The AtmosAir™ Advisory Board

Joseph Brancato, Vice President, Regional Managing Principal, GENSLER
About Joseph Brancato
Joseph Brancato

Joseph Brancato is a Managing Principal at Gensler, the global architecture, design and planning firm.

Joseph Brancato is a Managing Principal at Gensler, the global architecture, design and planning firm. Based in the firm‘s New York office, Joe oversees the Northeast region and serving on the firm’s Board of Directors, sitting on the Board Executive Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee, and chairing the Practice and Delivery Committee. Joe directs business development efforts with studio directors in the four offices of the Northeast region, from building client relationships to evolving single projects into global accounts. A frequent speaker on topics ranging from planning workplaces of the future to sustainable design, Joe recently spoke at G.E’s “Eco-imagination… the Next Wave” conference on the subject of designing for water conservation. A pioneer in sustainable planning and design, Gensler has received the Leadership Award from the U. S. Green Building Green Building Council.

Joseph Brancato is a Managing Principal at Gensler, the global architecture, design and planning firm. Based in the firm‘s New York office, Joe oversees the Northeast region and serving on the firm’s Board of Directors, sitting on the Board Executive Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee, and chairing the Practice and Delivery Committee. Joe directs business development efforts with studio directors in the four offices of the Northeast region, from building client relationships to evolving single projects into global accounts. A frequent speaker on topics ranging from planning workplaces of the future to sustainable design, Joe recently spoke at G.E’s “Eco-imagination… the Next Wave” conference on the subject of designing for water conservation. A pioneer in sustainable planning and design, Gensler has received the Leadership Award from the U. S. Green Building Green Building Council.

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Greg Cheskin, Managing Director, ADVISECO
About Greg Cheskin
Greg Cheskin

A CEO/COO of US and international consumer and industrial businesses with an outstanding record of profit achievement.

A CEO/COO of US and international consumer and industrial businesses with an outstanding record of profit achievement. Accomplished in positioning and implementing company growth strategies, new product introductions and hands-on experience in negotiating and tactically implementing major acquisitions.

A top executive with a record of successful executive leadership and P&L experience in a variety of businesses, Mr. Cheskin has an outstanding record of profit achievement in highly competitive, price sensitive markets attained through well conceived product development, cost cutting and customer directed programs. He has personally negotiated and implemented major acquisitions, brought to market key product entries, directed key restructurings and turnarounds, further enhancing his results oriented skills. Throughout these experiences, he has demonstrated the ability to build strong teams, motivate them and produce predictable and consistent returns. Mr. Cheskin has had operating responsibility for an international collection of companies, in the U.K., Sweden and other European countries.

A CEO/COO of US and international consumer and industrial businesses with an outstanding record of profit achievement. Accomplished in positioning and implementing company growth strategies, new product introductions and hands-on experience in negotiating and tactically implementing major acquisitions.

A top executive with a record of successful executive leadership and P&L experience in a variety of businesses, Mr. Cheskin has an outstanding record of profit achievement in highly competitive, price sensitive markets attained through well conceived product development, cost cutting and customer directed programs. He has personally negotiated and implemented major acquisitions, brought to market key product entries, directed key restructurings and turnarounds, further enhancing his results oriented skills. Throughout these experiences, he has demonstrated the ability to build strong teams, motivate them and produce predictable and consistent returns. Mr. Cheskin has had operating responsibility for an international collection of companies, in the U.K., Sweden and other European countries.

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John Coster, Green Business Officer, SKANSKA
About John Coster
John Coster

John is a recognized industry leader with over 35 years of international experience, driving business performance through advanced technology adoption, innovative business models and organizational development focused on sustainability.

John is a recognized industry leader with over 35 years of international experience, driving business performance through advanced technology adoption, innovative business models and organizational development focused on sustainability. John has served in senior roles, managing large technology-based real estate portfolios and delivering complex products and services in companies ranging from start-ups to $50 billion in revenues. His oversight of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, corporate risk, business intelligence, power, water and communications infrastructure, along with data center development and operations, provides him with the broad technical and business acumen for integrating the digital and physical worlds. As the Green Business Officer, John works across Skanska’s Global organization to develop cost- effective energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable building and infrastructure solutions that unlock hidden value for customers and investors.

John is a recognized industry leader with over 35 years of international experience, driving business performance through advanced technology adoption, innovative business models and organizational development focused on sustainability. John has served in senior roles, managing large technology-based real estate portfolios and delivering complex products and services in companies ranging from start-ups to $50 billion in revenues. His oversight of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, corporate risk, business intelligence, power, water and communications infrastructure, along with data center development and operations, provides him with the broad technical and business acumen for integrating the digital and physical worlds. As the Green Business Officer, John works across Skanska’s Global organization to develop cost- effective energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable building and infrastructure solutions that unlock hidden value for customers and investors.

