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.
Director, Business Project Development
Eduardo has over 20 years of experience in international asset management and operation, M&A, project development and project finance, especially for the energy sector. As VP of Business Development for ContourGlobal, Eduardo participated in the deployment of several “Quad-gen”plants to support Coca-Cola bottling activities in Europe. In the past, Eduardo held executive positions at Con Edison and Sithe Energies were he was responsible for the development, financing and construction of several projects in Latin America and US. Before that, Eduardo worked for Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. Since 2010, Eduardo has advised different international government entities, especially on clean energy generation alternatives, including wind, solar, Waste-to-Energy and waste heat recovery. Eduardo enjoys communicating and interacting with people of all national origins and cultural levels. Eduardo has a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is fluent in half a dozen languages.
Director of Marketing
Christine has over ten years of experience in marketing, communications and business development. With a background in B2B and product marketing, she has managed several companies through branding and positioning initiatives to increase awareness and elevate brand image. She is experienced in content development, thought leadership and brand management. A New York City native, Christine completed her M.B.A. at Fordham University and received her B.S. from St. John’s University.
Kaity Tang is responsible for marketing related efforts at Global Thermostat. She is a marketing professional with experience in brand management and strategy with a background in digital marketing. Prior to joining Global Thermostat, Kaity worked in various industries throughout her career. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Linguistics and received a Marketing Certification from UCLA Extension program.
Robert Santorelli, IT Associate, 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.
Victoria Covert is responsible for managing the Global Thermostat office and various projects. Victoria graduated from The College of New Jersey with BA in Communication Studies. She has a background in Real Estate, Event Coordination and Non-Profit Management.