Joe Draper is a founding member of PAC Partners, Ice Energy’s majority shareholder, and is involved with PAC’s activities in the U.S. and Asia.
Mr. Draper spent 22 years at Citigroup/Salomon Brothers. The last 11 years, ending 2009, were spent as the head of Asia, and then Global Co-head, of the Special Situations group based in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He inaugurated and headed all proprietary investing of alternative products by Citigroup Global Markets including private equity, real estate and distressed debt or assets.
Dr. Marcel Christians
Marcel serves as Ice Energy co-Chief Operating Officer and works alongside Alex and Joe to deploy the company’s grid scale utility and retail solutions.
Prior to joining Ice Energy, Marcel worked at UTC Carrier Corporation’s Technology and Components Division.
Marcel holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria, in South Africa in 2005 with a M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering.
Alex Collins serves as Ice’s Co-COO alongside Marcel Christians while also serving as a Director of the Company.
Alex is currently a Vice-President at Pacific Advantage Capital (PAC), a boutique private equity firm that is also a majority shareholder in Ice Energy.
Prior to PAC, Alex Collins was an investment analyst for AIM Capital Management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where he evaluated potential investments during his 5 year tenure.
Alex received his Bachelor of Science from Boston College, Carroll School of Management with concentrations in finance and marketing.
James Kelly worked at Edison International for 38 years. Prior to his retirement he was the Senior Vice President of Transmission & Distribution for Southern California Edison (SCE), and was responsible for the operation and maintenance of an electrical grid comprised of about 12,000 miles of transmission and 100,000 miles of distribution lines spread across a 50,000-square-mile service area.
Mr. Kelly was also President of Edison ESI, a subsidiary company that operates one of the largest electrical and mechanical repair facilities in the U.S. Prior to that position, Mr. Kelly was the Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services, responsible for planning, engineering, and designing SCE’s electrical grid, as well as research and development, safety and training.
Dan has extensive experience building, leading and restructuring global energy services, industrial manufacturing, and technology & software companies.
Dan is currently a board member of ServiceChannel and a general partner of Bayard Capital Technologies, a private equity firm that is ServiceChannel’s majority owner. ServiceChannel is a global SaaS facilities management marketplace where Dan served as executive chairman for two years following Bayard’s investment. Earlier, Dan was executive chairman of Viridity Energy, a software and technology company that optimizes and monetizes energy and storage assets with grid networks. Formerly, Dan was chief executive officer and board member of Hara Software, an enterprise software company providing energy and sustainability solutions to clients globally.
Previously, Dan was an advisory partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm. Formerly, Dan was chief operating officer of Invensys Energy Management and co-chief operating officer of its London-based parent, Invensys plc, a global manufacturing, services, energy management and industrial automation company. Prior to Invensys, Dan served as chairman and chief executive officer of Enron Energy Services following Enron’s bankruptcy filing, where he led teams that managed the liquidation of Enron’s retail and wholesale businesses.
Earlier, Dan served in a variety of entrepreneurial and leadership roles focused on integrated energy services and energy management. Prior to Enron’s bankruptcy filing, Dan was chief operating officer of Enron Energy Services, a business unit that provided energy outsourcing and commodity services to commercial and industrial clients. Dan also led the reorganization and repositioning of the parent company’s international power plant and pipeline engineering and construction business. Formerly, Dan was president and chief executive officer of FMES, a forward-looking energy services company that he co-founded and sold to Enron Energy Services. Before FMES, Dan was president and chief executive officer of Pilot Energy, a New York City-based energy services and contracting company, and earlier, he worked for United Technologies Carrier - domestically and internationally.
Dan serves as a board member of ServiceChannel, the Trudeau Institute, and Point Positive, as senior advisor to the Broadscale Group and advisory board member of Carter Morse & Mathias. He was previously on the boards of Viridity Energy, Hara Software, Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: CACC), the YMCA Camping Services Council of Greater New York and the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York and has four children with his wife Pam of thirty-four years.