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Dr. Dennis P. Deruelle M.D., National Director of Innovation, IPC The Hospitalist Company
About Dr. Dennis P. Deruelle M.D.
Dr. Dennis P. Deruelle M.D.

After serving as Regional Medical Director and Practice Group Leader in the Florida Region he was named the National Director of Innovation for IPC, The Hospitalist Company. In 2009 he founded the Hospitalist Information Partners, HIP, where he is President and CEO.

After serving as Regional Medical Director and Practice Group Leader in the Florida Region he was named the National Director of Innovation for IPC, The Hospitalist Company. In 2009 he founded the Hospitalist Information Partners, HIP, where he is President and CEO.

After serving as Regional Medical Director and Practice Group Leader in the Florida Region he was named the National Director of Innovation for IPC, The Hospitalist Company. In 2009 he founded the Hospitalist Information Partners, HIP, where he is President and CEO.

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G. Sandy Diehl, III, CEO & Founder, SD Global Advisors, LLC
About G. Sandy Diehl, III
G. Sandy Diehl, III

Mr. Diehl started SD Global Advisors in early 2012, following a 25-year career with United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and its Otis Elevator business unit.

Mr. Diehl started SD Global Advisors in early 2012, following a 25-year career with United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and its Otis Elevator business unit. SD Global Advisors works with clients on strategies to increase their revenue, by focusing on globalization, product innovation, talent and business development, as well as the execution of these new initiatives. His current clients in the building industry include building equipment OEMs and real estate developers, who all share the vision for holistic system solutions and a sustainable future.

Mr. Diehl started SD Global Advisors in early 2012, following a 25-year career with United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and its Otis Elevator business unit. SD Global Advisors works with clients on strategies to increase their revenue, by focusing on globalization, product innovation, talent and business development, as well as the execution of these new initiatives. His current clients in the building industry include building equipment OEMs and real estate developers, who all share the vision for holistic system solutions and a sustainable future.

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Peter Fusaro, Chairman & Founder, Global Change Associates
About Peter Fusaro
Peter Fusaro

Peter C. Fusaro is the best-selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry expert in emerging energy and environmental markets.

Peter C. Fusaro is the best-selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry expert in emerging energy and environmental markets. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004. For over 3 decades Peter has been on the forefront of energy industry change and has created the terms “Green Trading”, “Green Finance” and “Green Hedge Funds” which are now commonly used in the industry. Peter has been selected for Who‘s Who in America 2007-2009 and Who’s Who World for 2009. He has lived on the leading edge of consulting in carbon and emissions trading and finance, clean energy technology, renewables and fossil fuels.

Peter C. Fusaro is the best-selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry expert in emerging energy and environmental markets. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004. For over 3 decades Peter has been on the forefront of energy industry change and has created the terms “Green Trading”, “Green Finance” and “Green Hedge Funds” which are now commonly used in the industry. Peter has been selected for Who‘s Who in America 2007-2009 and Who’s Who World for 2009. He has lived on the leading edge of consulting in carbon and emissions trading and finance, clean energy technology, renewables and fossil fuels.

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Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, President, Green Sports Alliance
About Dr. Allen Hershkowitz
Dr. Allen Hershkowitz

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, an international coalition of hundreds of sports teams, leagues and venues committed to using the market and cultural influence of the sports industry to protect the conditions that make life on Earth possible.

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, an international coalition of hundreds of sports teams, leagues and venues committed to using the market and cultural influence of the sports industry to protect the conditions that make life on Earth possible. Dr. Hershkowitz served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council for 26 years, between 1988 and 2014, helping to grow NRDC into one of the most influential and largest environmental organizations in the world. In 2015 Sports Business Journal listed Dr. Hershkowitz as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, stating, “he serves as the point person and de facto “godfather” on green initiatives throughout sports…at the highest levels of the industry.”

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, an international coalition of hundreds of sports teams, leagues and venues committed to using the market and cultural influence of the sports industry to protect the conditions that make life on Earth possible. Dr. Hershkowitz served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council for 26 years, between 1988 and 2014, helping to grow NRDC into one of the most influential and largest environmental organizations in the world. In 2015 Sports Business Journal listed Dr. Hershkowitz as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, stating, “he serves as the point person and de facto “godfather” on green initiatives throughout sports…at the highest levels of the industry.” Dr. Hershkowitz has appeared often on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and NPR news, and has appeared in television and radio shows in more than fifty countries including “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” “Larry King Live,” Crossfire,” “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “ABC Evening News,” “CNN Business News,” “CNN Evening News,” CNBC and National Public Radio. He is regularly quoted in newspapers and journals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Forbes and Fortune, as well as the trade press. A native of New York, Dr. Hershkowitz received his Ph.D. in political economics, specializing in energy resources economics, from the City University of New York Graduate School in 1986. He earned a M. Phil. In political economics in 1982, a B.A. (cum laude) from the City College of New York in 1978 and a Certificat D’assiduite from the University of Grenoble in 1975. He shares his time between his home in New York State and San Francisco and is the father of three children.

