Amos founded CleanWave Group to create a global platform for professionals from diverse industries to bring their expertise and networks together for the benefit of society and the environment. Amos is on the Advisory Council to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California. He is active in the University of Chicago Booth DC Entrepreneur’s Advisory Group and is a judge and mentor of ventures for US foundations. Fluent in Dutch, Amos is a Steering Committee member (DC chapter) of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) and assisting with the formation of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (DC Chapter). He is an honorary member of the western literary association UNICA in Amsterdam. He was a founder and chapter co-chair for the Clean Economy Network (CEN). Amos Gilkey has also cultivated extensive industry knowledge and contacts in the US legal industry as a recruiter for select AMLAW 200 firms and is currently active in the crowdfunding space and entertainment industry.
Mark Rylander brings to CleanWave Group a passion for innovative project design and extensive contacts at both ventures and established corporations. Mark is a design leader and change agent whose innovative work signals a positive, lasting, relationship between human purposes and the natural world. Mr. Rylander is an experienced architect and expert on sustainability. As a Director with William McDonough + Partners he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Cradle to Cradle© philosophy. He led aspirational projects such as Nike Europe’s Headquarters and The Woods Hole Research Center. Mr. Rylander’s specific expertise includes project leadership, decision framework creation, design, building technology integration, daylighting, energy systems and healthy indoor environments. He founded his own consulting firm and now brings to CleanWave Group an ongoing interest and engagement in cleantech design, urban infrastructure, and social entrepreneurship projects. He serves on the faculty of the University of Virginia and is a past chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment.
Cathrijn Haveman brings to CleanWave Group an entrepreneurial approach and strong interest in sustainable and green innovations. Ms. Haveman has multinational corporate experience in the sustainability packaging sector through her work at H. J. Heinz Corporation and Sara Lee D. E. Master Blenders. With H.J. Heinz, Ms. Haveman worked on global sustainability platforms to achieve Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets and was integral to feasibility studies on the implementation of PlantBottle™ throughout Europe. Further, as data manager Cathrijn oversaw all of the packaging materials for Heinz in Europe and was project manager of a barrier project generating a functionality upgrade with respect to line performance and consumer usage for over 225 million bottles on an annual basis. Her work at Heinz also involved testing concepts on delamination and implementing solutions for 30 different PET references within Heinz Europe lowering the average delamination rate significantly. At Sarah Lee D. E. Master Blenders she gave support to senior packaging developers focused on packaging testing and 3D modeling. Cathrijn’s experience in the food and plastic industry also provides expertise on consumer behavior, product waste and recycling systems and technologies. She is able to provide sector advisory services regarding marketing campaigns and marketing and packaging approaches to assist in the success and market placement for a product. Ms. Haveman has a particular interest in innovations and market ready solutions in the hydrology, advanced energy, green engineering, food and beverage, software, and design sectors.
Peter Griesar is an accomplished musician and coordinator for cause-related campaigns and causes around the world. Mr. Griesar has spent the last seven years working on campaigns focused on issues of extreme poverty and the environment for high profile non-profits such as One.org, Women for Women International, African Children’s Choir, and Causecast. Prior to his work with causes and cause marketing, Mr. Griesar was an accomplished recording artist, writer, and founding member of The Dave Matthews Band. Peter brings a unique ability to incorporate an extensive network of both public and private sector contacts in entertainment and media, technology, and cause marketing. His travels bring him to SXSW, Bonnaroo and other large music festivals around the USA. Peter is now able to bring his creative insights, artistic experience, entrepreneurial and cause focused approach, experience in the entertainment industry, and ability to consider business opportunities and high profile marketing solutions to CleanWave Group clients and ventures around the globe.
Scott Gordon brings to CleanWave extensive experience in the financial sector. Mr. Gordon has been in senior management positions at several leading financial institutions and brings his unique expertise to CleanWave. Scott has been Managing Director at a boutique asset management firm based in New York and was previously Chief Risk Officer at Paramax Capital LLC, an asset management and advisory firm. Active in the structured investment business for over 25 years, Mr. Gordon is formerly a Managing Director and Global Head of Structured Credit Products for Ambac Assurance Corp and a member of Ambac’s Senior Credit Committee. Scott was previously a Managing Director at Financial Security Assurance in the Structured Finance Group and began his career at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and Moody’s Investor Service. Mr. Gordon holds a BA in Economics from the College of Wooster and an MBA from New York University.
Michiel Cohen is based in Amsterdam and brings to CleanWave extensive large scale project design and business consulting experience. Michiel co-founded one of the leading architecture firms in Europe which was bestowed in 2008 with the highest architecture honor of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, the BNA Cube. Michiel has a lifelong dedication to innovative sustainable design and assisting clients with business development and consulting. In the early seventies, he worked in Australia on the design, development and marketing of system kitchens. In 1973 he co-established the cepezed architectural office. Between 1976 and 1978, he was also the director of the Swedish Timber public information service in the Netherlands. Michiel is a recognized expert on glass and steel and often speaks at international conferences on the topic of lightweight, intelligent and sustainable construction, about which he also publishes on a regular basis. Michiel is also involved in the development of a new internal climate system.
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