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John T. Preston - Managing Partner

John G. Sylvia - Managing Partner

Roger S. Berry
- Partner

Daniel L. Matloff - Chief Financial Officer

 
 

John T. Preston - Managing Partner

John T. Preston is a founder of TEM Capital as well as CEO of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC (CET) and a Senior Lecturer at M.I.T.  Mr. Preston’s primary expertise is in energy, environment, technology, and entrepreneurship. Before starting CET, Mr. Preston was the Director of Technology Development (and Licensing) at M.I.T., where he was responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property developed at M.I.T. In that capacity, he oversaw activities that led to the creation of hundreds of new technology-based companies as well as the negotiation of thousands of licenses with existing companies. He also oversaw many complex negotiations including the creation of the U.S. standard for high definition television, while representing M.I.T. on the HDTV Grand Alliance. 
           
Mr. Preston was awarded the rank of “Knight of the Order of National Merit of France” by French President Mitterrand.  He was awarded the “Hammer Award for Reinventing Government” by Vice President Gore.  He is the recipient of numerous other awards and honors including the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to the leading American in technology transfer and the Renaissance Engineering and Science award from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Mr. Preston is Honorary Alum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Preston received a B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin and a M.B.A. from Northwestern University. 

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John G. Sylvia - Managing Partner

John G. Sylvia is a Managing Partner and head of the TEM Capital Deal Team Worldwide. Mr. Sylvia is based in San Francisco.

Prior to joining TEM Capital Mr. Sylvia joined the Texas Pacific Group (“TPG”) in 1997 and in 1998 co-founded one of TPG’s sponsored private equity vehicles, Aqua International Partners (“Aqua”), which in aggregate approximated $500mm in commitments. In 2008, TPG formed a new $1.3 billion growth-investing platform, joining Aqua with its other sponsored funds under the TPG Growth umbrella to broaden organizational integration and geographic coverage.

Mr. Sylvia joined CalEnergy in 1988 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in addition to being one of the early key executives that transformed the Company into a leading, public, global independent energy development and electricity company with facilities and operations in Asia, the US and Europe.  During Mr. Sylvia’s tenure, the Company’s market capitalization grew from $200mm at IPO to over $2 billion in 1997.  Mr. Sylvia also served as a director and officer of Northern Electric plc, Magma Power Co., CE Indonesia Ltd., and CE Philippines Ltd. With completion of the Company’s international expansion plan, Mr. Sylvia concentrated on the integration of global business units – the success of which led to the eventual acquisition of the Company by a unit of Berkshire Hathaway.   

Mr. Sylvia also served as an Adjunct Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University of San Francisco from 1985-1990.

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Roger S. Berry - Partner

Roger Berry is a Partner with TEM Capital, and is responsible for the development of the company’s investment funds, managing partnerships with investors and sourcing new transaction opportunities.

Roger was formerly the Head of Group Funds and Investor Relations for Climate Change Capital, a fund manager that had over $1.6 billion of assets under management. From 2000 to 2006, Roger was a Managing Partner and co-founder of Liberty Global Partners, an advisory and placement firm focused exclusively on emerging markets private equity. Liberty Global Partners helped to raise significant commitments from institutional investors and played a lead role in the creation of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. For over eighteen years, Roger has been immersed in the opportunities and challenges of transitional markets. He brings skills in negotiation, facilitation, and marketing, and has advised companies, investors, or governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
 
Roger is a graduate of Harvard University (1990).

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Daniel L. Matloff - Chief Financial Officer

Dan joined TEM Capital in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial, operational and administrative aspects of the firm. Dan is also heavily involved in certain portfolio companies, partnering with TEM partners and senior management on a variety of financial and strategic initiatives.

Dan brings over 20 years of high tech experience to TEM, enabling him to provide strategic input and operational excellence to the Fund and its portfolio companies.

Dan was formerly CFO of 1366 Technologies, a solar tech manufacturer at which Dan played a key role in negotiating a $150M project finance facility. Before joining 1366, Dan served as Corporate Controller of Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT), a manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits. He joined Hittite in advance of its 2005 IPO, and successfully scaled its finance function as it grew revenues from $60 million to $244 million. His prior experience includes positions of increasing responsibility at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dan is a CPA and a graduate of Bentley University.

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