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Brad Upham

Brad Upham

Director of Strategy & Business Development

 

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 marketing and logistics services to South American mining and energy concerns.  Initially focused on providing specialty heating fuels for the European market, the company has developed a global network of traditional and alternative energy providers and customers.  Rock Willow Energy LLC is active in Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Asia.

 

Before setting up 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, Ecologic Solutions develops business solutions and plans for the telecommunications and public relations companies, Cable & Wireless Plc 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 Kaiser

Kurt Kaiser

Director of Operations

 

Kurt brings 30 years of entrepreneurial and management experience in various industries including real estate development, technology,  and commodities trade to the Worldwide 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 Kaiser Development in 1988.  As President of Kaiser Development, Kurt expanded the company from a small New York City residential developer into a developer of large scale residential and commercial projects in many 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.

Len Eddy

Len Eddy

Len Eddy, BScF, MBA has 33 years of experience in business management, industrial operations, environmental auditing, and management consulting.  He was an original leader at AgCert International LLC; a company that completed and registered 700 GHG reduction projects under the UN CDM offset program, and he led several greenhouse gas offset business development initiatives throughout the Americas and Asia, involving agriculture, forestry, waste management and renewable energy. Mr. Eddy also founded and led the national practice for the greenhouse gas management consulting while a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Risk Management Services.  His earlier experience includes a progressive career as a professional forester and he has managed large-scale forest industrial operations.  His other areas of expertise includes environmental auditing having lead auditor role for several of the first Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) certifications in the US and Canada.   He is also an inventor, with international patents for a nanocellulose-based adsorbent pellet, and his education includes a BSc (forestry) and an MBA from the University of Alberta. 

Mark  Loewen

Mark Loewen

President & Senior Market Analyst

Mark Loewen brings over 30 years of management, finance and carbon market experience to the Worldwide Carbon Team. Mark has planned, subscribed and executed numerous coal mine methane and Improved Forest management projects, removing tons of emissions from the atmosphere in support of the Western Climate Initiative Compliance market. Mark has implemented sustainable timber harvest practices on millions of acres of timbered lands and has executed contracts for the sale of over 100 million cubes of timber. Mark also initiated the companies non-custodial voluntary trading platform, increasing trading volume by over 2000%.

Current Industry Involvement includes:

· Advisory Committee of the American Carbon Registry

· Advisory Committee of the California Action Reserve

· Advisory Committee of the FCSI Protocol Development

· Advisory Committee of the VCS Protocol Development

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia.

R. Todd Jones

R. Todd Jones

Lead Council

 

R. Todd is a current member of the Georgia House of Representatives and has 22 years of strategy, technology, and environmental leadership, customer advocacy for a myriad of Fortune 500 companies and business has vast business development experience.  Some highlights include:

Managing Director of Trusted Carbon, a company that develops greenhouse gas reduction projects in South America and Southeast Asia.

Executive VP of Business Development for Ag Cert International, PLC, a company that develops agricultural based greenhouse gas reduction projects and sells the resulting carbon credits into the European market.

Executive VP of Customer Success for Process Map, ensuring each customer meets or exceeds its internal EHS and risk management goals and objectives, providing thought leadership and industry best practices to our customers in order to integrate the proper processes into the Process MAP platform.

Senior Vice President of Change Management for Cambridge Technology Partners, the first publicly traded Strategy and IT consulting Service Company.

R. Todd holds his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.

Shayne A. Reeb

Shayne A. Reeb

Director of Analytics & Monitoring

 

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 solutionfor 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. 

Global Warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural recourses and our children’s future.

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