Jim Brosche: Energy, Equipment Leasing, Telecommunications

     Jim Brosche is the Managing Partner of one of the foremost Ranch Brokerage firms in Texas. That, combined with a prominent position in Western Art, has provided deep roots in the Texas business community. He is a former Army officer and a Sales and Marketing Director for Pfizer.   

Walter Altholz: Real Estate, Finance

 Walter Altholz has broad experience in the hospitality industry. As Senior Vice President for ClubCorp and Managing Director of the Sports Club Company he has many relationships in the real estate and finance industries. He has also been a partner in several entrepreneurial ventures. He has a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from American University.   


Anil Pandare: Mining, Telecommunications, Technology

   Anil Pandare has over 25 years of experience in IT consulting and outsourcing services catering to manufacturing, chemical, energy, financial services, retail, government and high tech industries.  A consultant with Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions practice, Anil has worked closely with leading international companies with planning/procurement, transition management and ongoing relationship management for their strategic sourcing including Vodafone, BHP Billiton, Allianz, Dell, ETS, RBC and Ahold. Anil has an engineering Degree from The University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Texas.   

Mike Holland: Finance, Telecommunications, Energy, Leasing

    Mike Holland holds an MBA from Wharton with a major in Entrepreneurial Management. He earned a BS in Engineering Management at the University of Vermont while also competing in two Olympics, breaking the world record for Nordic ski jumping and receiving the Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) National Laureate Award. Mike founded, a U.S. Medical company and, which originated loans to commercial real estate investors across the country. Mike sold to the Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm.   


Frank Troppe: Construction, Construction Leasing, Mining

   Frank Troppe is a Principal at the Miller Helman Group who advises large Law Firms and Accounting firms how to enhance their sales and marketing activities. He is regarded as a national expert in relationship selling. He is a former President of CLP Resources, one of the country’s largest construction staffing companies. Frank has a BA from Northwestern and a JD from De Paul Law School.      

Karen Torrent: Renewable Energy Project Development, Legislative and Environmental Initiatives


Karen brings extensive experience both in government, as a Majority Staff Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and in the private sector, as an attorney representing a range of corporate and utility energy clients in public policy impact, advocacy and litigation before various legislative, regulatory agencies and courts demonstrates both her commitment to environmental issues, as well as her ability to deal successfully with a broad range of energy-oriented challenges. Karen also has served as both a business advisor and an entrepreneur in a number of large renewable energy projects requiring a broad and deep understanding of policy and regulatory standards at the state and federal levels.