Allotrope’s core team brings together a range of skill sets spanning the project development and investment process, as well as deep networks across dozens of countries in the climate and clean energy sectors. Together, the Allotrope team represents a unique combination of decades of experience in government policymaking, capital markets, project development and finance, philanthropy, nonprofit, and advisory sectors.

Since 2013, when Marc Stuart founded Allotrope Partners, our team has been working to identify and develop projects in the clean economy, deploy pools of capital into those opportunities, and educate decision-makers on successful policy and investment paradigms. Collectively members of the Allotrope team have worked on more than 400 successful renewable energy projects and we currently provide advisory services for several Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. government, international organizations, and other partners.

From our headquarters in California, at the center of clean tech and climate leadership, to our on-the-ground presence in Southeast Asia, the Allotrope team offers unique, global expertise. In particular, our staff in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand are deeply engaged with renewable energy deployment in the region and offer valuable local insights to our clients and partners.

 

Meet the Allotrope Team

   Marc Stuart    Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer  Marc is the founder of Allotrope Partners and a recognized leader in the world of international emissions trading and low carbon finance. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics and the Claremont Graduate University.

Marc Stuart

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Marc is the founder of Allotrope Partners and a recognized leader in the world of international emissions trading and low carbon finance. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics and the Claremont Graduate University.

   Bob Hambrecht    Partner  Bob has worked in investment banking, venture investing, and project development in the alternative energy and technology field for more than 20 years. He has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has a Master of Public Affairs from Columbia University with a focus on Economic Development, Project Finance, and Urban Planning

Bob Hambrecht

Partner

Bob has worked in investment banking, venture investing, and project development in the alternative energy and technology field for more than 20 years. He has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has a Master of Public Affairs from Columbia University with a focus on Economic Development, Project Finance, and Urban Planning

   Ethan Ravage    Partner  Ethan has over 30 years experience as an investment banker, management consultant and energy-related investor. He has worked in San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, and has traveled on projects throughout Asia and the Middle East. Specific to energy and the clean economy he has worked with the leading trade organizations focused on emissions reductions, energy trading and their related capital markets. Ethan has earned a BS from the Wharton School and an MBA from the Goizeuta Business School at Emory University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter and dog.

Ethan Ravage

Partner

Ethan has over 30 years experience as an investment banker, management consultant and energy-related investor. He has worked in San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, and has traveled on projects throughout Asia and the Middle East. Specific to energy and the clean economy he has worked with the leading trade organizations focused on emissions reductions, energy trading and their related capital markets. Ethan has earned a BS from the Wharton School and an MBA from the Goizeuta Business School at Emory University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter and dog.

 
   Jack MacDonald    Partner and CFO  Jack is an environmental finance and commercial professional with 20 years of years of international experience, during which time he has accumulated a record of innovation in the emission reduction and clean energy project marketplace. He has been CFO of two public companies, including EcoSecurities. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jack MacDonald

Partner and CFO

Jack is an environmental finance and commercial professional with 20 years of years of international experience, during which time he has accumulated a record of innovation in the emission reduction and clean energy project marketplace. He has been CFO of two public companies, including EcoSecurities. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

   Rachel Posner Ross    Senior Director, Advisory Practice  Rachel is an energy policy professional with nearly 15 years of experience working in think tanks, U.S. government agencies, and consultancies. Before joining Allotrope, Rachel lived in Myanmar, where she conducted sustainable energy market analysis for various clients. Previously, Rachel worked in the U.S. Defense Department, where she developed policies, strategies, and public-private partnerships to improve energy management in U.S. military operations. Rachel is also an adjunct fellow (non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Energy Program and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from UCLA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

Rachel Posner Ross

Senior Director, Advisory Practice

Rachel is an energy policy professional with nearly 15 years of experience working in think tanks, U.S. government agencies, and consultancies. Before joining Allotrope, Rachel lived in Myanmar, where she conducted sustainable energy market analysis for various clients. Previously, Rachel worked in the U.S. Defense Department, where she developed policies, strategies, and public-private partnerships to improve energy management in U.S. military operations. Rachel is also an adjunct fellow (non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Energy Program and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from UCLA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

   Erik Chan    Director, Allotrope Southeast Asia  Erik manages Allotrope in Southeast Asia, bringing 15 years of experience in business origination, project development, and management of clean energy and emission mitigation projects in the region. He has experience in biofuels, solar, waste to energy, and biomethane projects and has been deeply involved in the region’s renewable energy market, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Erik graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy. He lives in Singapore.

