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Scott Brittenham

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder

Scott Brittenham

Scott Brittenham is CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Clean Energy Capital, LLC (CEC), which specializes in biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biomass. Prior to CEC, Mr. Brittenham was managing director of several prominent investment banks on Wall Street, including Salomon Brothers, Bear Sterns, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Prudential Securities, where he was responsible for billions of dollars in trading and hedging. He has more than 32 years' experience in evaluating, structuring, and executing large, complex financial transactions as well as experience in selecting, supervising and evaluating top level professionals in the finance industry.

Since co-founding CEC in 2003, Mr. Brittenham has raised and advised more than $140 million for investment in the biofuels industry, acquiring investment capital from over 600 investors, including ultra-high-net-worth investors, international investment firms and family offices. Mr. Brittenham has made significant contributions to upgrading performance standards of boards of directors and management at several biofuel refineries. He is the chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Advanced BioEnergy, LLC and a board member of several additional biofuel companies where he is a member of the risk management, governance, finance, and strategic committees.

He joined Salomon Brothers in 1981, and in his first year developed and administered the company's training program which was recognized in the Business Week year-end 1992 edition as Finance University, one of the great places to learn finance. Mr. Brittenham then joined the mortgage bond trading desk, rising in two years to become, at age 24, one of the youngest vice presidents in the firm's history. As Vice President, he participated in one of the most dynamic, profitable and creative ventures on Wall Street during this period. Mr. Brittenham was featured in the national bestseller on this period, Liar's Poker.

In 1987, Mr. Brittenham joined Prudential Securities as Senior Vice President-Investments, managing a highly successful division of professionals responsible for mortgage and real estate investments. The group achieved a ranking of third among all Wall Street firms.

In 1990, Mr. Brittenham joined First Boston Corporation as Vice President and co-head of the mortgage bond trading desk, where he helped establish First Boston as the top firm in the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) Commercial/Multifamily and Farmer MAC securities market. This area had one of the most significant profit increases and growth of any area on Wall Street in 1992.

In 1993, Mr. Brittenham joined Bear Stearns as a Managing Director and a manager in the mortgage bond department, and in 1995, he started his own investment firm to manage money through the investment funds he established.

In addition to his work on Wall Street, in 1995 Mr. Brittenham founded his own private investment firm, Brittenham Investment Management, which was General Partner of Brittenham Diversified Industry Fund. Thereafter, in 1999, Mr. Brittenham founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Mortgage Inc. which had affiliate offices in 30 states. Mr. Brittenham grew up in Nebraska and graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska in 1980 with a business degree in finance and economics. He was named to the Dean's list of outstanding students, and he served as assistant to the Dean of the Business College for two years. Mr. Brittenham graduated from the Harvard Business School's "Making Corporate Boards More Effective" and "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" programs. Mr. Brittenham is a member of the National Dean's List, Omicron Delta Upsilon (National Honorary Society of Economics) and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

In 1991, Mr. Brittenham was awarded the Business Excellence Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska, and in 1993 he was appointed as a Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation. Mr. Brittenham is a member of the National Board of Advisors at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management.