Mark S. Comora is the Founder and President of Fortistar. Since founding Fortistar in 1993, Mr. Comora has led Fortistar’s growth in the decarbonization of power generation, transportation fuels, and industrial processes. Mr. Comora is the chairman of Fortistar’s management and investment committees. Additionally, Mr. Comora currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp (Nasdaq: FSSI) and as a member of Board of Managers at Braven Environmental, LLC Mr. Comora is an Officer and Member of the Board of the American Museum of Fly Fishing and a past member of the board of directors of the Independent Power Producers of New York and the board of directors of the Equipment Leasing Association and Leasing Foundation. Mr. Comora is a CPA and has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Mark Comora is the father of Mr. Adam Comora.
Betsy L. Battle has served since 2009 as Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Lone Peak Partners Management, LP, an investment firm registered with the SEC and NFA. Prior to her founding Lone Peak Partners Management, LP, she was Director of Manager Selection and a member of the Management Committee at Soros Fund Management LLC. Over her eight years there, she not only managed multibillion dollar portfolios of external hedge funds for the Quantum group of funds and George Soros, but also built the manager selection and due diligence processes as well as the multi-manager portfolio construction and monitoring methodologies. Prior to Soros Fund Management, she held positions at Bankers Trust, Citicorp and JP Morgan, primarily as a manager in Global Sales and Trading. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation Board, the Board of Directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the International Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts, as well as a Fellow with the Keenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and a member of the President’s Council of the Peconic Land Trust. Ms. Battle received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976.
Scott Dols is the CEO of several waste-related companies. Mr. Dols is the Founder and, since 2002, has served as CEO of Big Truck Rental, which is a provider of new refuse and roll off rental trucks and provides waste haulers access to the latest model trucks. Mr. Dols is also a past Chairman of the National Waste & Recycling Association and currently serves on the Supplier Board of Governors. Mr. Dols also currently sits on the board of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation, which provides research and educational initiatives that translate directly into action for sustainable waste management practices.
Kevin M. Fogarty retired from Kraton Corporation, Inc. (“Kraton”), where since 2008 he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, following Kraton’s sale to DL Chemical in March, 2022. Kraton is a $2B leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Before joining Kraton, Mr. Fogarty spent 14 years with the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, where he held a variety of roles, including President for Polymer and Resins at Invista and President of KoSa’s Polymer and Intermediaries business. Mr. Fogarty joined the Board of Directors at Ecovyst Inc. (NYSE:ECVT), a leading integrated global provider of specialty catalysts and services, in April 2022, currently serving as non-executive Chairperson of the Board, and Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2012, Mr. Fogarty has served on the Board of Directors of Glatfelter Corporation (NYSE:GLT), a leading global supplier of sustainable, cellulosic-based engineered materials, currently serving as non-executive Chairperson of the Board and previously having served as lead independent director from 2018 through 2021. Mr. Fogarty previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council from 2017 through 2022. Mr. Fogarty graduated from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1990.
Jim Martell served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Express-1, the predecessor company of XPO Logistics, Inc., a company engaged in freight logistics. Mr. Martell served on the XPO Board until 2016. He joined Express-1 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of SmartMail, which was acquired by DHL International GmbH, from 1999 to 2006. Before that, Mr. Martell was a founding senior executive of UTi Worldwide, a global transportation and logistics company, which he managed from 1995 to 2000. Prior to UTi Worldwide, he spent nearly 14 years in various management positions at FedEx and UPS. Mr. Martell has served on the Boards of multiple private logistics and transportation companies and previously served on the Boards of publicly traded companies Stericycle, Inc. from 2020 to 2022, and Mobile Mini, Inc. from 2010 to 2020.
Nadeem Nisar has been serving as a Managing Director of Fortistar since July 2008, where he serves as Head of Fortistar’s Investment Team. Mr. Nisar is a member of Fortistar’s management and investment committees which oversee the operations of Fortistar’s portfolio companies. Mr. Nisar is also the Chief Executive Officer of Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp. Mr. Nisar also serves on the board of directors of several of Fortistar’s portfolio companies, including Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp, Carbonfree Chemicals LLC, Braven Environmental, LLC and Pellucere Technologies. Since joining Fortistar in 2008, Mr. Nisar has been executing Fortistar’s successful long-term strategy of sponsoring control investments in large scale power generation and energy infrastructure companies as well as leading Fortistar’s growth equity investments in biofuels, carbon capture and circular economy sectors. Prior to Fortistar, Mr. Nisar was a member of Deutsche Bank AG’s Power & Utilities group and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC’s M&A and Global Energy teams where he advised on $30 billion in M&A and $20 billion in financing transactions. Mr. Nisar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in Physics and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Ashok Vemuri served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Conduent Incorporated, a global digital interactions company, from the company’s inception as a result of the spin-off from Xerox Corporation in January 2017 through August 2019. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Business Services, LLC and as an Executive Vice President of Xerox Corporation from July 2017 to December 2017. Prior to that, he was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of IGATE Corporation, a New Jersey-based global technology and services company now part of Capgemini, from 2013 to 2015. Before IGATE, Mr. Vemuri spent fourteen years in a variety of leadership and business development roles at Infosys, a multinational consulting and IT services company, where he joined as a business development manager and rose to serve as a member of the board. Mr. Vemuri is a member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Mr. Vemuri has served as a director for The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) since 2019, where he sits on the Audit and Financial Policy Committees.