Richard N. Swett
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- Ambassador Swett, a licensed architect, has thirty years experience in the architecture and energy fields. He most recently was the Managing Principal of the DC office and international contracts of Leo A. Daly Architects.
- He worked as an alternative energy entrepreneur in the Northeast, building biomass power plants in New Hampshire.
- He served as a member of the US House of Representatives from New Hampshire from 1991-1995. He then served as the US Ambassador to Denmark from 1998-2001.
- While serving as Ambassador, he reorganized the management and staff relationships within the Embassy to create a cross-disciplined, team based structure, resulting in smoother transfers of information and co-operation between departments. Subsequently, he consulted with the US State Department to expand this innovation department-wide.
- He was a contributing author for "A Nation Reconstructed", 1997, and authored "Leadership by Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust", 2005.
- Awards: Arnold W. Brunner Award, NY AIA (2001); National Economic Commission Citation of Appreciation, American Legion (1994); Ten Outstanding Young Americans, US Junior Chamber of Commerce (1993); The President's Award, AIA (1992, 1994); Grand-Croix of the Order of the Dannebrog, bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, (2001) and many more awards and honorary degrees.
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Business Development
- Mr. Rowan is the creator of the enterprise solution model for deploying technology in developing worlds.
- He helped design and implement this model in Alaska which created 200 Alaska Native enterprises producing over $42 billion since 1976, lifting most Alaska Natives from poverty to middle class in one generation.
- He served as a strategic consultant in 14 nations on economic and political development.
- His clients include energy companies in 12 countries since 1970, including Mobil, BP, Shell, Texaco and Chevron.
- He authored Getting Over Chavez and Poverty, 2006, and The Threat Closer to Home, 2009.
- Ms. Flynn brings extensive experience in Project Development and Acquisition establishing industry sector platforms for economic growth in regions around the US.
- Her focus past and present is on domestic and global Projects that include Biofuel, Agriculture Distribution, Energy Innovation Technology, and their silo industries - creating profitable enterprises while building sustainable economies from often overlooked opportunities and regions.
- Her first energy project and work, the Red Shield RSE Mill in Old Town, Maine, allowed she and her partners to buy the shuttered Mill for a $1.00, place 300 people back to work, secure a $30 million DOE Biofuel grant and ultimately sell the transformed mill for $19M to Lynn Tilton of Patriarch Partners.
- Ms. Flynn is all about creating opportunities for business by identifying the right resources and key people - making those critical connections for acquisition, execution, and implementation.