PETER BROOKS

Peter Brooks is the Direct of Business Development for NLine Energy, a water infrastructure development company that captures wasted energy in existing water infrastructure and converts it into clean, renewable electricity.

Peter has spent the last seven years focused on water resource management across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  He worked as a business development manager at Xylem, a global water technology company, as a Fulbright Scholar in India, and as the Executive Director of the Harvard Water Federalism Initiative.

Peter served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps, deploying twice to Al Anbar Province, Iraq where he led hundreds of missions in support of counterinsurgency and capacity-building operations.  He commanded multiple infantry platoons and a rifle company of 200 Marines.  Peter completed his active duty service as assistant operations officer of his 1200-person infantry battalion and the officer in charge of field-testing the new Marine Corps Infantry Automatic Rifle.  He achieved the rank of Captain.  Peter also co-founded a policy initiative at The Aspen Institute, worked in two defense think-tanks, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Peter graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Government (High Honors) where he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and the battalion commander of the MIT Navy ROTC.  Peter received a joint MBA-MPP at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Zuckerman Fellow, Tillman Military Scholar, George Leadership Fellow, Tim Day Marine Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow, and received a Derek C. Bok Award for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Peter lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Lily Stockman, an artist, writer, and entrepreneur.

MICHAEL FOTOS

Dr. Fotos is a Lecturer in Political Science and Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University and Associate Program Director and Visiting Assistant Professor in the graduate program in public policy at Trinity College in Hartford CT. He is presently writing a book of lessons in policy analysis based on the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. His other research interests and publications relate to coal mining regulation, voter turnout, ecosystem services, and counter-insurgency doctrine and operations.

Dr. Fotos was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. He is a 1978 graduate of Yale College. He holds an MPA from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University. He has a lifelong interest in energy and the environment and has worked in sales and marketing for wind energy, oil, and coal companies, as a senior administrator for state energy and environmental agencies in West Virginia, and as a director of land protection for an environmental NGO. He has taught at Trinity College since 2000 and at Yale since 2007. In addition to serving as a volunteer instructor and director of WSP, Dr. Fotos volunteers as a director of the Connecticut Farmland Trust and presently serves as the president of its board of directors.

MARLA GEHA

Marla Geha is a professor and astrophysicist at Yale University. She obtained her B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 1995 and her PhD in Astrophysics from University of California Santa Cruz in 2003.  Geha utilizes the world's largest telescopes to study the smallest galaxies in the Universe.  Geha's science has been featured in many popular articles in publications including Time Magazine, CNN, The Daily Mail and the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery.  She has received various honors including Popular Science magazine's ``Brilliant 10" young scientists (2009), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010), and a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (2015).

DARREN GRUENDEL

Darren is President and CEO of iQuote by Longevity Alliance (http://www.iquote.com/about-us) providing advisory services to consumers in the senior market. Darren has previously managed successful engagements and recapitalizations in the mechanical contracting and hospitality industries. A former Marine infantry officer, Darren earned a BA from Yale University and a MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Darren is married with 2 great kids and lives in Falls Church, VA.

MARK LONDON

Mark London, a graduate of Amherst College and George Washington University Law Center, started the firm in May 1989 after leaving a partnership in a well known national law firm.  He operated as the Law Offices of Mark London until his good friend, Chris Mead, finished his tenure at the US Attorney's Office in Maryland, and in November, 1994, they started London & Mead.

Mark has extensive experience in many areas of civil litigation.  He has first chaired about a dozen jury trials and about 20 bench trials in courthouses in about that many courthouses.  He has first chaired about 20 arbitrations around the country.  His specialty is trying to solve problems, get things done.  He has represented clients and tried cases in an array of specialties:  securities fraud, civil fraud, partnership disputes, civil conspiracy, law firm management, insurance coverage, complex divorce, a wide variety of real estate disputes , legal malpractice and the False Claims Act.  He and Chris Mead have had primary responsibility for settlements in the False Claims area of more than $400 million (and tried such a case to a very successful judgment).  Mark regularly represents lawyers and law firms, as well as other professionals, in disputes inter se, as well as those brought by third parties, including negligence.  Mark often represents clients in Brazil.  He represented Marriott International in a case that lasted more than three years involving the bankruptcy of a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, and he represents a hedge fund with claims against the promoter of an investment scheme, its custodian and administrator.  For about 15 years Mark acted as outside general counsel for Giant Food and had responsibility for internal investigations involving misuse of company assets, employment discrimination, disputes among vendors, as well as a suit against the bank issuing Giant's credit card.  He acted as supervisor of outside counsel in a class action discrimination case against the company.  He has conducted internal investigations in the UnitedStates and foreign countries for the Inter American Development Bank, the Pan American Health Organizations, and provides supports to investigations conducted by the World Bank.

