A consummate entrepreneur, Andy has dedicated his career to environmental and social causes. He spent 5 years as a Greenpeace Campaign Coordinator in Central and Eastern Europe where he ran clean water, ethical mining, and renewable energy campaigns. He left the Non-profit sector to pioneer an environmentally conscious start-up plastic recycling company in Romania. In 2011 he founded Sigora Solar in Virginia, Andy led the company to become #8 fastest growing energy company in the United States, an Inc.500 company recognized as the “cleanest” in its field. He founded and financed Sigora Haiti and developed the country’s first private utility company providing clean, reliable and fairly-priced electricity. Recognizing the replicability and scalability of the Haiti micro-utility business, he created Sigora International, an energy technology development and micro-utility company set to take electrification to the 1.2BN people without energy access.
Dan is an experienced business leader with a proven track record most notably and relevant having run GE smart meter division and steered it through the transition from the analog meter to the digital power meter. He has extensive leadership experience across a variety of international commercial and operational commodity businesses, and is a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. Prior to joining Sigora, he served as President at Posigen Llc. from 2014 to 2016, and Dyno Nobel United States & Canada from 2012 to 2014. Previously, Dan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tree Island Industries Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, and President of the A&E Products Group L.P. He held progressively senior management positions across five different GE businesses including GE Corporate R&D, GE Superabrasives, GE Quartz, GE Lighting and GE Industrial Systems for 15 years. Mr. McAtee holds a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and pursued Graduate Studies in Business Administration at The Ohio State University.
A long-time member of the social impact community, Sam has more than 25 years of financial and operations experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors – where he has managed turnarounds, reengineered business units, and built integrated corporate functions for two international nonprofits. He was selected as a San Francisco Bay Area CFO of the Year finalist for his work in Africa, where he lived with his family and was responsible for KickStart International’s finance, IT and impact monitoring. Most recently, Sam launched a financial services company called SoProCFO, providing CFO, Controller, and accounting services to high-growth, high-impact social enterprises. Sam holds an MBA from Yale University in Finance and Operations and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
Frank is an experienced electrical engineer with a background of diverse multicultural and interdisciplinary leadership in renewable energy projects in North and South America. He specializes in the interconnection and design of utility-scale wind and solar energy projects as well as renewable energy integration in developing nations. He is also an Instructor for Village Earth, teaching web-based courses on Appropriate Technology and Human Centered Design at both Colorado State and Duke University, and an active leader within Engineers Without Borders USA since 2005.
Natasha Skreslet is a strategic communications specialist with a background in human rights and international development, and a penchant for adventure. She has spent the last five years in as many countries working in advocacy and public affairs for government agencies, United Nations organizations, and NGOs, helping them to raise their global profiles and strengthen their positioning among key stakeholders. Prior to joining Sigora, Natasha managed communications for a joint-UN programme to support the Government of Jordan to effectively address the impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis. Natasha holds a BA in International Development from McGill, and an MA in Human Rights from University College London.
Prior to joining Sigora Zambia as Chief Executive Officer, Felix spent 15 years working in the Zambian Ministry of Finance. He joined the Ministry in July 1999 as a Budget Analyst and rose through the ranks to become Permanent Secretary from July 2012 to March 2015.
During his tenure, he led Article IV consultation discussions with the IMF, and acted on a number of Finance Committees including for the Zambezi River Authority Board, the ZESCO Limited Board, the Zambia Airport Corporation Board and the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation Board.