Paul’s background includes wealthy family advisory, privacy expertise, tax trust & estate law, high-tech manufacturing engineering, and philanthropy. He is a partner and original investor in Renova and is currently leading the development and formation of new joint ventures, affiliates, and new technology pursuits. From 1999 to 2009 Paul transformed a failed semiconductor wafer process equipment critical components manufacturer into a modern, global, multiple materials market leader. Key to this was creating a world-renowned silicon crystal growing operation to supplement a legacy quartzglass fabrication business, building revenue from $4 million to $64 million per year, and establishing subsidiaries in Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan. He expanded manufacturing in Silicon Valley to 117,000 square feet including various class 1000, class 100, and class 10 cleanroom facilities, and established low-cost geography manufacturing in Taiwan by exporting copy-exact SOPs, quality assurance disciplines, and intellectual property. Paul innovated and patented a significant yield-enhancing silicon crystal growing method & equipment utilization technique. US Patent 20090165703 A1. Paul established a 501(c)(3) foundation focusing on building an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa and supporting a number of domestic US projects. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Georgetown University, an MBA from the Georgetown University Graduate School of Business, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School.
In addition to his role as a partner in Renova, Bob serves as the CFO of Ensyn Corporation (www.ensyn.com) - a leading biofuels company. Bob joined Ensyn with the formation of Ensyn Development Partners – a joint venture between Ensyn and Renova to develop renewable biofuels facilities in the U.S. He also served as a Board member of Main Street Power and was an early investor in the company. Main Street Power developed over $400MM of distributed solar assets in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Main Street was one of the first companies funded by Renova Capital Group and was sold to AES in February 2015. Bob’s previously served as a national leader in the investment banking industry, and he held the post of Managing Director and Deputy Head of Municipal and Infrastructure Finance at JP Morgan. At JP Morgan he managed a team of 150 investment bankers on a national level. In this position he directed all of the investment banking services that JP Morgan provided to its state and local government, energy, transport, housing, healthcare, higher education and other not-for-profit clients. He also served as the co-head of UBS/Paine Webber's National Infrastructure Group. He was a Managing Director in Merrill Lynch's alternative investment, private equity and municipal finance groups. Bob has personally closed on over $30 billion of renewable energy, infrastructure and municipal financings throughout his career. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a MBA from University of Chicago.
Rick is a veteran entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of Renova Capital Partners, a Denver-based private investment partnership focused on sustainable infrastructure. He is currently leading Renova’s efforts to develop investment opportunities through the application of emerging energy storage technologies. Rick was the Founder and Chairman of Main Street Power Company - recently sold to AES and now branded AES Solar. Main Street helped to pioneer the distributed solar industry by developing and financing of over $400MM of solar assets under Mr. Tallman’s leadership. Rick established his reputation as a successful entrepreneur by founding and leading a variety of early-stage companies through initial public offering or acquisition. Among these, Water Quality Management Corporation was a pioneer of municipal water utility privatization. Mr. Tallman served as a Company Commander in the US Army during the Persian Gulf War, serves on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards and frequently lectures on the subjects of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.