Management

Frank Zammataro

CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Zammataro has over 30 years of operating experience within large and small organizations primarily in the development and marketing of emerging technologies. Prior to co-founding Rentricity, Mr. Zammataro served as Chief Marketing Officer of w-Technologies, a wireless software company, where he drove global market and product strategy, business development, and corporate communications activities.

While at Merrill Lynch for 21 years, he served as FVP/ Managing Director of Investments and Alliances in the Private Client Division, where he maintained overall responsibility for technology related strategic alliances, investments, marketing, and sales.

Mr. Zammataro is a contributing columnist, speaks frequently at leading industry events, and participates in various industry, municipal, and academic organizations. After graduating from St. John’s University with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications Arts, Mr. Zammataro attended New York University to pursue a master’s degree in New Media. Mr. Zammataro also completed the Executive Leadership Development Program at The Wharton School.

Al Spinell

COO & Co-Founder

Mr. Spinell has over 30 years of experience with three world-recognized companies in the power and energy sectors; Combustion Engineering, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), and Westinghouse. He held a variety of executive positions in the areas of engineering, operations, sales and marketing, strategy, and technology. Mr. Spinell’s entire career in traditional and renewable projects has focused on developing and commercializing power projects, large and small.

Prior to his professional career, Mr. Spinell received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Jason Scharfspitz

Co-Founder & Advisor

Current Vice President of M&A, Strategy, and Structured Finance for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. Former Director of Business Development at IPC, a mission-critical communications company, with extensive background establishing and growing new organizations. Mr. Scharfspitz earned his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Satish Mysore

Advisor

Dr. Satish has over 25 years of experience in the field of experimental and computational hydro-technical engineering. His interests include design of pump intake structures and efficient design of low head hydraulic machinery for micro and pico hydro-electric developments. In his capacity as Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada, he was responsible for fostering interdisciplinary research as well as liaisons with industry and government organizations. He has been a consultant to the industry and government agencies for over 25 years. His expertise has been sought by organizations in China, Taiwan, India, Trinidad, UAE and Brazil. He served for many years on Canada-Brazil panel for mini-hydro-electric development. He holds several international patents and his inventions have made significant impact in the field of hydraulics.

Dr. Satish has secured several million dollars in research and contract funding and has published over 150 international journal and conference papers. He serves as a reviewer for major hydro-technical journals around the world as well as for NSERC, Canada and NSF, USA. As an associate editor for WIT press, UK, he was responsible for publishing more than 15 books for the Advances in Fluid Mechanics book series. He has travelled extensively around the world and has fostered collaborations with universities in Canada, China, and India.

Dr. Satish obtained his BSc and BEng degrees from National Institute of Engineering, India and MEng and Ph.D. degrees from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He spent 2 years as a post doctoral research scientist at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal before joining Dalhousie University in 1987.

Dan Connors

Advisor

Mr. Connors’ background includes 30 years of experience in energy and water technologies in progressive engineering, sales, sales management, and general management positions.

Prior to Rentricity, Mr. Connors’ career included 17 years with Dorr-Oliver, an established equipment supplier to the water/wastewater and environmental industries. He lead an alternative energy technology startup to a successful acquisition and co-founded a company to bring new small wind and HVAC technology to the US markets. Mr. Connors has extensive business development and strategic planning experience in emerging and established markets as well as experience with intellectual property and technology commercialization across a range of technology sectors including central and distributed power generation, biomass to energy systems, hydrogen fuel cells, solar PV, and wind power.

Mr. Connors holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a MBA/Marketing from Iona College.

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