Mark serves as a mediator and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.  He has been a mediator in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for more than 20 years, and he has been appointed as a Special Master by that court.  He also has served as an expert witness on several occasions in the area of a civil litigator's standard of care, as well as in fee disputes.  

Mark has wide ranging interests other than the practice of law.  He is the co-author of The Last Forest:  The Amazon in the Age of Globalization, published by Random House in February 2007; Amazon, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in November, 1983, paperback by Holt Reinhart, and three foreign editions; The Four Little Dragons:  Inside Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the Dawn of the Pacific Century, published by Simon & Schuster in May, 1989, paperback by Touchstone, and two foreign editions.  Mark is the producer of Shark Loves the Amazon, a documentary about the rain forest issued in 2011, and he is the producer of The Warrior Scholar Project, a documentary about the transition of veterans from the military to higher education issued in 2014.  Mark is a creator of the Rio Juma Sustainability Project in the Brazilian Amazon, a revolutionary concept for preservation of the rain forest covering about 3000 people in an area the size of Switzerland, administered by a Brazilian NGO and funded primarily by Marriott.  He has served on the boards of Pitzer College and Elon University Law School.  Mark has spent more than 20 years on a board that has sent more than 200 children and widows of our nation's heroes' to college, and he also serves on a board addressing the transition of veterans from the military to higher education.  He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

CHRIS MICHALIK

Chris is a Managing Director of Kinderhook. From 1999 through 2003, Chris was a partner at Soros Private Equity Partners, a multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout fund sponsored by George Soros. From 1996 to 1999, Chris was an investment manager with Capital Resource Partners, a middle market growth mezzanine investment firm based in Boston, MA. Prior to Capital Resource Partners, Chris was an associate at Colony Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles. Chris began his career as an M&A analyst at Salomon Brothers, Inc. Chris graduated from Yale University and received his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Chris serves on the Board of Directors of Longevity Alliance, Primeritus Financial Services, Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. and CSDVRS. He is also the Chairman of Clinical Research Advantage, E4 Health, GlobalHealth and  WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). He has relevant investment experience in healthcare services, light manufacturing and business services.

DAVID C. PATTERSON

Mr. Patterson is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brandywine Trust Group as well as the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Brandywine Group Advisors, Inc.

Prior to founding Brandywine in 1992, Mr. Patterson was Administrative Assistant to the Hon. Francis W. Sargent, Governor of Massachusetts, Law Clerk to the Hon. Carl McGowan, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Law Clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief Appellate Attorney, Southern District of New York, and Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  

Mr. Patterson graduated from Harvard College in 1970 and from Harvard Law School (Magna Cum Laude) in 1974.

JESSE REISING

Originally from Decatur, Illinois, Jesse earned a B.A. from Yale University, where he played linebacker and double-majored in economics (distinction) and political science (distinction). Jesse planned to serve his country as an officer in the Marine Corps upon graduating from Yale, but those plans were derailed by an injury he sustained while making a tackle during the 2010 Harvard-Yale football game. Unable to serve in the Marines, Jesse co-founded the Warrior-Scholar Project with two of his Yale classmates, Chris Howell and Nick Rugoff, in order to serve those serving in the military in his place. Jesse has also worked as a contractor overseeing engineering and construction projects in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Currently finishing his law degree at Harvard, after graduation Jesse will continue serving as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department.

NICK RUGOFF

Nick Rugoff is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of The Warrior-Scholar Project. He works as an investment professional in New York and received a B.A. from Yale University.

JULIA DAILEY

Julia Dailey joined Broadfin Capital in April 2014 as Chief Operating Officer.  She is responsible for the non-investment functions of the firm including Marketing and Investor Relations.  Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer at Barlow Partners, a fund of hedge funds. Julia's responsibilities included the administration of the Firm which included the day-to-day management of the business and the coordination of the technology, finance, and investment activities. She was also a member of the Investment Committee.  

Before joining Barlow Partners, Ms. Dailey was a Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Andor Capital Management from (2006-2008) having served earlier from (2002-2006) as Andor's Director of Marketing and Investor Relations.  Ms. Dailey spent her prior career in various leadership roles at JP Morgan and its affiliates: (2000-2002) as Managing Director and Deputy Head, National Institutional Equity Research Sales (JP Morgan Chase); (1993-2000) as Managing Director and Member of The Equities Management Committee, Institutional Equity Division- Research Sales and Sales/Trading (JP Morgan Securities); and (1989-1993) ADR Department (Morgan Guaranty Trust).

Ms. Dailey received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of Holy Cross in 1988.  She serves as a Board Member of The Special Operations Fund, Washington DC, and the College of the Holy Cross New York Leadership Council.  She and her husband Michael reside in Rye, New York with their six children.


ARNE SORENSON

Nicne M. Sorenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., the largest lodging company in the world. Following Marriott’s September 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company includes nearly 6,000 properties across 30 brands in 120 countries and territories. In fiscal year 2015, Marriott reported revenues of more than $14 billion.