Board of Directors:
Robert Fenwick-Smith, Co-Chairman of the Board
Robert is founder and managing director at Aravaipa Ventures, an investment fund focused exclusively on green and sustainable start-up companies in Colorado. He also serves as Chairman of AXIT AG, the German leader in cloud-based supply chain management. He co-founded and led Romaco Group, a pharmaceutical packaging and processing equipment rollup, to $200 million sales and a successful exit in 2001.
Jim Speyer, Co-Chairman of the Board
Jim Speyer joined Silver Bullet’s Board of Directors in 2012 and is currently Co-Chairman. Jim is a Senior Advisor at Navigant Consulting where where he specializes in the financial impacts of energy and environmental regulations on the energy industries. Jim has worked at the Department of Energy, environmental Protection Agency, and on President Carter’s White House energy staff. He is an expert with 45 years of experience providing strategic analysis of energy and environmental issues. Jim advises financial institutions, coal companies, electric and gas utilities, independent power companies, and other Fortune 500 companies on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions. Jim is currently a Board Member of ECW (Energy Conservation Works) located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and serves on the Advisory Board of Jackson Hole Global Policy Center.
Tim Reeser, Board Member
Tim has tremendous experience in the area of technology as a Senior Technology Executive, serial entrepreneur and venture investor in transportation, software, and cleantech technology. Beyond his role as a Board Member at Silver Bullet, Time is also currently the Venture Director at Aravaipa Ventures, an investment firm that invests in Colorado-based efficiency tech companies. Tim is the President and Co-Founder of Lightning Hybrids, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of hybrid transportation technology in the truck and bus sectors. Tim has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Scott Lang, Board Member
Scott has more than 20 years experience advising private and publicly held companies in mergers and acquisitions, private and public capital raises, and financial restructuring across a broad range of industries. Scott is also head of City Capital Investors, the merchant banking affiliate of City Capital Advisors. Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of UHY Advisors, Inc., the Cafritz Company, and the Marwen Foundation. Representative clients Scott has advised include Ingersoll International, Signature Graphics, Technical Concepts, UHY Advisors, AMF, Morton’s of Chicago and AAR Corp. He was named Middle Market Dealmaker of the Year by The M&A Advisor in 2003 and Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2002. Scott joined the Silver Bullet Board of Directors in 2014.
John Jeppson, Board Member
John joined Silver Bullet in December of 2014 to contribute his experience and knowledge in international business and sales. John co-founded the National System of Savings & Loans in Peru, raising money and financing the construction of 400,000 homes over a ten year period. He is also a founding director of Vanguard Mutual Funds that saw assets grow from $900 million to $3 trillion over 40 years. John has been involved with other companies such as EPI, KBI BioPharma, Educator Biscuit, Cosmotek, Military Supply Corp., Fussform, Laurel Industrial Textiles, Streeter & Quarles, and Fitch. John received a B.A. and Doctor of Law Degree from Harvard and is married to Wendy Benchley and is a father of 5 and grandfather of 7.
Silver Bullet Staff:
Dave Lisle, CEO, President and Member of the Board of Directors
Dave joined Silver Bullet as CEO, President and Board member in December of 2016. Before joining Silver Bullet, Lisle was the CEO of Instrument Sales & Service, Inc. (ISS). Dave’s tenure at ISS, a diversified manufacturer, remanufacturer and value-added distributor of electro-mechanical service parts for the automotive, trucking, marine, and industrial equipment industries, was highlighted by company growth to over 150 employees located at manufacturing, distribution, and sales centers across the western United States.
Prior to ISS, Lisle was President and CEO of Wausaukee Composites, Inc., a premier manufacturer of highly-engineered structural composite components and product assemblies supplied to Fortune 500 customers worldwide in the off-highway, agriculture, medical, mass transit, wind energy, environmental, and recreation industries. Lisle and his team grew the business from a 100 employee two plant operation, into a global business with more than 500 employees at four US plant locations. He successfully completed the sale of Wausaukee Composites to Sintex Industries, Ltd, in 2012.
Dave has been a frequent panel speaker at regional and national business conferences on topics including performance management, supply chain management, renewable and traditional energy, and regional economic development. Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for Quarles Petroleum, Inc., and is past-Chairman of the Board for Credit Coach Financial Services, and has also served as a Board Director for not-for-profit organizations, including Wisconsin Windworks, The New North, the United Way, and the Green Bay Area Workforce Development Board. He was also an advisory board member for the American Wind Energy Association, a member of The Executive Committee (TEC), and the American Composites Manufacturer’s Association.
Dave earned a BS degree in Geology from Michigan State University, an MS degree in Geophysics from Louisiana State University where he was an Amoco Fellow, and an MBA from The Darden School at The University of Virginia.
Brad Walsh, CFO/COO
Brad is a corporate finance executive with 19 years of experience in building, leading, and advising corporations through complex integrations, growth initiatives, synergy savings and financial reporting for both the healthcare and manufacturing industries. He has strong financial planning and analysis expertise incorporated with extensive knowledge in both international accounting and SOX requirements. Brad is an excellent leader with a solid record of contributions resulting in improved financial performance, heightened productivity, and enhanced internal controls. Brad joined Silver Bullet in January 2016.
Doug White, VP of Sales – Agricultural Services
Doug has been working in the Agriculture industry for over 30 years. From working with feedlots to irrigation to product distribution, his many years of experience is unmatched by most. Doug attended Colorado State University where he began his career in Agriculture and eventually led him to Silver Bullet where he began in April 2013. Doug and his wife also own and operate an Agricultural Distributorship that supplies dairy, beef, hog, and chicken producers with various livestock products.
Kyle Lisabeth, Director of Business Development – Horticulture
Kyle’s devotion to greater water treatment technologies stems from his passion for the outdoors. Kyle has participated in and led river expeditions in such places as Alaska, Africa, Asia, South America and most recently, the Grand Canyon. After graduating from the University of Texas – Austin, Kyle gained five years of international water management experience, managing projects involving the treatment and reuse of municipal wastewater in the US and in Mexico, supervising agricultural wastewater treatment and beneficial reuse applications in various parts of Latin America, and overseeing the treatment of water in the oil and gas market. His focus on maintaining sound natural resource management practices is what led him to Silver Bullet in early 2014.
Scott Magill, Senior Sales Executive and Product Manager
Scott is perhaps the most experienced in the field of water treatment at Silver Bullet. He has experience as a sales manager with NALCO and Buckman Laboratories, among others. His experience in water chemistry is advanced and he has a background in microbiology. Scott is knowledgeable of industrial chemicals, working both domestically and internationally with water treatment producers worldwide.
Bob Hanfling, Chairman Emeritus & Founder
Bob is an experienced manager and consultant with more than 40 years of corporate and public-sector experience. His primary focus has been on energy policy, nuclear non-proliferation issues and technology and energy businesses. Bob has had a wide-ranging career as an independent business consultant, corporate manager and CEO with energy and technology companies. He has also held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Energy. His technical expertise is based in nuclear and chemical engineering.
David Kolstad, Founder & Inventor
David Kolstad is the founder of Silver Bullet Corp and the inventor of the Silver Bullet Water Treatment System. Following three decades of experience as an operating engineer in power plants, commercial buildings, and hospitals, David’s hands-on work with traditional, chemical-based approaches to water treatment inspired him to develop the Silver Bullet, a more efficient, lower maintenance and safe water treatment solution.
David passed away in February 2016, but his compassion and drive to come up with solutions to help others lives on through our continued work at the company. We at Silver Bullet remain committed to David’s legacy and are proud to carry on his dream.