutting-edge technology, driving new business, and establishing strategic partnerships to increase channel revenue. He is a results-focused business development executive with an unwavering commitment to success and an acute focus on delivering value to customers and results to shareholders. He has a long record of forging high-growth partnerships, positioning organizations for success, and proven results with record-breaking performance for start-up, early-stage growth, and global operations. Jorge received an MBA in international Business and a bachelor’s degree in Business Engineering and Economics that he received in Latin America.
Notable project milestones include:
Over one million acres of forestry and emission reduction credits in Brazil and the United States utilizing unique IFM planting of teak and eucalyptus trees;
724 bio-digester sites for hog and dairy cows producing over 5 million Certified Emissions Reductions (CER) credits annually;
Multiple palm oil bio-digester projects in Indonesia and Malaysia, and;
Initial project development stages of several IFM developments
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