The McLean Group

    Mark Bertler, Managing Director of The McLean Group’s Water, Wastewater & Environmental Practice Group, has represented numerous public and private firms in both advisory and principal roles on such issues as strategic management, corporate growth, financing, restructuring, and overall capitalization in the water and wastewater segment.

    True North Venture Partners

    Steve Kloos is a Partner with True North Venture Partners, a Chicago-based firm that invests in early stage disruptive innovations in cleantech and supports those companies on their journey to transform and lead global industries over time. At True North, Steve focuses on identifying technology trends and market needs, sourcing and leading investment opportunities, assisting portfolio companies, and helping with firm management. Prior to joining True North, Steve worked in various R&D roles at General Electric in the US and Asia. Steve holds a PhD in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.

    The Malabar Group

    Dr. Terry Mah has over 20 years of experience in the water industry having held numerous executive positions with Veolia, including serving as a member of Veolia’s Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia North America, and Chief Operating Officer of Veolia’s Global Water Technologies group. Terry also serves as an advisor to a number of clean-tech companies, water technology innovation and accelerator groups, and impact investment groups.

    Michael Reardon

    Water Industry Executive / Entrepreneur

    Michael Reardon is a veteran executive of the water industry. As a founder of United States Filter Corporation, he contributed to the best known growth story in water, acquiring over 300 companies, and growing to over $5.5 billion in revenues as a Fortune 300 company. He went on to lead Culligan and Everpure as President. He later founded Triwater Holdings, a company he led as Chairman and CEO to successful value creation across three strategic sectors of the water industry.

    Mazarine Ventures

    John is the Founding Partner of Mazarine Ventures, an investment firm focused on launching and supporting venture funds that back young and promising innovations that address water/wastewater challenges. John is also Fund Manager of Evolution Technology Ventures, a fund is investing in purification, treatment, separation, and recovery technologies for industrial end-user markets. Prior to Mazarine Ventures, John ran China-focused Mandarin Environment, which grew out of his China market expertise and background in strategy and operations consulting at Deloitte. John’s undergraduate studies were at Denison University, and graduate work on China’s environment was at John’s Hopkins University. He speaks fluent Mandarin.

    Water Foundry

    Will is an international thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has authored numerous books and articles including: Water Stewardship and Business Value, Creating Abundance from Scarcity and Creating 21st Century Abundance through Public Policy Innovation. He is currently working on Digital Water: New Technologies for a More Resilient, Secure and Equitable Water Future. He has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to private and public-sector enterprises for his entire career. He has worked with global companies across a range of industry sectors and is on the Scientific Program Committee for Stockholm World Water Week and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Water Security.


    True North Venture Partners

    Dev is a technical advisor for Current's Demonstration Program. At True North Venture Partners, Dev leads the creation and use of proprietary techno-economic and manufacturing models for assessing technical innovations with market opportunities. He also identifies early investment opportunities and assists portfolio companies by providing interim engineering support and advice.

    Kam Law

    Greeley and Hansen

    Kam is an associate and senior project manager at Greeley and Hansen, LLC. She has over 22 years of experience in all aspects of water resource recovery facilities from facility planning, process modeling to process design, with a focus on nutrient removal and recovery. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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