Dr. Ping has been active in the fields of renewable energy and green technology since 2005, when he began his research career working on hydrogen reformation separations with Intelligent Energy. An alum of Christopher Jones’s catalysis and separations group at Georgia Institute of Technology, Eric has a strong background in chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering. Prior to joining Global Thermostat, Eric was part of the research faculty at the University of Colorado, developing commercial scale production of inorganic membranes for high pressure carbon dioxide separations. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles.
Robert Bernstein, Esq., CPA.
Robert Bernstein is the Partner-in-Charge of the White Plains Office of Grassi & Co., offering tax and consulting advice to professionals across a wide range of industries.Robert is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Robert was owner of the Firm Bernstein and Seidman, which was established in 1996. He got his start in the industry working with several top 20 CPA firms and was a former Chief Financial Officer of Ferrari/Maserati of Long Island and Ferrari/Maserati of New England. Robert has excellent working knowledge of numerous software packages unique to specific industries used to track revenue and expenses across multiple platforms.
Prof. Jones is the New-Vision Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he was recently named Associate Vice President of Research. Prof. Jones leads a research group that works on materials design for catalytic and separation applications. A major component of this work is developing amine-functionalized solid materials for absorptive separation of CO2 from dilute gas streams. He has partnered with Global Thermostat in the development of new, efficient CO2 air capture processes. He has published dozens of articles, has been issued half a dozen patents, and has received numerous honors and awards from such institutions as Georgia Tech, the National Academy of Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. Prof. Jones earned both his Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), and his B.S.E. from the University of Michigan.
Technology Development Advisor
Mr. Nagar is a Senior Material Engineer in the Materials Research Laboratory of the Physical Sciences Division of SRI International. There, he specializes in the development of CO2 capture process, in addition to work developing and testing advanced fuel cells, metal-ceramic composites, battery technology, desalination technology, and biosensors. Prior to joining SRI, Mr. Nagar was an Engineer with Bechtel India, and Assistant Engineer with Tata Consulting Engineers. He received his B.E. from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in India.
Mr. Bronfman is an entrepreneur responsible for bringing the founding members of the Global Thermostat team together. Ben has a background in Politics, Activism, Science and Music. Ben is also a multi-instrumentalist. Before bringing the GT team together Ben was on the Dean’s list at Emerson College, majoring in Communications – Politics & Law. In 2001, Ben went on to form the critically acclaimed alternative rock outfit The Exit and in 2007 founded Green Owl, an outlet for music, politics, fashion & social change with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Nicholas Eisenberger is a pioneer of the clean economy. As a successful entrepreneur, investor, strategist, and highly regarded speaker and author, Nicholas has worked for two decades to advance the clean technology industry. Nicholas is the founder and Managing Partner of Pure Energy Partners, a venture catalyst firm that invests in high impact, high potential clean economy companies, projects, and funds and actively works to accelerate their commercial success. Nicholas is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and received a Certificate in Environmental Law from the University of California.
Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Mohammed Ajmal, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, is responsible for all software and IT systems and leads Global Thermostat’s long-term information technology vision. Mohammed has extensive experience as a full-stack software engineer, systems administer, SEO and solutions architect. Prior to Global Thermostat, Mohammed lead the software engineering teams at VSCA and was responsible for the SDLC for multiple solutions as well mentoring and management of large teams. Mohammed frequently lends his expertise to technology teams at various startup and open-source projects in blockchain technology, media, gaming, eCommerce and analytics industries.
Edward A. Hoffman
Director of Finance
Edward A. Hoffman has over 30 years’ experience in audit, accounting, finance, and management advisory, mergers & acquisitions within several industries including consulting, public accounting, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, aerospace, financial and technology companies. Edward started his career as an auditor with Arthur Anderson. Edward began his high technology industry background in 1990 with a publicly listed start-up, as controller. The company rapidly grew to $1 billion plus in revenues. Edward was CFO and Corporate Secretary for a U.S. subsidiary with annual revenues of $400 million and 900 employees. In addition, Ed was the U.S. contact for analysts representing the publicly listed $4 billion parent company and several of its subsidiaries.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Jeffrey Weir is an award-winning communications executive, with nearly 20 years of experience developing, leading and executing public relations, marketing and branding initiatives, enhancing the internal and public perception of the companies he represents. With an impressive mix of agency and in-house experience with mid-sized green tech and utility companies, Fortune 100 financial services companies, and established media and technology companies, Jeffrey’s far-reaching, deep media relationships and counsel have generated impactful and meaningful coverage in major metropolitan newspapers and business publications; impactful regional and local newspapers; and on national, regional and local broadcast networks. Jeffrey has a proven track record of identifying strategic engagement opportunities – securing proactive media stories, keynote and expert panel participation, and investor, analyst, and private equity presentations – that align with company vision and strategic goals and drive customer engagement and awareness.
An active participant in the Long Island, NY community, Jeffrey is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island.
Jeffrey earned a Master of Arts degree in global marketing communications and advertising from Emerson College (Boston, MA), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Baylor University (Waco, TX).
Robert Santorelli, is responsible for the deployment and maintenance of Global Thermostat’s IT systems. Robert has over 18 years of experience spanning web development, systems administration, IT support and program management. Robert spends much of his free time volunteering his skills to non-profit organizations.