Board of Directors
Robert Noble AIA, LEED™ AP
Founder and Chairman
Robert Noble is an accomplished architect, environmental designer, industrial designer and environmental technology entrepreneur. Noble and his work have won numerous awards, including awards from Popular Science Magazine (Best of What’s New, 2003), Entrepreneur Magazine (Innovator of the Year, Environmental Category, 1993), National Public Radio (E-chievement Environmental Award), the Urban Land Institute (San Diego Smart Growth Award, Innovation Category) and The American Institute of Architects – San Diego Chapter (Energy Efficiency Award). Prior to founding Envision Solar, Noble was the CEO of Tucker Sadler Architects of San Diego. He received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California – Berkeley, and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Noble also completed graduate work at Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.
President and CEO
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As Vice President for Development at the J. Craig Venter Institute, John Evey is responsible for raising non-governmental resources for this major institute that is advancing genomic research to benefit human health and the environment. Evey previously served the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as Assistant Director of Scripps and Executive Director of Development for the Marine Sciences at UC San Diego. Over a thirty-year professional career—including twenty-five years directing development programs—Evey has personally generated more than $100 million in gifts and matching funds.
Jay S. Potter has served as our director since 2007. Potter has been active in the financial and energy industries for over 20 years and has successfully participated, directed or placed over two hundred million dollars of capital for start-up and early stage companies. Potter is a seasoned entrepreneur who understands the many varying needs of early stage and start-up companies. He takes an active role in the development of the funded companies and to that end has participated as advisor, director and officer to defend and enhance shareholder positions. In 2006, Potter served as the interim chief executive officer of EAU Technologies Inc. (Symbol: EAUI:OB), a publicly traded company specializing in non-toxic sanitation and disinfectant technologies. He founded an early stage venture fund in GreenCore Capital, Inc. and serves as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. He has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nexcore Capital, Inc. and its financial service affiliates since co-founding that company in 1996. Potter serves as the Chairman of Sterling Energy Resources, Inc. an oil and gas company involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas from its numerous leases. Potter also serves as a director of Noble Environmental Technologies, Fulcrum Enterprises and an advisor to International WoodFuels and Ambient Control Systems among others.