Daniel Robin

Daniel Robin

Daniel N. Robin, founder & senior partner, has more than 20 years financial, executive/board and venture catalyst experience. Specializing in clean technology business development and investment readiness, Daniel serves on the board of several In3-funded companies, and is adept at capital formation strategy, structuring, planning, writing, modeling, market/competitive analysis, and de-risking.  Daniel brings diverse industry experience in clean energy, renewable resources (food/water/forestry), waste-to-value, sustainable agriculture, health/nutraceuticals, biomaterials/green chemistry, IT/fintech, and real estate.  Co-founder of Renewable Energy Investor Forum (REIF), keynote speaker and conference chair. Daniel is former adjunct professor at Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS, now Middlebury Institute), and has taught entrepreneurship, business planning, impact investing, and innovation for sustainability within the top-10 ranked international MBA program in California.  Mr. Robin holds certificates in public speaking, coaching/facilitation, NeuroLinguistics (NLP Comprehensive, 1991), and Emerging Markets Credit (Moody's Analytics, 2012).  LinkedIn profile
Ryan Sarnataro

Ryan Sarnataro

Ryan Sarnataro, senior financial analyst, has 25 years experience in key leadership roles with a wide variety of business operations at various stages of development.  For In3 clients he assists in constructing financial models, and analytic tools used for fundraising, development bank financing and management. He has worked with both greenfield projects and established companies seeking to expand overseas.  Over the years, Mr. Sarnataro has also provided management consulting, fundraising and M&A support for US-based companies.
He previously served as director of marketing with Fine Dried Foods International, as operations manager for Maggie's Organic Products, and as president of Sierra Natural Foods, an importer, wholesale distributor and private label marketer of natural products. An accomplished public speaker, Mr. Sarnataro has moderated panels and given talks at conferences as well as formal pitch presentations. Mr. Sarnataro has served on a number of non-profit boards, including 15 years with the Ecological Farming Association where he also filled the position of interim executive director.  LinkedIn Profile
Lana Sukhodolska

Lana Sukhodolska

Lana Sukhodolska, European operations manager, excels at business development, commercial management, strategy development, investment structuring and valuation of new and existing ventures and projects in sustainable energy and resource management sectors along with market development, policy and regulatory advisory.  She brings robust financial modeling and strategic business analysis skills with numerous successful project financing deliveries.  Lana holds a Masters of Science in financial mathematics from Copenhagen Business School, the University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), an international MSc degree (English-taught) emphasizing Applied Mathematics, Operations Research and Financial modeling.  She earned her bachelors in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) in Ukraine. Based in Denmark, Lana is also a director at Renewable Energy Investor Forum (renewablesinvestors.com).  [linkedin]
Jim Faith

Jim Faith

Jim Faith, Director of Fintech Practice, 20+ years experience in Silicon Valley business development, is former Project Manager and Lead Developer for the Enterprise Development Network (EDN), a business development initiative, launched in 2007, by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's Development Finance institution. The EDN program originated over $200 million in committed OPIC funding and decreased funding cycle times by 35%. Jim developed the EDN search engine, which was selected for use by the US State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program and 170 US Embassy Commercial Officers worldwide with over 400 content contributors. Application Developer and Project Manager in International Trade and Project Finance, Jim has led projects for OPIC, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program.
David Worrell

David Worrell

David Worrell,CFO, is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive and author.  David specializes in helping businesses develop powerful financial and market-development strategies.  Worrell is a graduate of Ohio State University, the Sandler Sales Institute, and the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneur Training program. Four times he has been recognized as a “Fast 50" award recipient for building fast growing new companies of his own. Worrell has run three successful companies of his own. The first, InfoQuest! International, Inc. is a telecom company that he sold in 1999 to a Silicon Valley competitor. Subsequently, Worrell founded Monterey Venture Partners, LLC (MVP), a 5-member venture consultancy in Monterey California. MVP helped dozens of entrepreneurs design, build and finance their companies. Currently, Worrell writes finance articles for www.AllBusiness.com, and advises students and entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur In Residence Program and the Entrepreneurs Leadership Circle at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.  David is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a Gold Level Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor.
Nicola Ezra

Nicola Ezra

Nicola Ezra – International finance transaction counsel with over 20 years’ experience in multi-jurisdictional project and leveraged financing, international trade and export finance, corporate banking and restructuring. Nicola has been in practice with leading English and North American law firms and with a major European investment bank. She was also Group Senior Counsel to the main television and broadcasting group in Central and Eastern Europe (Nasdaq / Prague listed) where she has advised on highly innovative multi-sourced structured financings and complex corporate matters.   Nicola’s sector experience includes infrastructure, power and energy, technology, media and telecoms and commodities. She has acted for commercial lenders and multilateral financial institutions, export credit agencies, corporate borrower groups and project sponsors on single and multi-sourced financings in jurisdictions across Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific, with a predominant emphasis on emerging markets.

Affiliates & Advisory Board Members

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  • Chris Balthasar, JD, and 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), brings venture finance, sales, and industry experience in renewables, waste conversion and medical/pharmaceuticals.
  • Yitmin Liang, Ph.D., founding In3 board member, Malaysian diplomat and entrepreneur.  Formerly with HP Labs.
  • Arleen Mitchell, financial consultant (Germany), background includes venture capital, M&A, private equities, licensing, business development and strategic advisory roles, with deep ties into the Middle East and East Africa.  Assists with international joint ventures, business development and capital formation. [LinkedIn] 
  • 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.
  • Bruce Paton, Ph.D., is former Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University’s business school, and MIIS.edu (Middlebury Institute) Fisher International MBA program, where he taught courses on sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.
  • 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 of Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA); USGBC LEED Accredited Professional.  [linkedin]
  • Gary Shapiro, Ph.D., sustainable business development and Indonesia country affiliate, working with In3 on tech transfer, project origination and finance.  [LinkedIn]