Erik Chan

Director, Allotrope Southeast Asia

Erik manages Allotrope in Southeast Asia, bringing 15 years of experience in business origination, project development, and management of clean energy and emission mitigation projects in the region. He has experience in biofuels, solar, waste to energy, and biomethane projects and has been deeply involved in the region’s renewable energy market, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Erik graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy. He lives in Singapore.

 
   Gina Lisdiani    Director, Allotrope Indonesia  Gina has worked in the renewable energy and low emission development field in Indonesia for more than a decade. Based in Jakarta, Gina manages Allotrope’s business origination activities through engagement with qualified local partners, networking with relevant government offices, and navigating policy and regulatory requirements related to renewable energy project development, specifically focused on solar and low-head hydro deployment. Ms. Lisdiani holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and her Master’s Degree in Business and Technology from Bandung Institute of Technology.

Gina Lisdiani

Director, Allotrope Indonesia

Gina has worked in the renewable energy and low emission development field in Indonesia for more than a decade. Based in Jakarta, Gina manages Allotrope’s business origination activities through engagement with qualified local partners, networking with relevant government offices, and navigating policy and regulatory requirements related to renewable energy project development, specifically focused on solar and low-head hydro deployment. Ms. Lisdiani holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and her Master’s Degree in Business and Technology from Bandung Institute of Technology.

   Jason Venetoulis    Partner, Chief Solar & Sustainability Officer  Jason has extensive experience in solar PV project origination, deal negotiations, site evaluations, system design (off-grid and on), economic modeling, marketing, strategy, policy analysis, and project sales and development – from 2 KW residential in the US to 20 MW abroad. Over the last decade, his work has resulted in the installation of over 400 solar energy systems. He earned NABCEP PV Technical Certification, and holds a BA from Pitzer College, and MA & PHD from Claremont Graduate University.

Jason Venetoulis

Partner, Chief Solar & Sustainability Officer

Jason has extensive experience in solar PV project origination, deal negotiations, site evaluations, system design (off-grid and on), economic modeling, marketing, strategy, policy analysis, and project sales and development – from 2 KW residential in the US to 20 MW abroad. Over the last decade, his work has resulted in the installation of over 400 solar energy systems. He earned NABCEP PV Technical Certification, and holds a BA from Pitzer College, and MA & PHD from Claremont Graduate University.

   Michelle Murphy Rogers    Director, Clean Energy Partnerships  Michelle is a climate and clean energy professional with experience across the government and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Allotrope, Michelle spent four years working on international climate change at the U.S. Department of State where she oversaw Low Emission Development Strategies programs across a global network of partner organizations. She has experience in clean energy project management, international climate negotiations, global conservation, and gender and energy issues. She holds an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Michelle Murphy Rogers

Director, Clean Energy Partnerships

Michelle is a climate and clean energy professional with experience across the government and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Allotrope, Michelle spent four years working on international climate change at the U.S. Department of State where she oversaw Low Emission Development Strategies programs across a global network of partner organizations. She has experience in clean energy project management, international climate negotiations, global conservation, and gender and energy issues. She holds an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University.

 
   Marlon Apaňada    Managing Director, Allotrope Philippines  Marlon is responsible for overseeing Allotrope's Philippines-based activities. His 14-year experience in the clean energy space includes working at a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project as an Environmental Specialist, at the Transnational Renewable Energy Corporation as the Business Development Manager, at EcoSecurities as the Origination Manager of the Philippines office, and as an Advisor to Philippine Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and to Solar Philippines. Mr. Apañada holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University and received training on Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and Environment. He is also a Green Finance Specialist certified by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) Berlin.

Marlon Apaňada

Managing Director, Allotrope Philippines

Marlon is responsible for overseeing Allotrope's Philippines-based activities. His 14-year experience in the clean energy space includes working at a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project as an Environmental Specialist, at the Transnational Renewable Energy Corporation as the Business Development Manager, at EcoSecurities as the Origination Manager of the Philippines office, and as an Advisor to Philippine Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and to Solar Philippines. Mr. Apañada holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University and received training on Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and Environment. He is also a Green Finance Specialist certified by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) Berlin.

