VICTOR COLANTONIO

Chief Executive Officer

Victor is a serial entrepreneur who founded several technology companies that resulted in IPOs on national exchanges.  His last was NorthEast Optical Network which raised $350M to install and operate fiber optic cables in the Boston-Washington corridor.  A visionary, Victor has 40 years entrepreneurial experience. Contact: v.colantonio AT gmail DOT com 

GLENN WEINREB

Chief Technology Officer

Glenn is the founder and CEO of GW Instruments a manufacturer of data acquisition hardware and software. He has designed approximately 30 commercial systems that connect processors to gadgets within a building. He founded this company in 1985 while an electrical engineering student at MIT. Glenn is experienced with designing analog and digital electronics, writing software, web design, doing mechanical design, raising venture capital (from Sigma Partners), sales/marketing, and manufacturing. Contact: gWeinreb AT manhattan2 DOT org

JOHN MEYER

Director of ZE Architecture

John is the Principal Architect and co-founder of Meyer & Meyer. For over 45 years he has developed quality residential, commercial, and institutional buildings; many of which have won awards. As a leader in the New England architectural community, John has achieved recognition on a local and national level. John has a degree in Urban Studies from Harvard, and also a Masters of Architecture from MIT.

FRANCIS COLANTONIO

Director of ZE Construction

Fran is founder and CEO of Colantonio Construction, one of the top construction managers/general contractors in New England. The firm specializes in high-end commercial, industrial, multifamily and academic work; as well as award winning historical restorations. He recently rebuilt the Massachusetts state house senate chamber, and is recognized as one of the region’s most professional GC’s.

DR. ROBERT WILSON

Chief Scientist

Dr. Wilson is recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research and published findings resulting in the Big Bang Theory, as noted here.  Dr. Wilson earned a PhD in physics at California Institute of Technology and is currently a senior scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

ANTON TEODORESCU

Chief Information Officer

Anton worked as an executive for IBM for 23 years, including being the New England representative for the IBM Venture Capital Group. Anton has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Harvard, a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from MIT Sloan.

GERARD FARINA

Director of Heating & Air Conditioning

Gerard is owner and CEO of Farina Corporation. His father founded this HVAC installation company and Gerard started in the shop welding ducts at age 13, approximately 50 years ago. For an interview of Gerard, click here.

MARK SEVIER

Director of ZE Analysis

Mark is a mechanical engineer with 20 years of experience working in the field of zero energy. He previously worked at Building Science Corporation, Solar Design Associates, and most recently, National Grid's Energy Efficiency programs. He has built his own ZE home with an energy efficient enclosure, PV system, and an experimental solar heated 7000 gallon water tank system, and is intimately familiar with the challenges facing energy infrastructure engineers.

Executive Team

Advisors

QUINTON ZONDERVAN

Low Carbon Adviser

For nearly a decade, Quinton served as a member of the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), including three years as chair (2012-14). In 2013, he co-authored the Net Zero zoning petition that led to Cambridge City’s groundbreaking Net Zero Action Plan adopted in 2015 to get Cambridge’s climate change causing emissions from buildings down to zero. From 2011 through 2017, Quinton served as president and board chair of Green Cambridge, a non-profit dedicated to taking action on climate change. In 2013, he co-founded the Climate Action Business Association in Boston and served as its president and board chair until the organization merged with Climate-XChange in 2018.. Quinton co-founded a healthcare IT company, eCareVault, which helps families and professionals coordinate care for special needs children. Quinton holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS ASHFORD

Policy & Government Advisor

Professor Ashford is the Director of the Technology & Law Program at MIT, where he teaches courses in Technology, Policy, Globalization, and Sustainable Development. Dr. Ashford recently co-authored a 100 page report for the European Union on how to reduce carbon emissions. Dr. Ashford previously was director of MIT’s Center for Policy Alternatives and a member of Governor Dukakis's Energy Advisor Committee.

Contact: gWeinreb AT manhattan2 DOT org

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