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Paul Zofnass is President of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group, Inc. (EFCG). Mr. Zofnass founded EFCG (www.efcg.com) in 1990, following a thirteen year career at Oppenheimer & Co., where he was a Managing Director and established the firm's Environmental Services Group. EFCG is a boutique investment bank providing advisory services to environmental companies. The firm's services include strategic advice, assistance with ownership transition issues, valuations, and assistance in mergers and acquisitions. EFCG has held a major CEO Conference for the engineering & consulting industry each October since the firm's founding. Mr. Zofnass is also actively involved in environmental activities at Harvard University and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Harvard University Committee on the Environment; the Environmental Council of the Harvard University Board of Overseers on University Resources; the Visiting Committee for Harvard's Arnold Arboretum; and as an advisor to Harvard's School of Design - Center for Environment and Technology. Mr. Zofnass is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Nabil N. El-Hage is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School where he teaches Private Equity Finance. Mr. El-Hage first joined the HBS faculty in 1984, immediately after obtaining his MBA, and returned to the School in 2003. Prior to returning to HBS, Mr. El-Hage gained direct private equity and operating experience, first with TA Associates and Advent International, and later as CFO of the Back Bay Restaurant Group and as CEO of Jeepers! Inc., a private equity-financed national chain of indoor theme parks he ran for nearly ten years. Before attending business school, Mr. El-Hage was with McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. El-Hage has served on a dozen boards of private and public companies, ranging from start-ups to over $200 million in revenues. He is currently the independent Chairman of the MassMutual Premier Funds, and a past president of The Yale Club of Boston. Mr. El-Hage holds a degree in electronic engineering from Yale and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he was awarded the Henry Ford Foundation Award for the Best First-Year academic record, the Loeb-Rhoades Fellowship for Excellence in Finance, the Copeland (Marketing) Award nomination, and a Dean's Doctoral Fellowship.
Grant Ferrier is the Founder and CEO of Environmental Business International, Inc. (EBI). EBI (www.ebiusa.com) is a leading industry research organization and publisher of the Environmental Business Journal. In 1996, Mr. Ferrier and his firm established a classification system for the traditional environmental industry widely used by government and private entities, including the EPA, the Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau. EBI hosts an annual Environmental Business Seminar in San Diego attended by environmental firms of all sizes and from all sectors of the industry. Prior to founding EBI, Mr. Ferrier worked in academia and the private sector in energy efficiency, solar energy and wind energy. Mr. Ferrier also maintains significant connections throughout the more general "Green" and "Healthy Planet" communities. Mr. Ferrier has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Conservation & Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.