Ian Rogoff is a Co-Founder and General Partner with Sierra Nevada Partners, an investment management company designed to buy and grow sustainable businesses located in the Western US. He serves as Executive Chairman of HelioPower, an integrated energy services company, and Chairman of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, a non-profit public-private partnership. Ian is also an Investment Committee Director at the CalCEF Angel Fund, and serves on the Board of Directors of a number of technology companies, nonprofit organizations, and higher-educational institutions. Ian currently serves on Governor Sandoval’s Nevada Energy Industry Task Force, and previously served on the New Nevada Task Force. He is a recipient of the Sierra Vision award.
Previously, Ian was Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp, which included responsibility for Microsoft’s global Partnerships, Services and software vendor relationships, partner strategy, marketing, programs and business development within the enterprise business segment. Before that, he was VicePresident and General Manager of Enterprise Services within the Worldwide Enterprise Group at Microsoft. His organization was responsible for the worldwide Microsoft Consulting Services function, Microsoft’s worldwide training, assessment, and certification business, management of Microsoft’s global technology partners, and partner investments. Prior to almost 10 years at Microsoft, Ian served as a District Manager for Consulting and Systems Integration at Digital Equipment Corporation, and Co-Founder and President of Optimum Software, a privately-held software and consulting firm. Ian has a functional background in engineering, consulting, software development, systems integration, business development and M&A. His industry experience includes IT, discrete manufacturing, aerospace and energy. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University, and has completed an executive management program at Dartmouth College.
- BFA, Cornell University
Peter Rostovsky is a Russian-born artist who works in a variety of disciplines that include painting, sculpture and installation. Known for his atmospheric paintings that explore the sublime in the everyday, he is equally committed to conceptual and collaborative work. Rostovsky’s many diverse projects attempt to bridge the gap between painting and conceptual art while remaining attentive to painting’s material and discursive history and especially to its encounter with new technologies. His work has been shown widely both in the United States and abroad and has been exhibited at such venues as The Walker Art Center, MCA San Diego, The New Orleans Museum of Art, PS1/MOMA, Artpace, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the ICA in Philadelphia, the Blanton Museum of Art, S.M.A.K. Museum, and a host of private galleries. In addition to his studio practice and writing, he also teaches in a number of art schools that have included MICA, UArts, The Cooper Union, NYU, Lesley University and Parsons New School.