Leadership

iCatalysts  is led by national leaders in start-up acceleration, creation, finance, and business development.  Our leaders, mentors and staff are all dedicated to developing young entrepreneurs.

Thomas Jensen, Managing Director, iCatalysts and Co-Founder EFN. Tom has 30 years of experience starting venture backed companies and leading global consulting practices for Fortune 500 companies. He holds degrees from UCLA and the Claremont Colleges

Lee Bruno is a director of iCatalysts with more than 18 years of experience in technology markets and advising tech companies and investors. As a seasoned innovation and market researcher, Lee brings deep experience in researching and analyzing emerging technology, market and investment trends in multiple segments including cleantech, energy, and IT. Lee’s work emphasizes the identification and assessment of early stage innovations within context of market opportunities and the patterns of leading edge enterprise formation and growth. His consumer and business market trend analysis writings have appeared in several leading publications like The Guardian, MIT Tech Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Economist. He has held key editorial positions as Director of Special Reports at The 451 Group, an IT analyst firm and prior to that at Red Herring where as a senior editor he developed award winning briefings on hi-tech industry trends. Lee is currently director of strategic research at E-Cubed Ventures, LLC, a technology venture development and strategy firm. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology from San Francisco State University and a M.A. in Journalism from Boston University.

Wayne Larocque, director, iCatalysts, has more than 30 years of experience in business development with consumer products companies, angel investing and private equity. As an independent angel investor and the Principal of Larocque & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in fundraising and business development strategy for early stage companies, he supported and helped launch several clean technology initiatives at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Wayne’s consulting clients include a variety of young companies in the technology and cleantech sectors, as well as companies on the funding side of the business, such as Acuity Ventures, LLC, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund. Wayne is a graduate of Stanford University.

Steven Messner, director, iCatalysts is an expert in clean technology and energy production and generation technologies, markets and policy. He has over 30 years of experience in private industry and consulting. He is co-founder of e360 LLC, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning and emissions management in the energy sector. Steve is a graduate of Stanford University.