Bob Fox is one of New York City’s most respected architects and sustainability leaders, and is a foremost authority on green buildings. He is a founding partner of COOKFOX Architects and led the design of the LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, a 2.2 million square-foot building. Mr. Fox is also a founding partner of Terrapin Bright Green, a sustainability consultancy.
Mr. Fox serves on numerous boards and committees related to sustainable design. His roles have included Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council for the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, founding chairman of Urban Green Council, member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health, member of the “Green Dream Team” for Interface Corporation and founding chairperson of the U.S. General Services Administration Green Building Advisory Committee.
Scott Frank is a Partner with the firm of Jaros Baum & Bolles, a full service mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm based in New York City and specializing in the design of large commercial and institutional projects located throughout the world. Since joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Frank has functioned as principal mechanical engineer for numerous new construction and retrofit project located both within the United States and abroad. Mr. Frank currently directs the sustainable design practice at JB&B, including in-house energy and CFD modeling functions and has been involved with several significant green building projects, including: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, 30 Hudson Street, 7 World Trade Center and World Trade Center Towers 1 through 4.
Mr. Frank holds Bachelors and Master’s of engineering degrees from Cornell University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional and is a founding and current Board member of the Urban Green Council (NY Chapter of the US Green Building Council).
Trevor Foster is President of C-Store and Energy of FM Facility Maintenance reporting to the CEO. Responsibilities include transforming the organization by creating a customer centric organization & culture enabled by best in class technology with improved accountability for the account managers to grow the C-Store business activities. The growth has been to over 11,000 stores and $300 Million in revenue since 2009.
Mr. Foster founded and is the President of FPC Associates, a consulting firm providing services to enhance the business performance for owners’ of facilities, service providers providing services to the market and investment firms building a portfolio of companies to serve the industry.
Prior to creating FPC Associates Mr. Foster was the Executive Managing Director responsible for CBRE’s Global Facilities Management Services. He has more than 30 years of experience in property, facility management and building automation, for all types of facilities including commercial property, high tech manufacturing and industrial plants. He has traveled into over 90 countries. Trevor joined Trammell Crow Company (which was acquired by CBRE in 2006), as the Global Director, Building Management, in 2004.
Roy Doumani is Executive Director of the Business of Science Center and a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA teaching “The Business of Science”, “Advancing Bioengineering Innovations”, and “Healthcare Technology” to graduate students. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Zhejiang California NanoSystems Institute in the People’s Republic of China.
Mr. Doumani has a background in international finance and banking, and holds an equity position in and served as Vice Chairman of the first joint venture bank in the PRC, Xiamen International Bank and has been involved with numerous financial institutions: Founder and Director of First Los Angeles Bank; Chairman of First Interstate Bank of Hawaii; Director of HonFed Bank; one of the Founders of Agensys, Inc.; Investor and Board Member of Kite Pharma; Chairman of World Trade Bank in Los Angeles. Roy has served as a board member and advisor to companies in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Mr. Doumani is a member of RAND’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy’s advisory board and Chairman of the Pacific Pension Institute’s advisory board. He has established endowed chairs at UCLA, in the Departments of Medical and Molecular Pharmacology and Urological Oncology. Roy is also a Trustee at the Norton Simon Museum.
Mr. Doumani graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Business and Finance and received a law degree from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Johnson has served as the President and CEO of Enduring Hydro, a clean energy development and consulting company, since January 2011. Dr. Johnson has also been a member of the Cisco Systems Board of Directors since August 2012.
Prior to working at Enduring Hydro, Dr. Johnson served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from May 2009 to October 2010. As Under Secretary, she was responsible for unifying and managing a broad $10.5 billion Energy and Environment portfolio, including an additional $37 billion in energy and environment investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Under her leadership, the Department developed an integrated Strategic Technologies Energy Plan for reducing our dependence on imported oil by 75%, achieving greenhouse gas reductions of 83% by 2050, and achieving 80% low-carbon electricity by 2035.
Kristina has received numerous recognitions for contributions to her field, including the John Fritz Medal, considered the highest award given in the engineering profession.