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Arthur Mirante, Principal and Tri-State President, Avison Young
About Arthur Mirante
Arthur Mirante

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison Young in 2012 as a Principal and Tri-State President, based in the firm’s New York City office.

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison Young in 2012 as a Principal and Tri-State President, based in the firm’s New York City office. One of the most accomplished and respected professionals in the commercial real estate industry, Mirante serves as a member of Avison Young’s Executive Operating Committee, and is responsible for business development, growing revenue and building strategic industry relationships to establish Avison Young’s position in the Tri-State regional marketplace. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mirante worked at Cushman & Wakefield for more than 40 years, where he most recently served as President of Global Client Development for seven years. Prior to that, he served as the firm’s CEO for 20 years. During Mirante’s tenure as CEO, Cushman & Wakefield’s revenues increased from $100 million to $1 billion and the firm expanded from 60 U.S. offices to 173 offices, including 100 outside the country.

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison Young in 2012 as a Principal and Tri-State President, based in the firm’s New York City office. One of the most accomplished and respected professionals in the commercial real estate industry, Mirante serves as a member of Avison Young’s Executive Operating Committee, and is responsible for business development, growing revenue and building strategic industry relationships to establish Avison Young’s position in the Tri-State regional marketplace. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mirante worked at Cushman & Wakefield for more than 40 years, where he most recently served as President of Global Client Development for seven years. Prior to that, he served as the firm’s CEO for 20 years. During Mirante’s tenure as CEO, Cushman & Wakefield’s revenues increased from $100 million to $1 billion and the firm expanded from 60 U.S. offices to 173 offices, including 100 outside the country.

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Jeffrey Schwab, Partner & Founder, Abelman Frayne & Schwab
About Jeffrey Schwab
Jeffrey Schwab

Jeffrey Schwab is a founding partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, a leading law firm specializing in intellectual property rights. He develops strategies for developing, acquiring and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Jeff and his wife Barbara are residents of Weston, CT.

Jeffrey Schwab is a founding partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, a leading law firm specializing in intellectual property rights. He develops strategies for developing, acquiring and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Jeff and his wife Barbara are residents of Weston, CT.

Jeffrey Schwab is a founding partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, a leading law firm specializing in intellectual property rights. He develops strategies for developing, acquiring and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Jeff and his wife Barbara are residents of Weston, CT.

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Bob Lerman, Founder, President – Predictor Management
About Bob Lerman
Bob Lerman

An experienced turnaround specialist, CEO/COO, board member, with extensive operational experience in building executive teams, expanding revenues, raising capital, reducing costs and driving incremental profitability.

An experienced turnaround specialist, CEO/COO, board member, with extensive operational experience in building executive teams, expanding revenues, raising capital, reducing costs and driving incremental profitability. Bob raised $125 million for a variety of companies. Continual entrepreneur and turn-around specialist. Built startups and operating companies. Team builder, product pricing, negotiations, lean manufacturing, sales generator, capital markets. Served on Boards of Directors and/or CEO/COO of public and private operating companies in a variety of industries (manufacturing of metal and fiberglass products, fragrances, drinking water, online education, direct mail, nutraceuticals, air purification, food additives, automotive components, investment partnerships). Consultant to private and public companies with an emphasis on manufacturing and service for consumer and industrial products, marketing, healthcare, oil exploration industries. Managing partner and chief investment officer for 3 investment partnerships. Knowledgeable about the US and UK investment marketplaces and SEC rules, regulations, due diligence, mergers/acquisitions. Founder and/or CEO/COO of companies in the manufacture of heat exchangers, modular housing, bathtubs/showers, automotive components, and service/consumer industries for direct mail, investment partnerships, investment advisory services, consumer and industrial products.

