Board of Directors
Staffan Encrantz - Chairman
Mr. Encrantz is the Founder and Chairman of Allegro Investment Fund, a private equity fund and principal shareholder of Nclear. Staffan has actively led investments in and operation of a variety of companies for over 30 years. He has led the growth and development of both early stage companies and established businesses in a wide variety of fields. Staffan is currently Chairman of AnaMar AB, ClosingCorp Inc, Evolve Controls, LLC, Alestra Ltd., Koncentra Holding AB and the Koncentra Verkstads AB group. He is also a director of GovX, Inc, Oxymetal SAS and several other companies. Staffan previously worked at ASEA AB, Sweden (now ABB Ltd.), in various roles including deputy General Counsel, Finance Manager, and in Switzerland and the UK as Business Area manager responsible for ABB's Commodity Trading and Counter Trading group. Prior to this, he worked at Skandia Insurance Co, Sweden as its General Counsel and in private law practice. Staffan holds a law degree (magna cum laude) from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Steve Odom – Vice Chairman
Mr. Odom is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Nclear Inc. Steve is also the primary inventor of Nclear nanocrystal technology, and continues to lead the company’s strategy and vision, including exploration of strategic alternatives, examining potential acquisitions, strategic alliances, product/project development, customer relations and alternative distribution strategies. Steve provided the initial research and strategy for the development of patented Nclear and has obtained many patents and copyrights for several products throughout his career. Steve has more than 40 years of proven experience in defining the strategy and leading the growth of highly successful private & publicly traded technology companies. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Verso Technologies, Inc., a supplier of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) carrier telecommunications equipment, and CEO of World Access, Inc. where he grew annual revenues from $15 million to more than $800 million, increasing shareholder value in excess of a billion dollars. Steve is the recipient of many honors and awards, such as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year and Success Magazine's Top 100 Entrepreneurs in the US, and is an Honorary Ambassador for the State of Georgia.
Ms. Carlsson is the Chief Financial Officer of Allegro Investment Fund. Marie joined Allegro in 2004 and has 20 years of international experience in finance and accounting, including 7 years at Silicon Storage Technology Inc., California, USA and 5 years as General Manager and Controller of the Koncentra Holding AB group in Stockholm, Sweden. During her time in Sweden, Marie built up the Swedish organization of what today is the Allegro Group and served on the boards of several of its group companies, before moving back to the US to take up the position as Vice President and CFO of the Fund. Today, Marie serves on the boards of Evolve Controls, LLC and the Koncentra Verkstads AB group. Marie has a BS in International Business from Menlo College, USA and a MBA from Santa Clara University, USA.
Mr. Ford is currently the Global Head of Client Development for ARCADIS, a leader in design and engineering consultancy for natural and built assets. Jim has been recognized as a highly accomplished Global Business Leader and Change Agent specialized in defining strategic differentiation, building value-added offerings, creating channel strategies, and developing strategic client partnerships. Jim was previously the EVP Commercial Operations for environmental testing leader TestAmerica, where he was part of a private equity team that achieved a successful turnaround and sale to a strategic partner. He also has extensive experience in water & wastewater treatment, working for 22 years at industry leader, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, in various P&L and leadership roles, most recently as VP of Global Corporate Accounts. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Strategic Account Management Association, and is a published thought leader, speaker, panelist, and innovator in the art of Strategic Account Management. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, located in West Point, NY. He graduated with distinction and served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army. Jim has also completed the Leadership for Senior Executives Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Mies is the Chief Executive Officer of Nclear Inc. Mike is a proven leader with extensive US and international experience, with a unique ability to assemble, motivate and manage a team of committed professionals to achieve strategic and operational objectives. Mike has functional expertise in general management, finance, marketing, strategy development, M&A, start-ups and business integration. Prior to Nclear, Mike was the President of Mies Management Associates LLC, a management consulting practice he founded to provide management and advisory services to private companies experiencing managerial, strategic, operational or growth-related challenges. Mike’s prior experience includes: Founder and CEO of a wireless broadband service provider; CFO of public telecom companies in the US and in Germany; and Director of European Operations for a Fortune 500 company, with P&L responsibility for a $165 million pan-European distribution business. Mike earned his BA-Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan, and MBA (magna cum laude) from Wayne State University. Mike also serves on the Board of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, a Catholic charity organization providing person-to-person assistance to those in need.
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