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Board of Directors

Steve Delson

Steve Delson is the chief executive officer and a co-founding board member who brings more than three decades of engineering, consulting, business, and management experience to Gate 5 Energy Partners, Inc. Delson led the design, entitlement, and construction of a community-wide water reclamation system (including tertiary wastewater treatment plant, seasonal storage, operational storage, and distribution system) for the Santa Margarita Water District. Over the past 15 years, Delson founded and grew successful consulting, real estate development, and service companies. Prior to that, Mr. Delson was an executive vice president of one of the nation's largest and most successful community developers, Mission Viejo Company.

Lisa Heinz

Ms. Heinz is a co-founding board member who has been involved in financial management and private capital investments for more than two decades. Lisa brings her expertise in the business investment industry, as well as her ability to manage complex investment and business development strategies to Gate 5 Energy Partners, Inc. Prior to her involvement with Gate 5, Ms. Heinz served in numerous capacities for The Heinz Investment Group, an investment partnership of family funds. With this group, Lisa has played an integral leadership role including managing the origination, execution, and administration of fund holdings with various funds and fund managers, directing investments with start-ups in the textile, transportation, real estate, and telecommunications industries and oversight of the same, including through exit.

Richard Sherman

Mr. Sherman is a co-founding board member who also serves as President of Invensure Insurance Brokers, a leading business and personal insurance brokerage company based in Irvine, California, which originated in 1983. Richard's combined passion for the environment and his entrepreneurial skills has enabled him to recognize the commercial potential of the SERT inventor's technology, which is the basis of the G5ES. Richard is a graduate of the UCI with a degree in economics. In addition to helping to build Invensure into one of Orange County's top retail insurance brokerages, Mr. Sherman has built and made successful investments in companies in the fields of private aircraft industry real estate development, consumer brands, and another bio-energy company. Richard has also served on various charity boards, including Kids Cancer Connection and the Orange County Metro Board of the YMCA.