An experienced turnaround specialist, CEO/COO, board member, with extensive operational experience in building executive teams, expanding revenues, raising capital, reducing costs and driving incremental profitability. Bob raised $125 million for a variety of companies. Continual entrepreneur and turn-around specialist. Built startups and operating companies. Team builder, product pricing, negotiations, lean manufacturing, sales generator, capital markets. Served on Boards of Directors and/or CEO/COO of public and private operating companies in a variety of industries (manufacturing of metal and fiberglass products, fragrances, drinking water, online education, direct mail, nutraceuticals, air purification, food additives, automotive components, investment partnerships). Consultant to private and public companies with an emphasis on manufacturing and service for consumer and industrial products, marketing, healthcare, oil exploration industries. Managing partner and chief investment officer for 3 investment partnerships. Knowledgeable about the US and UK investment marketplaces and SEC rules, regulations, due diligence, mergers/acquisitions. Founder and/or CEO/COO of companies in the manufacture of heat exchangers, modular housing, bathtubs/showers, automotive components, and service/consumer industries for direct mail, investment partnerships, investment advisory services, consumer and industrial products.

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Jeff Baer, Member Board Of Directors AtmosAir Solutions / Clean Air Group Inc.
About Jeff Baer
Jeff Baer

Over 26 years of experience in driving change at scale and delivering meaningful board-level outcomes

Over 26 years of experience in driving change at scale and delivering meaningful board-level outcomes. Leadership of global organizations responsible for sustainability, real estate, hospitality & gaming, investor fund management, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, application development, and IT infrastructure. Designed and implemented industry leading outsourcing transformations and governance models focused on systemic cost take out and new revenue creation. Proven delivery track record for stand up and build out of new business platforms leveraging sophisticated partnership models. Large scale project experience includes post merger integration, new company creation and real estate development. Deep expertise in process industrialization, organizational re-skilling and creating new business models that leverage differentiating technology. Recognized industry leader in building energy efficiency. Strong consultative skill set, commercial leadership, communications and team building capabilities. Seasoned and effective Management Board leader.

Over 26 years of experience in driving change at scale and delivering meaningful board-level outcomes. Leadership of global organizations responsible for sustainability, real estate, hospitality & gaming, investor fund management, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, application development, and IT infrastructure. Designed and implemented industry leading outsourcing transformations and governance models focused on systemic cost take out and new revenue creation. Proven delivery track record for stand up and build out of new business platforms leveraging sophisticated partnership models. Large scale project experience includes post merger integration, new company creation and real estate development. Deep expertise in process industrialization, organizational re-skilling and creating new business models that leverage differentiating technology. Recognized industry leader in building energy efficiency. Strong consultative skill set, commercial leadership, communications and team building capabilities. Seasoned and effective Management Board leader.

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Thomas A. Conroy, Managing Partner, KeyRock Consulting Partners
About Thomas A. Conroy
Thomas A. Conroy

Tom Conroy is Managing Partner of KeyRock Consulting Partners and has over 30 years experience as a private equity investor, management consultant, senior operating executive and commercial banker.

Tom Conroy is Managing Partner of KeyRock Consulting Partners and has over 30 years experience as a private equity investor, management consultant, senior operating executive and commercial banker. As an investor, Tom has broad industry experience from early stage technology ventures to late-stage consumer products companies. Tom’s practice specialty is business development, strategic marketing, performance improvement and acquisition integration. He has led many transaction-related projects for leading private equity firms including; due diligence, market validation, synergy sizing and capture and organizational planning. In addition to his background in venture capital, finance and banking, he has extensive domestic and foreign operating experience. Tom has forged distribution and co-marketing alliances throughout Europe and Asia and has deep experience managing global supply chains and distributor networks. In his most recent operating role, Tom was CEO of a new technology business, Yankee Candle Scent Systems (YCSS), for a global consumer goods conglomerate. This new Division is part of a growth strategy with dramatic expansion in all trade channels and geographic markets. Complementing a well-established, domestic retail footprint (600 stores), additional focus on consumer direct, wholesale distribution and international expansion generating double-digit growth.

Tom Conroy is Managing Partner of KeyRock Consulting Partners and has over 30 years experience as a private equity investor, management consultant, senior operating executive and commercial banker. As an investor, Tom has broad industry experience from early stage technology ventures to late-stage consumer products companies. Tom’s practice specialty is business development, strategic marketing, performance improvement and acquisition integration. He has led many transaction-related projects for leading private equity firms including; due diligence, market validation, synergy sizing and capture and organizational planning. In addition to his background in venture capital, finance and banking, he has extensive domestic and foreign operating experience. Tom has forged distribution and co-marketing alliances throughout Europe and Asia and has deep experience managing global supply chains and distributor networks. In his most recent operating role, Tom was CEO of a new technology business, Yankee Candle Scent Systems (YCSS), for a global consumer goods conglomerate. This new Division is part of a growth strategy with dramatic expansion in all trade channels and geographic markets. Complementing a well-established, domestic retail footprint (600 stores), additional focus on consumer direct, wholesale distribution and international expansion generating double-digit growth.

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