Lewis G Larsen - CV - June 2013


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  • In the interest of full-disclosure, I should inform readers that I am effectively a high-school drop-put in that I left my little high school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the end of my 10th grade year (without receiving a diploma) and entered the University of Chicago as a college Freshman under a special early-entrant program for gifted students. At that particular time, I was the youngest college freshman then-enrolled at the U of C. When I first entered college in a big-city multicultural urban environment, I was a bright kid from a small rural community with an emotional age of 14 and an intellectual age of 28 --- those two aspects of my adult personality didn’t get fully into ‘synch’ until I hit my 30th birthday.
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Lewis G Larsen - CV - June 2013

  1. 1. 1 Lewis G. Larsen c.v. 1-312-861-0115 lewisglarsen@gmail.com Education: Early 1970’s completed course work toward Ph.D. in theoretical biophysics at University of Miami, Miami, FL. - unable to finish writing dissertation as result of funding cuts in (then called) the US Atomic Energy Commission, then taught for one year at University of Wisconsin branch campus. Began business career in 1973; also self-published finished dissertation as “φ-max theory of energy flows in living systems” MBA - University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Operations Research and Finance (1970) A.B. Biology - University of Chicago (1968) Career: May 2001 - present: President and CEO, Lattice Energy LLC, Chicago, IL. 1994 - May 2001: worked as independent free-lance consultant - on a variety of technology-oriented consulting and business development projects. 2001: co-founded and launched Lattice Energy LLC as a Delaware corporation headquartered in Chicago 1997 - December 1999: served as part-time business consultant and acting Chief Technology Officer for ComEnergy Technologies (“CET”) - start-up company in the energy information management and control systems business. CET was wholly- owned, unregulated subsidiary of what was then ComEnergy System, Inc., Cambridge, MA. (later merged with Boston Edison to form NSTAR), local US electric and gas utility October 1999: helped NSTAR divest CET to Euromicron AG, a German building control systems integrator. During 1997 CET was founded by ComEnergy as a result of acquiring a small division of Ameritech Corporation in Chicago that had developed an innovative low-cost system for automatic meter reading and data collection for utilities. CET’s business model was to provide selected small to medium-large commercial and industrial customers with cost-effective, state-of-the-art energy information management, forecasting, and control system solutions From 1998 through 1999: also served as subcontracting consultant on special projects to Cambridge Energy Research Associates (now IHS-CERA), Cambridge, MA., a global consulting organization with corporate and government clients in the electric utility and oil & gas industries. Work for IHS-CERA primarily involved advice regarding impact and utilization of new information technologies and smart grids for energy information management and control system solutions in the electric utility and gas industries
  2. 2. 2 1990 - 2001: in 1990, while working full-time at Hayes & Griffith developed a business plan pertaining to commercialization of patented, very radical massively parallel logic-in- memory microprocessor chip and associated compiler technology invented by a Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, TX; subsequently co-founded start-up company, Linden Technology LLC, to serve as an IP licensing company. Served on Board of Managers of Linden, was a paid consultant to that Company and was a shareholder. Unfortunately, none of company’s Japanese licensees were able to successfully execute the radical chip design; Linden was thus unable to create a continuing revenue stream and was ultimately disbanded 1987 - 1994: began as a consultant to Chicago boutique investment banking firm of Hayes & Griffith, Inc. during 1987; then joined the firm as full-time employee in 1988 - during time at H&G, published investment research reports pertaining to U.S. manufacturing sector and provided strategic planning advice to manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and technology-oriented businesses. Also served as business development specialist pertaining to variety of marketing and distribution businesses; involved in a number of technology-oriented commercialization projects 1984 - 1988: owner and President of TransGlobal Investment Services, Barrington, IL -. Conducted research in macroeconomics, stock analysis, and industry studies for commission dollars with small to medium-sized institutions; also managed assets for individual investors. Sept. 1986: Larsen’s research on financial markets and macroeconomics was featured in a Barron’s magazine cover story; they published two follow-up stories in 1988 and a mention in Jan. 1999; also provided consulting services to Hayes & Griffith, Inc., Heinold Securities, Inc., and The Financial Research Center. 1982 - 1984: Executive Vice President & Principal, LaSalle Commodities, Chicago, IL - Futures and derivative instruments portfolio management company; originated and implemented international tax-advantaged hedge fund for individual investors; designed and installed fully automated risk management system; and managed the high-risk fund 1979 - 1982: Vice President, Commodities Corporation, Princeton, NJ - functioned as an international trader/researcher quant in commodity futures, derivative financial instruments, stocks, and interbank currencies. Also participated in management of an agricultural economics research group based in Brussels, Belgium, that provided consulting services mainly to international companies (e.g., what was then Nabisco) and some government organizations such as the European Economic Commission 1975 - 1979: Merchandiser, Louis-Dreyfus Corporation, Wilton, CT (US subsidiary of French commodities trading company) - dealt in cash/futures international arbitrage as a trader quant in physical commodities; had responsibility for international export programs in grain sorghum, vegetable oils (soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and some palm oil), oats and rye; also conducted extensive quantitative price arbitrage research in parallel with and in support of Larsen’s physical commodity merchandising activities 1973 - 1975: Systems Analyst, A.O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, WI - mainly worked on computerized financial planning, consolidation, and forecasting systems used by corporate top management and the Board