Jeffrey M. Jacobs President & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jacobs was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensyn Corporation in 2015 and subsequently was elected to its Board of Directors. Jacobs was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Envergent Technologies LLC, Ensyn’s joint venture with Honeywell UOP.Read More
Jeffrey M. Jacobs President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jacobs was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensyn Corporation in 2015 and subsequently was elected to its Board of Directors. Jacobs was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Envergent Technologies LLC, Ensyn’s joint venture with Honeywell UOP.
Previously, Jacobs was Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures. In this capacity he identified, sponsored and demonstrated emerging technologies and championed their integration into Chevron. Jacobs led strategic collaborations for developing advanced biofuels and acquiring primary carbon emission offset credits that enabled the enterprise to economically meet its compliance obligations. In this capacity Jacobs led the formation of Catchlight Energy LLC, Chevron’s joint venture with Weyerhaeuser launched in 2008 to develop advanced biofuels from forest-based biomass. Jacobs served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jacobs was previously responsible for leading Chevron’s activities in distributed hydrogen production, evaluating technologies and business models to enable its use as a transportation fuel. Earlier, he led a team responsible for the design, sale and delivery of integrated power systems throughout the United States.
Jacobs’ experience in the unregulated energy industry has also included management and executive roles within Pennzoil and PG&E. In these positions he led teams in all aspects of the energy value chain, analyzed and developed new markets and business models while directing energy and commercial operations. Jacobs began his professional career as a geologist with Texaco, working in the Gulf of Mexico and later on Alaska’s North Slope.
Jacobs is currently Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s BioEnergy Technical Review Panel. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Commercial Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership centered at Arizona State University. Until his recent retirement from Chevron, Jacobs was a member of the Executive Steering Group for the Department of Energy’s U.S. Drive Initiative. Jacobs was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hydrogen Association and Fuel Cells Canada.
Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in biology/geology from Amherst College, a Master of Science from the College of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware, and an MBA in finance and economics from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert Pirraglia Managing Director, Commercial Mr. Pirraglia has worked with Ensyn over the last 18 years, serving in various senior management roles and serving as a member of the Board of Directors.Read More
Robert Pirraglia Managing Director, Commercial Mr. Pirraglia has worked with Ensyn over the last 18 years, serving in various senior management roles and as a member of the Board of Directors. Bob’s focus at Ensyn includes strategic planning, corporate development and contracts.
Bob is an engineer and lawyer, and has over 30 years of project development and management experience in the waste and energy sectors, as well as extensive experience in financing and mergers and acquisitions related to these sectors. He has served as COO of a waste to energy business, growing this business from zero to $100 million annual sales in 4 years by developing, financing, constructing and operating processing plants. During that period, Bob was responsible for five power and/or steam facilities with a combined feedstock capacity in excess of 4,000 tons per day. Bob has been a member of the Board of Directors of various public and private companies.
Bob received his BE in Electrical Engineering from New York University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Robert F. Doherty Chief Financial Officer Mr. Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. Read More
Robert F. Doherty Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. At JP Morgan, Bob directed banking services provided to state and local governments. At UBS, Bob managed their industry-leading National Infrastructure Group, providing financing solutions to a broad range of governmental sectors. Overall, Bob has structured or advised on over $25 billion of infrastructure and municipal transactions.
Bob joined Ensyn as CFO in May 2013 from Renova Capital Partners, a Denver-based investment firm founded in 2007 to develop, own and aggregate clean energy infrastructure assets. One of Renova’s lead investments is Main Street Power Company, Inc., one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Main Street Power.
Bob has a BSFS from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Chicago.
Barry Freel Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Mr. Freel has worked with Dr. Graham continuously since 1982 in the development of the RTP™ Technology.Read More
David Boulard Executive Vice President Mr. Boulard is responsible for Ensyn’s Canadian operations. Read More
Ian Barnett Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development Mr. Barnett has been on the board of various Ensyn companies since 1996.Read More
Raymond T. Pirraglia Executive Vice President & General Counsel Mr. Pirraglia has provided legal services for over 30 years, including as a consultant to Ensyn from 1995 until he assumed his current position in October 2011.Read More
Lee Torrens Executive Vice President Mr. Torrens is responsible for RFO marketing, sales and distribution. In this capacity Lee serves as President of Ensyn Fuels, LLC.Read More
Geoff Hopkins Senior Vice President, Technology Mr. Hopkins joined Ensyn in 1994 as Project Engineer to assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of RTP® plants.Read More
Stefan Müller Senior Vice President, Project Engineering Mr. Müller has been employed by Ensyn since 2007, initially as SVP R&D and currently as SVP Project Engineering.Read More