Affiliates & Advisory Board Members

  • Chris Balthasar, JD, and former Series 7 licensed broker/dealer, licensed real estate professional.  Managing director at Renewable Energy Investor Forum (renewablesinvestors.com).
  • Brian Cayton, JD, Natural Foods Industry Consultant, current business development director at Threshold Enterprises, a natural products distributor and manufacturer based in California.
  • Jamal Instrum, Project Specialist (Canada), served as President of GreenSafe Demanufacturing Inc., bringing project development and project finance and industry experience in renewables, waste conversion and medical/pharmaceuticals.  Served for over 15 years as Director of Operations for a Saudi Arabian Medical products and services company for the Middle East and North Africa, and was also responsible for government relations, regulatory affairs and business development. Adviser and strategist on sustainable food systems, waste-to-value, biofuels, and renewable energy projects delivering strong social and environment impacts.  Holds multiple certifications and attended Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, in pursuit of a Marine Biology Degree.
  • Yitmin Liang, Ph.D., founding In3 board member, Malaysian diplomat and entrepreneur.  PhD in biochemistry.  Deep experience in green chemistry, nutraceuticals, health.  Formerly with HP Labs.
  • Arleen Mitchell, financial consultant (Germany), background includes venture capital, M&A, private equities, licensing, business development and strategic advisory roles. Experience in agribusiness, textiles, technology, entertainment, retail, medical devices, and financial services. Has conducted or co-led successful capital raises (from early stage angel rounds to later stage PE), acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, licensing and business development initiatives. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, with strong ties throughout Europe, in the US, Middle East and East Africa.  For In3 Group, assists with international joint ventures, business development and capital formation. [LinkedIn]
  • Bruce Paton, Ph.D., is current Dean of Mills College, and former Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University’s business school, where he teaches courses on sustainable business and corporate social responsibility. Bruce’s specialties include business responses to poverty and social inequalities and “base of the pyramid” business models. He has served on management team for Silicon Valley startups, managed manufacturing and environmental projects at Hewlett-Packard, and consulted for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies.
  • Charlotte O’Brien, Founder & President, Carbon Drawdown Solutions, an In3-funded company, with ties into regenerative and organic agriculture, agroforestry, waste-to-value, food processing, and developing Asia.
  • Jeremiah Ridenour, Founder & CEO, WISE Solutions, Inc. an In3-funded company, and former president of Wildwood Natural Foods (exit taken via Korean Pulmuone Foods).  [LinkedIn]
  • Sharon Sarris, Founder and CEO, Green Fuse Energy Co; USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, founder of Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA).  [linkedin]
  • Gary Shapiro, Ph.D., sustainable business development and Indonesia country affiliate, working with In3 on tech transfer, project origination and finance.  [LinkedIn]