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PAIA March 2019 Networking Event - Featuring Ben Conte, Director, Commercialization at EXERGY an LO3 Energy Innovation

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Cerulean Wine - 1439 NW Marshall St. Portland, OR 97209

EXERGY an LO3 Energy Innovation - https://exergy.energy/

EXERGY - The Exergy System is reimagining the relationship between energy prosumers, consumers, and utilities, combining transactive energy innovations with blockchain technology to create a democratized energy marketplace.

Ben Conte, Director, Commercialization

Ben is a business development expert with an MBA in Finance, a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and 25 years’ in renewable energy, commodities, equity markets and digital assets.

After graduating from Claremont McKenna College, USA, in 1992, he joined trading firm Susquehanna International Group, where he worked for 13 years. He started as Lead Specialist in high-volatility, low volume equities on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange then became a Senior Trader in Fundamental Equity Trading in the energy, financial and semiconductor sectors. During that time, he also studied an MBA at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. In 2001, he moved to Dublin, Ireland, to become the firm’s European Head of Fundamental Equity Trading and finally MD of Europe.

In 2006 he joined emissions reduction credit specialists EcoSecurities as Global Head of Trading and Operations, increasing sales tenfold in his first year and securing the award of Best Carbon Project Developer North America in 2009.

His next move took him to physical commodity trader Bridgewell Resources in 2010, where started as Manager of Renewable Energy Products and built a pipeline of transactions across solar, wind, biomass and small-scale hydro then became VP Renewables and Wood Products, originating, developing and managing a long-term procurement services agreement with a large solar project developer. He joined LO3 Energy in 2017 to manage the commercialization of the Exergy product and the associated utility token.

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