Aircuity Board of Directors

James Wilson, Board Member
James Wilson is currently Chairman and Managing Partner of Source2, a company he formed in 2006 with James Rosenfield to focus primarily on starting and building value-added service businesses. Mr. Wilson was a founding partner of Boston Ventures, one of the leading U.S media private equity funds. During that time Boston Ventures led investments in approximately 40 companies totaling over $2 billion in six successor funds. Mr. Wilson was responsible for building the firm’s practice in the publishing and information services industries, in which Boston Ventures has a commanding reputation and in which it achieved an approximately 40% internal rate of return on $600 million invested in 31 companies, approximately a 3x return on capital and less than a 1% loss on capital employed. Mr. Wilson was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, where he received his MA in 1974. He has lived in Brookline since 1986, with his wife Jane and two sons.

Gordon P. Sharp, Chairman
Gordon Sharp has over 25 years of wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls. As founder, former president, and CEO of Phoenix Controls, he led the development of this world leader in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998. In 2000, Gordon founded Aircuity, which was spun out of Honeywell. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, the nonprofit foundation that officially cosponsors and operates the Labs21 conference. Mr. Sharp is also a member of the ANSI Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Committee and has testified before the US Congress on the topics of climate change and energy efficiency. Mr. Sharp is a graduate of MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering.

James Rosenfield, Board Member
James Rosenfield is founder or co-founder of numerous successful firms in energy, information services and biotechnology.  Best known among these is Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), an influential international energy research and advisory firm that Mr. Rosenfield co-founded with Daniel Yergin. Mr. Rosenfield led CERA’s growth as Managing Director responsible for operations, strategy, product and business development. He created and is co-chairman of CERAWeek, the premiere international annual senior energy gathering. CERA was acquired in 2005 by IHS, Inc, listed on the NY Stock Exchange (ticker: IHS).

Mr. Rosenfield also co-founded Azima (now AzimaDLI, a SourceSquared portfolio company); as well as Xcellerex, LLC, a bio-technology manufacturing company. He is non-executive Chairman of Acumentrics.  He is a Founding Director of the New England Clean Energy Council, representing clean energy companies, venture investors, universities, and other key stakeholders. He is a Selection Committee Member of the Technology Pioneers Program of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Rosenfield has presented at various international forums. including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the United Nations in Geneva; and CERAWeek.

Mr. Rosenfield is a Member of the Corporation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2005-2007); and served as Series Production Executive for “Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy,” an award-winning five-hour television documentary broadcast nationally over the Public Broadcasting Service. He received his undergraduate education at Harvard College and holds an MBA from Boston University. He lives with his wife and three children in Lexington, MA.

Joyce M. Ferris, Board Member
Joyce Ferris is a Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Hill Partners LLC, a private investment firm focused exclusively in the Green Technology sector. Blue Hill has built an investment portfolio around energy efficiency technologies and services for application in commercial and industrial buildings. The portfolio includes companies with technologies and services related to reducing the costs of lighting, air conditioning, monitoring and control and providing cost effective solutions for on-site power generation.

Joyce has over 25 years of experience in building and financing green technology companies and projects. She has had principal roles as an investor, technology and equipment provider, financial advisor and as a project developer. Joyce’s project experience includes energy efficiency and on-site generation projects, biomass and agricultural waste fired energy projects, industrial waste disposal facilities, waste-coal fired power plants, geothermal, and hydroelectric projects. Joyce was a senior founding executive of Reading Energy Company where she managed financial transactions totaling over $500 million. Joyce was a major shareholder and Director of Business Development for Energy Products of Idaho, a combustion technology firm specializing in the conversion of a wide variety of solid waste material. Joyce has held numerous board positions and is currently on the board of Aircuity, Skyline Innovations, Performance Systems Development, and Good Company Group. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has recently spoken at the White House regarding Cleantech investment opportunities. She holds a B.A. from Reed College and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Policy.

Daniel E. Diehl, Board Member
Mr. Diehl brings over twenty-three years of industry experience across a wide variety of vertical markets and disciplines in commercial and light industrial building markets. Dan has been an integral part of the growth and success of Aircuity, leading global sales for his first four years with the company before being appointed CEO. Previously, Dan led business development at Lutron Electronics, an industry leader in lighting controls. Prior to this, Dan was a partner for six years with Synergy, an energy services company that delivers energy efficiency programs for national clients in the light industrial sector. Dan began his career with Johnson Controls, Inc. working for eleven years with increasing responsibilities in sales, branch and regional management positions.

Mr. Diehl earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and has an MBA from Villanova University.

Bruno Biasiotta, Board Member
Bruno Biasiotta is a managing partner of The GNA Group, where he is engaged in assisting middle market and start up organizations focused on growth. In his role, Mr. Biasiotta provides companies real world expertise in defining winning business models through effective strategy formulation and execution, commercial go-to market excellence and board consulting. Prior to this, Mr. Biasiotta was President and CEO for Philips Lighting Americas where he was responsible for driving sustained profitable growth for Philips’ lighting portfolio of businesses in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Before leaving Philips, Mr. Biasiotta successfully led multiple businesses in the building technology services and solutions space, with the majority of his career spent in leadership roles at Johnson Controls.

Mr. Biasiotta was named Man of the Year in lighting during his first year as President/CEO of Philips Lighting. He was also featured in the NY Times bestseller The Force by David Dorsey. Mr. Biasiotta holds a degree in business from Cleveland State University where he was honored as a distinguished alumni for his accolades and success. He sits on various other professional and volunteer boards.

Carlos Gonzalez, Board Member
Founder and CIO of Rivas Capital LLC. Rivas is a privately-held investment firm focused on long-term principal investments in technology-enabled businesses. Prior to founding Rivas, Carlos led business development at Grupo Numar, a leading food and agri-business conglomerate based in Costa Rica. Carlos holds a degree in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.