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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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/
Brent R. Smith - Chief Communications Officer, Firefly Energy Services
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/
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.
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/
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.
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/
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.
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/
Todd Brix - CEO, OCOchem
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
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.
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!
Happy to be the first official review and even more excited to see this podcast take off. Great concept with great people!