New Energy Investors is the sum of many parts—with synergies we believe make us stronger than the sum of our strengths.

We were founded by partners who bring not only deep financial knowledge but also significant green-energy experience. Our specific expertise includes corporate management, process engineering, cellulosic science, chemistry, renewable fuels marketing, agriculture, and business and project development.

We continue to work with a large consortium of industry partners (a few are listed here) who can apply proven technology in innovative ways, inventing and engineering the sustainable low-carbon solutions real businesses seek today.

Together, we’re taking the dream of converting of agricultural residues and grasses into renewable energies and making it a reality.

Our team.

photo1Thomas Corle, CEO founded Leifmark in 2012. Tom has worked with Inbicon since 2008 and has helped build the Inbicon brand Internationally. Thomas was a founder of the Advanced Ethanol Council, the industry’s lobbying group. Thomas has worked to promote, develop and finance ethanol projects and businesses since the mid-1990s. For 11 years, he shaped the strategy that turned Delta-T, a technology that built out the first-generation ethanol industry, into a highly valuable brand. At the sale of the company R. L. Bibb Swain, the company founder, cited Tom’s “considerable contributions” to Delta-T’s success as it grew from $5 million in annual revenues to $500 million.


NEIWebsitelayoutSketch-8Stephan Rogers, Chairman has 35 years of experience in large-scale project management and finance. He was CEO of Qteros, engaged in raising over $55M financing. President and CEO of Rogers Management for 20 years, providing project development financing and prior to that, he was a senior manager for multiple successful startup companies.


photo2Christian Morgen,COO is also a Partner in Leifmark, which he had joined from DONG Energy, where he had been Inbicon’s General Manager, International Sales and Marketing.  Prior to that, Christian has participated in advancing Inbicon technology from the early idea phase to the commercial stage.


James Foster, VP Project Development, has worked as business developer at TIC the major EPC on Delta-T ethanol plant projects.  He also worked on major power projects throughout his career consisting of small turbines to billion dollar thermal projects. He was Director of Thermal at White Construction Inc. (IEA) Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives. And most recently Director of Business at AMEC Foster Wheeler developing and providing EPC services in all energy related projects specifically in Natural Gas, Coal, Biomass, Geothermal, Waste to Energy, Hydro and Solar Thermal type Projects.


NEIWebsitelayoutSketch-9Tom Horton, VP Corporate Development is a seasoned manager and an energetic entrepreneur with a successful track record of building clean technology and renewable energy businesses. His experience includes business development, due diligence, marketing, strategy, venture capital, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, debt, and project finance.


NEIWebsitelayoutSketch-10Judy Giordan, CTO Ph.D. is a venture founder and former Fortune 500 executive. Her roles included Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc. Dr Giordan is co-founder of theChemical Angels Network.


NEIWebsitelayoutSketch-7Robert Johnsen, Advisor brings significant experience founding, funding, leading, and commercializing renewable energy companies. Nearly two decades as CEO, he’s combined executive management and investment banking skills in transforming alternative fuel companies Primus Green Energy, Promethegen, Mascoma, Verenium (formerly BC International) from technology developers into commercial entities. All of the biofuel companies entered into strategic relationships with major global corporations and had successful exits through sales to three of their partners (BP, Total and Lallemand). Prior to that, he held executive posts with major investment banks where he completed over $3 billion of financings primarily in asset and project finance, last as MD at Dain Rauscher (now RBC Capital Markets).


Bob Scaglione, Project Engineer, is the founder of Advanced Process Solutions, Inc.  Prior to starting APS, he was the Regional Engineering Manager for a Mid-Atlantic engineering consulting firm.  Bob has over 24 years working in the fields of industrial engineering and construction management.  His expertise includes project development and mechanical design.