Board of Advisors
FGE Power has assembled a Board of Advisors recognized internationally as leaders in the fields of finance, clean energy, infrastructure, and operations. The Board's diverse background, global reach, and active participation deliver a strategic advantage and are a key component in realizing implementation of the Triple Bottom Line philosophy.
Charles F. Auster
Mr. Auster sits on the board of a number of companies and is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center of Tufts University, and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of L’Enfant Trust, Washington, D.C., a 501(c)(3) historic preservation organization that he co-founded.
Before establishing ACP, Mr. Auster was a Partner and Managing Director at One Equity Partners (OEP), the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase. OEP manages $10 billion of investments and commitments for direct investments in corporate transactions and leveraged buyouts. Among other transactions, Mr. Auster led the deal team in the acquisition of Polaroid Corporation by OEP and served as Chairman of the Board of Polaroid.
Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Auster was President and Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of Infocrossing, Inc. (NASDAQ:IFOX), a premier provider of a full range of IT outsourcing services, including mainframe and open systems as well as complex hosting and managed services.
Mr. Auster was a Founder and formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of IXnet, Ltd. (NASDAQ), a network provider of communication services offering an international voice, data and IP extranet for the financial services community. He served in a leadership role as part of the senior team that negotiated the sale of IPC and IXnet to Global Crossing in a stock-for-stock exchange valued in excess of $3.8 billion.
Mr. Auster earlier served as Executive Vice President and on the Board of Directors of Washington-based AmeriTrade, Inc., an international trade and investment banking firm that helps U.S. firms structure, finance and manage overseas transactions. Mr. Auster’s primary work included projects with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The U.S. Export Import Bank, The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.
As a Founding Partner in Andes Equity Partners, Ltd., Mr. Auster aided in the conception and sponsorship of the South American Private Equity Growth Fund, LP, a $180 million Overseas Private Investment Corporation guaranteed direct investment fund for Latin America.
Mr. Auster graduated from Tufts University with Highest Honors in Economics and holds a Juris Doctor with Honors from the National Law Center, George Washington University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Virginia State Bar.
Ian A. Bowles
Mr. Bowles also serves as a Senior Director at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm based in Washington, D.C. He is a director at First Wind, chairman of the strategic advisory board for Harvest Power and an advisor to several private equity and venture capital backed companies..
Until early 2011, Bowles served as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs of Massachusetts. As Secretary he created the first state cabinet agency ecompassing both energy/utility regulation and environmental protection and oversaw six line agencies that employ staff of more than 3,000. He overhauled utility and environmental regulation to make Massachusetts the #1 ranked star in energy efficiency and a top solar market. Bowles also set the highest standards in the nation on greenhouse gas emissions and building codes.
As Secretary, Mr. Bowles also served as Chairman of the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Earlier in his career, served as principal international environment and natural resources policy advisor on the White House staff for President Bill Clinton, holding the posts of Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Mr. Bowles was also a Senior Advisor to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Bowles co-edited of Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation (Oxford University Press) and has written broadly on energy, environment, conservation and sustainability in professional journals such as Science and in the popular media to include the New York Times.
He received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and a Masters degree from Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate from Emerson College.
Prior to Triple-Tree Capital Partners, Dean served seven years as an Operating Executive for TPG Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in the world. While at TPG Mr. Dorman worked on operating transformations at a number of TPG portfolio companies, and also led TPG’s cross-portfolio leverage programs.
Previously, Mr. Dorman was President & CEO of Silver Oak Solutions, a supply-management software and services provider, successfully ending in a strategic sale in 2005 to CGI, a multi-billion dollar international company.
Prior to Silver Oak, Mr. Dorman filled a variety of senior executive roles including Vice President of Business Development for Chemdex (a “dot-com” pioneer in B2B) and a Manager at GE evaluating multi-billion acquisition candidates and driving GE’s early internet commerce strategy.
Prior to serving as a General Manager at GE, Mr. Dorman served as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company specializing in Operations Effectiveness and Supply Chain Management.
Early in his non-business career, Mr. Dorman was a Senior Design Engineer, serving as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering. Before that, Dean served in the U.S. Army for nearly five years leading Soldiers as a Combat Engineer Officer in Washington state (9th Infantry Division) and the Republic of Honduras.
Mr. Dorman received a Bachelors degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995.