   Afifah Eleksiani    Renewable Energy Project Associate, Allotrope Indonesia  Afifah is an environment and energy professional with experience in program design implementation, technical study and policy analysis, as well as project and business-development initiatives in the clean energy sector. Prior to joining the Allotrope team, Afifah worked for the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and was a member of the Renewable Energy Task Force under Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. She also served as a consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and a local consulting firm, PT Inovasi, on rural energy and off-grid initiatives. Afifah holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Energy Engineering degree from the University of Sheffield.

Afifah Eleksiani

Renewable Energy Project Associate, Allotrope Indonesia

Afifah is an environment and energy professional with experience in program design implementation, technical study and policy analysis, as well as project and business-development initiatives in the clean energy sector. Prior to joining the Allotrope team, Afifah worked for the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and was a member of the Renewable Energy Task Force under Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. She also served as a consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and a local consulting firm, PT Inovasi, on rural energy and off-grid initiatives. Afifah holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Energy Engineering degree from the University of Sheffield.

   Evan Scandling    Director, Advisory and Business Development, Southeast Asia  Evan has more than decade of experience advising, marketing, developing and managing clean energy businesses and projects around the world. Based in Southeast Asia since 2012, he has specialized in on- and off-grid decentralized renewable energy. In his role with Allotrope, Evan co-leads Clean Energy Investment Accelerator activities in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Vietnam, and contributes to Allotrope's other advisory work, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial renewable energy. Prior to joining Allotrope, Evan was the country director of an international solar project developer in Myanmar. He was responsible for establishing the company's Myanmar office in 2014 and oversaw strategy, operations, and business development. Evan has lived and worked in North America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

Evan Scandling

Director, Advisory and Business Development, Southeast Asia

Evan has more than decade of experience advising, marketing, developing and managing clean energy businesses and projects around the world. Based in Southeast Asia since 2012, he has specialized in on- and off-grid decentralized renewable energy. In his role with Allotrope, Evan co-leads Clean Energy Investment Accelerator activities in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Vietnam, and contributes to Allotrope's other advisory work, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial renewable energy. Prior to joining Allotrope, Evan was the country director of an international solar project developer in Myanmar. He was responsible for establishing the company's Myanmar office in 2014 and oversaw strategy, operations, and business development. Evan has lived and worked in North America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

 
  Mark Burget   Executive Committee Member  Mark serves as the North America Managing Director of the The Nature Conservancy. He returned to TNC after serving as President and COO of the ClimateWorks Foundation. He previously served as TNC’s Chief Conservation Programs Officer, overseeing country programs in North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Mark also has served at TNC as Director of Global Priorities, Director of the California Program and Director of the Colorado Program. He earned both his JD and MBA from the University of Virginia and his BA in Government from Dartmouth College. Mark serves on the board of the Energy Foundation and has served on the boards of the ECF, the International Council on Clean Transportation, the Climate and Land Use Alliance, and Bio-Logical Capital.

Mark Burget

Executive Committee Member

Mark serves as the North America Managing Director of the The Nature Conservancy. He returned to TNC after serving as President and COO of the ClimateWorks Foundation. He previously served as TNC’s Chief Conservation Programs Officer, overseeing country programs in North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Mark also has served at TNC as Director of Global Priorities, Director of the California Program and Director of the Colorado Program. He earned both his JD and MBA from the University of Virginia and his BA in Government from Dartmouth College. Mark serves on the board of the Energy Foundation and has served on the boards of the ECF, the International Council on Clean Transportation, the Climate and Land Use Alliance, and Bio-Logical Capital.

   Tim Woodward    Executive Committee Member  Tim joined Prelude Ventures in 2013 after 15 years with Nth Power, where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials, storage and utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for the firm’s successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC). Tim received his MBA from UCLA and his BS in Resource Economics from UC Berkeley. He serves on the Board of AllConnect.

Tim Woodward

Executive Committee Member

Tim joined Prelude Ventures in 2013 after 15 years with Nth Power, where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials, storage and utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for the firm’s successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC). Tim received his MBA from UCLA and his BS in Resource Economics from UC Berkeley. He serves on the Board of AllConnect.