43 episodes

Young Professionals in Energy Podcast was started to learn from energy industry leaders of yesterday, inspire today's professionals in the field, and influence the energy champions of tomorrow. We want to talk to everyone - from engineers to financiers to policy makers. If you are passionate about energy, please feel free to reach out to us! mark.hinaman@gmail.com

YPE Podcast Young Professionals in Energy

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

Young Professionals in Energy Podcast was started to learn from energy industry leaders of yesterday, inspire today's professionals in the field, and influence the energy champions of tomorrow. We want to talk to everyone - from engineers to financiers to policy makers. If you are passionate about energy, please feel free to reach out to us! mark.hinaman@gmail.com

    Jeremy Gottlieb - Co-Founder & President, ComboCurve

    Jeremy Gottlieb - Co-Founder & President, ComboCurve

    Jeremy Gottlieb is Co-Founder, President, COO, CSO & Board Member of ComboCurve, a cloud-based analytics and operating platform created to help energy companies better manage their forecasting, valuation, reporting, and decision-making functions. In this episode of the YPE Podcast, hosts Mark Hinaman and Mike Sax chat with Jeremy about co-founding and growing the company.

    Show notes:
    01:32 Jeremy's financial background & how he got the itch for entrepreneurship
    07:28 What is ComboCurve?
    16:23 Convincing resistant industry customers to adopt the product
    22:05 Prioritizing which market opportunities to pursue; finding software developer talent
    30:02 Balancing managing both a business and a family
    32:05 How Jeremy views the future of the broader energy market; how ESG requirements affect the ability to raise capital
    41:14 ComboCurve's biggest challenges
    43:49 What concerns Jeremy about the oil & gas industry & his advice for young professionals in the energy industry

    Jeremy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-gottlieb-cfa-cpa-1853352/

    • 50 min
    Brent R. Smith - Chief Communications Officer, Firefly Energy Services

    Brent R. Smith - Chief Communications Officer, Firefly Energy Services

    Show notes:
    02:34 Brent's background in finance & introduction to the energy markets; his successful partnership with Firefly CEO
    12:06 Founding Firefly; evolving the business and patenting the GasLoop storage technology
    22:33 Opportunities and challenges with hydrogen storage
    31:29 Projects on the horizon for Firefly
    36:44 The best ways to network; how to engage with others on LinkedIn
    44:55 Brent's predictions for the future of the energy industry
    50:33 Brent's advice for young professionals in energy

    Brent's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brent-r-smith/

    • 52 min
    Mary Woollen - Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation

    Mary Woollen - Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation

    Mary Woollen is Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. In this episode of the YPE Podcast, Mary talks with host Mark Hinaman about her passion for social work, her involvement in environmental squabbles, and navigating the nuclear industry as a nuclear skeptic.

    Show notes:
    01:14 How a cross-country road trip led to a prominent environmental lawsuit
    18:58 Mary's experience at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a nuclear skeptic; the numerous roadblocks to the consent-based siting nuclear waste program
    26:50 The mission of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), and the company's innovative TRISO fuel
    42:07 What strategies have been most effective in gaining stakeholder engagement?
    47:44 Mary's perception of just how (un)popular the nuclear industry is
    51:27 Mary's advice for young professionals in energy

    Mary's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-woollen-7685363b/

    • 57 min
    Ryan Pickering - Energy Policy Researcher

    Ryan Pickering - Energy Policy Researcher

    Ryan Pickering is an independent researcher, moderator, and public speaker. In this episode of the YPE Podcast, Ryan chats with host Mark Hinaman about his experience in the solar power industry, and his transition from optimism to pessimism about the technology.

    Show notes:
    01:18 Ryan's lifelong passion for energy
    07:30 Working in the emerging solar energy industry
    18:33 Transitioning into management roles, but losing faith in solar
    33:07 Ryan's exit from the solar industry
    40:51 What about nuclear energy?
    54:04 Ryan's advice for young professionals in energy

    Ryan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-pickering-80413914/

    • 55 min
    Nick Deiuliis - President & CEO, CNX

    Nick Deiuliis - President & CEO, CNX

    Nick Deiuliis is President & CEO of CNX, a natural gas development and production company centered in the Appalachia region. In this episode of the YPE Podcast, Nick chats with host Mark Hinaman about his 32 years at the company, the state of the natural gas industry, and CNX's plans for the future.

    Show notes:
    00:44 Nick's background & the evolution of natural gas throughout his career at CNX
    08:48 The sustainable business model of CNX, and the company's investments in the local communities
    20:49 CNX's strategies to limit emissions; the role of natural gas in producing cleaner energy, and its advantages over other sources
    40:04 Why aren't more pipelines being built?
    45:58 Nick's advice for young professionals in energy

    Nick's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-deiuliis/
    Nick's Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickDeIuliis
    Nick's podcast: https://nickdeiuliis.com/podcasts/

    • 47 min
    Todd Brix - CEO, OCOchem

    Todd Brix - CEO, OCOchem

    Show notes:
    00:59 Todd's background with Chevron and Microsoft & his return to chemistry by founding OCOchem
    10:27 Eliminating captured CO2 by converting to formic acid; the economics of transporting liquids and gases
    26:27 Developing reformers to decompose formic acid into on-demand hydrogen
    32:20 Benefitting from renewable energy R&D grants; working with Halliburton Labs
    44:02 OCOchem's timeline for commercialization
    52:34 What scares Todd in the energy industry; Todd's advice for young professionals in energy

    Todd's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-brix-518693/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ryan A Pickering ,

Just listened to first episode

Started with Mark Hinamen’s talk on Oil and Gas. Really interesting to hear the real data behind our energy systems.

ttracyy1014 ,

Great podcast so far!

Only the first few episodes are out at this point, but the team who put this together have good chemistry and their topics are great! I’ve enjoyed hearing about different aspects of the energy industry. Keep it up!

Tyler B Davis ,

Woohoo!

Happy to be the first official review and even more excited to see this podcast take off. Great concept with great people!

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