Gregory Staple


Greg founded Renewable Power Direct (RPD) and has worked for over 25 years as an energy and telecommunications lawyer. He was formerly a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vinson & Elkins LLP and is a serial entrepreneur. He was the founder and former CEO of TeleGeography Inc., a leading source of data on international telecommunications, later sold to a company backed by Madison Dearborn Partners. In addition to heading RPD’s Board, he is on the Advisory Board of RMI’s Business Renewables Center, and serves as the CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation, a Washington clean energy non-profit that provided seed funding for RPD. Greg is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the University of Michigan Law School.

David Lubitz

David is a Partner at  the Washington D.C. law firm of Schaner & Lubitz. He has been practicing law for more than twenty years and has extensive experience in advising non-profits and  commercial enterprises on contracts, litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, employment matters and intellectual property. He serves as counsel to numerous non-profit foundations and also holds certain outside Board seats. David is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University School of Law.

Peter Weigand

Peter is chairman and CEO of Skipping Stone, an energy markets consulting firm that he founded in 1996. He has more than 25 years of management experience in the power sector. He has served as CEO of Commerce Energy, which at that time was the largest non-utility affiliated retail energy marketer in the United States, and has bought and sold over a dozen companies in the energy and technology sector. Peter has also been on eight corporate boards of directors.

Ernst & Young has honored Peter as an Entrepreneur of the Year, and Penwell has named him as one of the Top 50 most influential people in energy. Peter is a graduate of Wichita State University.

Max Duckworth

Max Duckworth is a private investor who provides capital and advisory services to early-stage companies across several sectors. As a former energy industry executive, he has fifteen years’ experience in power markets including M&A, structured transactions, origination, asset management and trading. Max has also worked in the climate, environmental and renewable energy policy arena.

Max serves on the board of several privately-held companies, and also serves as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board for The US Fund for UNICEF. Max holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree from Imperial College, London, and an MA degree from Boston University, both in physics, and lives in Chevy Chase, MD.