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Charles served for 21 years as a principal in a Nashville,TN-based private equity firm where he was responsible for deal origination, negotiation, structuring, and due diligence of acquisitions. Charles has also served as a Director on the Boards of four privately held middle market companies. Prior positions include Director of Equity Research at Wiley Brothers-Aintree Capital, LLC and Vice President, Municipal Finance, at J.C. Bradford Co. Mr. Sell received his BA from Brown University, MBA from the University of Chicago, and JD from Vanderbilt University.

CHARLES SELL

ADVISOR

Will is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has authored numerous books and articles and presented on: the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus.  He has been a water strategy advisor to private and public-sector enterprises and NGOs for his entire career. He has worked with multinational companies across a range of industry sectors in evaluating the technical viability and market potential of innovative water technologies, market entry strategies and M&A programs.  

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WILL SARNI

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FOUNDER & CEO, WATER FOUNDRY

George is a nationally recognized political strategist and organizer with over 20 years of experience working with candidate, party, issue advocacy and independent expenditure campaigns. From 2011 - 2018, George served as the National Director of the Climate Action Campaign, a project of the Partnership Project’s Clean Air Defense Campaign.

GEORGE RAKIS

ADVISOR

Scott has pioneered digital strategy and technology for top political campaigns and progressive causes around the world.  In 2016, Scott helped lead Bernie Sanders’ online fundraising, digital advertising, email, website, mobile, video, photography, social media graphics and more - raising $220 million online and achieving new records of young voter support. In 2008, Scott was the External Online Director for the Obama for America Presidential campaign.

SCOTT GOODSTEIN

DIGITAL ADVISOR

Ms. Sosnow owns and operates an innovative, boutique legal practice in New York City. Robin's core focus is to service issuers, platforms and broker-dealers in the equity crowdfunding industry.  She holds a JD/MBA from Suffolk University, summa cum laude, and is an active member of the New York City Bar Association.

ROBIN SOSNOW, ESQ.

LEGAL ADVISOR

JULIANNA SMOOT

FOUNDER & ADVISOR

During the 2008 and 2012 election cycles, Julianna served as the National Finance Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for Barack Obama raising more money than any campaign in U.S. history. President Obama tasked Julianna with key roles in his administration, including Chief of Staff to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, White House Social Secretary and Co-Chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committees in 2009 and 2013. Julianna is a graduate of Smith College and currently serves on the Board of the Obama Foundation.

Brian has over 15 years of professional experience having spent a decade managing and developing fundraising programs for a wide range of political campaigns and six years as an entrepreneur. In 2009, Brian co-founded a successful fitness training center and athletic apparel brand he led as President & CFO based in Encinitas, CA. Brian graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before earning his MA in Legislative Affairs degree at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

BRIAN SPANGLE

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

LON JOHNSON

FOUNDER & CEO

For more than 20 years, Lon has served in critical strategic roles for national business, advocacy, and political organizations. Previous positions include Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, Vice President in a private equity firm, and senior staff roles for former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Congressman John D. Dingell. Lon holds a BA from Arizona State University.

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MICHAEL LIKOSKY

PUBLIC FINANCE ADVISOR

Michael Likosky is the preeminent expert in public private partnerships (P3s). He has served as an expert to international organizations; federal, state and local governments; and US Senators. Michael has written five books on infrastructure investment including three with Cambridge University Press. He holds a DPhil in Law from Oxford University.

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