Gary has been Alta's President and CEO since founding Alta in 2003. He has also been an investor or M&A advisor on over 6.5GW, and counting, of confidential renewable energy transactions with a focus on geothermal, wind, and solar energy since 2005. He is the former founder, Chairman, and CEO of Zeplin Media, Inc. As Chairman & CEO, Gary developed and launched three major successful new products in addition to overseeing all of Zeplin's activities and personally recruiting and hiring its senior management from Fortune 100 companies. Prior to founding Zeplin, Gary worked as a Managing Director for private equity firm Johnston & Silverman Partners where he focused on media and energy. Before Johnston and Silverman, Gary was an internationally bestselling author. Earlier in his career, Gary was an award-winning accounts receivable consultant for TransWorld Systems and prior to that worked as a personal financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual's Manhattan office. Gary graduated with a BA from Columbia College in NYC and summa cum laude with an MA from the University of Montana and is also a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Officer's Candidate School. Gary is the founder and Executive Director of The American Walking Association, a 501(c) nonprofit that strives to increase walking access and awareness. He resides in New Mexico and is an avid skier and whitewater kayaker.
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