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Robert D. Green
CCEF Chief Operating Officer

Robert was formerly employed by United Technologies, Hamilton Sundstrand as Director of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions and United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney as Director of Planning and Operations. He has over fifteen years of experience in business planning and analysis. His experience includes negotiating a multifaceted collaborative agreement with a U.S.
technology company for rights and applications of its super critical oxygen technology for use in breathing applications in hazardous environments.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Engineering from Harvard, a Master's of Business Administration from Babson College, and a Master's of
Science in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Charles Moret, Investment Director, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Charlie works with entrepreneurs and co-investors to originate and manage investments in projects that produce or build consumer demand for clean power, and in companies that market clean energy products and services.

Charlie joined Connecticut Innovations in January 2000 with more than 25 years' experience in business and entrepreneurial financing. Prior to joining Connecticut Innovations, he was Director of Special Finance with New England Bank and Executive Vice President with Business Lenders, a leader in U.S. Small Business Administration lending. He was formerly Senior Vice President for Fleet Bank, where he held management positions in a number of areas, including asset-based finance, credit administration and business credit. In addition, Charlie served for two years as Fleet's international representative in Mexico City.

Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Pace University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Richard R. Barredo
Managing Director, Project Finance,
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Dick structures project finance deals for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.

He came to Connecticut Innovations in March 2000 from the Connecticut Development Authority, where he served for two years as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Dick has an extensive background in managing all aspects of commercial business lending. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for the Bank of New Haven and, prior to that, held senior credit and lending positions with Connecticut National Bank, First Bank and State National Bank.

Dick earned his bachelor's degree in marketing/economics from Quinnipiac College.

Bryan Garcia
Investment Associate,
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Bryan joined CEF following the recent completion of his masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. Bryan is currently finishing his masters in Public Administration at New York University. This past summer, he worked with General Electric's corporate environmental programs division in Fairfield, CT, helping GE identify how to better serve the Environmental Health and Safety training needs of its global business unit customers. Bryan's experiences have focused around community-based development projects having served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan from 1995-1997 following undergraduate studies in environmental economics at Berkeley. He has been involved in environmental education activities with the GLOBE Program, while also forming a non-profit organization called KidsGLOBE to support EE in developing countries.

Subhash Chandra
Investment Director,
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Subhash comes to the Clean Energy Fund after a 25-year career in the electric power industry with experience in project development and management, and international business. Subhash worked for power plant equipment suppliers (Babcock and Wilcox and Combustion Engineering and BIOTEN GP)), two major US utilities (Northeast Utilities and Duke Power) and an unregulated subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, Charter Oak Energy, that developed, owned and operated independent power projects in the international markets. At BIOTEN GP, Subhash was responsible for marketing small (6 MW) biomass fired power plants in the domestic and international markets (India, Philippines and Brazil). As a principal in Charter Oak Energy, an unregulated subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, he had the overall responsibility for developing independent power projects in India. He was involved in the development of several power projects that included a 210 MW coal plant, 35 MW diesel plant and bagasse fired co-generation plants at sugar mills. At Northeast Utilities, Combustion Engineering and Babcock & Wilcox, he managed several plant construction and betterment projects and was involved in the design of nuclear reactor internal structures and steam generators. He has been active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has co-authored several industry standards and over 25 research articles.

Subhash holds Master's and Doctoral degrees from University of Cincinnati.

Al Francione
Financial Analyst Associate, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Al will perform financial analysis and modeling of CEF's investments in renewable resources.

Al comes to CEF with over 21 years experience at Northeast Utilities. Fourteen of those years were as a Resource Planning Analyst where he performed numerous analysis to determine the short and long term economic alternatives of future supply-side options. Al performed numerous studies on Northeast Utilities generating assets to determine operating efficiencies and planning for generating resources to meet future load growth while striving to achieve fuel diversity to minimize fuel price risk. He also participated on a team that analyzed and quantified the financial and production cost synergies in the acquisition of Public Service of New Hampshire. The last 7 years were spent as a senior financial analysts, where he performed numerous financial and cash flow analysis for Northeast Utilities parent and subsidiaries. Designed various financial models to evaluate investment opportunities for NU in the distributed generation businesses, Tele-communication, Fiber Optics, Fuel Cells and Internet based start-up companies.

Al's holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, CT and a Master of Science in Management with a Finance concentration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Hartford.

Keith Frame
Project Manager, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Keith evaluates new projects and interfaces with CCEF partners, developers, and government regulatory agencies throughout project implementation. Keith coordinates and oversees CCEF project budgets and disbursements, placing major emphasis on various fuel cell strategies, as well as wave, wind, solar and biomass power generation options.

Keith was formerly employed by the Asset Strategy Team Millstone Power Station. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the power industry. Experience includes management of capital projects to improve power plant reliability and also development of strategic plans for assessing and improving plant reliability and cost effective operation. Project experience includes planning, scheduling, budgeting and monitoring implementation for budget compliance.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Karen Mendes,
Project Manager, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Karen has over 12 years of diverse general management and engineering experience. She joined the Clean Energy Fund in October 2001 from the Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies. While at Pratt & Whitney, Karen spent five years with the Advanced Programs organization involved in business and technology development, program management and strategic planning. Karen has also worked extensively in the power industry for United Technologies' industrial gas turbine subsidiary. During this time she oversaw technical design and budgets, developed power plant software and participated in commissioning of major industrial projects.

Karen holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University.


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