Board of Directors
Mr. Mills is the co-founder of @Ventures, which was formed in 1995. Now investing the firm's 5th fund, Peter operates out of Menlo Park, CA.Mr. Mills has played a key role in a number of successful investments for @Ventures, including GeoCities (Nasdaq: GCTY then acquired by Yahoo), Vicinity (Nasdaq: VCNT then acquired by Microsoft) and Avamar Technologies (acquired by EMC). He currently holds board or observer seats with 212 Resources, Advent Solar, Cobalt Biofuels and Propel Biofuels.
Steve Swanson – North Shore Energy
Mr. Swanson is the President and Managing Member for North Shore Energy, LLC, (NSE) a Denver based private equity firm investing in oil and gas exploration and production and water as a natural resource. Mr. Swanson has over 30 years of experience in both investment banking and private equity. He has managed numerous successful energy related companies for Yorktown Energy Partners, one of the largest private equity investment companies in the world. Mr. Swanson currently serves as a Board Member for 212 Resources, Altela, and New Sky Energy.
David Lincoln – Element Partners
Mr. Lincoln has been an active investor in venture capital for over 18 years and has over 23 years of experience investing in energy and technology companies. Mr. Lincoln’s areas of investment focus include renewable and alternative energy technologies, energy storage, advanced materials, resource optimization and the upstream energy sector.
Prior to forming Element, Mr. Lincoln was a co-founder and Managing Director of EnerTech Capital Partners, an energy technology venture firm formed in 1996. Mr. Lincoln also founded and served as President and CEO of Deven Resources, Inc., a private equity firm dedicated to the acquisition and development of energy properties.
Mr. Gupta is a Senior Associate at Element Partners and has experience in private equity and investment banking. Prior to Element, Mr. Gupta worked as an Analyst at Lazard Freres, where he focused on restructuring and mergers and acquisitions of companies within the energy, telecommunications and automotive industries. Prior to joining Lazard, he worked as a technology consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Stephen E. Hester
Stephen currently serves as 212’s President and Chief Executive Officer.