Board of Directors
Barry Schuler, Managing Director, DFJ Growth Fund
Barry Schuler has an impressive record of thirty years of visioneering.
He was formerly Chairman/CEO of America Online Inc. and is considered one of the pioneers of the Internet. He has made many notable contributions to the IT industry including developing early video games in the 1970s, pioneering the color desktop presentation category, co-developingthe first commercial interactive ecommerce technology which included wallet-based 1-click checkout, co-developing the predecessor to interactive CRM technology developing the first version of America Online designed to appeal to mass market consumers, and notably a member and ultimately leader of the senior management team that matured AOL from $1B to $250B in market cap during 20 consecutive quarters of growth.
Mr. Schuler is a serial entrepreneur and a DFJ alumnus. He joined AOL through the acquisition of DFJ-backed Medior, Inc., and previously was CEO of Cricket Software (acquired by Computer Associates.) He is highly experienced in M&A and rollup activities. Barry has worked with venture capitalists for 25 years, has had a long-standing close relationship with DFJ, and co-founded the DFJ Growth Fund in 2006. Barry is also Chairman and Co-founder of Raydiance, Inc., a DFJ Growth Fund portfolio company, and serves on the boards of Synthetic Genomics, Good Technology, Raydiance, Inc., EDGAR Online. and UUSee. Barry graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University and is honored as a Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni member..
In the philanthropic world, Barry is well known as a tireless education reformer. Mr. Schuler is chairman of New Tech Network, the nation’s most replicated classroom transformation model, now a unit of KnowledgeWorks Foundation, where he serves as a director. He also co-founded Blue Oak School, Napa Valley's only K-8 independent progressive school.
John H. N. Fisher, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Mr. Fisher is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with 27 years of venture capital investing experience. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mr. Fisher has served on the boards of many companies, both private and public. At present, his board positions include SolarCity, Good Technology, CafeMom, SCIenergy, Pulsepoint, and Raydiance. In addition, Mr. Fisher serves on the Investment Committees of DFJ Growth Fund (Menlo Park), DFJ Esprit Ventures (London), DFJ ePlanet Ventures (global), and DFJ New England (Boston). Previously, Mr. Fisher worked at ABS Ventures, where he focused on enterprise software and services.
In addition to his venture capital experience, Mr. Fisher gained further investment industry experience at Alex. Brown & Sons and Bank of America. In the non-profit realm, Mr. Fisher serves as a Trustee of the California Academy of Sciences, and he is on the board of Common Sense Media.
Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Raj Atluru, Partner at Silver Lake Kraftwerk
Prior to joining Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Atluru was Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) were he spearheaded the firm’s cleantech investment practice since 2001 and its India investment operations since 2005. He has been active across technology sectors, with an emphasis on renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency applications, wireless technologies and business software and services, among others. Mr. Atluru also sits on the following additional boards: Ping Identity, Great Point Energy, Konarka Technologies, Solicore Technologies, and Varolii, and he has been the lead partner on a variety of other companies across the cleantech sector, including EnerNOC (ENOC), Bright Source Energy, CoalTek, Deeya Energy, Reva Electric Vehicle, and Tioga Energy.
Mr. Atluru received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University where he taught the solar and wind energy lab and was a full time research assistant on the Waste Isolation Pilot Project for Sandia National Labs (Department of Defense Nuclear Repository Study). In addition, he received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Michael C. Morgan, Co-Founding Partner, Triangle Peak Partners, LP
Michael C. Morgan joined the SCIenergy Board of Directors in 2011. Mr. Morgan is a co-founding partner of Triangle Peak Partners, LP and serves as its chairman and chief executive officer. Since 2004, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Portcullis Partners, LP, a private investment partnership. From 2001 until 2004, he was president of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), which together comprise one of the largest natural gas and petroleum products pipeline companies in the United States. Mike joined Kinder Morgan at its founding in early 1997 and headed Kinder Morgan’s corporate development efforts until 2001, completing 23 acquisitions worth over $5 billion. He continues to serve as a member of the board of directors of KMI.
Mr. Morgan received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and both a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University.
Mr. Morgan currently serves on the board of DriveCam, Inc. and as a board observer of Scientific Conservation Inc. He has previously served on the boards of two public energy funds affiliated with Kayne Anderson (NYSE: KYN and KYE) and as an Adjunct Professor in the Practice of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University in Houston.
Steve Gossett, Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gossett joined SCIenergy in 2012 as Executive Vice President of Catalyst Equity and brings with him over 17 years of experience in the energy services industry.
Prior to joining SCIenergy, Mr. Gossett co-founded Transcend Equity Development in 2001 to specifically address the need for energy efficiency solutions for commercial real estate, private universities, and the health care industry.
Mr. Gossett joined CSI Energy Solutions in 1995 and, in 1997 he pioneered the Managed Utility Services Contracting (MUSC) method for developing energy savings projects in the commercial real estate market, developing over $25 million in MUSC projects.
Mr. Gossett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University, an EIT certification from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) as well as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM) and Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
He is active in the Real Estate community, and is a graduate of the Associate Leadership Council for the Real Estate Council (TREC) in Dallas where he was appointed to the board of directors for TREC in 2004. He is also a member of the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) and actively involved with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC).