Mr. Conser has very deep and broad experience in emerging energy technology, and is an expert in both theory and practice corporate innovation and venturing. Russ currently serves as a board member to StarRotor Corporation, on the Executive Committee of the new AccelerateH20 water technology accelerator in Texas, and as a mentor for Surge Accelerator where he helps emerging energy technology companies get started. In 2014, Russ founded Regenov8 Advisors to enable entrepreneurs pursuing regenerative innovation at the nexus of energy, water and food. Mr. Conser was a founding leader of Shell Technology Ventures, and later led Shell’s well-known “GameChanger” early-stage innovation program where he had the privilege of investing in entrepreneurs with ideas that could change the game of energy. Mr. Conser received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University where he graduated in 1983.