James A. C. McDermott

Managing Director & Founder at USRG Management Co. LLC

James A. C. McDermott

James A. C. McDermott

Managing Director & Founder at USRG Management Co. LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

USRG Management Co. LLC
Archivex, Inc.
LG NanoH2O, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

764

Primary Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

01/09/1968

Age

50

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.

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Managing Director at Rusheen Capital Management LLC

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Manager at FFP New Hydro LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at SolarReserve, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Novinda Corp.

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Founding Partner at Rustic Canyon Partners

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Founder & Managing Director at USRG Management Co. LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Proterro, Inc.

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Director of Financial Products at Tesla, Inc.

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Former Finance Chair at American Council On Renewable Energy

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James A. C. McDermott
Managing Director & Founder at USRG Management Co. LLC
Education
BA Philosophy

Colorado College provide a broad liberal arts education to students. The college was founded in May 6, 1874 and it is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO

MBA

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

MBA Entrepreneurship & Finance

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Memberships
Mentor
Current

Founders Co-op. focuses on providing seed funding to start-up companies in the software and web-based services sectors. They offer financing, business advice and other opportunities to small companies looking to turn an idea into a product. Investments range from $10,000 to $250,000. Every founder (or founding team) is asked to contribute 5% of the equity in their company to the Founders Pool. In exchange, the founders receive an ownership stake in every other company funded by the Co-op in that calendar year.The firm looks for passionate founders who can envision and create products that solve real problems for their customers. They prefer small (2-3 person) founding teams that have at least one genius software engineer. These teams or ideas should focus on a specific customer segment with real pain and have the ability to pay to make it go away. They should also offer clear and credible ideas for acquiring customers and generating cash and have a bootstrapper's passion for managing expenses and driving revenue.

Career History
Managing Director & Founder
2007 - Current

US Renewables Group (USRG) focuses on investments in renewable power, bio fuels and clean technology infrastructure. The firm makes investments of $5 million to $75 million depending on the stage of the project and company lifecycle. USRG participates in all types of investments from early-stage developments to acquisitions of operating assets

Founder
Current

Archivex, Inc., part of Iron Mountain, Inc., is a company headquartered in Canada. The firm provides records management services. It was founded by Richard S. Ingram. Archivex, Inc. was acquired by Pierce Leahy Corp. on 27 Feb 98 for $63.30 million.

Managing Director
Current

Rusheen Capital Management LLC provides commercial investment services. The firm partners with companies to create commercial ventures that combine their knowledge with its investment, financial and entrepreneurial acumen to create new leading-edge growth companies. The company was founded by Jeff Green and Jim McDermott and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. produces biofuel from garbage. It designs, develops, owns, and operates facilities that convert sorted, post-recycled municipal solid waste into ethanol. The firm's proprietary thermo chemical process converts municipal solid waste feedstock into ethanol using conventional commercial systems and alcohol synthesis process. The company was founded by James Alastair Campbell McDermott and E. James Macias in July 2007 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.

Chairman
Current

SET Technology GmbH operates as portfolio building and investment company. Its services include contract management, resources, incorporation management and business and business development. The company was founded by Thomas Hermsdorfer in 2007 and is headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany.

Director
Current

SolarReserve, Inc. develops utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology. It offers utility and mining industry, energy infrastructure asset investors, commercial and industrial solar for South Africa. The company was founded by Terry Murphy in 2007 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy was created to ensure that renewable energy, sustainability, and conservation are top issues in the 2008 Presidential elections. PFRE brought together 2008 Presidential Candidates to generate discussion and foster innovation.

Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

TO UNITE BUSINESS, POLICY AND FINANCE TO ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY ECONOMY.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator from Pennsylvania

$10K
2012

Former President of United States

$10K
2012

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Investments
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Spoke Software, Inc. provides Internet publishing and broadcasting services. Its products give marketers, sales people, and recruiter's access to people and contact information through providing a network of contacts gathered by corporations' own employees. The company was founded by Chris Roon, Prasad Akella, Christopher Tolles, James Alastair Campbell, Paul Reddy, and Benjamin T. Smith IV in 2002 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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MagnaDrive Corp. provides torque-transfer technology. It supplies adjustable speed drive technology. The firm offers Vortex, Fixed Speed Couplings, Adjustable Speed Drivers and Media products. The company was founded by Ronald B. Woodard in 1999 and is located in Woodinville, WA.

Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2011 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2011 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Milken Institute Global Conference 2009 was held from April 27-29, 2009 as part of the Milken Institute Global Conference Series.

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