Darrell Smith is the Director, Facilities Services, Real Estate & Workplace Services and oversees a team at Google who is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Previously, he was the Director of Facilities and Energy / Global Sustainability and Energy at Microsoft, where he directed energy strategy, programs, targets and reporting for 560 sites and 32 million square feet globally. Mr. Smith has 20+ years of industry experience in facility management, data center operations, energy management, and manufacturing engineering. Prior to Microsoft, Darrell held several positions within Cisco Systems‘ Real Estate team including global Center of Excellence for Facilities, Venture Integration and Facilities Manager.
John Cefaly has worked for Cushman & Wakefield for 42 years – the first 30 years spent in the downtown NYC office where he was the leading broker for 20 consecutive years. During his tenure, John has made numerous contributions to the C&W organization by serving on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Global Management Team as well as the Compensation Committee. He also originated and chaired the Brokerage Advisory Committee.
Mr. Cefaly has been engaged as both broker and consultant by many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and law firms. He has consistently been among the top five producing brokers within C&W Worldwide over the past 30 years and is recognized as one of the top real estate professionals in the country.
Dr. Tagge has a proven track record of leading startups of innovative technologies with a focus on sustainability from concept to commercialization. Additionally, Dr. Tagge is an expert in intellectual property development and strategy. He holds seventeen US patents and has managed global intellectual property strategies for multiple companies, including Ecorithm.
Before founding Ecorithm, Dr. Tagge was president of Innovative Construction & Building Materials, a highly successful startup that developed advanced technologies to enhance critical properties of building materials. Previously, Dr. Tagge held the positions of CEO at LivinGreen Materials and Senior Scientist at SRI International.
Dr. Tagge holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
Dr. Mezic is a world-renowned expert in the field of building energy efficiency. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he serves as Director of the Center for Energy Efficient Design, and Head of the Building and Design Solutions Group at the Institute of Energy Efficiency. UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency – where Prof. Mezic is a founding member – is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the development of cutting-edge science and technologies that support an efficient and sustainable energy future. Dr. Mezic is also an expert in complex dynamical systems, both a member of the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computations, and the California Nanosystems Institute.
His major scientific contribution in this field has been the development of operator-theoretic methods for analysis of complex dynamical systems, that led to a massive number of applications in “Big Data Dynamics” – a term he coined.
After receiving his Ph.D. at Caltech in Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, Dr. Mezic became an Assistant Professor at UCSB, where he was promoted to a Full Professor in 2003. Dr. Mezic also served as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Ms. Marasciullo has over 30 years of experience in programming and engineering management. She led the development teams at two highly successful startups, Fastclick and Occam Networks, and has managed engineering teams in large companies such as Cisco Systems and Valueclick.
After studying Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Stephanie was a programmer doing protocol work on early Internet nodes that were part of the ARPAnet. She focused on data communications, and spent time working on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), helping to define some of the protocols – notably the DHCP protocol and Router Requirements RFC – that are used today whenever you boot your computer and send data over the Internet.
While at Fastclick, Ms. Marasciullo learned how to create large-scale web applications that can handle vast amounts of data. She has applied these concepts to Ecorithm’s physics-based algorithm implementations.
Dan Tishman serves as Chairman of the Board of Ecorithm. He also serves on numerous other corporate boards, including Tishman Realty, Tishman Construction, and AECOM, where he is Vice Chair and a board member.
Mr. Tishman has a passion for science and a long standing commitment to driving advances to solve environmental challenges, including being a major force behind the green building movement. Previous to Ecorithm, he was a founder of Innovative Construction and Building Materials, a successful startup which developed technologies to enhance critical properties of building materials.
Mr. Tishman has many outside civic and philanthropic interests. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the world’s leading environmental advocacy organizations. He also serves on the boards of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and the Real Estate Board of New York. In 2015, New York Governor Cuomo asked Mr. Tishman to chair his Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel to transform New York’s airports.
Mr. Tishman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Planning from Evergreen State College and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Lesley College.