Board

Shawn Cumberland

Catalyze Chairman and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Shawn Cumberland

Catalyze Chairman and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Established and was head of North America business for Quinbrook, a low carbon infrastructure fund, which owns Scout Clean Energy (wind developer with ~2GW of projects under development in 10 states), Glidepath (leading US battery project developer), and the 690MW Gemini Solar Project under development in Nevada. Co-founded three energy infrastructure investment and development firms – Arctas Capital, Power Pacific and The Wing Group. Ran an international division of Enron with portfolio of 15 varied energy assets (power, LNG, pipelines, LPG). Involved in development and financing of first and largest IPP in UK in 1990 (Teeside cogen 1.8GW). Served on boards of Scout and two Latam publicly-traded energy companies – Promigas and Vengas.

Kim Driscoll

Catalyze Board Member and General Counsel at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Kim Driscoll

Catalyze Board Member and General Counsel at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Kim is a senior executive and business attorney with a unique blend of expertise in leading transactions, project development activities, corporate legal affairs, and innovative problem-solving regarding complex assets. She is a skilled negotiator and deal-maker successful at marrying the realities of global business, the economic goals from commercial operations, and the legal requirements of compliance, through practical advice and flexible implementation. Driscoll is a consummate internationalist with strategic execution skills across public and private sectors, including working with senior levels of foreign and U.S. government agencies. She is effective at risk assessment with a pragmatic approach to investment decisions. She has handled cross-border dispute resolutions and managed multi-million dollar legal teams/budgets. Driscoll has 30+ years in the energy industry, from greenfield development to asset management. Her knowledge base spans gas, wind, solar, battery storage, and advisory work in the oil services space, with hands-on experience in each.

Mike Freeman

Catalyze Board Member and Chief Executive Officer at Innosphere

Mike Freeman

Catalyze Board Member and Chief Executive Officer at Innosphere

Mike Freeman is the General Partner in the Innosphere Fund, which focuses on seed-stage investments in high growth potential ventures. He is also the Chief Executive Officer for Innosphere, a 21 year old, 501(c)(3) technology incubator that serves more than 40 startup companies annually. Innosphere exists to support high-growth technology startup companies in Colorado. Innosphere has earned the distinction of being the technology incubator for Colorado State University, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, and NREL.

Innosphere has operations in the three most significant technology centers in Colorado’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Previously, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Fort Collins, CO. Fort Collins has a population of 140,000 and a total budget of nearly $500 million. Fort Collins is a full-service City including a municipal electric utility. Responsibilities include overall management of the City’s finances, budgeting, strategic planning as well as economic development. He represented the City on Innosphere’s Board of Directors where he drove significant growth in the capabilities to serve technology startups. He holds a Masters of Arts in Public Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tim Rebhorn

Catalyze Board Member and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Tim Rebhorn

Catalyze Board Member and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

As former EVP – Americas for First Solar, was responsible for over $2B per year of P&L, a 6GW development portfolio in North and South America, and module and EPC sales and services. Grew FSLR’s development portfolio by 2GW in three years with greenfield development and built out a development team for the Eastern US. As CEO of Quail Nuclear Specialty Services, successfully turned-around a construction company struggling with a transition from cost-plus to fixed price contracts in a competitive environment. At Stewart & Stevenson Operations managing sales, built team creating $500mm in O&M contract backlog for the company, which was purchased by General Electric and became the foundation for GE’s LTSA business.

Kellie Metcalf

Catalyze Board Member and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Kellie Metcalf

Catalyze Board Member and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Ms. Metcalf sits on the board of directors for EETF’s portfolio companies Broad Reach Power and US Grid Co.

Previously, Ms. Metcalf was a Senior Director at Pattern Development, a renewable energy and transmission development firm, from 2010 through 2019. While at Pattern, she was responsible for the company’s power marketing, origination and A&D efforts. During her tenure at Pattern Development, the management team successfully developed over 4000MW of wind and solar assets across a global footprint and raised over $8 billion in capital.

Prior to her position at Pattern Development, Ms. Metcalf held senior roles at Barclays Bank and Fortis Bank where she was responsible for power marketing and origination efforts for the banks. She held those roles from 2007 to 2010. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Metcalf was a senior originator for Florida Power & Light’s unregulated business, where she was responsible for U.S. power market transactions. From 2002 to 2003, Ms. Metcalf was a founding member of Zilkha Renewable Energy which subsequently became Horizon Wind. Ms. Metcalf began her career in 1995 at Enron North America where she held various roles in power trading, power marketing and finance. Ms. Metcalf served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army from 1988 to 1991.

Ms. Metcalf earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Ms. Metcalf is also a CFA Charterholder.

Bryan Lawrence

Catalyze Board Member and Member at Yorktown Partners, LLC

Bryan Lawrence

Catalyze Board Member and Member at Yorktown Partners, LLC

Jim Hughes

Catalyze Observer and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Jim Hughes

Catalyze Observer and Managing Partner at EnCap Energy Transition Partners

Former CEO of First Solar — the largest US solar panel manufacturer and a leading developer and operator of solar projects in North America. During his tenure (2012-16), FSLR stock increased from $11 to $50 creating over $4 billion of market value for investors. Prior to that, was CEO of AEI (a portfolio company owned by Ashmore, GIC and others), which acquired the Enron International businesses for $1B, deployed another $1.7B, and exited in 2011 at greater than 3x return. Currently a board director for Alcoa, TPI Composites and PNM Resources, as well as a former Chairman and current director at the Los Angeles branch of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Jim has also recently joined the Energy Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Previously, he has served on the Advisory board of the United States EXIM Bank.