The team members of EVG (Energy Ventures Group) have over 100 cumulative years of energy experience and a twenty-five year track record covering finance and development positions with some of the most prominent companies in the energy industry. This dynamic group of business leaders comprises unmatched industry knowledge and decades of management, financial, legal, regulatory, media and investment expertise. EVG's diversity of strengths and perspectives enables us to provide the strategic guidance and vision necessary for our clients to maximize the profound opportunities created by the transformations occurring in the energy industry.

Andrew D. Weissman

A Nationally recognized expert on electric utility industry restructuring, Andy is chairman of Energy Ventures Group - a leader in bringing information technology to the energy industry. During his 26-year career, Andy has provided strategic advice and counseling to more than 40 major energy companies, generally at the CEO level. During the early 1990's, he helped to pioneer the market for buying and selling emission rights under the Clean Air Act, structuring more than $250 million in transactions -- including the first publicly announced sale of "acid rain allowances" between Tennessee Valley Authority and Wisconsin Power & Light and the first industrial sale by Alcoa. He also was a founding member and guiding force behind the development of Swidler, Berlin, Sherreff & Friedman, LLC, a major law firm based in Washington, D.C. and New York City that specializes in energy law and telecommunications and subsequently headed the Energy Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, one of 25 largest law firms in the U.S. He received his A.B. degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa junior year, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Andy's perspective

Jeffrey R. Pendergraft

Jeff is the former Executive Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer of Lyondell Chemical Company. His 28-year career spans all facets of the oil and gas industry, including drilling and production, mining, transportation, refining and petro-chemicals. He has substantial experience in financing, venture formation, strategic transactions, and project management. He also has managed a number of organizations and functions, including finance and accounting, corporate development, legal, human resources, strategic planning and refining organizations. He has held various Board positions, including Chairman of the Board of Lyondell-Citgo Refining. He received his law degree with honors from Stanford Law School.

Andy's perspective

Alan R. Novak

Alan has a long and distinguished career spanning over 30 years in business, government and law, venture capital (founding owner of Data Science Ventures), investment banking, real estate development and international project finance. Alan is Chairman of InfraGroup, L.L.C., an international project finance and development company. Mr. Novak has developed and is developing a number of luxury hotels, among them the Ritz-Carlton, Aspen, the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC, and the Ritz-Carlton, Sardinia. Mr. Novak also was responsible for the acquisition, financing and renovations of the Ritz-Carlton hotels in Houston, New York and Washington, DC. He is also President of Lano International, Inc., a commercial real estate development company, and, among others, a director of PhotoMedex (Nasdaq Small Caps: PHMD), a medical laser company. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University as a Navy Scholar, of Yale Law School (3nd in Class), and of Oxford University as a Marshall scholar, Mr. Novak, a member of the N.Y. and D.C. bars, practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Swidler, Berlin, Shereff & Friedman, LLC, and taught law at Cardozo Law School. His public service includes three years as an officer in the United State Marine Corps, a U.S. Supreme Court Clerkship with Justice Potter Stewart, Senior Counsel to Senator Ted Kennedy, Senior Executive Assistant to undersecretary of State Eugene Rostow, and Executive Director, President Johnson's Telecommunications Task Force. Appointed by President Carter after service in the Carter White House, Mr. Novak served for five years as Federal Fine Arts Commissioner.

Dan A. Lindsay, CFA

Dan brings years of expertise in securities trading and investments, most recently serving as Vice President in the energy practice at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group (FBR). In addition to his work in energy research and corporate finance, Dan headed FBR's Risk Arbitrage desk. He has over six years of professional experience in capital markets including arbitrage trading, fundamental analysis, financial modeling and portfolio management. Previously Dan held positions at Freddie Mac and the U.S. House of Representatives. Dan has a B.A. from Tufts University and has attended the Georgetown University Graduate School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Eric J. Wagner

Mr. Wagner leads all marketing, and sales efforts. He has eight years of institutional sales and risk arbitrage experience. Mr. Wagner was a founding member of the Energy Sales Group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., and Vice President of Institutional Sales. Mr. Wagner aslo spent two years in Private wealth management at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. Previously Eric held a position at Leading Authorities Inc., a Washington DC based lecture agency. Eric has a BBA in International Business from The George Washington University.

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