President and Founder
Mr. Zammataro has over 20 years of operating experience with large and small organizations primarily in the development and marketing of emerging technology. Prior to co-founding Rentricity, Mr. Zammataro served as the Chief Marketing Officer of w-Technologies, a wireless software company, where he drove the global market and product strategy, business development, and corporate communications activities.
At Merrill Lynch, he served as FVP/ Managing Director of Investments and Alliances in the Private Client Division, where he maintained overall responsibility for technology related strategic alliances, investments, marketing, and sales ($70MM budget).
Mr. Zammataro has been a contributing columnist, spoken frequently at leading industry events, and participates in various industry, municipal, and academic organizations. After graduating from St. John's University with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications Arts, Mr. Zammataro attended New York University pursuing a Master's in New Media. Mr. Zammataro also completed the Executive Leadership Development Program at The Wharton School.
Founder and Advisor
Mr. Spinell has over 30 years experience with three world recognized companies in the power and energy sectors; Combustion Engineering, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), and Westinghouse. He held a variety of executive positions in the areas of engineering, operations, sales and marketing, strategy, and technology. He led the major turnaround of fuel engineering and fabrication business as well as an instrumentation and controls business.
Mr. Spinell has strong skills and competencies in leadership, teamwork, customer focus and relationship management coupled with experience in tools such as corrective actions, business development, and risk management. This combination has resulted in major improvement in performance and customer satisfaction in businesses ranging from $20 Million to more than $400 Million. He left Westinghouse in July 2003; since that time he has focused his energies on alternative energy technologies.
Prior to his professional career, he received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from U. Massachusetts at Lowell, and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management from Purdue University.
Chief Technology Advisor
Dr. Satish has over 25 years of experience in the field of experimental and computational hydro-technical engineering. His interests include design of pump intake structures and efficient design of low head hydraulic machinery for micro and pico hydro-electric developments. In his capacity as professor and associate dean of research, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada he was responsible for fostering interdisciplinary research as well as liaise with industry and government organizations. He has been a consultant to the industry and government agencies for over 25 years. His expertise has been sought by organizations in China, Taiwan, India, Trinidad, UAE and Brazil. He served for many years on Canada-Brazil panel for mini-hydro-electric development. He holds several international patents and his inventions have made significant impact in the field of hydraulics.
Dr. Satish has secured several million dollars in research and contract funding and has published over 150 international journal and conference papers. He serves as a reviewer for major hydro-technical journals around the world as well as for NSERC, Canada and NSF, USA. As an associate editor for WIT press, UK, he was responsible for publishing more than 15 books for Advances in Fluid Mechanics book series. He has travelled extensively around the world and has fostered collaborations with universities in Canada, China, and India.
Dr. Satish obtained his BSc and BEng degrees from National Institute of Engineering, India and MEng and Ph.D. degrees from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He spent 2 years as a post doctoral research scientist at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal before joining Dalhousie University in 1987.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Connors’ background includes 30 years of experience in energy and water technologies in progressive engineering, sales, sales management, and general management positions.
Prior to Rentricity, Mr. Connors’ career included 17 years with Dorr-Oliver, an established equipment supplier to the water/wastewater and environmental industries. He lead an alternative energy technology startup to a successful acquisition and repositioned a small publically held company to participate in the renewable energy markets. Mr. Connors has extensive business development and strategic planning experience in emerging and established markets and experience with intellectual property and technology commercialization across a range of technology sectors including central and distributed power generation, biomass to energy systems, hydrogen fuel cells, solar PV, and electric vehicles.
Mr. Connors holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a MBA/Marketing from Iona College.
Director of Corporate Development
Mr. Lesser is responsible for much of Rentricity’s business and finance efforts. He leads fund raising support services, development of strategic partner and investor relationships, and general operational support. Prior to joining Rentricity, Mr. Lesser was responsible for financial analysis and business development activities at a start-up company developing innovative biofuel technologies in Israel. From 2007 to 2009, he was a finance and business development analyst at a New York-based biotechnology company. Mr. Lesser graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2007, earning a Bachelors degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
Director of Operations
Ms. Gardner is responsible for developing partnerships in support of business development. Prior to Rentricity, Ms. Gardner spent 5 years working at Verdant Power as a senior resource analyst and regulatory specialist. At Verdant Ms. Gardner worked on the East River Project on resource assessment and FERC licensing, the St. Lawrence River Project coordinating licensing, field work, resource assessment and deployment activities. Ms. Gardner also helped develop Verdant's aqueduct and canal technology resource assessment protocols. Prior to Verdant, Ms. Gardner was with Kearns & West working with hydropower and hydrokinetic clients. Ms. Gardner holds a BA in Geology from Hamilton College. Ms. Gardner will be responsible for product design oversight and will advise on all key design decisions.