Bryse has managed the implementation of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia for over a decade. Before co-Founding EVI, he founded and lead a Southeast Asia based engineering consulting firm for over eight years.
Awards and honors include Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Grant winner 2017, PERC Enviropreneur of the Year 2015, Bozeman, MT; ASEAN-USA Business Summit Panelist, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2012; The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) member 2011, Osaka, Japan.
He holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University, Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado and holds a professional engineering license in the USA.
Matt has been engineering micro-grids for villages in Africa and Asia for over a decade. He holds a Doctorate in engineering and post-doctorate from Columbia University.
He has published more than a dozen peer reviewed scientific journal articles and conference presentations.
He has been the Managing Director of an Indonesian based Engineering company for 3 years. He has lead Bay Area technology start-ups and research teams at Columbia University in the development of smart-metering platforms, directly managed the field work and implementation of solar-PV village sites in Indonesia and East and West Africa, speaks Bahasa Indonesia, and he lives in Papua, close to the action.
Before co-founding Northstar in 2003, Patrick was senior vice president of Pacific Century Ventures Ltd in Tokyo. He started his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. and worked in both the London and New York offices.
In 2009, Patrick was awarded Ernst & Young’s prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Prior to Barclays, Chris was with the Bank of America in Hong Kong where he was a member of the capital markets legal team. From 1995 to 1997, Chris was an associate in the San Francisco office of Pilbury Withrop.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in political Science with a specialization in Business and Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Edwin started his career at Astra International, one of Indonesia’s largest diversified conglomerates founded by his father.
He left as Vice President Director in 1993 and co-founded Saratoga Investama Sedaya, an investment company focusing on natural resources, infrastructure and consumer products & services.
Edwin’s companies Tower Bersama (12,000+ telco sites) and Metco Power (IPP for 1.5GW power production) provide excellent potential strategic partnerships for LVI to quickly scale.
Edwin graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1974 and is married with 3 children. He was awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. A long-time proponent of education, he remains active in the community through his roles as Co-Founder of the William Soeryadjaya Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees of the Ora Et Labora Foundation.
Thomas Pianka, MBA Board Member, EVI Founding Shareholder
Tom is an Investment Banker with 30 years of experience in the energy sector of Southeast and Northeast Asia. He is a cross-border M&A practitioner, focusing on power, Oil & Gas, and telecoms.
He has participated in the several entrepreneurial activities including, the founding of a small EOR O&G company, a merchant bank, and an organic pepper farm. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Oberlin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Norton participates in TPG’s investment review/due diligence process for new investments by the TPG Capital Funds and Growth Fund and works with the TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies Fund to identify investments in renewable energy and clean technology companies.
Ms. Watz has over 20 years of experience in energy and environmental technology, business and policy. She is the founder and Director at Ascian Technology Advisors an investment advisory firm focused on business strategy, technology development, operational management and financing for early and growth-stage companies in the energy technology and natural resource sector.